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Training Log Archive: Bruce

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:31:56 10.58(8:41) 17.03(5:24)
  Orienteering2 1:09:40 5.98(11:39) 9.63(7:14)20 /22c90%
  Total4 2:41:36 16.56(9:45) 26.66(6:04)20 /22c90%

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Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering race 30:00 [1] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)

I slept ok, but when I got up I knew pretty soon that I was in a bit of trouble. When I tried to lift my right leg, I got some severe pain in my right groin/thigh. I tried to walk it off, but it was no use. After driving to the event I put myself through a late fitness test, but failed. Running today was out of the question.

I picked up my map and went for a short map walk to check out the terrain, before returning and helping out with some commentary.

My sports physician told me to call him when I next experience pain, so that is what I will be doing tomorrow.

Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

Orienteering race 14:40 [5] *** 3.63 km (4:03 / km)

ASC Galaxy Sprint - NOL8
University of Tasmania - Launceston

Quite a physical good race with avg pace 4:02m/km and 90% of the run under 5:30m/km pace, but frustrating not to be higher placed due to some sloppy navigation. 11th overall, but only 12 seconds away from 6th.
I lost 17 seconds on #11 (between the thickets - 2nd control on the western loop). I ran right past it, but the thicket configuration was different to how I interpreted it on the map. I looked on the end of the thicket, but the last bush on the thicket I ran to was actually another thicket on the map. I actually thought that the site was a bit dodgy, but if I had kept my head up as I was approaching the control I would have seen the flag and saved time.

I also lost about 10-15 seconds on a poor route choice to 8. I missed the straight/right option and ran an extra 60m around the left.

Really I should have been able to run around 14.10 easily.

I woke with a funny feeling in my right thigh/hamstring, probably related to the groin soreness from earlier in the week. It was only minor, so it didn't bother me once I warmed up. It would however have a big impact on any activities tomorrow.

Orienteering warm up/down 25:00 [1] 4.0 km (6:15 / km)

Friday Apr 17, 2009 #

(rest day)

Resting up for the ASC Galaxy Sprint tomorrow.
Pelvis and L/S spine x-rays taken this morning.

Thursday Apr 16, 2009 #

Running 46:07 [3] 9.46 km (4:52 / km)

A lap and a half of the tan. Late starting due to a meeting at work running through to 12:30pm. A good 10 minute section around the back of the tan track averaging under 4min/km. The rest was at jogging pace.
I had some mild pain from my left groin extending up to my left hip, but it got better throughout the run.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009 #

(rest day)

Meetings for most of the day.
Left groin was a little sore, possibly after the Sports Doctor did some poking and prodding last night.
He didn't have an answer, but has sent me for a pelvis x-ray, and told me to ask for an MRI scan if it gets bad again.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 #

Running 45:49 [3] 7.57 km (6:03 / km)

Mostly a recovery run, but I didn't feel too bad, and it was early in the week, so I threw in a couple of surges for stages 8, 9 and 10 of the Botanical Fartlek.
Then a nice gentle recovery back to work.

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