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Training Log Archive: TortoiseTam

In the 7 days ending Oct 30, 2021:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Running4 4:05:22 32.94(7:27) 53.0(4:38) 467
  Trail Running3 3:56:58 26.36(8:59) 42.43(5:35) 1512
  Orienteering 2 44:17 6.24(7:06) 10.04(4:25) 180
  Core / S+C1 20:00
  Total7 9:06:37 65.54 105.47 2159
  [1-5]7 8:46:37

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Saturday Oct 30, 2021 #

10 AM

Road Running 18:32 [2] 3.77 km (4:55 / km) +33m 4:43 / km
ahr:139 max:161 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Orienteering 15:24 intensity: (9:24 @4) + (6:00 @5) 3.84 km (4:01 / km) +67m 3:42 / km
ahr:175 max:186 shoes: togn

BCN TIC sprint race

Absolutely tipping it down so a large part of the race involved just staying on your feet. Additionally, the area had a load of 45° brick slopes that were each a few meters high, which in the conditions were impossible to get up and incredibly sketchy going down. Ran around the first few but after a while realised this was the bloody BCN TIC sprint race and so took my life into my own hands and went for it. Not a perfect run by any means, but just enough to edge the victory, potentially aided by the quasi-home field advantage.

Road Running 36:37 [2] 8.12 km (4:30 / km) +62m 4:21 / km
ahr:140 max:165 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Started off nice, but then went full monsoon for 10mins as I came back through Gràcia.

Friday Oct 29, 2021 #

7 AM

Trail Running 34:10 [2] 6.94 km (4:55 / km) +31m 4:49 / km
ahr:118 max:139 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Jogito.

Thursday Oct 28, 2021 #

5 PM

Road Running 17:48 [2] 3.56 km (5:00 / km) +61m 4:37 / km
ahr:129 max:150 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Orienteering 16:08 intensity: (10:00 @4) + (6:08 @5) 3.55 km (4:33 / km) +77m 4:06 / km
ahr:170 max:182 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Decided to join some of the Barcelona O boys for some Montjuic sprint O. Both running and naving okay and is always fun to do a little racing head-to-head. The map of the gardens around the Greek Theatre are really something too.

Orienteering 12:45 intensity: (7:45 @4) + (5:00 @5) 2.66 km (4:48 / km) +36m 4:30 / km
ahr:168 max:184 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Course 2 back over the fountains. Having to play some 3D chess with the added element of having to incorporate escalators into your routechoices. Huge fan.

Road Running 17:26 [2] 3.22 km (5:25 / km) +52m 5:00 / km
ahr:136 max:160 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Pootle home feeling kind of tired. Will maybe pay for this at the weekend, but oh well.

Wednesday Oct 27, 2021 #

8 PM

Trail Running 1:40:26 [2] 17.08 km (5:53 / km) +645m 4:57 / km
ahr:136 max:169 shoes: Asics Sonoma 4

Mid-week trip to Tibidabo. Headtorch has resulted in distance judgement going out the window.

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021 #

8 PM

Trail Running 35:28 [2] 5.88 km (6:02 / km) +293m 4:50 / km
ahr:135 max:159 shoes: Asics Sonoma 4

Trail Running 39:30 intensity: (10:00 @1) + (10:00 @2) + (10:00 @4) + (9:30 @5) 7.61 km (5:11 / km) +485m 3:56 / km
ahr:160 max:184 shoes: Asics Sonoma 4

3x 3mins, 3x 2mins, 3x 1min, 3x 30secs up a big old hill.
All in the darkness with the headtorch but felt like some good honest work.

Trail Running 27:24 [2] 4.92 km (5:34 / km) +58m 5:16 / km
ahr:131 max:163 shoes: Asics Sonoma 4

Tired leggies.

Monday Oct 25, 2021 #

12 PM

Road Running 57:54 [2] 12.26 km (4:43 / km) +152m 4:27 / km
ahr:129 max:146 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Not feeling too bad actually.

Core / S+C 20:00 [0]

Sunday Oct 24, 2021 #

8 AM

Road Running warm up/down 34:12 [2] 6.37 km (5:22 / km) +3m 5:21 / km
ahr:141 max:171 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Road Running race 33:57 [5] 10.0 km (3:24 / km) +42m 3:20 / km
ahr:179 max:185 shoes: togn

Had a free weekend so entered the Cursa de Bombers 10km round the centre of Barcelona, mainly because I thought it would be good fun to ping it round the closed streets with 7000 runners on a Sunday morning, and any nice time would of course be a nice bonus. Arrived at the start with 35mins to go and saw the worrying large queue for the bag-check. At another race I might have just hucked my stuff into a bush, but decided maybe not in the centre of Barcelona. Waited it out, and saw the next (and in retrospect, predictable) issue of the large toilet queue. However this was fairly non-negotiable so waited it out too as I got progressively more panicked.

In almost perfect dramatic timing, as I exited the toilet I heard the speaker announce that the first wave was off, and so I boosted thought the crowd, squeezing past the later waves and literally just made it across the start line in contat with the crowd but as literally the last person in the group and thus the race consisted of overtaking around 3000 runners. Thing could have been much worse as the streets were mostly pretty wide, although did have to make a few lateral moves in the first km, so a lot of the problem was also judging quite how to pace it (which looking at the trace I did not too bad a job I think). Passed the 40min pacer at about 2.5km and the 37min pacer at about 4 and gradually the rate of overtaking slowed until I actually had a solid head-to-head race with some guy from 9km to the finish.

Crossed the line with the clock showing just over 35mins, but with a chip time of 1:05 less than the gun time, just manged to sneak under 34. Probably could go a bit quicker with some better pre-race organisation on my part (although maybe that would have just lead to a faster start and a pop?), but at any rate I had a great time during the race so for sure I'm happy with the whole outing. Seems to be about one race like this every month or so, so it's pretty likely I'll do another one in short order

Road Running warm up/down 28:56 [2] 5.71 km (5:04 / km) +62m 4:48 / km
ahr:137 max:144 shoes: Mizuno Wave Riders 24

Tired.

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