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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 31 days ending Dec 31, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:36:39 20.95(10:21) 33.71(6:26) 396
  Orienteering2 1:52:52 7.56(14:56) 12.17(9:16) 65
  Walking1 1:04:44 3.62(17:52) 5.83(11:06) 58
  Total7 6:34:15 32.13(12:16) 51.71(7:37) 519

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Friday Dec 30, 2016 #

Running (SR - Duncraig Line) 47:30 [3] 7.29 km (6:31 / km) +125m 6:00 / km
ahr:170 max:184 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Went and did the Duncraig timetrail line course - I knew there was hills - and to be honest I didnt find them too bad (was expecting worse) however they where enough to undo me in conjunction with the heat / post xmas weight gain / bad eating last few weeks.

Just felt a bit powerless out their and found myself walking a fair bit. oh well - at your own pace!

I changed my pre-planned course abit I think for the better - 1 resulted in a bit more climb so maybe not the best call there but I feel like I was pretty clean through the course. Must admit how I was feeling made it seem long around the 5-6 control point. Funny as last week I did another 1km in the same time and was pushing the whole way!

Was interesting doing a line course in the suburbs very different feel to it.

Friendly neighborhood though quite a few walkers out and about and people in their gardens greeting me as I shuffled past.

I look forward to improving my time trail later in the year when i am fitter and its cooler.
10 PM

Running (Long Night Run) 1:12:16 [3] 9.99 km (7:14 / km) +106m 6:52 / km
ahr:143 max:159 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Meandering run around my place with Wil. A bit sore as second run of day. shin sore towards end but not shin splints more a dull ache. Tummy not good and only just made it inside in time at end!

Bad chaffing/rash from the HRM strap. Other than those complaints nice run with some intermittent walking.

I gave Wil a batter from my lights as his had died - sadly I dropped it and cracked the plastic cover (no biggie) on closer inspection though it looked like I may have popped the base out. darn - it still worked fine but wonder if its properly damaged or superficial. find out when I get it back.

Friday Dec 23, 2016 #

10 PM

Running (SR - South Lake Score) 47:23 [4] 8.28 km (5:43 / km) +63m 5:31 / km
ahr:184 max:171 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Wil planned the course on the drive to South Lake. I told him 6 min km I was happy with so he decided to stretch me and put in about 8km. ended up being abit more than that. but I worked abit harder and had 5.45 ave. Felt like I could have finished in time but eased the pace mid course because I was unsure on pushing it the whole way.

Enjoyed the area - flat and fast - wish I was a bit fitter. Wil could have completed the course but he made a wrong turn and was out of my sight so I couldnt correct him so it looks like I beat him on score by 10 points because he missed a few controls and came in only a minute faster than me.

People seemingly drove slowly when they saw our headlamps which was nice.

All-in-all enjoyed it, probably a tad far planned but to be honest if I pushed harder probably could have got it - next time. Was a nice night run perfect temp for it.

Sunday Dec 18, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering (Christmas Special) 58:32 [2] 5.2 km (11:15 / km) +38m 10:52 / km
ahr:145 max:178 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

A jog around the carine open space whilst hunting controls.Emma and Will came and walked around the lake and they enjoyed themselves too - was a lovely day for it.

Didnt hear all of ricky's intro/clues at start so only heard that there where words in the flags not that they where pointing to the location - so after the first flag just decided to run to anything I felt was a ricky style location for a control - I know I missed some in north because I purposely didnt go there - shin where sore as where knees - surprisingly after not doing much recently I expected that they would be all good.

A lot of guess work on the clues - took me a while to realise that the two clues where two different questions.

I did go a bit crazy at one point misread a sign placement and ran in towards the lake in the long grass... the thought of snakes and the sharp grass needles soon had me backing out of that stupidity then I saw the sign I was aiming for oops.

Enjoyed it despite the slow pace and minor pain - good seeing fletch back in town - he apologized for not running Gero SR yet - no biggie really, his been injured and its open a full year - im sure hell get to it - mind you his in perth for a few weeks so he might find some escape on the other 3 courses :P Also good to see the water bottles getting some use :)

Thanks to Ricky for setting up a novel event nice concept :)

Wednesday Dec 7, 2016 #

9 PM

Running (Long Night Run) 49:30 [2] 8.15 km (6:04 / km) +102m 5:43 / km
ahr:159 max:173 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Nice night for it - cruised along felt pretty good. didnt go too hard, felt a bit tight in the calves but nothing pinged even on the hills so happy days - still not feeling 100% green shit still got the better of me - hopefully this helps clear the system so I can get back to it properly.

Some stretches required.

Sunday Dec 4, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Thornlie-Crestwood) 54:20 [3] 6.97 km (7:48 / km) +27m 7:39 / km
ahr:163 max:184 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Wanted to be out early - but ended up being a bit of a rush to the start - luckily they set us off a few minutes late which allowed me to orgnise myself and say hi to a few people.

Gosh pushing the pram off paths is hard work! However was nice to be running again and lungs felt near to 100% so hopefully I am on the far end of the tail end of this green crap now!

Controls where close together and reasonably simplistic - wish I could have gone solo would have been a fast run.

South first 2 - 1 - 28 - 24 - 23 - 22 -21 - 4 - 5 -14 - 7 - 13 (didnt read description so overshot it and came back) - 16 - 17 - 15 - 20 Dropped 18 and 19. At this point was thinking this is straightforward and simple - but Tash's master plan had lured me in and the internals where tricky after all.

North along road and back to 6 via 13/ path east of 7, then 8- 27 - 12 - 25 - realized I should go 9 first now because of exit strategy. - 9 - 26, shouted smile at the kids getting photgraphed in under pass - 11 - 10 east to main road - 29 where paul caught me just before the park - put the rockets on to go around the park in the same time Paul went through - apparently hit 4 min 37 here. didnt like this control as only had to leave pram on road which felt dodgy. Then coasted in with Paul to the end.

Overall pretty enjoyable run and well set - Also won the spot prize! yay for a control description holder, have wanted one for a while now.

Saturday Dec 3, 2016 #

10 PM

Walking (Easy Walk) 1:04:44 [1] 5.83 km (11:06 / km) +58m 10:35 / km
ahr:114 max:150 shoes: ASICS GEL - Nimbus 17

Just out for a casual walk - was actually quite nice getting out tonight - dodged the rain.

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