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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending May 13, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:08:56 9.33(7:23) 15.01(4:36) 208
  Orienteering1 46:05 5.7(8:05) 9.18(5:01) 145
  Total3 1:55:01 15.03(7:39) 24.19(4:45) 353

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Sunday May 13, 2018 #


Watched Bristol 10k in the sun, then went to Wye Valley for 7 or 8 sport route climbs in Woodcroft Quarry behind Fly wall. routes up to 6b, mainly around 6a/+ . A fantastic day.

Saturday May 12, 2018 #


Note: Spent all day doing the Bristol #MillionsMissing protest demo in Queen Square, I played 3 songs on guitar plus did the closing speech, I've been a co-organiser of this for the past 6 weeks, it's been quite full on . Was on radio at 7am, and ITN evening local news bulletin (I was filmed at the demo).

Radio: I'm at 1:12 - 1:17

A singer called Kim joined me for the ME version of "Blowin' in the Wind" - her voice was phenomenal - turns out she is famous & used to be in a big prog rock band until her illness forced her out. She now has a solo career as she (hopefully) recovers from CFS/ME.

Here we are. What a voice. Shame about the guitarist ;)

A very tiring but extremely worthwhile day, and I am so glad I did all I could. There were many tears on the day. (including mine, though i hid it well). This is more important than getting rich(er).

9 AM

Running race 20:11 [5] 5.01 km (4:02 / km) +62m 3:48 / km
(injured) shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

Hip sore but I had promised myself I'd do this, and so i did, (up at 7am to go on radio anyway, so was up).

Decided to try out road racers for first time in over a year.

Eastville Park Parkrun, in my #MissingMiillions t shirt. I had intended to aim for about 21 mins, but 1st km in 3:55 and then next in 3:52 (net downhill) meant i was not going to ease off. First lady (Jessica Bruce - world record holder for the marathon double-buggy ) passed me & I knew i wouldn't be able to respond.

Fairly average running but nothing awful took me to the finish - not even 1st Vet50, & no speed on the last descent - hip sore. Total plodder. Sigh.

22nd, 20:11

I'll take it.

Friday May 11, 2018 #

1 PM

Running 48:45 [3] 10.0 km (4:53 / km) +146m 4:33 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Set out to potter along the Frome valley in relaxed style, and that's how it was.

Felt a bit unfit on the hills, but vastly fitter than I deserve to be, even managed a flourish at the end, no bother.

LH hip/SI a bit grim, but its usually worse. Calf scare but nothing happened, and no stiffness, so.....

Thursday May 10, 2018 #

(injured) (rest day)

Booked to see another osteopath next tuesday, for lower back/hip / SI continuous pain.

Legs barely stiff from Urban last night. Weird.

Wednesday May 9, 2018 #

7 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 46:05 [5] 9.18 km (5:01 / km) +145m 4:39 / km
(injured) shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

BOK urban, series no3 , Brislington & Knowle. Blue/ 6km
LH Si/hip/ lower back bloody sore today.

Bit of a messed up start as Steve Rush hadn't returned with maps from hanging controls. I got there early & was there hours. then ran non comp

Ran OK, 2 or 3 small errors, the main one being going from 22 to 23/ 5 back to 6, back to 23/5 (a minute+). Fitter than last week by a lot, and calf fine, tho lower back nasty & sore.

Shame about the removal of no 2. Much went "wrong" but it was still a well attended & fun event. Owain's 2:55/km pace at the end was crazy, but his SIAC had failed to register no 5, which is a great shame as he had to run past it to no 6. Not sure I like these tech fails......

Collected a load of controls too. Was out for 7 hours.

result :

Tuesday May 8, 2018 #


Gritstone rock climbing with Tim Tett all day, Stanage, Yarncliffe quarry - very hot & sunny at first, then soaked at 5pm! Great day - 7 trad routes, some among the finest quality at the grade in the UK, (HS).

Tempted to move to Sheffield - so bored of Bristol climbs now, and half a lifetime's worth to do up in the Peak. Trouble is I'd barely scrape into the SYO "C" Team.

Monday May 7, 2018 #


Hungover & a bit sleep deprived. Walk round Digley reservoir with Janet, Yashim, & the Chapmans . 5.5km? VERY hot.

Then on to Sheffield - 26 degree heat - took Tim to Rivelin Edge, cooler in trees, to do 3 or 4 short trad gritstone climbing routes. Was great!

BBQ & beers in Tim & Christine's garden (Dan there too) - paradise. Shorts / bare feet etc.

What a fab Bank holiday.

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