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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending May 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad3 5:01:46 33.49(9:01) 53.89(5:36) 1656
  Orienteering - Forest2 1:31:36 8.51(10:46) 13.69(6:41) 363
  Total5 6:33:22 41.99(9:22) 67.58(5:49) 2019

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Sunday May 20 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Brun Valley Forest Park) 1:03:02 [3] 9.02 km (6:59 / km) +192m 6:19 / km
ahr:124 max:144 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

3rd/24 despite a terrible run losing about 8 mins.
Could only have been 2nd, though.

(1) take more time over bearings rather than following elephants...
(2) if the contours don't seem to fit then work out why rather than just running around. This happened twice today and the reason why was because significant contour features are hidden under the (unbroken) circles. I should've been able to work that out at the time.

Saturday May 19 #

Running - Offroad race (Hathersage Hurtle) 2:36:18 [5] 31.45 km (4:58 / km) +800m 4:25 / km
ahr:144 max:160 (sick) shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

Relatively uninteresting, probably should've gone with the fell race (a third of the distance though, and I fancied something long). Really good views but surface was definitely 'easy trail'.
Really really hot. Wore my new cap (inov8 sell one exactly the same maroon as the Macc vest, which is nice) and it performed admirably. Also remembered to wear suncream despite arriving 20 mins later than planned due to a cycle race closing roads (surprised to see anyone out, thought the country would be watching the wedding!).

Didn't carry water as I thought the water stations would be sufficient, though this was a good decision although it was pretty marginal.

Got lost near the end - luckily I was carrying the map and was able to mitigate the results of this, didn't go much further than the official route.


Didn't lose any places as a result of the error as the guy behind me went the same way. I apologised afterwards and he said 'I should know better,I did the race last year'. At the finish it turns out the majority of people has gone wrong and they had to send someone out to mark it better :)

Last few km were necessarily a brisk jog - definitely still ill. Pleased to overtake a couple of people up the hill to Stanage Edge and then another one along the top - ie when it became marginally technical (but not really). Guy at the end who I'd passed congratulated me on my technique on the technical bit. He has clearly not been to the lakes.

Friday May 18 #

(sick) (rest day)

Thursday May 17 #


Terrible night last night, proper fever with constant shivering and everything, for at least 3 hours. Thought I was probably going to die.

Basically fine today so not sure what that was about.

EDIT, incorrect, definitely ill...

Wednesday May 16 #

Running - Offroad race (Shining Tor Fell Race) 45:19 [5] 10.09 km (4:29 / km) +349m 3:50 / km
ahr:161 max:188 (sick)

Lovely evening again. A few hundred metres of road and then an ascent which is on paths and runnable all the way up. Struggled aerobically but legs felt ok. Then undulating along the flags along the top, Shining Tor and Cat's Tor, great views, then a 3k long descent which according to the road runners was 'technical' but I would have described it as 'not technical'.

Felt like a good race for me but miles behind the leaders; think I was 25th of 300 or so. Didn't make the Macc team; 5th Harrier I think.

Another really good race though :)

Tuesday May 15 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Lyme Park intro) 28:34 [5] 4.67 km (6:07 / km) +171m 5:10 / km
ahr:133 max:150 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

One annoying mistake due to not reading map closely enough, otherwise good.
Lovely evening again.

Monday May 14 #

Running - Offroad (MH Fell Training) 1:40:09 [3] 12.35 km (8:07 / km) +507m 6:44 / km
ahr:113 max:149 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

Nice and relaxed in the sun. Back to carrying c.4kgs for the slow ones.
Feeling alright.

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