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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Sep 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mapping1 1:00:00
  Climbing (Bouldering)1 1:00:00
  Orienteering3 58:54 6.64(8:52) 10.69(5:31) 216
  Running1 47:43 6.22(7:40) 10.01(4:46) 125
  Total6 3:46:37 12.86 20.7 341

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Sunday Sep 15 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 32:48 [5] 5.17 km (6:21 / km) +164m 5:29 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

British Middle champs, Chinley Churn, late start as seeded, 4.7km / 140m.

Started well & focussed. No errors thru the slippery, then technical bit. Slight hesitation was all. Got to 15 then let rip once I'd refolded my map.

Nearly worked - due to easy course/ area.

Sadly could not find no 22. 1 minute, and with it , the medal of which colour - who knows. I was lying second at no 21. Oh God, not again.

No podium, 7 secs off it, Nigel gets 2 bronzes, & I remain one of the unluckiest M55s in the UK. (JK: 4th. British Long: 4th; lying 2nd? when i sprained my ankle? Today: 5th, 3 secs behind Clive, who I was massacring on the uphill legs)

To be fair, it wasn't tricky enough to be a valid British champs , so I should take my error on the chin as I'd already had a massive advantage due to the easy course. I lost it - fair dues.


Saturday Sep 14 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 12:53 [5] 2.89 km (4:27 / km) +22m 4:18 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

British Sprint champs, heats, Clive 1 min after me on SAME course.

No 2 had change of mind which cost 20-30 secs. Damn. Then jostling with Nigel B (same start time), but leaving 10 saw Clive coming in. Damn. Messed up no 16 but he wasn't exactly clean either. 4th (!) in heat, 34 secs down on Clive who lost 12 secs at last control! Not good enough but it's not the final... right?

4th - WTF?
1 PM

Orienteering race 13:13 [5] 2.63 km (5:02 / km) +30m 4:45 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

British Sprint champs, Loughborough University campus, final,

11th off in black as only 4th in heat. Dear god.

Started well & was going ok & catching minute man Simon Errington who was convinced I'd run him down. Leaving no 9 i made a mistake running down the WRONG side of a load of buildings, PAST my control (!), and to the end, turned left - nothing fitted.

Lost. Clueless.

50-55 secs lost.

Gone . Game over. I WAS LYING SECOND AT NO 9.

9th, very disappointed, why do I bother, I get so annoyed?

Friday Sep 13 #

2 PM

Mapping 1:00:00 [1]

A rest day really, but walked round Eastville park & started updating / mapping it from Dudley's base maps & the previous 2002 version.

A surprisingly complex job! More questions to be asked rather than knowing what to actually do.

Again, really tired in the afternoon. Hmmm.

Thursday Sep 12 #

(rest day)

Tired after lunch. Flopped down & watched WOC on catchup. Was brilliant.

Wednesday Sep 11 #

3 PM

Running 47:43 [4] 10.01 km (4:46 / km) +125m 4:29 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

Stoke Park run, in new trainers (long overdue). Ravenna 10's this time. Nice. £99 should last me until 2021 (just?)

Did a segment (pb, just), then a fast kilometer to see if I could (hmm, just - zero speedwork recently.....), then some strides later. Pretty good session, now to ease off. Some stabs in left calf, not sure if I should be worried.

Tuesday Sep 10 #

10 AM

Climbing (Bouldering) 1:00:00 [4]

Indoor bouldering with Ben L. at Bloc.

Felt really good, light, strong, on fire. this is great. Did a Font6A. That's as good as ever. Plus lots of great problems & circuits demanding stamina & technique.

About to book flights to Greece this autumn for some sunny sport action! :-)

Do I prefer this to orienteering ? It's certainly more "fun" than trying to run 18 mins / 38 mins for 5/10k: that's just PAIN.

Monday Sep 9 #

(rest day)

Needed. Feet sore as well as legs.

Quarterly diabetics tests part one: weight 65.2kg (10st 4), BP 126/68.
The nurse said I was seriously odd. (to have "diabetes"). "Have you ever been significantly overweight?"

I give up. Weight now formally "underweight".

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