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Training Log Archive: brokenanklekit

In the 7 days ending Feb 23, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:47:10
  Running3 1:20:00
  Warm Up/Down4 1:10:00
  Intervals1 21:20
  Total6 5:38:30

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Sunday Feb 23, 2014 #

Warm Up/Down 15:00 [3]

Orienteering 43:33 [3]

First of all I don't feel guilty because even if I had brought the team back in first fourth is probably where we would have finished and we still did really well mixing things up.
Saw Duncan coming in first and nearly shit myself haha
Jamie was on my tail but luckily I had a nice gaffle and nailed it still leading the relay and got my confidence back.
Then immediately fucked it up, basically not thinking and not reading the map losing so much time on 2.
3 again was shit and everyone caught me up but that included Will Gardner he lead me into the control. Then between 4-8 we were together. I actually led him for quite a bit and we had two different gaffles that I safely found and bridged back to him.
Sadly 9 cost us the race as I led Will into his gaffle and teh couldn't find mine at all.
9-12 all really easy
13 messec it up taking the high route
14-16 easy nailed them all
17 slight mess up but nothing too bad

Matt had a really great run as Edinburgh and Cambridge could have really caught him, I actually think even though Duncan's run was great Matt was probably the standout.

Again mixed bag as I proved I can handle a relay nailing my gaffles at high speed against good people, however, at the same time made some atrocious mistakes. I think the area played a big role tough as the technical rock was so easy to get lost in, in open moorland for the JK shouldn't be such an issue.

Saturday Feb 22, 2014 #

Warm Up/Down 20:00 [3]

Orienteering 1:18:37 [3]

Motivation building up to BUCS was weirdly low considering how much I had been looking forward to it, I think it was mainly because I knew I could have the best run of my life and top 10 probably wouldn't happen. However, I am really pleased with my result and it shows both how far I have progressed and how much potential I can have.

1/ Mark Purkis was starting 4mins ahead of me and because it was an open area I knew a good start would really pay off. Nailed the first one, fast and accurate (beating Schorah!)

2-3/ Then two and three was very steady as they had potential to be messed up by going to the wrong rock area

4/Caught my two minute man who was crap

5/ Perfect aggressive bearing running up the hill and I see Mark running up from the control which helped lead me into it nicely

6/ Ran really hard barely looking at my map to catch mark and got the second fastest split only 1 sec down on Schorah

7/Caught Mark and again another good control (5th fastest split)

8/Weirdly me an Mark took different routes he went low and I went high, his way was probs best as we got there at the same time and I was running faster

9/Took the lead from Mark but a slight miss meant he edged in front

10/I took the high route and Mark went low I think with hindisght either way was fine it was just about committing and pushing hard. However, this is the control that blew a really good result for me as I just couldn't find the control and got the 48th split!

11 The only good thing about messing up was I got the fastest split in sprinting anger haha

12-15 pretty standard dropped Mark completely out of sight and nav was good physically I was fine ALL MY SPLITS WERE TOP 10 including 3rd fastest on 14 yay

16/took a poor route in basically just winging it and trying to get myself to roughly where it should be, stumbled across it losing a lot of time

17 poor again and Mark had got back in sight again

18-20 Bit annoyed as the nav was good but physically I didn't man up and push the hills

21/ Got the 4th fastest split which was good as I had passed the control earlier and already planned to push it

22-23/ surprised to see my split were so average as I thought I had done well on these controls

24/Bit of a dick move this control as cba to navigate at the end but luckily nailed it

Overall my result was good but nothing crazy but my splits show real potential. On winsplits if you take off mistakes it says I would have come 10th

Friday Feb 21, 2014 #

Running 25:00 [3]


Wednesday Feb 19, 2014 #

Running 25:00 [3]

Warm Up/Down 5:00 [3]

Orienteering (Ashton Court Trains ) 45:00 [3]

Fun especially checking out the little technical woods.

Placing a lot of my hopes on the BUCS relay haha

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014 #

Warm Up/Down 30:00 [3]

Intervals (UBCCC Intervals) 21:20 [3]

Felt good, was running fast and the temperature was mild making this a good session. Felt so nice to be able to get back to training properly after two weeks of weird training.
4x 20 secs

Monday Feb 17, 2014 #

Running (Last Minute Run) 30:00 [3]

Had work then ate then had law work and it got to 10 and I knew I had to something so did a tiny little loop.

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