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Training Log Archive: Old Daniel

In the 7 days ending Mar 30:

activity # timemileskm+m
  off road7 7:01:52 36.0(11:43) 57.94(7:17)
  orienteering1 1:31:40 5.59(16:23) 9.0(10:11)
  Total8 8:33:32 41.59(12:21) 66.94(7:40)

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Saturday Mar 30 #

1 AM

off road 42:00 [3] 3.0 mi (14:00 / mi)

Purdown a.m. 9 x 2mins with 90 secs. Struggled a bit with breathing towards the end. Perhaps I was trying harder?
2 AM


Walk in the sun from Portbury mostly along Gordano Way.

Friday Mar 29 #

off road 1:20:42 [3] 7.5 mi (10:46 / mi)

CW north from Dog -full route; another nice Spring day if a little cooler and cloudier. Hard ground and ideal running conditions and not a bad performance (41.37 at turn) so getting under 80 is not going to be easy. Did stop to talk to a bloke -this must have been 42 secs ????
This time last year got down to sub 76 mins in similar conditions, so I am slower and there is a bit to go, but an order better than some runs in recent months

Thursday Mar 28 #

off road 54:40 [3] 5.0 mi (10:56 / mi)

Purdown short route but with 3 hills quite late pm and surprisingly warm. Dry underfoot -isn't Spring great -good spirits!

Wednesday Mar 27 #

1 AM

off road 13:00 [2] 0.5 mi (25:59 / mi)

Good warm up
2 AM

orienteering race 1:31:40 [5] 9.0 km (10:11 / km)

BAOC Longmoor -really good race at different side of area and forest in prime condition, top class planning.
But its a funny old sport......

I don't really know what to say about the race maybe the splits will say it
No 1 took 15.37 which meant I was dead last in 50th place and 6.5 min behind the bloke in 49th and 9 mins behind the guy in 40th. Adam took 3.17
No 2 -5 went from good to indifferent
No 6 took 11.10 in 49th but I did beat the guy in 50th by 2mins but was 4.5 mins behined the guy in 40th Adam took 3.31. So by this stage he was leading in 16.23, Mark was 11th in 23.36 and I was 45th in 44.52
The rest of the course (7-18) took 46.48 compared with Mark 45.34 mins. He was tiring but that's encouraging.

At the start the map seemed very black and I could not make out the shape of the land and misinterpreted the veg mapping but then it just clicked. I did mis- read some paths throughout the run -perhaps the mapping is aging or it changes quickly?

I was distracted just before I started but that's an excuse. I did see other runners later which helps keep up the pace and I chose less adventurous routes and perhaps the course was more straightforward

But sometimes its a funny old sport...…..

Tuesday Mar 26 #

off road 1:11:42 [4] 7.0 mi (10:15 / mi)

Portishead coast path another sunny calm day, excellent for running. Again ran quite hard. Overshot where I had been turning -probably an extra 5 mins. So almost dead on 40mins by the time I returned. So ran significantly faster than the last run. Knees were sore from start but did not cause me to slow down. Another pleasing effort.
Sea was dead calm ands seascape quite magnificent

Monday Mar 25 #

off road 54:48 [4] 5.0 mi (10:58 / mi)

Today was a warm summer like day, windless and the ground hard and dry. A great day to do the standard route from Swineford. So pushed on this run, particularly the flat and down on the way back with the aim of doing under the hour. I should be able to do this its not terribly far but looking at the log took 68 mins at end of Jan. (Today also got stopped a couple of times, tractor, dogs, view and took seconds out which may have helped.) I don't understand this running malarkey often it does not make sense in a bad way but just sometimes its in a good one...….

Like the recent run on Twmbarlwm knee hurt on finishing downhill, did not affect time but may pay later

Sunday Mar 24 #

off road 1:45:00 [3] 8.0 mi (13:07 / mi)

Oliver Daniel Goy made an appearance and so to celebrate went for a long but very slow run through AC, Ashton plantation past the cricket pitch and 'Gracie's' wood. Knees terrible and very slow but really nice outing

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