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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Mar 7, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:43:42 10.99(14:54) 17.69(9:15) 44543 /59c72%
  Running1 45:11 4.9(9:13) 7.89(5:44)
  Warm up & strides1 27:00 2.31(11:42) 3.71(7:16)
  Recovery1 10:00
  Total3 4:05:53 18.2 29.29 44543 /59c72%

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Sunday Mar 7, 2010 #

Orienteering race 1:18:56 [5] ***** 8.15 km (9:41 / km) +220m 8:32 / km
ahr:174 max:184 spiked:21/27c shoes: Inov8s

Brown course at Gullane. Legs were heavy the whole way, but kept turning over none the less. Totally misread number 1 and went over the ridge which was a bit silly. Then went past three and had to battle through eons of shit in a very unconfident fashion to get to it. Nailed 4 in front of Pip which was good, then had a good run, although could generally see Pip and Helen dropping into controls. Screwed up the end of number 20 by not following my plan, then dropped too low on the path to number 24 and missed it. Not confident at all with 25. Good route to 27. Ended up less far down on the girls than I thought I would, but it's hard not to get depressed when they rush past. It weird, I know that I haven't done the training and can't expect to be there. I know I can get there when I do do solid training. But it still makes me feel a little bit rubbish. Silly girl! Nonetheless, today was fun, although I do have a serious thorn that is embedded very painfully in my left thigh.

Saturday Mar 6, 2010 #

Warm up & strides 15:00 [2] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Warm up jog before the Scottish sprints.

Orienteering race 16:22 [5] **** 2.2 mi (7:26 / mi)
ahr:187 max:198 spiked:14/17c shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Scottish Sprints at KB. Ran physically well, at first I forgot a few of the key points about sprint navigation but they improved with the race. Overall, not so bad at all. All over the place to number one, felt a bit on edge, dithered round the container at number 4, number 13 was looking for down stairs and they were up, that was the biggest time loss. Enjoyed the race, good to see KB mapped properly at last! Legs hurting afterwards though, long time since my heart rate has been that high!

Recovery 10:00 [1]

Nice warm down jog with the ladies, some good gossip.

Warm up & strides 12:00 [1] 1.3 km (9:14 / km)
shoes: Inov8s

Warm up jog to the start of the British Nights. Not feeling good! It was a very long kilometre up there!

Orienteering race 1:08:24 [4] *** 6.0 km (11:24 / km) +225m 9:36 / km
ahr:176 max:190 spiked:8/15c shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

I enjoyed this evening, but it was a pretty rubbish performance! I was a whacking 13 minutes down on Pip. Fitness accounts for at least 5 of that, probably more. It was snowy, slippy, hilly and tough. But on looking over the map, it was sloppy too. No massive errors, no big wanderings, but I was very unconfident and dithery in the circle. Faffed all over the place at 1, especially crossing the stream in the gorse. Stood above number 2 for ages before seeing it. Went high on 3 which was a good route but then faffed again in the circle. Faffed down the hill to 4 then ended up popping out well too low. Nailed 5. Was way too high for 6, Bilbo thought it was a bit low though. Nailed 7. Way too high for 8, think I attacked from the wrong feature. Very slow to number 9 and totally missed the best route. Fine with 10, unconfident but fine with 11, nailed 12, a bit dithery finding attack point at 13, fine with 14 & 15. When put like that, my result isn't as disappointing as it seemed last night at all.

Friday Mar 5, 2010 #

Running 45:11 intensity: (18:11 @2) + (20:00 @3) + (7:00 @4) 4.9 mi (9:13 / mi)
ahr:167 max:180 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Yey, today I had some energy and I actually wanted to go for a run. So after finishing crappy job I did 14 mins aero along the canal, 7 mins of drills, 20 mins of sub threshold back along the more fun undulating and muddy other side, then a bit more aero because I wasn't back yet. Ace. Lovely evening.

Thursday Mar 4, 2010 #


I have had a rubbish week, felt run down the whole time. I've been walking a few miles each day though so all is not lost, and by the end of today was feeling far more with it. Another long night's slight is hopefully just the ticket. Looking forward to Edinburgh this weekend. Anyone got a spare headlamp that's even just a notch better than a 3 LED petzl? I'm non comp anyways so it's no biggie if I have to do it old school!

Monday Mar 1, 2010 #


No training again today, because the new online visa application form crashed 6 times and took a whole 2 hours to fill in, cannily filling up both my training time and my have something nice to eat for tea in Leeds time. Arse.

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