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Training Log Archive: Oranj

In the 7 days ending Sep 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:27:23 10.04(14:41) 16.15(9:08) 30055 /77c71%
  Total3 2:27:23 10.04(14:41) 16.15(9:08) 30055 /77c71%

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Sunday Sep 3, 2017 #

10 AM


Feeling decidedly battered this morning. It's chucking it down in Cornwall, there's a river running down the pavement outside my hostel

Decided to bin this morning's long course. Aside from the unpleasant notion of jogging round some sand dunes for an hour and a half in the pouring rain with a dodgy achilles and an even dodgier shoulder, I had doubts about how easily I could get my car in and out of the muddy track to the assembly field.

Might go for a stroll later once this rain dies down. Got soaked just walking 5 minutes to the paper shop, not easy to get things dried out here.

Seems like I made a good call - even the fastest in my AG were out there for 90 minutes

Saturday Sep 2, 2017 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Caddihoe middle distance) 54:12 [3] *** 6.62 km (8:11 / km) +125m 7:29 / km
ahr:139 max:155 spiked:19/25c (injured)

Course 2 - nominal 5.1km, 110m

A better area than yesterday and the rough bits were marked as green/dk green which helped navigation. Fewer brambles too. Still just jogging though - achilles very stiff this morning and my quads were in bits after yesterday's mega 4km, LOL!

A bit far left for #1 and #3 (found another control that wasn't mine). Looped around near the circle for #5 in the undergrowth, S-shaped run for #6. Then a good few controls with a bit more tramping about in the undergrowth for #11. Some more open land for the second half inamongst the dunes proper. I didn't want to trip on my busted shoulder so followed longer, more open routes in the main. Overran #17 and had to drop down into the depression to get it when I should've approached from the other side, and a bit poor for #22 - should've crossed the hump from #21 rather than running all the way round but getting tired, even at this pace.
7 PM

Orienteering race (Caddihoe day 1 urban) 38:46 [2] ** 5.53 km (7:01 / km) +31m 6:49 / km
ahr:125 max:139 spiked:30/36c (injured)

L achilles v sore. Course was a bit of an extended sprint style, in and around the college buildings. Probably quite interesting if you were racing. Came out of #1 the wrong way for #2, S instead of W (+3½min), and then jogged round the rest. Still not last! (16th/17 at download).

Looking at Routegadget, seems there was a cut-through from #6 to #7 which I missed (it was covered by a purple connecting line so I didn't gamble on it being open, bah)

Friday Sep 1, 2017 #

Event: Caddihoe
6 PM

Orienteering (Caddihoe training day) 54:25 [3] *** 4.0 km (13:36 / km) +144m 11:32 / km
ahr:131 max:152 spiked:6/16c (injured)

Middle course of the three on offer

A pleasant surprise to meet Carol E, jogging back to the car park as I was setting out.

Quads seized up in the first 5min, ugh. That'll be the effect of doing absolutely nothing at all for the past 4 days. The terrain wasn't exactly runnable though, just about the most horrible "open" I've ever encountered, not to mention the sand dunes. Will the next two days be like this?

Up the wrong reentrant for #5 and found #6. Ran past #9 on a dune ridge and doubled back twice uphill to find it. Very hesitant through the last few controls, found #15 on my way to #13, etc. Legs like concrete, oh dear. Had to walk back to the finish. Didn't even think about my achilles or cracked collarbone, although they were deffo there.

Monday Aug 28, 2017 #

10 AM


Achilles largely pain free now, but with missed training it seems like Abingdon marathon is going to be a fun run now so decided to give it as much rest as possible before next weekend in Cornwall and binned Abingdon urban too, which was a shame. Both maps looked good.

To cap it all, out for an easy spin on Monday morning, took a tumble off my bike on a poorly maintained cycle path and fell heavily on my R shoulder. Meh

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