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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Oct 4, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:55:33 7.33(15:46) 11.8(9:48) 36027 /33c81%
  Warm up & strides2 25:00
  Recovery1 10:00
  Total2 2:30:33 7.33 11.8 36027 /33c81%

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Sunday Oct 4, 2009 #

Warm up & strides 10:00 [3]

Warm up before the SHI relay. Not feeling any more sprightly than yesterday.

Orienteering race 44:18 [4] **** 4.6 km (9:38 / km) +130m 8:26 / km
ahr:188 max:200 spiked:13/15c shoes: Integrators

Top run from Anne sneaking in just behind relay legend Kirsten Strain (every time people, every time) sent me off in second place on second leg, chasing Hazel. I got the better gaffle at number 2 (when I saw that boulder on opening my map I was dead chuffed) and was away. Had no idea whether I'd stayed ahead whilst battling through the scrub shit, but kept a cool head. Again, failed to set the world alight, but did what I needed to do. Brought us back in the lead and Rach kept it, to get first place. Excellent. England girls dominated again, and Hoddy went for a blaze of glory that oh so nearly worked. Good showing from a reduced English team.

I forgot how nice it feels to win.

Recovery 10:00 [3]

Short warm down with Vicky and Jo, who both had excellent runs on second leg that put me to shame!

Still worried about my HR. I think this is the end of "training" (not that there's been much really!) till I finish in the lab. I am so tired and I feel like I am very, very close to breaking. Which wouldn't be much fun, so I won't do that.

Saturday Oct 3, 2009 #

Warm up & strides 15:00 [3]

Jog about before the SHI. Not feeling particularly sprightly, I have to say. HR also high.

Orienteering race 1:11:15 [4] **** 7.2 km (9:54 / km) +230m 8:32 / km
ahr:190 max:202 spiked:14/18c shoes: Integrators

Hmm.. I was navigating pretty well for the majority of this course, until I caught people at the end and started to relax too much. Big error at number 17 cost me nearly 3 mins on Rach's split. But the rest of the course was steady - I can barely run these days, but at least that meant I was navigating well. Shame to let Fi sneak in front but I did what I needed to do for England - 5th place and we won W21 convincingly. I am however very concerned about my ridiculously high pulse - I have had blocked sinuses and felt like I'm fighting a cold for the last two weeks, and that clearly shows something as being not quite right! I blame it on final year PhDitis.

Wednesday Sep 30, 2009 #


Anyone got any size 5.5 O shoes with dobs I could borrow for the weekend (Integrators are my favourite). If it's wet I'm going to die without them.

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