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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Oct 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:39:58 21.42(7:28) 34.47(4:38) 369
  Orienteering1 1:12:52 6.84(10:39) 11.01(6:37) 195
  Cycling1 15:00 3.11(4:50) 5.0(3:00) 15
  Total5 4:07:50 31.37(7:54) 50.48(4:55) 579

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Sunday Oct 4 #

12 PM

Running 1:07:44 [5] 16.1 km (4:12 / km) +74m 4:07 / km
shoes: adizero adios 4

10 mile time trial - freezing & wet. Felt amazing at 5km; turned around at 7km (as planned); then just started to fade as legs complained. Needed arm warmers! (never thought I'd realise why they wear them in the marathon!/ Mo). Wheels coming off final 3km, but heart rate dropped, as it was my legs that were limiting me, not my fitness. Based on this, I can't see me ever running a marathon in 3hrs or similar - which would have been nice.... the body won't cope.

5km: 20:45
5 miles - 33:24
10km: 41:35
15km: 62:57
10 miles - 67:40

One hour...... 14.3km

Legs going / L calf cramping in final 3km.

Saturday Oct 3 #

(rest day)

Disappointing news today: no more Army events.

Can't see how this improves anything, anywhere, for anyone, at all. Just so stupid, narrow-minded, "COVID-compliance-seeking", & in keeping with the behaviour of many during the "2020 pandemic". (current infection rate in Bristol: 0.02% - or 1 per 5000)

And there goes many retired BOK & other club runner's fantastic Wednesdays. I'll miss them. & we'd only just re-started.

"Suspension of MLS Events
Sorry, The MLS is currently suspended as DIO have said no more than 30 civilians allowed at an event, as the military are unable to run the events without civilian helpers that means no orienteering for anyone. Drayton event from 7 Oct will hopefully be rescheduled for Nov or later. We are fighting the whole case, we may go for an interim model and ask 30 civilians to run the event for the military and then those 30 are also allowed a run. That would allow the various Corps Champs to happen in the run up to the Inter Corps. watch this space. Alternative is we try to find some non-military areas to run on, any suggestions welcome."

Friday Oct 2 #


Saw climbing osteo/physio Rupert today.

Diagnosis: "sprained" (ie. pulled/mildly torn) LH deltoid.

Treated, told to easy climb Monday, & that it's not a biggie - ie. not rotator cuff or impingement, so a bit of a relief, but still quite painful a lot of the time.

Stupid gritstone crack route with Tett almost certainly the culprit. A bit like a runner trying the shot putt, or something - moves i never ever make (squirming up a body-size chimney) - avoid! Not fun!
12 PM

Running 46:24 [4] 10.02 km (4:38 / km) +96m 4:25 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

Grim run in ghastly weather (Storm Alex?) - sploshing around like a drowning rat.

inside of calves/ shins feeling a bit horrid. Hmm.

Thursday Oct 1 #

3 PM

Cycling 15:00 [3] 5.0 km (3:00 / km) +15m 2:57 / km

Check out bicycle , not good. Being kept outside in all weathers, hardly surprising. Oh well.

Wednesday Sep 30 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:12:52 [5] 11.01 km (6:37 / km) +195m 6:05 / km
shoes: Innov8 MudClaw 300 2019

MLS Brown race, Long Valley, 8.7km / 225m, 6th 71:52

Not a bad run, a few errors - 1min no 3 (map sooo confusing!); no 11 (weird; tried to be too clever & it backfired, 1min), no 17 (wrong re-entrant off steep hill) (1min), finally stupidly, could NOT locate the path to no 22, (even after I found the flag!!!) 1min. Plus 30secs no 13; 30secs silly banana near end no 26 when tired/not focussing. . so nearly 5 mins. Hmmmm. But many were far worse off. eg. Jan Travicek!!! Felt fit & strong running-wise the whole way.

Worst part of day: Dreadful Radio 2 playlist song "It's OK not to be OK" was going round my head all the way there, all the way round the course, & all the way back too. It's NOT ok to be NOT ok due to "It's OK not to be OK" going round your head the whole fucking way; by some whiny young woman (again), ("Marshmello & Demi Lovato"). Ugh! FFS, as if 2020 couldn't be summed up more.

Prov results.


Tuesday Sep 29 #

(rest day)

Shoulder fine first thing! Sadly got slightly worse throughout the day..... booked Osteo for friday.

Monday Sep 28 #

12 PM

Running 45:50 [3] 8.35 km (5:29 / km) +199m 4:54 / km
shoes: adizero adios 4

Nice run from Burbage bridge after easy solo climbing there. Shoulder iffy. Damn.

Padley gorge was wonderful. Forgotten how lush the PD is.....

Back to Bristol.

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