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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Strength1 4:00:00
  Running3 1:00:06 6.92(8:41) 11.14(5:24) 117
  Cross Fit1 59:15
  Orienteering1 57:49 2.67(21:38) 4.3(13:27) 13012 /19c63%
  Cycling1 18:52
  Warm up & strides1 15:00 0.93(16:06) 1.5(10:00)
  Total6 7:31:02 10.52 16.93 24712 /19c63%
  [1-5]6 7:07:14

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Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

Orienteering 57:49 [4] *** 4.3 km (13:27 / km) +130m 11:41 / km

Oh dear. I didn't expect that today would go well, but I was impressed by just how badly a small number of controls went. It started well because I knew it was going to be tricky and thick, and I had good plans but slightly low confidence. Went high for one but then fuddled the descent, but didn't waste a huge amount there. It went okay to three, didn't like the scrub much, but then it went really well to five. Then it went very, very wrong.

I hit the path halfway to six and just didn't attack from any kind of ap. threw myself into the green and wandered around. Knew I should go back out to the track but kept convincing myself everything fit when it clearly didn't. Eventually went back and was way way high, came back in carefully along the veg boundary and got it. Wasted about seven minutes though. Bah.

After that struggled to get head in the right place, 7,8,9 were great but easy controls, 10 easy as I revisited many of the locations I'd seen at 6. 11 I was too far north and the control was much further south than I wanted to go. The rest was scrappy as I knew I was way off pace, and then I really screwed 18, probably losing another six mins. Parallel error, complete lack of height judgement. It was pretty miserable. That awful relocation moment of "I can't really be there, can I?"

Physically things were alright though, apart from the hill to 17, so that was okay. Pretty annoyed to be so rubbish, interested to see if the splits that felt good were actually okay. Focus on planning tomorrow. Hopefully things can only get better.

Warm up & strides 15:00 [3] 1.5 km (10:00 / km)

Warm up. Got a map out of the Rubbish bag and found the hill and jogged about a bit. I miss my garmin.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 #


Just did my first cycle legs really are dead. Also, I need a faster bike for this purpose.
9 AM

Running 20:02 intensity: (47 @1) + (3:16 @2) + (15:59 @3) 3.83 km (5:14 / km) +49m 4:55 / km
ahr:160 max:174 shoes: Darth Vader sauconys

Eurgh, still very tired this morning and legs shattered. This weekend is going to be a struggle. It has been totally worth it though, I love the new place, and it's a better space for my parents to share for the next couple of weeks. Today I tried the espresso machine that one of Rob's amazing friends donated to us when she went back to Israel, and I am already better at making lattes than Dunkin Donuts. Starbucks, I'm coming after you next!
4 PM

Cycling 18:52 intensity: (16:45 @1) + (1:03 @2) + (1:04 @3)
ahr:130 max:166

Cycle to Cross Fit. Doesn't take long!

Cross Fit 59:15 intensity: (23:48 @0) + (35:04 @1) + (14 @2) + (9 @3)
ahr:101 max:160

First time I've been pretty bored in a workout today. Went at 5pm and it wasn't the usual crew. We did deadlifts, DB rows, back extensions and rope ring rows. I used low weights and just enjoyed the range of movement, but there was lots of rest and it was just a bit dull.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #

8 AM

Running 20:02 intensity: (45 @1) + (5:27 @2) + (13:50 @3) 3.57 km (5:37 / km) +44m 5:17 / km
ahr:157 max:172 shoes: Darth Vader sauconys

First run round the new neighbourhood on a gorgeous sunny morning. Lovely place, there's pavements everywhere which is great, and very little traffic (I was probably a bit late for the school runs). I spotted two Republicans and ran for ages through the remnants of a serious skunk party from last night. There's even a couple of good proper hills for hill reps!

Monday Oct 15, 2012 #


Old flat looks amazing. Now I have to cycle to new home and I hurt everywhere. I don't think much unpacking will get done this afternoon!

New house is lovely though! Very excited.

Sunday Oct 14, 2012 #


Wow, central New Haven is very deserted at 6.20am. Cycled into work because the cats woke me up at 5 and I couldn't get back to sleep because of the overwhelming need to do many things to do and also, the potential for an actual definitive result in the ongoing experiment of disaster. Stay posted viewers. Now I've built this up it's totally going to have failed.


Experiment worked! Unfortunately it didn't get the answer my boss wanted, but did get the answer I'd long suspected, that there was not much going on above background in this case. I am finally happy I've done the definitive experiment to prove that though, which is excellent.

Strength 4:00:00 [3]

I know this sounds kind of ridiculous, but Rob and I were up and down stairs moving significant weights all day, and today I am stupidly full of DOMs, so it counts. Not much of a rest day. Devil cats surprisingly happy in their new environment, though a little bit clingy. Back to the old place today to clean up, eurgh.

Saturday Oct 13, 2012 #

8 AM

Running 20:02 intensity: (40 @1) + (27 @2) + (15:36 @3) + (3:19 @4) 3.74 km (5:21 / km) +24m 5:11 / km
ahr:168 max:179 shoes: Darth Vader sauconys

Circuitous run towards the lab in search of coffee. Felt a little bit stuff up still, but getting there. Lovely morning, shame there will be not much outside fun this weekend!

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