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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jan 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:48:38 9.25(11:44) 14.89(7:18) 513
  Climbing1 1:00:00
  Climbing (Bouldering)1 1:00:00
  Running1 24:18 3.12(7:47) 5.02(4:50) 48
  Total5 4:12:56 12.37 19.91 561

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Sunday Jan 19 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:04:23 [5] 9.63 km (6:41 / km) +304m 5:46 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

NGOC-50 Long day, Brown, 8km/230 m - no wayyyyy!!!!!!

Good run tho felt like a Long-O/Fell race after yesterday, and two legs at least had massively long sections of dead running - esp. the huge leg E-W where oldDaniel & I toiled up togather, must have taken 10 mins that hill alone!!!! 230m climb my arse.

Nigel Bunn (on Black!) popped out on my way to no 6 & I could not live with him, we had next 2 controls the same, & only clawed him back when he banana-ed slightly 6-7. Lovely there, why not more controls there? :-(

(Nigel spent 10 mins looking for his compass at no 2, so his result looks awful. luckily he found it!)

A stream near the last control ate my lower left leg, I was lucky to get away with a cut & bruises, & not a sprained ankle or - WORSE - a knackered knee ..... First aid before Download.

Lovely day. Happy 50th NGOC - was great! (in the end). Stunning runs on Black by Matt Whipple & Oliver Tonge. We kind of expect it from Ben & Megan ......

Ben Maliphant ran 32:58 for 10km on the road today, so missed this.

4th, 45 secs behind Clive, but fine - he made errors ; I'll take it. Felt far better than last Sunday at West woods. that's more important.....



Saturday Jan 18 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 44:15 [5] 5.26 km (8:25 / km) +209m 7:01 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

NGOC-50 Middle, Black course, 4.1km / 225m (entry courtesy of Mark saunders - hope his ankle is well on the mend....)

(poor sleep last night - post 1917 at cinema - jeeez. 5 hrs?)

Dreadful error (didn't see SI/ stake peeking out of the dip) at no 3 - missed by 5m, went further, though i'd overshot - I had - back again - miss by 5m again - back 80m; what's going on here????; up hill, saw flag - it's my no 4, back to no 3 , I've been here twice before - what's new? - oh there's the stake peeking up. Game over. Dib. Back to no 4. Except. Where is it? quick loop. another 60-90 secs. So much for winning a split you've just done in reverse. lost over 5 mins in first 12 mins.

OK from there until again, a tiny "niche" (no 18) by a boulder (as no 3) - wtf? No. over 3 mins on a leg that took 37 secs for someone else in my car.

Hard not to be very, very disappointed as I never run Black, this was nearly as terrible as the dark, days of Dolomites 5 days stages 2 & 4, plus the horrendous 5 minuter at VHI relay whilst leading for England.

R foot sore in the hours afterwards. Hmmmm. Don't remember doing anything, but found the rocks, mud, & slopes very hard to navigate & was mincing & also wincing. Low point.


Friday Jan 17 #

11 AM

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

Indoor bouldering at TCA with Dom, Steve R, Gnellie & Jude.

Not bad tho my RH shoulder is injured, I'm just in denial (impingement). Two painful tweaks.

One nice hard purple problem c.F6A / hard 5c. Plus mileage.

Thursday Jan 16 #

(rest day)

Based back at home, tho commuted to Liz's to do 2 hrs housework for her.

Wednesday Jan 15 #

4 PM

Running 24:18 [3] 5.02 km (4:50 / km) +48m 4:37 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

Wheezy post-bad cat night 5km on roads & non muddy stuff.

Not as bad as last week. Moving in right direction, I hope, but hips / lower back / buttocks felt awful.

Hoping to start staying at home now after 8 nights at Liz's and a really bad one last night (cats in face / stepping on head, & purring loudly, from 4:30am, little BASTARDS).

More importantly, Liz can now - hopefully - start being more independent. After 8 days she can now get up stairs (just) & sleep in her bed again. only 11 weeks to go....... :-(

Tuesday Jan 14 #

(rest day)

Trying to move back home again, as Liz is getting more mobile within her limits (crutches), but got home, and lodger Rachel is horribly ill with terrible sore throat ("Tonsilitis")? - she caught it off her bloke who was v unwell the previous w/e .

I CANNOT CANNOT CANNOT get this! Sore throats have cost me 5 years of my life.

Christ. #lifeonhold

Monday Jan 13 #

12 PM

Climbing 1:00:00 [3]

Steady indoor lead climbing at UCR with Lynne.

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