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Training Log Archive: Old Daniel

In the 7 days ending May 5:

activity # timemileskm+m
  off road4 3:35:36 18.22(11:50) 29.32(7:21)
  orienteering2 2:50:00 12.21(13:55) 19.66(8:39)
  Controlling1 2:00:00 9.32(12:52) 15.0(8:00)
  Total7 8:25:36 39.75(12:43) 63.98(7:54)

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Saturday May 5 #

Controlling 2:00:00 [2] 15.0 km (8:00 / km)

New Beechenhurst, glorious warm spring day, the forest was fantastic, another chance to disturb the families of pigs who seem to be becoming old friends.
As a result of the boar the forest is much more runnable but paradoxically slower and more tiring.........when I set foot into the forest with the first of my 85 controls 10.00 at I was full of optimism .....and I was certainly overoptimistic about my capabilities. Quite early on it was clear that I was much slower than anticipated, so kept well fed and watered and kept going.............and going the last control went out at 21.15.........and I was knackered. Drove home, cooked, bathed, ate, checked e-mail .........yes we can have a drinks control but only if I do it, no criticism of the overstretched and overstressed organiser but the club has lost the 'Mike Nelson' can do culture...........and set alarm for 5.30

Overall a great day but not one to repeat in a hurry

Friday May 4 #

orienteering 1:10:00 [3] 6.0 mi (11:40 / mi)

A nice social run with Pete and Jo from the visitor centre at Ashton Court, not run from this end for ages. Pete had come off his bike - dangerous things these bikes - did not firm up time or distance it was not one of those days.

Thursday May 3 #

orienteering 1:40:00 [3] 10.0 km (10:00 / km)

Ran Pete Foster's Brown course on Blackdown, as expected physically challenging but quite technical as well to find small holes. Also ran to and from area and did control 12 for example twice as cocked up first attempt.
I found it very difficult to get into the map, perhaps its old and much has changed. Why is it 1:7500? not !;10,000 when actually 1:15,000 would work?
I am a bit worried about how I will react when get to competitions with correct scale.

Wednesday May 2 #

off road 1:15:43 [3] 7.6 km (9:58 / km)

BAOC Event at Bagshot, really quite quirky but overall a cracking little area
The course had 30 controls so concentration was important. Ten minutes behind Mark - did make mistakes, went to 7 instead of 6, mistook paths going to 9 and came out of Green in completely the wrong place going to 23. I also did not have a definite enough strategy to cross the vehicle wallows, I would no to do this if I visited the area again. Did enjoy the challenge despite the rain.
1 AM

off road 15:00 [2] 0.8 km (18:45 / km)

Warm up

Tuesday May 1 #

off road 1:08:08 [3] 7.0 mi (9:44 / mi)

Did the run from Portbury, grass is growing up a bit so not quite at its fastest but is going to be much slower in the summer. Really enjoyed this spring morning

Monday Apr 30 #

off road 56:45 [3] 6.0 mi (9:28 / mi)

Did the Blaise run from the car park. Forced to stop for quite a while by bunch of dogs, so almost a bit like two runs. did not feel I was running fast so may have messed up the timing

Sunday Apr 29 #

Note

Lots of catching up to do today, mouth and general health a bit of a struggle so did not run but buoyed by good family news

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