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Training Log Archive: mat-d

In the 7 days ending Nov 11, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ORIENTEERING3 1:56:31 8.7 14.034 /39c87%
  RUNNING5 1:38:00
  CLIMBING1 1:30:00
  BIKING1 1:05:00
  Total6 6:09:31 8.7 14.034 /39c87%
averages - sleep:8.5 rhr:44

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Sunday Nov 11, 2007 #

RUNNING warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Asics Trainers

warming up/down for the big one...also watching where other people went!

ORIENTEERING race (Venice Street O) 1:12:55 [5] **** 10.2 km (7:09 / km)
spiked:21/25c shoes: Asics Trainers

The BIG one!
Managed to get lost on the way to number one slightly (after eating in a restaurant the evening before near there!!) and then got back on track until I lost lots of concentration after about 50-55 minutes of running. Made silly errors like missing canals, bridges and turning the wrong way ever though I was repeating instructions in my head... Was an amazing experience again like last year though. Brilliant concept for an orienteering race. Unfortunately I managed to knee a little girl in the head coming off one of the bridges. I rightly picked her up dusted her down and apologised... not much I could do really... those American/Japanese tourists though - could you get any more in the way??

Be back same time same place next year.

RUNNING warm up/down 10:00 [1]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Couldn't be arsed to warm down really... but i did a bit of stretching and a jog. Then ran after some pigeons in Per San Marco...!!

Saturday Nov 10, 2007 #

ORIENTEERING race (Venezia Park-O) 23:36 [5] **** 3.8 km (6:13 / km)
spiked:13/14c slept:9.5 shoes: Asics Trainers

Psyched for this one - short sharp bursts of energy with great routechoices. Made one slip up but found my place and carried on sprinting..
Really enjoyed it and came 8th / 110 competitors!
I was buzzing at the end!

RUNNING warm up/down 25:00 [2]

Warm up/down along the Venetian promenade looking out to the sea...

Friday Nov 9, 2007 #

RUNNING hills 3:00 [3]

Ran to get some milk - ahh really looking forward to the Park-O and drinking the Mulled wine at the end of the race!! Venice here is come!

Thursday Nov 8, 2007 #


Spot of running today then I'll be completely knackered for the weekend..
Also trying to meet up with Jane tomorrow at a silly airport might be a little problematic then trying to find a small apartment rented by Irish people I don't know int he middle of Venice may just about take me over the edge!

ORIENTEERING 20:00 [5] ****
shoes: Asics Trainers

Ran round a bit of my planned course then realised I couldn't see - it was pitch black. I even had a head torch. Oh well - a little practise goes a long way!! I hope.

RUNNING warm up/down 5:00 [2]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Running around in the dark

Wednesday Nov 7, 2007 #

rhr:44 slept:7.5

Well I haven't done anything yet but if this box doesn't get filled by the end of the day then I'm going to get angry at myself!!...

BIKING (Stupid Dusk Off Road) 1:05:00 [4]

Me and Jon decided the best thing to do was to go mountain biking in the dusk... parked in the twilight next to Ladybower Bridge then rode on the path along to cutthroat bridge - up past derwent edge and then down past High House to Ladybower over some of the slippiest, muddiest terrain in the dark...Awesome adrenaline rush!! and back in time for....

CLIMBING (Bouldering/Route Climbing) 1:30:00 [4]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

A spot of Route Climbing at the Foundry with Howard Road Girls and the others.
Did a couple of F6a's then got so pumped that all i could do was a bit of bouldering with massive gaps in the middle. Was brilliant to get back on the ropes and all I've been doing is bouldering recently. Not that specific really for Venice - but I'm getting there!!


Also... did some planning - Finishing Eccy Woods and looking at Lakeside maps ready for the 25th Nov

Tuesday Nov 6, 2007 #


As I've done pretty much shit all training recently, I'm going to nuckle down this week and do some sprint-o stuff around Walkley etc. ready for the Venice Street Race. No idea why I'm not doing anything... maybe I'm having too much fun!


RUNNING warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Warm up and down near Ponderosa

RUNNING hills (SpringVale/Alpine Loops) 20:00 [5]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Springvale, Bates Street and Alpine Road Loops with Jon. Bloody hell I'm knackered. Great Session. Knee hurts a little though! uh oh!

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