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Training Log Archive: Frey

In the 1 days ending Nov 6, 2021:

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  Running1 6:11:09 21.06(17:38) 33.89(10:57) 1721212.5
  Total1 6:11:09 21.06(17:38) 33.89(10:57) 1721212.5
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Saturday Nov 6, 2021 #

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Saw a hare and an amazing double rainbow on the course:)
8 AM

Running warm up/down 15:32 intensity: (13:38 @1) + (1:50 @2) + (4 @3) 1.68 km (9:15 / km) +59m 7:52 / km
ahr:141 max:163

Running 5:55:37 intensity: (24 @0) + (1:10:19 @1) + (49:55 @2) + (3:48:36 @3) + (3:43 @4) + (2:40 @5) 32.21 km (11:02 / km) +1662m 8:47 / km
ahr:164 max:220 shoes: inov-8 212s

GMC B day 1
Pretty disappointed with how my body reacted to this, I think the stress of last week (interviews etc) really caught up with me and I just didn't have much left in me.
The orienteering was fairly straight forward, not that i helped much, and had a very clean run until no.6 where we both just got a bit confused - Tom (a MM friend who I've run against countless times) and partner caught us up at this point, but they only started 2 minutes behind us. Route to 1 seemed simple but the ground was rougher than anticipated and we would have benefitted running more of it through a patch of forest, nailed the nav however. No2 was causing chaos throughout everyone, and we only saw Tom hit it straight on. People everywhere, looking around, running the wrong way... quite amusing.
Lost a few minutes but nothing major.
Sped along to no3, took a different route from Tom but hit the control at the same time despite their head start out of two. Asthma attack on route for no reason other than maybe the wind? first point i realised i was really not thriving. Weather really took a turn and I swapped jackets because I was so soaked through. Wind had also picked up at this point.
Down to 4 was a pain, and got dropped drastically along the track, I started to give up at the manned checkpoint but we then overtook a team so that gave me a little boost. Climb back up to 5 was easy but grim and I sat down in tears... vision kept going and I just couldn't hold a straight line. If we were going to stop this was the last point we could and it seriously went through my mind. First time I've ever come so close to pulling out mid race. Carried on, 5 and 6 were a slog and the wind knocked me over at one point. Even Andrew started to dip at this point despite his high spirits. Dropped Tom and co - who stops to put layers on? but we were pacing it neck and neck up to 7 with them, along with another pair. Lead both pairs down into 7 and then it was just a manic race to see if we could gain two minutes to beat them. Busted my ankle coming down into the valley, but just ran through it (desperate just to finish tbh), thought we had it but they came powering past in the last 200m. Put in a push but just couldn't gain on them.
All in all a very clean day, full kudos to Andrew, I didn't even have my map for the second half, but it was just a case of getting me round rather than racing it unfortunately.

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