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Training Log Archive: Old Daniel

In the 7 days ending Apr 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering5 3:53:12 17.58(13:16) 28.3(8:14)
  off road2 1:05:40 3.6(18:13) 5.8(11:19)
  road run2 40:00 1.93(20:42) 3.11(12:52)
  Total9 5:38:52 23.12(14:39) 37.21(9:06)

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Saturday Apr 20 #

1 AM

off road 13:00 [2] 1.0 km (13:00 / km)

Warm up
2 AM

off road 52:40 [3] 4.8 km (10:58 / km)

JK Middle race at Windmill Hill

Friday Apr 19 #

1 AM

road run 20:00 [2] 1.5 km (13:20 / km)

Good - warm up
2 AM

orienteering race (Urban) 15:49 [5] 2.8 km (5:39 / km)

JK Sprint Aldershot Garrison

Wednesday Apr 17 #

orienteering (Urban) 45:00 [4] 6.1 km (7:23 / km)

Have been quite enjoying doing some street orienteering, really a precautionary pre JK back protection strategy; so did another run at Portishead -43.55 made at least 3 mistakes and a couple of big hesitations -the root cause was either trying to look ahead to little or too much.....?

Tuesday Apr 16 #

orienteering (Urban) 45:00 [5] 6.1 km (7:23 / km)

Old Course around Henleaze (and Clover Ground). Watch said 41.45 which seems a bit fast - possibly missed out first two mins?

Monday Apr 15 #

orienteering (Urban) 55:00 [4] 6.3 km (8:44 / km)

Ran urban course from Bradley Stoke in 51.50. Noticed afterwards that I had missed a control out, and I would have done this had it been in an event. With urban, when there is quite a lot going on I have a continual conflict with looking ahead to spot viable routes and which way to leave the control and keeping track of progress, so it addition to the omission there were a couple of being hesitations and what's going on here moments.

Sunday Apr 14 #

1 AM

road run 20:00 [2] 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

Run to start (used this as warm up) and jogged back
2 AM

orienteering race 1:12:23 [4] 7.0 km (10:20 / km)

Cwm Lickey regional event. Quite keen to do this event as area has potential for good contrast between short technical legs in the mining areas and some route choice on the moor. I was disappointed, I suspect the Planner was trying not to duplicate the course from the recent CS Cup. Cannot think of another reason why we did not have any (ideally a loop of) short technical legs. I don't suppose anyone lost much time -that said I did not spike either 12 or 13 - mapping of gorse here was a bit past sell by date but controls ok as near big features.
I suspect that the root cause was that Brown courses here are > 8km this was 7km which would not have mattered if the site of the start had not meant that there was - 700m each way of near dead running to get to and from the 'meat' of the area. So there was no distance available for short technical legs and still have the down or round choice (that has been on every course ever set here) at end of the comb. The answer is always to go round and I always do even if you could match the time straight , which would be hard to do as there is a sheep track on part of the round, why would you?. However today because the foot is still very painful contouring (e.g. 5-6) I went straight but could not do the steep down as knee was giving way......isn't it wonderful getting old...…..

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