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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Feb 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:17:28 12.09(11:22) 19.46(7:04) 291
  Running2 1:06:56 7.89(8:29) 12.7(5:16) 200
  Total4 3:24:24 19.98(10:14) 32.16(6:21) 491

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Sunday Feb 4 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:28:53 [5] 12.78 km (6:57 / km) +182m 6:30 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

NGOC Brown gallopen. Mallards pike.

hungover / curryover; having slept in a camper can in a car park in Chepstow

Really tired, & v v cold, but fine despite a bit slow, until no 17. Bingo. No idea. Nothing. GPS track says i went to no 19, but i don't think so ("Auto"-fit?).. Final insult was when Stephen Horlser, WIM, caught me 3 mins - he ran straight to the bingo control as i finally saw some else approach it. Crazy. sped up to try to hold him off - succeeded all the way to no 20, then no 21 - lost 3 mins; clueless - just shattered. Nothing left, mentally or physically. i went in at the right spot but thought i was too far north; Stephen says he saw me go within 10m of the control & not see it; bottom line was my tank was now empty.

So far behind Clive & Pete Ward, maybe this is the year I just knock it on the head.

oh well - enjoyed some of it, just felt such a marathon.

rest rest rest needed.
1 PM

Orienteering race 48:35 [5] 6.68 km (7:16 / km) +109m 6:43 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

NGOC Middle, Brown, 6km 24 controls. Mallards Pike,

Great fun, good planning, map great, no big errors, new shoes - VJ INtegrators (dobs - 1st pair ever!) which were superb & gave me soooo much more confidence than a pair of dying fading Innov8 "Mudclaws".

Up against the big boys (well, Adam & Ben & Megan are smaller than me, but you know what i mean), and annihilated by them, but glad / lucky to wreak revenge on the 2 who beat me in C Chase last w/e. :) had a sight of Adam for 1.5 controls, but little benefit. (he caught me 3 mins by no 7)

I don't even mind that Mark B beat me. Honest. Ok, i do . ;)

Ben & Megan ran times that are amazing, and I take my hat off to them. Great stuff!

routegadget .

Friday Feb 2 #

(rest day)

Stomach sore but on the mend now....

Hips quite sore. Rest day very needed.

GP - quarterly diabetes review - I'm stable, even slightly improved - probably due to weight loss in last 6 months, now am close to skeletal. Helps the diabetes tho, so must be "good" for me. Right?

Sorting out a VW camper van to borrow for the Triple Gloucs w/e.... watch this space?

Thursday Feb 1 #

2 PM

Running 46:06 [3] 9.0 km (5:07 / km) +122m 4:48 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Stomach (after 9 hours sleep/in bed with painkillers & hot water bottle) much improved this morning - but still sore.

Nice sunny day - steady run, Frome valley & Frenchay, tried to not get tired. Last 10 mins were bad, as stomach had had enough :-(

Tried to bump into Adam again, but again, failed.

Legs & stuff holding out well, considering.

1st km is toss as Garmin couldnt' find a signal & I got bored waiting.
Frenchay is beautiful in the sun. I need another £150k and I'm moving there.

Wednesday Jan 31 #

4 PM

Running 20:50 [2] 3.7 km (5:38 / km) +78m 5:06 / km
(sick) shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Woke at 3am with pain in stomach / core - from climbing, i guess. Pretty debilitating. Hardly slept after that.

Was due a run , & tried to "jog it off" - no joy, but the run was otherwise "fine".

The "Super Moon" was pretty cool to see - clear skies. But stomach discomfort - almost certainly from yesterday's climbing being too strenuous for my core - 6 MONTHS after my operation - bothering me - hurts to put on & take off socks, for example. . :-(

Tuesday Jan 30 #

3 PM


Indoor climbing at RedPoint, BS3, with Clio. NOT a "rest day". **** OVERDID IT OVERDID IT. *****

Got utterly knackered, & LH shoulder wasn't happy. Need to see a physio /shoulder specialist really. This has been 4 months+ now.

Got up a fair few 6a type routes, but it's not good enough. Core (abs etc) not good - nor was core flexibility - this is all post-operation 6 months ago; I've not been rehabbing well enough.

Need to get food right - what? How? Can't eat more bread/carbs . Another near-bonk. Hmmm.

Monday Jan 29 #

(rest day)

Legs pretty sore, & the rest of me. I did give it everything yesterday. And why not?

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