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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Nov 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Climbing (Trad)2 2:00:00
  Running2 55:16 6.97(7:56) 11.21(4:56) 126
  Orienteering1 47:53 4.83(9:55) 7.77(6:10) 143
  Total4 3:43:09 11.79 18.98 269

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Sunday Nov 15 #

2 PM

(rest day)

Easy 5km walk with Liz in Eastville park & snuff mills valley, which was nice as she didn't need to use her walking stick, nor felt any pain in her knee, the whole way. Best result in 6 weeks.

Before we celebrate, it's been 11.5 months since her accident. Desperate stuff.

Saturday Nov 14 #

12 PM

Running 6:50 [1] 1.2 km (5:42 / km) +6m 5:33 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

Orienteering (Urban) 4:45 [3] 0.9 km (5:17 / km) +12m 4:57 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

To no 1, which as usual didnt' register; so back to start as i know this happens a lot.

Orienteering (Urban) 43:08 [4] 6.87 km (6:17 / km) +131m 5:44 / km
ahr:159 max:184 shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

Troopers hill/ Dundridge UsynligO race, Long, 5.7km, 43 mins retired.

Probably the worst virtual experience to date.

No 1 - ran there, no register, took 20-30 secs, not having this, back to start.

No 1 - fine 2nd time around. Yup.
No 3 - 30secs waiting.
no 6 - 30+ seconds waiting.
(rolled RH ankle in woods en route to no 9 - OUCH)
No 9 - 30+ secs waiting.
No 10 - was at crag foot for 2 mins. Paused course. Paused Garmin. 2 mins. Getting cold. restarted course & it registered.
Sorry, - this is farcical.

Carried on - urban controls 11-15 fine (!).

Then: map quality 18-19 fictional - just wrong on so many levels; then:

No 20. Steps. On a bend. On steps . On a bend. Nope. 2-3 mins? Then it started pouring with rain. I'd changed my accuracy from 5m to 20m but no 21, still wasn't happy. Ran to no 22 - couldnt read map / description due to rain, & glasses on etc, car was 100m away so binned it off.

I think I'm done with this.

HRates: 54% in zone4, so fine; but so many pauses that not really representative of an O race HR.

Friday Nov 13 #

12 PM

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

Much harder trad climbing in Avon again, with Ed Hastings again, the qualified guide. Took it up a notch to E1 5c; seeing as I'd not done 5b here this year, this was hard. Coped OK tho. Led 1 pitch of the 4 we did. (the easiest, LOL!)

Apparently I did the same route in sept 2003. CHrist - no memory at all of that! How?

Need a few days off climbing, & the weather is looking grim, so should be achievable.

Thursday Nov 12 #


Trad climbing in Avon with Dom.

Did vastly harder variants on the classic severe "Nightmare" - 3 variants taking tech grade up from 4a (!) to 4b/c ,solid 4c, & finally 5a.

Notable, and in a bad way, as Dom, struggling rather, pulled off a totally ginormous block near the top of the crux. Forget helmets - anyone anywhere near that would have been killed / maimed. There was quite a bit of shock & later, a generally good response on social media - happily.

I climbed fine, & felt strong & on form, which is good. I led the whole lot. At the big block, I treated it with massive caution. Climbing isn't about pulling hard. It's about treading carefully & only pulling as hard as you need to. And spreading the load. If I die doing this, i did know the risks & I have been sensible.

Wednesday Nov 11 #

11 AM

Running 48:26 [4] 10.01 km (4:50 / km) +120m 4:34 / km
ahr:159 max:182 shoes: Brooks Ravenna 10

Another HR monitoring run - pulse was super low for 1st 1km or so (uphill! Come off it!); then straight from zone 2 to zone 4 ,and, even tho I never pushed it, it edged up to zone 5 & basically stayed there.

By km 8 i was mainly shuffling along with my mouth shut at 4:50 pace. Sigh.

I do need to actually buy a chest strap.

Quick walk back showed HR plummet in first 2 minutes, so any serious heart issue i would hope is not happening.

I do enjoy a) fast running b) pushing it c) impressing myself with fast splits / segments & kms, and d) I enjoy the "no pain no gain" mentality - I like to hurt when I'm fit. Sadly, if this means some runs are wayyyy over 175bpm for 90% of the runs / time trials, I am possibly over-straining. And that's not good for me. How old am I .......?

the walk, with HR drop-off graph:

Tuesday Nov 10 #

12 PM

Climbing (Trad) 1:00:00 [3]

Trad climbing in Avon with new partner, a MCI qualified chap, Ed; he led most of it & we climbed harder than I usually lead. 3 routes, 4 pitches, HVS 5a - E1 5a. Very good: Ed is a pro! Yay.

Monday Nov 9 #

(rest day)

Note: top of RH foot has been hurting over the past 6 weeks. felt it yesterday too, & now a bit sore this morning.

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