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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Feb 28, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 2:16:00 15.2(8:57) 24.46(5:34)
  Strength2 1:20:00
  Orienteering1 1:13:49 4.66(15:50) 7.5(9:51) 31010 /13c76%
  Warm up & strides1 10:00
  Total5 4:59:49 19.86 31.96 31010 /13c76%

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Sunday Feb 28, 2010 #

Warm up & strides 10:00 [3]

Run to registration and up to the start, after helping a lady (it wasn't your Mum was it Jenny?) get her keys out of the portaloo. Ewww!

Orienteering 1:13:49 [4] *** 7.5 km (9:51 / km) +310m 8:09 / km
ahr:178 max:189 spiked:10/13c shoes: Inov8s

Eurgh. I'm sorry Martyn and Steve, but that was a crap course. Number one, run to the middle of the trees. 2 was fine. Number 3, run to the trees, follow a path. I messed up the end of this one a little bit by there being far more paths on the map.

3-4: I think one of the worst legs I have ever run on. 1.5km slog across the moor, ice cold watery marsh, no route choice, no complex end control. Just awful.

4-5: Striaght back down again. By the time I reached the track I could no longer feel my feet.

Messed up 6, was too low, not focussing enough on the detail or slowing down enough.

6-7: Boring. 7-8 - only nice leg. Lovely little quarry bit, really nice.

8-9: Think I nailed the route choice by going high.

9-10: Total screw up. Thought I was on the lower path, and came off at a parallel attack point. Messed around a bit, then found my actual attack point. Then didn't have the confidence to descend, before I fannied about a bit and finally did it. Really poor.

The last three controls were fine, but the early course was so, so poorly planned. Physically I was slow but managing to keep turning over, so not too bad.


Check out these dead legs! And this is tough, tussocky moor, not runnable stuff!


At least I wasn't alone on number 10!

Saturday Feb 27, 2010 #


I am still shattered. Easy day today and Ilkley Moor tomorrow. Fed up of feeling like this now! Feeling like there might not be much point going to BUSA...

Friday Feb 26, 2010 #

Strength 30:00 [1]
ahr:122 max:146 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Second very heavy strength session. Good on the machines, lower back feeling a bit weird on the planks so didn't do the whole lot.

Running 38:00 intensity: (18:00 @2) + (20:00 @3) 4.3 mi (8:50 / mi)
ahr:160 max:180 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Very muddy run along the Aire to Eb's in Rodley. 4 mins aero, 20 mins sub threshold, 14 mins aero. Muddy fun!

Thursday Feb 25, 2010 #


Can I stop hacking up green goo now please? Not doing anything today, after 8 hours of trying to file the box that can not be filed, I feel like absolute crap.

Wednesday Feb 24, 2010 #

Running 34:00 intensity: (7:00 @1) + (7:00 @2) + (15:00 @3) + (5:00 @4) 3.8 mi (8:57 / mi)
ahr:164 max:187 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Threshold run. Felt rubbish at the start but pushing well by the end. Very soggy. The naughty wood is sooooo nice!

Tuesday Feb 23, 2010 #

Strength 50:00 [1]
ahr:105 max:138

Very heavy strength session down at the Uber gym. It actually felt quite tough for the first time on the rubbish machines. Tired by the end.

Running 31:00 intensity: (22:00 @2) + (9:00 @4) 3.6 mi (8:37 / mi)
ahr:160 max:178 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

14 mins aero, 9 mins 15x15, 8 mins aerobic. Felt sluggish after two early starts and too much filing! Heavy bag too. It is freezing out there!

Monday Feb 22, 2010 #

Running 33:00 [3] 3.5 mi (9:26 / mi)
ahr:167 max:183 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Back to running after a nice relaxing weekend with Rob where I mostly felt like crap. I feel a bit better today, and I earned some money! Then I ran to Jen's doing 4 mins aero, 24 sub threshold and 5 mins with 10 x 10 hill sprints just as it was getting dark. It was beautifully clear and I felt good. Yey!

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