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Training Log Archive: abarn

In the 7 days ending Oct 8:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 1:43:02 12.61(8:10) 20.3(5:05)
  Rockclimbing1 1:30:00
  Touch Rugby1 1:00:00 2.49(24:08) 4.0(15:00)
  Orienteering1 41:26 3.54(11:42) 5.7(7:16)
  Total6 4:54:28 18.64 30.0

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Saturday Oct 8 #


Rest day because I've been feeling off. Also didn't help that I only had 1.5 hours of sleep last night. Easy jog or climb tomorrow hopefully.

Friday Oct 7 #

Running 31:59 [3] 6.0 km (5:20 / km)

Run to coogee then around the cliffs to the north. Heaps of people out! It was like a festival! There were even people around the cliffs in parts which is pretty unusual. One couple I'm pretty sure was having sex, and another group of teenagers were definitely getting high.

Felt absolutely horrible though. Even the first km up the slight hill to Randwick was difficult and then coming home back up from Gordon's bay I almost had to walk I was feeling so rough. Something is definitely not right. Heart rate was also really high. About 5 minutes after stopping (from what was a pretty easy pace) my HR was still at 110 so I checked it manually and it was correct. Definitely going to take a couple of days off/very easy. House party at our place tonight and I really wanted to drink but not sure if it's a great idea :/

Thursday Oct 6 #

Running 15:57 [3] 3.7 km (4:19 / km)

Supposed to be an easy run over to Richards. Actually felt really tough despite being mostly downhill or flat. I think I'm unwell in some way but not really sure what because I feel fine (admittedly I do feel quite tired) otherwise. Need to take it easy.

Wednesday Oct 5 #

Rockclimbing 1:30:00 [3]

Climbing session at 9 Degrees with Bayu!

Got 3 new reds! Couldn't have done it without Bayu's help and inspiration. I pretty much gave up on each one of them and he convinced me to keep trying. Pretty satisfying session.

Finished up with legless laps on both the blue overhangs.

NOTE: Started out feeling pretty off. Weak and sore but after a good warm up and pushing through it it got better.

Tuesday Oct 4 #

Running 55:06 [3] 10.6 km (5:12 / km)

Track session with the squad.

Warm up, drills and run throughs as usual.

3x2000m, with 5 min rests - 6:53, 6:50, 6:45

Still tired from the weekend and coughing a lot. To be honest felt pretty shabby at the start so was surprised to be able to get through the session feeling good at the end. Final 2k was a handicapped start, I found that chasing the others down really helped me get across the line.

Warm down and stretches.

Ride home

Monday Oct 3 #

Touch Rugby 1:00:00 [3] 4.0 km (15:00 / km)

Touch training with the gang down at Paine reserve. No game today thankfully because I was still feeling quite tired after the weekend

Sunday Oct 2 #

Orienteering race 41:26 [3] 5.7 km (7:16 / km)

Australian Middle Distance Championships.

Came fifth! 3rd if you don't count the kiwis! Pretty happy with that.

It all came down to navigation. I made only 1 significant error. Otherwise I was super careful the whole race and kept really good contact and took lots of careful bearings. So as a result I really didn't get a chance to run all that fast (which I think was ok since I wasn't 100% well). It's always a trade off between running speed and care in navigation and I think that I almost got the balance right, but was just a little too cautious at times. It was a conscious decision that I made because of the terrain to focus on nav at whatever the running speed cost. This shows in my splits. In general, each individual split is actually quite slow seeming to average somewhere around 10-11th fastest. But at the same time winsplits has only identified one mistake which was only ~1min so in a race like this it's clear that consistency is king.

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