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Training Log Archive: VeganKeegan

In the 7 days ending Feb 25:

activity # timemileskm+m
  skiing5 16:01:46 0.76 1.22
  orienteering 2 1:55:11 8.48(13:35) 13.65(8:26) 525
  running 1 21:05 2.15(9:50) 3.45(6:06) 7
  Total7 18:18:02 11.39 18.32 532

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Saturday Feb 25 #

1 PM

running 7:36 [3] 0.87 mi (8:42 / mi)
ahr:149 max:161

running 1:41 [3] 0.2 mi (8:22 / mi)
ahr:135 max:144

orienteering 18:44 [3] 2.83 mi (6:37 / mi) +37m 6:22 / mi
ahr:153 max:169

Short sprint course up north of Edinburgh somewhere. It was not the most technical but still quite fun. I felt pretty bad physically running it which was to be expected. I hadn't run in more than a week so hopping on to a race as my first thing back was clearly going to be a bit of a struggle. So felt a little slow and out of breath for all of it but felt good technically, no navigational errors just a few poor route choices. Managed to finish second which was a fun surprise.




running 11:48 [3] 1.07 mi (11:02 / mi) +7m 10:49 / mi
ahr:143 max:167

So these runs were all warm ups and cool downs but I really messed up my watch.
6 PM

orienteering 1:36:27 [3] 5.65 mi (17:04 / mi) +487m 13:28 / mi
ahr:141 max:181

Ah so this was just awful, probably some of the worst orienteering I have done in years. To set the stage this was Scottish Night Orienteering Champs, so it of course was happening at night. This was also only about 3 hours after the sprint and I hadn't run in a week. So a few things were lining up against me.

The first control was good and that was really the end of the good stuff. Completely messed up both the second and the third control and never really got back into the race. The second I messed up because I had no plan for quite a challenging control and the third I saw an unmarked fence that I assumed was the marked fence above the control, so I navigated as if that was true. For three I probably should have realized my mistake sooner, but it being dark and on a mapping style I didn't understand really confused me.

Anyway after those mistakes there were no more huge mistakes just quite slow. The ground was really rocky but covered in moss making it almost impossible to see where one could step. This with the hills resulted in me just slogging through the forest. In the end I still finished which I am happy about but the race was super brutal both physically and navigational for me.

Fairly disappointed in this race (finished more then 40 minutes off the winners) but not devasted. I had prepared very poorly for the race, had a bad headlamp, didn't know the mapping style or the forest and was quite tired from the sprint. Good motivation to keep working hard and maybe try some more night-o's.




Friday Feb 24 #

(rest day)

Didn't mean for this to be a rest day but travel be tiring

Thursday Feb 23 #

(rest day)

chill day after skiing

Wednesday Feb 22 #

skiing 4:00:00 [1]

Tuesday Feb 21 #

skiing 4:00:00 [1]

Monday Feb 20 #

skiing 4:00:00 [1]

11 AM

skiing 1:46 [3] 0.76 mi (2:19 / mi)
ahr:76 max:83

Sunday Feb 19 #


So skiing this week and was debating whether or not to keep mileage up/ running every day and decided against. My body, particularly my shins, have been hurting the last week or so and I think they could use a little down time from running. Also I just finished reading daniels training at the suggestion of someone from my log, and it highly emphasizes rest and how little you lose from even a week or two off. It also says that every 4th week should be easy. Since I am still exercising, my body is tired and it’s my fourth week I have decided to take this week off. Still will get in a few runs but not a huge priority.

skiing 4:00:00 [1]

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