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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending May 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:44:05 10.63(9:48) 17.1(6:05) 297
  Climbing (Bouldering)1 1:00:00
  Running1 38:50 5.0(7:46) 8.04(4:50) 112
  Swimming1 24:00 0.5(48:17) 0.8(30:00)
  Total5 3:46:55 16.12 25.94 409

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Sunday May 6 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:09:40 [4] 10.0 km (6:58 / km) +253m 6:11 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

BOK Trot, short brown, 8.5km. Long legs, and intricate control sites.

Lower back hurt. 4th / 2nd M50 - Close to winning time (Martin Ward, 67 mins) but ahead of faster fitter guys (Duncan Harris, Pete Ward, Nigel Bunn) -now I know why.

very hot / sunny - took it steady the whole way. Run was fine apart from no 8 where i was searching reentrants that my Strava trail shows aren't there on the map.

went out, relocated on bridge, came in pace counting - to the same place! Same re-entrants, no control. No Plan "C". About to retire when i saw high up & further along, a control miles up the hill. it was mine.

Very sceptical about this, but it caught others out too, eg, Nigel Bunn, and Pete Ward I think - result would have been vastly different had it not been for this weird anomaly.


Saturday May 5 #


Climbing in South wales with Lynne.

Not a great day. 1st crag - wet, & looked awful. no routes done. second crag (near Castell Coch), shite rock quality & two awful routes. Lynne binned it . final crag the "usual" - Tirpentwys

Got up a 6a+ & a 6b i'd done before but shoulder not great & hip/SI restricting movement. sunny & nice-ish day out; but a "meh" rock climbing day really.

Friday May 4 #


Note: Owain Jones (BOK M35)'s strava for the urban reveals a 3:19 kilometre, including a control, and a 3:22 kilometre, including FOUR controls. (SIAC)

If you see this man in the forest, do not try to overtake him, you WILL die.

He was "only" 50th-ish in the English national cross country this year. He has been top 30. Obviously, that's worse than Jubby...... :)
2 PM

Running 38:50 [3] 8.04 km (4:50 / km) +112m 4:31 / km
(injured) shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

LH SI hip buttock pretty depressing today.

Man with a van moved my big sofa from Clifton to here. Nearly killed me.

Steady near-"normal" run across Stoke Park / Pur Down. Calf fine. Si / hip just about OK on the flat grass - nice running up there. Not good at all on the descents tho :-( Fitness poor - though not too bad, until last final haul up to my home.

Promising i guess. If i can solve the hip thing.... but, no idea how now. Sigh. Will trundle round the Short Brown at BOK Trot & get Bunned.

Thursday May 3 #

12 PM

Swimming 24:00 [3] 0.8 km (30:00 / km)

At last - lane swimming in Kingswood pool. (25m) (Medium lane)

8 x 4 lengths of (2 x crawl, 1 backstroke, 1 breaststroke), but the last one was 3 crawl & no back stroke as I'd had enough

Took a few breathers en route.

Hope this is useful. As lower back / hip/ LH SI pain 24/7 is still really marring my life.

Wednesday May 2 #

12 PM

Climbing (Bouldering) 1:00:00 [3]

Pretty hard indoor session climbing at Bloc.

Not as suicidal as last Wednesday, but pretty full on - buggered myself up nicely.
7 PM

Orienteering (Urban) 34:25 [4] 7.1 km (4:51 / km) +44m 4:42 / km
(injured) shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

UBOC's 2nd urban BOK event - Bower ashton - Blue, 5km. 8th (!), 34:25
Got there before 4pm to help UBOC setup & patrol etc & be general "head honcho".

Sore hip from general sore hip & also full on bouldering ealier.

non comp as "had seen courses" etc. In fact i did it onsight, but prior knowledge means it's like cheating anyway, and it was the easiest course I've done on the Cumberland basin.

RCRO started 2 mins after me & i was aware of him; an initial race with Ella May Rush (who rushes off), yielded a narrow victory for me at my no 1 (her no 3). Quite.

Going Ok until slow on no 8 then the long running legs were OK but i staretd to fold (unfit) at no 14. Error on 16 (30 secs - went round). Rcro catching as I passed Abi Bateman. DQ-ed a bloke who blatantly crossed road at end. Very tired in last 5-10 mins. So unfit & running in pain (hip); calf seemed totally fine though.

Richard did beat me but i was slightly quicker early on. Adam & Owain's times are ludicrous. Interesting to see BOK's Rachel Leathwood just behind me & well ahead of the "star" W35s - Rachel is now W45!!!! no wonder she was British sprint champ in 2016..... (W40).

Scott Bailey worryingly close behind me. This won't do! :-)


Owain did the run in in 1 second.

Tuesday May 1 #

(rest day)

Cycled to town & back.

Quite tired still. Boring.

SI/hip pretty grumbly today. BORING.

Monday Apr 30 #


Spent day sorting out Clifton flat (having slept there last night) . Shattered.
New tenants now coming this week.

I've spent 2 months & £1000s and I did not quite get the "pay rise" I'd hoped - but I did get 11% increase in monthly yield. AirBNB got me a load of cash too. So all good - despite it being rather uphill at times.

Now I should be financially secure enough to really get stuck into 2018 - which is now a third over! Bring on the trips.

I am definitely torn about where to live. Clifton is a great home. But I just can't face moving yet again, so will stick to Stapleton & earplugs (and huge rooms, etc etc) for at least 6 months (which I have to legally now, anyway ).

No pain in calf from yesterday. Back / SI still very grumbly.

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