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Training Log Archive: andrews

In the 7 days ending Jan 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:28:08 15.52(9:33) 24.98(5:56) 505
  Ceilidh1 1:00:00
  Cricket1 1:00:00
  Running1 5:00 0.62(8:03) 1.0(5:00)
  Total6 4:33:08 16.14 25.98 505
  [1-5]5 3:33:08

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Sunday Jan 26 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 1:21:19 [2] 9.28 km (8:46 / km) +358m 7:21 / km

Arthur's seat mass start.

Gave a debut to my full red and blue matching outfit - I was right in thinking the elastic wasn't strong enough for the trousers which meant a few times I had to pull them up.

Didn't go into the race with much of a plan because I was feeling quite tired and was worried about my calf which was still hurting a bit but much better. But then we started and I may have false started by half a second. Then I was like AAAAHHHHH IM GONNA DO IT, IM GONNA DO IT IM DOING IT AAAHHHHHH and I went into the lead. Was too low to number 1 so only managed to punch second. Then I got back in the lead again but I was focusing too much on getting in the lead rather than looking at my map and didn't go the best way to 2. After that I felt tired and didn't fancy the idea of running that fast for another hour so started walking anything up hill. Got overtaken by half of duoc on the long leg and then met Luke at the first butterfly legs. We went up to the controls on the top bit of the hill together and then I prepared him for what was the only important thing left in the race. The downhill leg. I prepped by seeing my line and taking a bearing before punching my control and setting off. After about 10 seconds I took a big tumble, I remember falling over forward and hearing a bit of a crunch falling on my right hand but immediately got back up again. Luke said I bounced when I fell. After checking my compass was in tact I carried on thinking I was just running on adrenaline and wasn't feeling the pain, but the day after I still don't feel anything so I must have been a bit lucky. Unfortunately for me the control was another 200m on from the bottom of the hill and I couldn't be bothered to push the running for this so didn't manage fastest split. After this my calf gradually went worse and worse so I just walked around the second butterfly loops. I then decided that whilst I could finish, I didn't want to go uphill and get cold and wet (the weather had got worse) so sacked it off and walked round the road just like two years before.

Good fun watching and running with the duoc people but I probably should have had an easier day on Saturday if I wanted to have a competitive run today.

At least I managed to stay within 26.6km this week, 29.3km next

Saturday Jan 25 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 40:27 [4] 9.84 km (4:07 / km) +76m 3:57 / km
ahr:181 max:191

I'm not sure how much better the race could have been due the area it was on, but it wasn't overly inspiring. A lot of straight road running. This meant I ran faster than I probably would have wanted to do. The last bit of sprint was good but would have much preferred a longer time in that than in the streets. Only made one mistake but it was quite big, I didn't see a wall through a gate. My mistake for not seeing it but I'm not sure why the gate needed to be mapped in the first place given it was very much part of the wall.
I also subsequently read up on my issprom 2019 to see that I was right in going round the green in the last section as it's now impassible.
8 PM

Ceilidh 1:00:00 [3]

Logging this because I was sweating buckets and managed to hurt my calf so it must count as training. I think I felt a very slight twinge walking over, but my calf hurt even whilst walking after a few dances meaning I had to have a break. Standard strain that normally clears up in a few days (hopefully).

Friday Jan 24 #

8 AM

Running 5:00 [3] 1.0 km (5:00 / km)

Lost a km from Edinburgh as we had to run for the train
8 PM

Orienteering race (Night sprint) 26:22 [5] 5.86 km (4:30 / km) +71m 4:15 / km
ahr:185 max:194

Proper ganning for it it tonight, making a few big mistakes but otherwise pretty quick I think. 550m over optimum distance. I ran the same pace and pretty much the same distance as the race here a year ago but with a lower heart rate. Hopefully a sign of slightly better fitness rather than getting old.

Monday Jan 20 #

7 PM

Cricket 1:00:00 [0]

Making my debut for the company cricket team, ovathrows, in the six aside indoor league. The opposition were left reeling after my loopy leg spin (where the leg break was the variant and the googly was the stock delivery [because I'm far better at them]) contained the first free scoring pair and claimed two wickets in my second over against weaker batsmen. Then into bat we were chasing a modest score but a combination of bad running by me and my partner nicking behind a few times we left the final pairing a bit of a challenge to win, but they managed it. Looking at the stats removing any personal bias, I was the man of the match and I was not expecting to be. Great fun that the ball actually gripped on the surface so I could get some proper turn. But need to be careful to pitch a little further outside of off stump, pitching in line was far to easy to play against with the spin to the leg side.

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