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Training Log Archive: Lozza

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run8 3:09:29 18.95(10:00) 30.49(6:13) 456
  Orienteering race3 2:48:45 14.2(11:53) 22.86(7:23) 681
  Intense running1 17:04 2.51(6:48) 4.04(4:14)
  Total8 6:15:18 35.66(10:31) 57.39(6:32) 1136

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Sunday May 19 #

11 AM

Run 49 intensity: (28 @1) + (21 @2) 0.09 km (8:36 / km) +12m 5:13 / km
ahr:122 max:136

Run 7:40 intensity: (1:24 @1) + (5:29 @2) + (47 @3) 1.13 km (6:47 / km) +31m 5:58 / km
ahr:132 max:155

Orienteering race 49:27 intensity: (54 @1) + (3:11 @2) + (38:19 @3) + (7:03 @4) 6.1 km (8:06 / km) +195m 6:59 / km
ahr:161 max:177

Colonels Drive

Definitely over-analysed yesterday. The bottom line is that I’m no good with heat or hills. However much water I drink before, I already get dehydrated quickly and then that leads to me feeling sick. It started after I took a dodgy route to #3 today. It is so so annoying, feels like I am much slower than I think, let alone want to be.

-Water is not hydrating enough, have something sweeter.
-Might be worth running with my cap solely for the reason I can drown it in water if I pass a stream.
-Might try and see if there are any liquid shots that are like a gel but more watery. If not that’s an exciting new business venture.

Complaining about the heat is going to get me nowhere because it will always be there and I just need to deal with it.
4 PM

Run 32:57 intensity: (6:29 @1) + (20:35 @2) + (5:53 @3) 5.36 km (6:08 / km) +128m 5:29 / km
ahr:136 max:165

From Shap Abbey while bertie played in the river.
Dad couldn’t find the path so ended up just running through terrain. Way too sleepy for that and ankles and quads had nothing so turned back, getting lost and stalked by cows in the process.

Saturday May 18 #

12 PM

Run 12:53 intensity: (23 @1) + (7:38 @2) + (4:52 @3) 2.0 km (6:27 / km) +38m 5:54 / km
ahr:145 max:164

Orienteering race 1:35:41 intensity: (11 @1) + (36 @2) + (16:54 @3) + (1:15:18 @4) + (2:42 @5) 10.49 km (9:07 / km) +442m 7:32 / km
ahr:174 max:186

Holme Fell Black

Bit pathetic tbh. Set off trying to take it steady and clean. Ended up taking it too steady and too clean, too safe and conservative. Yet I still started to bonk after the map flip.

#1 was too slow and cautious not to mess up, even though it was marsh then up. #3 I considered re-compassing but decided that it was hardly a pinky width on the map. Low and behold I’m searching on the wrong spur. Took too much unnecessary climb on #4 in an attempt to get on the path. Goofy route to #5 wiggling round the 2 five metre hills. What a wimp. I did not make life easy for myself on #7. Decided straight would be fine but lost compass while clambering up, down and over rocks. Also climbed up a tagged crag, DQ me. Messed up the last 1/3 of #8. I was going to go round the back of the cragged hill for a nice line into the control, however I didn’t see the hill without crags on the map so assumed I went round one hill too early when I saw it.

Couldn’t find the bloody fence crossing to #9. Came over the top for #10 and stopped too early. It was quite hard to spot the difference between forest and semi open on the map, but big difference in real life. Stopped too early to #13. Clambered over some fallen trees and brambles to find a lumpy bit. Too low, wishful thinking. Being a right wet wipe to #14. Didn’t make my mind up as to how I was actually going to get up so just scrambled about. Didn’t really read the map to see where the control was on the top either.

Some more silly stuff done to #15. Good line up to the track. Saw Charlie running along the track and decided that I would be better physically if I took a tow for a little bit, even though I knew he was going to 8. I dropped down too early and got stuck on stoney ground. He was quicker higher up which was still on track to my control. Meant I had to do some excess scrambling and climb. I was truly dead going to #16. Took a pretty direct line to the path junction but couldn’t run up the path when I got there. Too tired.

