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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Apr 14:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Skiing4 10:26:59 124.78(11.9/h) 200.81(19.2/h) 21910
  Orienteering - Forest1 1:05:49 4.69(14:02) 7.55(8:43) 385
  Total5 11:32:48 129.47(5:21) 208.35(3:20) 22296

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Sunday Apr 14 #

(injured) (sick)

11 AM

Orienteering - Forest race (Snowden Crags & Dob Wood) 1:05:49 [5] 7.55 km (8:43 / km) +385m 6:57 / km
ahr:156 max:178 (injured) (sick) shoes: Xtalon 212 (blk/red)

Despite 10 hours sleep, felt pretty dreadful this morning.
Double-migraine - which I rarely ever get, happened - weird flashing lights, headache; then more lights. Very nearly didn't come to this event.

But actually, felt ok once I arrived. Interesting crags at the start, mapped pretty precisely but hard to see their shapes from the edges. Vegetation mapping appalling, though. Struggled a bit with 7 since I have not learnt that a green x is a rootstock (expect these to be brown?) So was looking for a tree. Took circuitous routes on many controls to be safe as the area was complex. Need to ensure attack points are points rather than linear! And think more about height to gain/lose between AP and control.
Lost the most time on 20 which I knew was going to be hard and so did it really carefully; must've missed it by metres. I blame the map here because it was a small depression, but the small depression was on a large (unmapped) platform which was definitely the more prominent feature. For this reason missed it twice and spent a while stationary and confused.

Some legs I did really well, though, so that was nice.

Not seen any results yet but I suspect to be fairly average.

Achilles hurting a bit, although not too much.

Edit: 13th/33, pretty poor. Did well on the legs which were uphill and I took the straight route. Looks like I was too cautious and went round where others went straight.

Friday Apr 12 #

(injured) (sick)

Seem to have acquired a cold, dammit. Not had one for a while,I suppose.

Due to both this and the skinning, I did not go for a run today. Also the requirement to catch a 5am bus; yawn.
9 AM

Skiing (Val d'Isere off piste) 2:43:15 [3] 53.89 km (19.8 kph) +6361m
ahr:92 max:138 (injured) (sick)

Excellent last day - started out very foggy and thought it was going to be a bit grim, but brightened up in patches and the guide found some amazing snow.

One fall (video link to follow once I've uploaded it) where I found a buried rock. Otherwise though, no falls through user-error. Imho my skiing is pretty damn good.

For the afternoon the rest of the group all needed to pick up/ski with children, so I had the guide to myself (about £200-worth for £17.50; bargain). We skinned two-thirds of the way up Grande Motte (which is closed) on the Tignes glacier and then had a massive area of untouched silky snow to ourselves; then we came back into Tignes more or less over the top of the underground funicular ie navigating our way through the cliffs down a narrow couloir. Basically it was great and I didn't die (bonus).

Only 8 months to wait before more skiing!

Thursday Apr 11 #


Was going to go for a run yesterday but it was snowing; then was going to go for a run tonight but it's snowing.

Will go tomorrow whether it's snowing or not!
9 AM

Skiing (Warm up ski) 6:56 [3] 2.59 km (22.4 kph)
ahr:100 max:120 (injured)

No idea why this isn't part of the other activity.

Skiing (Val d'Isere off piste) 2:19:25 [3] 40.57 km (17.5 kph) +4822m
ahr:85 max:122 (injured)

Variable conditions. By 2pm or so my quads were getting really tired; struggling to maintain technique in the flat light. Hopefully better visibility for the last day of the season tomorrow!

Wednesday Apr 10 #

9 AM

Skiing (Val d'Isere off piste) 2:28:10 [3] 43.24 km (17.5 kph) +5042m
ahr:82 max:139 (injured)

Proper off piste with a guide; as usual going with a guide was great as he found some great fresh snow.
Quads burning at times; still not quite over Saturday's race!

Tuesday Apr 9 #

9 AM

Skiing (Val d'Isere & Tignes) 2:49:13 [3] 60.53 km (21.5 kph) +5685m
ahr:74 max:121 (injured)

Warm up day before the guiding starts, so practicing technique on the piste. Feeling pretty good. Weather amazing.

Monday Apr 8 #

(injured) (rest day)

Travelling for skiing #2. How the other half live, eh?

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