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Training Log Archive: Old Daniel

In the 7 days ending Jan 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Controlling3 4:58:00 14.29(20:51) 23.0(12:57)
  off road3 3:49:00 20.0(11:27) 32.19(7:07)
  orienteering1 1:26:56 4.54(19:10) 7.3(11:55) 400
  flat efforts1 53:27 4.0(13:22) 6.44(8:18)
  road run1 35:00 1.55(22:32) 2.5(14:00)
  Total9 11:42:23 44.38(15:50) 71.42(9:50) 400

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Saturday Jan 20 #

Controlling 58:00 [3] 5.0 km (11:36 / km)

Waking up day controls and checking none sat on by cows.....unlike the yellow pegs which were all flattened and/ or chews.
There are now a lot of cows (and sheep, and horses on Yoxter)
2 AM

Controlling 2:00:00 [2] 10.0 km (12:00 / km)

Put out night controls and collected in the day ones. Saw a hare but it would have had no chance against Adam Potter. Times and distance just a guess. On my feet for 12 hours and I no longer have the stamina so exhausted towards the end.
Tremendous support from all in the club
The day event seemed to go well and the courses were well received, its the first proper event I have planned since the Harvester in 2010 but back in time I had planned quite a few big races. I enjoy planning but end up continually being asked to control which is much less creative and enjoyable.
Clare's organisation was top draw.
The night 'o' turned out to be an epic as the fog got so dense you could scarcely see the next set of cows eyes.....and is now in the hall of WNL infamy.
I was really however quite surprised and gutted by the turnout, I have let off steam by e-mailing the committee......but when the treasurer sees the map printing bill .......

Friday Jan 19 #

Controlling 2:00:00 [2] 8.0 km (15:00 / km)

Out at Yoxter and with Pete Foster's help hanging the day controls, deja vu from planning JK2001/2 and BOK Trot 199x . Much appreciated help. Its really nice being out in these areas where you would never normally venture, As area frozen and very fast, we delighted in watching a deer bound across......would have given Ben Mitchell a race (but probably lost), were intrigued by an inquisitive herd of cows closing in to a control flag to give it a closer inspection. Fierce hail stones at one point left the area and roads white with icy ball bearings..... turn right into the lane said Pete .....the wall looked awfully close as the car went sideways......turn right into the lane said Pete as we went down the steep hill to the crossroads....for some reason straight across and hope nothing is coming seemed a better plan


It was 2013 when we realised that Laura's,.indeed all our, friend had been cruelly taken from us by an avalanche in Glen Coe and it still makes us difficult for her parents and sisters.

"Black, black day. The glimmer of hope that just somehow, somehow it might not be Rachel has been extinguished.
No heart for running or really anything else
Someday we may reconcile that she did more in a third of a life that most in a full and that our whole family delighted in her joy but not this day. Today we will cry because we will miss the sparkling eyes and huge grin and be angry that life is so unfair and cruel. Today we will think of her family in the hope that it will somehow ease their pain.
A lot of fun has left the world........"

AP Sunday 20 Jan 2013

Thursday Jan 18 #

off road 1:40:35 [3] 8.5 mi (11:50 / mi)

After the disappointment of yesterday I decided to do a more challenging session so did the long run from Swineford with two big hills.Car park, up to golf course, passed pub, down hill, up steep lane & then foot path to rejoin CW, round the battlefield and down lane to Upton Cheyney. Really felt I had worked hard by the end

Wednesday Jan 17 #

flat efforts 53:27 [5] 4.0 mi (13:22 / mi)

The maps had not arrived so I needed to stay in and check all was well, which of course it was......the trouble with these late deadlines is little or no contingency. So no Army orienteering which was pretty disappointing.
Did the 11 x 2mins with 90 secs in Oldbury Court

Tuesday Jan 16 #

off road 1:07:25 [3] 6.0 mi (11:14 / mi)

Quite a sunny morning so went out. Standard Purdown loop with 3 hills and twice around the wood. Not too bad at start but still feeling Sunday later

Monday Jan 15 #

off road 1:01:00 [3] 5.5 mi (11:05 / mi)

A run and catch up with retired Pete, who is getting very fit and strong by exercising everyday. From his front door onto the slopes of Dundry. Some very nice and typically English countryside. Thoroughly enjoyed the outing and must do it again. Legs seemed very heavy after yesterday

Sunday Jan 14 #

road run 35:00 [2] 2.5 km (14:00 / km)

Warm up, collecting controls etc
2 AM

orienteering race 1:26:56 [5] 7.3 km (11:55 / km) +400m 9:21 / km

BOK Galloppen at Headless Hill, quite slow particularly on steep slopes, some quite slippy, inc results of wild boar activity, also remarkable amount of of timber I guess as a result of recent gales, probably quite disappointing for planner (Chris). Missed a couple of path options so pretty much all in the wood. Overall a challenging run and quite knackered afterwards

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