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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Oct 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:12:10 11.35(11:39) 18.27(7:14) 218
  Running3 1:46:45 12.63(8:27) 20.33(5:15) 295
  Total5 3:58:55 23.98(9:58) 38.6(6:11) 513

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Sunday Oct 2 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:06:40 [5] 9.9 km (6:44 / km) +103m 6:24 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue

Caddihoe chase day 2, chasing start, exciting,

M50L, 8km, 160m

Started just behind Duncan Harris (DEE) & Lawrence townley (an M45).

Quickly formed a pack. Struggling tho, not feeling it.

The 3 of us made an error at no 7 let Pete Ward back to us, & he dictated a lot of the later action despite only being able to jog on the paths. He was too strong in terrain, and Duncan was too fast a runner for me.

I stupidly tried to cut thru some gorse and ruined myself, it tore off my control descs holder too, and I was bleeding & wrecked. one runner saw me lying in a pile of gorse bleeding and I just said, "Don't!!!" and he ran off. Finally back on my feet & Paul G was nearly on me, but with a big effort I regained my position in the "leading" pack.

Passed an ailing Kev Fielding (HH; M45, day 1 winner) as we hit the moors again, but knew I was out of my depth, & 3 controls from the end, again I lost the plot and headed into gorse & a fence, and in that moment lost the whole thing, as the others simply disappeared.

Got out of it, to find a dying Kev Fielding standing there saying "what am I doing? where am I?" to which I said, "we've both cocked it up". Needless to say I held him off - but was over a minute down on the winners - Pete & Duncan. Duncan's finish was VERY fast & I would not have matched it, so a win was never gonna happen anyway. Whatever....

Clive went off an hour later and took 12 mins longer than me - at one point he started resurveying the map! What a joke. Level B? OH come on!

2nd again. tired of this.

And again, this wasn't fun. Too tough, too tussocky, no real route choices, and bad mapping. Hmmmm. I am either in the wrong sport, or I avoid WIM/WSX events for a long time....

Results - sigh. Still -look who I "beat" - ha ha.

Overall results - well I got the result I deserved?

12 PM

Running 25:00 [2] 3.0 mi (8:20 / mi) +20m 8:10 / mi
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue

Jog back to where my control descs holder had been torn off in fight / gorse. Got it back.

returned via last part of course & did leg 23 (?) about 1 minute quicker without the Kev Fielding / me ballsup.

Very tired but a good sociable weekend, and an idyllic campsite, great pub evening, met some new people, and the sun shone.....

Saturday Oct 1 #

2 PM

Orienteering race 1:05:30 [5] 5.2 mi (12:36 / mi) +115m 11:47 / mi
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue

Caddihoe Chase day 1

Aggelstone & ?

M50L, 6.8km, 200m

pretty horrible - tussocks, poor map in places, poor control siting, one leg (no 9, 42) taken out as control in v dubious place....

Caught Pete ward 4 mins as he was having a mare. got way ahead of him as he continued to orienteer like a tool, but he ran me down right at the end, at which point I "unleashed hell" and sprinted away from him to win the last 2 legs.

Clive DQed but Richard Cottle of BOK, M50, beat me by about 25 seconds so is SW Long champion. Pretty gutted.

Didn't enjoy this.

Results - Clive's time was incredible, but he failed to check the code properly at no 6. Even so ....


Friday Sep 30 #


Really starting to pack up house & lose furniture.

Anyone want anything? tables, pine dressers etc.

not ticking "rest" day.

NB. bruised calf yesterday - a branch sprung up and clouted me on the back whilst off road - hurts a lot. "just" a bruise I expect. Caddihoe is on.

Thursday Sep 29 #

10 AM

Running 1:03:30 [4] 10.5 km (6:03 / km) +275m 5:21 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Harrier 3

Another Angela training session / hills, Leigh woods. Quite muddy in places.

Straight to bottom of Nightingale valley & straight up - quite hard - 5:03, can go faster. Ange 5:15.

Then rolling run in woods around with some hill efforts, prob no more than 80% effort on most, quite tired.

Finally, a speed 30 second in gorge (She won), and then the grim final Nightingale valley run - after nearly an hour. Death for Ange, I wasnt' feeling too sprightly either. only 5:50!!!

Good session.

Main session:
Final hill - slow!

Wednesday Sep 28 #

(rest day)

Owain cancelled forest O training due to sore knee. Good- as a bit stiff from 5km.

Happy to have a "rest" day packing up house (starting to) & proof reading BOF pages like this one - 5 errors?

Tuesday Sep 27 #

7 PM

Running race (road race) 18:15 [5] 5.0 km (3:39 / km)
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

Aztec fast 5km, winter series, race 1. Hmmmm.

Felt crap today, having spent 3 hours at a demo in town, which doesn't fully explain it.

- but woken up feeling like I was getting a bug. This passed.....

Start felt relaxed, took it steady, pattering along fast, but easy. 3:34 at 1km - fine (astonished to find Mark next to me; he'd only two days earlier done the RAB MM!!!! Jeez.......!!!!). 3:35 at 2nd - fine. 3km 3:39 and then the wheels came off.

3:49 4th km (some uphill) - SHIT. that's slower than my 10km pace in June. FFS!

sort of ok for last .99km in 3:37, but dying left right & centre & my two Vet40 nemeses from B&W came past, and I had nothing.

Paul did 18:40 post injury, and Johnny 19:03; but major highlight was Ange's new pB of 21:03! I'm taking some of the credit for that....

2nd vet50, won beer, lick wounds, try to get back on track.

Monday Sep 26 #

(rest day)

contracts exchanged on my house sale today. Feeling very low about all this, despite making a profit, I didn't buy this house to get rich; it was supposed to be my long term home (I'd hoped for 15 years).

The Clifton flat can be my £££ machine. I need a HOME.

BOK AGM later. canvassing people to help a week saturday - anyone reading this who can help. please get in touch!

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