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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Sep 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad2 9:05:15 35.74(15:15) 57.53(9:29) 3865
  Orienteering - Forest1 2:50:07 9.56(17:48) 15.38(11:04) 1303
  Running - Road/Track2 2:33:19 16.29(9:25) 26.21(5:51) 325
  Total5 14:28:41 61.59(14:06) 99.12(8:46) 5492

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Sunday Sep 15 #

9 AM

Orienteering - Forest race (Lake District Mountain Tr) 2:50:07 [5] 15.38 km (11:04 / km) +1303m 7:46 / km
ahr:128 max:170 shoes: Mudclaw 275 (blk)

Wanted to change to Medium but that's not an allowable change. After the jog around the car park and given the forecast I thought Short was sensible - Actually though the weather was pretty perfect for running and I felt ok, so shouldn't have wimped out. Never mind - next year maybe not 30 miles the day before.

Failed to get used to the scale of the map and started contouring on 1 much sooner than I thought. Then expected to be finding the control about halfway and got confused when the stream angles weren't right. Massive visualisation fail when actually arrived at the control and saw the size of the feature it was in.

Good to 2 although bad mapping. Some dotted land contouring around Bowfell was very rocky, other parts sparse, no difference on map. Glad I contoured rather than over Bowfell.

Same issue on 3 as 1, lost time dropping off an unnecessary cliff which isn't even on the map, thinking I needed to go around it, nearly a km before the actual cliff was. I think it would help me a lot to think in distances more; e.g. 'there's a cliff in 1km' rather than my current 'do x when I get to the cliff.' That works in orienteering because all the features are on the map! Need to adapt my technique.

Got into the scale from 4 on though and happy from here.good route up the gill to bad weather control and then nice stream AP. Then avoided rocky section of Cold Pike and came nicely around the bottom of Pike o Blisco; then careful to 6 using compass and streams paid off. Mistake on 7 since didn't read CDs and was expecting a crossing point and not a bridge! Also mistook several sheep with red writing on them for controls at a distance.

Pleased with 4th; 4mins off 3rd which would've been achievable easily without the faffing on 1/3/7, but miles behind the top 2. N in 7th, so running < orienteering still, at the moment!

Saturday Sep 14 #

8 AM

Running - Offroad long (Abraham's Tea Round) 7:47:00 [5] 45.51 km (10:16 / km) +3482m 7:25 / km
ahr:124 max:170 shoes: Mudclaw G260

With Nathanael this time. Wanted to take my last opportunity this year before the light and weather go downhill for a fast round, and wanted to try clockwise in order to compare...and wanted more free cake. The forecast was good for today and bad for Sunday, so decided the good weather day should be the long day. It was verging on too warm at times; had to stop for more (than carried 1L) water before Hopegill.

I preferred anti-clockwise I think, for lots of reasons. The expected time gains in this direction didn't really materialise; with N not there and so not losing time chatting etc, and with the same weather, I think it would be largely similar. It's still slow down High Stile in this direction too due to the unevenness of the rocky steps which I didn't appreciate on the way up. Then the Buttermere ridge which is lovely going down, just takes ages going up.

N commented that the poles made me significantly faster uphill. I reckon I'm just fitter than a few months ago.

Plus the poles definitely make a massive difference.

The lime and courgette cake was good.

Great to meet up with the Macc guys in the pub in Glenridding afterwards.

Catbells 49
Robinson 1:58
High Stile 3:18
Hopegill 5:15
Grisedale 5:32
High Crag 6:03
Sail 6:10
Causey 6:30
Rowling 6:43
Barrow 7:09

Friday Sep 13 #

(rest day)

Just quite a lot to do and need to get up early...

Thursday Sep 12 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (MaccH A Group) 1:16:09 [3] 14.21 km (5:22 / km) +189m 5:02 / km
ahr:132 max:164 shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Definitely felt like the A Group tonight, especially in the heavy rain for the last 20 minutes.
Hiatus halfway whilst we caught some dogs and took them home for some children who appeared to have lost their leads?! Random.

Struggling for pace at the start but feeling pretty good later on.

Getting very dark run running through trees; dangerous in places with no torches.

Wednesday Sep 11 #

6 PM

Running - Offroad (MaccH Fell Training) 1:18:15 [3] 12.02 km (6:31 / km) +383m 5:37 / km
ahr:135 max:159 shoes: Inov-8 Roclite 305

Easy with the fell group. Feeling pretty much fine now, should be fine for the faster road group tomorrow.

Nice evening; headtorches required now! #winteriscoming

Tuesday Sep 10 #

6 PM

Running - Road/Track (BollyH Road) 1:17:10 [3] 12.0 km (6:26 / km) +136m 6:05 / km
ahr:144 max:170 shoes: Nike Pegasus 35

Easy with BollyH. Calves really tight but ok otherwise. HR data nonsense.

Monday Sep 9 #

(rest day)

A bit tired. Plus everything aches.

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