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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling5 3:37:43
  Orienteering2 2:10:28 9.32(14:00) 15.0(8:42) 51031 /40c77%
  Total7 5:48:11 9.32 15.0 51031 /40c77%
averages - sleep:7.8 rhr:48 weight:58.4kg

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Sunday Sep 9, 2007 #

Orienteering 1:14:00 [4] ***** 6.9 km (10:43 / km) +350m 8:33 / km
ahr:177 max:189 spiked:15/20c rhr:44 slept:10.5 (sick) shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Feeling alright but still slighty bunged in my head today, and decided I couldn't miss the chance to run at Birsemore Hill (or Fungle as it was advertised, which is a far better name!). Beautiful forest with plenty of variation, semi open heathery marshy stuff, intricate plantation, small patches of thick green and a really tough steep rocky slope to finish. Errors:

2-3: Came off the higher boulder but no accurate compass and drifted to the wrong clearing
3-4: Dropped much lower than planned and didn't catch on straight away, and physically really tough the whole way - should have stayed highers in more white stuff
9-10: Was on line till halfway then instead of pushing up the hill dropped down.
14-15: AP too far away and drifted from it, ended up too low and had to retrace steps back up hill
17-18: Really unconfident, trying to go into the green early - no real attack point past marshy re entrant.

Mistakes therefore mostly post attack point when wasn't accurate enough on leaving them - need to work on this. Physically felt strong despite a coughing fit on the way to number 13!

Saturday Sep 8, 2007 #

Orienteering 56:28 [4] **** 8.1 km (6:58 / km) +160m 6:21 / km
ahr:181 max:195 spiked:16/20c rhr:43 slept:5.0 (sick) shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Brown course at Crathes. Ran pretty easily but fresh legs must have been moving pretty fast! A few small muddles but nothing major. Had a bit of a coughing fit at one point and slightly tight chest in a couple of spots, but generally feeling alright and really enjoyed the course despite the long run out early on.

Friday Sep 7, 2007 #

Cycling 15:34 [2]
ahr:112 max:135 rhr:45 slept:7.5 (sick) (rest day)

Slightly faster cycle into work today, feeling much more like myself but my ear's a bit blocked up. Still, should be good for tomorrow, whoop! I'm dead bored of resting. I blame it on Modest Mouse.

Cycling 18:44 [2]
ahr:113 max:146

Cycle speed a upped a bit, feeling much better now.

Thursday Sep 6, 2007 #

Cycling 18:47 [2]
ahr:109 max:143 rhr:44 slept:8.0 (sick) (rest day)

Feeling a bit better this morning and heart rate back down - slept much better despite waking a couple of times with green goo to cough up (Mmm, nice). Still a bit sore in the old throat so just the cycle into work and back today and tomorrow, keeping the HR below 70% of max. Easier on the way in than the way home! Should then be right as rain for a belt around Crathes and Fungle at the weekend and a boost to the autumn training start! Also might head to Fontainebleau for a day out from Paris next week, have looked at some maps and it looks fantastic. Eeee!

Cycling 40:55 [2]
ahr:104 max:139 (sick) (rest day)

Easy cycle out to Shitehill to pick up Jeff, who's looking nice and sparkly after costing me pretty much all of my disposable income for three months. Unfortunately that income had pretty much been disposed of and now I am in cash stress. Rah!

Wednesday Sep 5, 2007 #

rhr:62! slept:4.0 (sick) (rest day)

Bleurgh, woke up this morning to a very high heart rate and a thick head. I say woke up, I'm not sure how much I was actually asleep, having had one of those horrible nights where every time you drop off to sleep your throat fills with phlegm and you cough and swallow and you still feel like shite. So not the rest I was planning on and hence caught the bus into work. Might cycle easily back as I don't like leaving my bike at work, but am going to leave early and have an easy afternoon I think. Saw Kirsty on the bus and she was very understanding as she knows this is the first time I've caught a bus to work erm, ever. Now to my primer designing and then I can go!

Cycling 27:18 [2]
ahr:95 max:136 slept:4.0 (sick) (rest day)

Didn't want to leave my bike at work two nights running in case it got nicked so cycled home really slowly with HR monitor on to go nuts if I went above 70% of my heart rate. I didn't, so that was good, and felt okay when cycling. Will hopefully sleep better tonight.

Tuesday Sep 4, 2007 #

Cycling 16:27 [2]
ahr:133 max:160 slept:7.75 weight:58.4kg

Cycle into work - down the Pleasance and then up Cowgate - much better than Meadows and Lothian Road.

Cycling 19:10 [4]
ahr:109 max:151

Cycle up to George Square - Quads totally screaming at me.

Cycling 15:48 [2]
ahr:96 max:143

Cycle back to The Western.


Feeling totally rubbish, tired and achey by the time I left the lab, so walked back with Sarah and left the bike at work. Early night tonight, the Twilight Sad gig will have to be missed.

Monday Sep 3, 2007 #

Cycling 45:00 [3]

Into work and back - a bit later as had to get back from Glasgow so not too bad traffic wise, then stayed in the lab till 7 so actually quite pleasant on the way back. Legs killing though and not much energy.

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