Line out of 16 meant I went round to #17, when straight was pretty much the same just shorter. Dropped too low at #18, had to climb back up. #19 I found myself using the wrong L shaped crags as my attackpoint. Got below them stood in a tired and dehydrated daze knowing that I was definitely in the wrong place but not quite sure what to do about it / not doing anything about it. Just running where I thought was nicest at #20. Too knackered to think race rc ‘n all that. Ended up doing excess climb anyway. The rest was pretty darn clean, maybe because it was piss easy, or the fact I was running downhill to my water bottle.

All that being said, I actually got on with the map really well. Probably better than any other map anywhere. I was just doing it all wrong. Plans were like that of a scared 12 year old doing their first td5. Execution wasn’t far off that either. I rarely got lost, just kept on having big regrets and letting that affect me, meaning I scrapped my plan.

I definitely should’ve fuelled more. Was going to fuel at 20 mins but felt fine so I told myself I would leave it. Forced myself to fuel at 30 mins. Didn’t fuel at all after that however, even though I had only had 2 of the 6 energy blocks in my pocket. It also might be worth taking some fluids for these open fell longs. I had already sweated all the sweat inside me by the map flip. Running in the heat is not my forte and I think dehydration played a major factor in my downfall, even though I had almost a litre pre race. I got so dehydrated that I felt sick and was starting to go a bit loopy.

The bottom line still is the fact that I need to get stronger ankles, so I’m not scared of rough terrain and I need to get stronger on the hills over long periods of time. Also there is no point in taking a round route if I am just going to walk anyway.
2 PM

Run 40 [3] 0.08 km (8:46 / km) +3m 7:27 / km
ahr:155 max:160

Friday May 17 #

(rest day)

Thursday May 16 #

7 PM

Run 31:17 intensity: (6:58 @1) + (23:11 @2) + (1:08 @3) 5.57 km (5:37 / km) +45m 5:24 / km
ahr:127 max:145

Not a good day. Not in any way enjoyable run.

Wednesday May 15 #

6 PM

Run 2:28 intensity: (1:40 @1) + (15 @2) + (33 @3) 0.36 km (6:48 / km)
ahr:109 max:129

Orienteering race 23:37 intensity: (23 @1) + (2:57 @2) + (3:15 @3) + (2:51 @4) + (14:11 @5) 6.26 km (3:46 / km) +44m 3:39 / km
ahr:177 max:196

Decent little razz round North Berwick Sprintelope. R hip flaring up a bit before, went away when running at pace but was a bit sore after, no more than it was before though.
Feel the need to race now after watching most of the big O relays in the past 5 years while revising.

Tuesday May 14 #

6 PM

Run 1:01:26 intensity: (1:09 @1) + (42:39 @2) + (17:17 @3) + (21 @4) 10.72 km (5:44 / km) +199m 5:15 / km
ahr:146 max:172

Grass jog
Easy to procrastinate when all there is to do is a soggy solo stomp, but wasn’t that bad once I got out, saw quite a few people. Crow southern traverse getting pretty overgrown, almost had my first slip into the never ending gorsey abyss.

Monday May 13 #

7 PM

Run 20:31 intensity: (11:31 @1) + (8:24 @2) + (36 @3) 2.12 km (9:41 / km)
ahr:124 max:150


Intense running 17:04 intensity: (9 @1) + (25 @2) + (8:58 @3) + (7:27 @4) + (5 @5) 4.04 km (4:14 / km)
ahr:165 max:185

1000, 800, 600, 400, 200 - 200 jog rec for all
3:05, 2:26, 1:50, 71, 31

R bunda/hammy letting me down. They were pretty twitchy in the strides so kept the paces more chill and consistent. Did it surprisingly well tbh. All first 600s for the first 3 reps were 1:50. Go me. Was a bit of a spontaneous decision to go to the track to see pals. Post exam munchies resulted some pre sesh stomach inefficiencies, but it was fine at this pace.

One more exam on Friday, hopefully I can start to do stuff I enjoy after that with the kind of aliveness that I want to.

Run 18:48 intensity: (10 @1) + (9:24 @2) + (9:14 @3) 3.06 km (6:09 / km)
ahr:150 max:164

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