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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Mar 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:42:51 9.82(10:29) 15.8(6:31) 140
  S&C1 1:00:00
  Total3 2:42:51 9.82 15.8 140

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Sunday Mar 10 #

(sick) (rest day)

Another vile night, several symptoms making me thrash around.

barely improved. another day basically on sofa, tho i made a huge effort to get to Tesco for essentials.

I'll be very surprised if i get to the CSC heat next w/e.

Edit; feeling somewhat better this evening.

Saturday Mar 9 #

(sick) (rest day)

Hideous night, drowning in snot, gasping for air.

Made it to newsagents: rest of day on sofa (slept!).

Disappointment hurting even more today. Though at least I know now that i could NOT have gone & "toughed it out"

Plan had been to take it steady & check routes & codes, safe routes, anyway, as 3rd string runner.

They'll not ask me along again. 2024 as M60 next chance?

Friday Mar 8 #

(sick) (rest day)

Dreadful night, drowning in snot & gasping for air

No question re Interland - pulled out immediately. Team manager agreed I'd make everyone else ill too, sharing a van with BOK runners tonight & then coach from 6am tomorrow (unthinkable)

Completely bed / sofa ridden all day, just able to feed myself.

No need to tell anyone how disappointed I am, after waiting 35 years for a international selection, to be floored by one virus.


Thursday Mar 7 #

12 PM

S&C 1:00:00 [3]

Indoor roped climbing at UCR with Katrina (1st time this year with her)
Light; nimble; got up 3 6b's. One on sight . Fun.

Um. Feel like I'm getting a sore throat / cold.

Good grief. Like, really?

well what will be, will be, I guess.
6 PM


POM results are up

Day 1 - 5th, good result, some mistakes but many people found it v hard.

Night sprint - 3rd - podium - brilliant! Clean run.

Day 2 - 17th - howler at no 6 - should have been 3 mins quicker ie. top 10.

Day 3 - DQ - rushing too much & too stressed. Lesson learned. Time was 37:20, so could have done fine had I just S-L-O-W-E-D D-O-W-N.

Day 4 - Long - 4th - Steady & careful, safe routes, "wins" the day.

Wednesday Mar 6 #

(rest day)

Travelling back from POM - 13 hours.


Tuesday Mar 5 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:05:31 [4] 10.4 km (6:18 / km) +70m 6:06 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

POM long day - Quiaios. DQ so nothing to lose & nothing to go for, and Graham only jogging, and Interland now firmly on my mind. Stay well.

8.2km / 65:31. 4th. Nice steady chugg round; two errors, neither major, tho both avoidable. 4th on the day. Right. Steady & careful wins the day, then.

definitely got lucky with some controls, eg. the one after drinks no 2, but I also make my own luck with steady safe routes. I'm not Olav, Venla, or Andreas, nor Ben,. Megan, nor really Mark S., so I need to take it carefully on technical terrain.

Great to see Megan 2nd & Ben finish M21SE with style.

I loved the POM, am so glad we went! 2020 repeat?

Monday Mar 4 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 37:20 [5] 5.4 km (6:55 / km) +70m 6:30 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

POM day 3 middle, Quiaios

Overate at a buffet the nigh before - bloated & nervous & fat & dry mouthed. not a good start.

tried wayyy too hard, terrible no 2 (GO ROUND THE PATHS), but by being aggressive & racing flat out was probably back in with a shout (eg. faster than Ben Mitchell on my leg 5....), when my brain imploded & the 2 codes in my head (104, 100) became switched so when i found 100 having bananaed, I was happy having found "my" control. In oxygen debt, I didnt' realise when I failed to find the next control easily, why.

Last few easy controls i was sprinting like a total bastard, not run like this since 2016.

Dry mouth; stressed; not enjoying it. THis isnt' what it's about.

DQ & out of POM.

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