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Training Log Archive: Magic

In the 7 days ending Sep 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road bike8 4:25:01 64.27(4:07) 103.43(2:34) 316
  Orienteering2 2:24:50 13.78(10:31) 22.17(6:32) 472
  Trail run3 1:49:12 9.53(11:28) 15.33(7:07) 577
  walk1 30:00 4.37(6:52) 7.03(4:16) 72
  Total13 9:09:03 91.94(5:58) 147.97(3:43) 1437

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Sunday Sep 10 #

10 AM

Trail run warm up/down 13:29 [2] 2.21 km (6:06 / km) +18m 5:51 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 14

Warm up along the forest road. Forest looking nice (not too fast or not too rough).
11 AM

Orienteering race 40:20 [5] 6.87 km (5:52 / km) +113m 5:26 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 14

SHI Relays,
Good fun and great to be in a race with a couple of Irish juniors. Good runs from both the first and second legs put the three Irish teams out within a couple of minutes and still in contention with some of the English and Scottish teams.
Had a bit of a scappy race, losing a little time in quite a few places (often due to suspect mapping and not being able to see a tree in the forest...) and didn't have any top gear, but really enjoyed it, even when it started lashing.
Saw quite a bit of Ruairi and Conal throughout the race, all making small mistakes at different times. Came through the spectator together but Ruairi missed a little more on the last loop allowing Conal and me through (and Mat Fellburn). Got to the last control first but didn't have either the inclination or need (or ability) to out sprint Conal.
Good day for all the Irish teams and great to see everyone running decent times. Also thanks for FERMO for not disqualifying me as I forgot to punch the finish control (there was a finish line).

Saturday Sep 9 #

10 AM

Trail run warm up/down 17:20 [2] 2.59 km (6:41 / km) +169m 5:03 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 14

Heading the start and forgot my jacket, back again, heading to the start and forgot my gels, back again, headed to the start. Had to run it all to make it in time.

Orienteering race 1:44:30 [4] 15.3 km (6:50 / km) +359m 6:07 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 14

SHI Long.
Really enjoyed this. Slow starting and passed #1 without seeing it (think it was a little too high), so caught 3 minutes by Coombe's by #3. Both lost about 90 seconds on #5 (definitely in the wrong place) but once I got moving shortly after, I felt pretty good.

Incredibly slippery out there and it wasn't even wet, but that was the same for everyone and I was enjoying the soft ground after the last few weeks. Course was quite straightforward and only other miss was at the penultimate where I just couldn't see the feature on the map in the dark woods.

Just about finished before running out of energy, but wasn't running all that hard either, last week's cold knocking the racing edge off. Happy enough with the rest considering, though would have liked to be under 100.

Friday Sep 8 #

12 PM

walk 30:00 [1] 7.03 km (4:16 / km) +72m 4:03 / km

Forgot to bring both shoes and kit to run in so instead walked out to Blanchardstown to meet Colm for a lift up to Fermanagh for the SHIs. Back got a bit sweaty and hips tired from the bag but managed to avoid the rain. probably walked about 13km all in.

Thursday Sep 7 #

7 AM

Road bike 31:22 [2] 12.92 km (2:26 / km) +29m 2:24 / km

IW. A little damp and cool, definitely not summer. Bumped into Mr. Moon on his way home from babysitting.
4 PM

Road bike 29:43 [3] 12.68 km (2:21 / km) +43m 2:18 / km

HFW. A little early to ensure safe flight getting. Body behaving much better and was able to push on a bit without feeling rough. Wet mist threatening rain type weather.

Wednesday Sep 6 #

7 AM

Road bike 33:21 [2] 12.96 km (2:34 / km) +32m 2:33 / km

IW. Passed by a couple of guys but no girls. Must be improving. Cyclist numbers boosted by kids being back at school.
5 PM

Road bike 32:37 [2] 12.89 km (2:32 / km) +56m 2:29 / km

HFW. Body behaving better but hoping that I'd be right by now.

Tuesday Sep 5 #

7 AM

Road bike 32:00 [1] 13.19 km (2:26 / km) +12m 2:25 / km

IW. Thought I was going to get well drenched but rain eased off before I left. Moving a bit better today but still off form and passed by 3, including female #2.
5 PM

Road bike 31:48 [2] 12.89 km (2:28 / km) +55m 2:25 / km

HFW. Had to work quite hard but feeling a lot more normal.
6 PM

Trail run 1:18:23 [2] 10.52 km (7:27 / km) +390m 6:17 / km
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2017 (blue)

MDC run around the Wentwood Woodlark route, well some of it. Don't remember enjoying running less! Fatigue from the past few days meant that I was getting shooting pains through my legs on every step, especially going downhill. Felt like I'd been running for 50km not just a few k. On the plus side my lungs were grand as long as I kept the pace sensible.

Monday Sep 4 #

7 AM

Road bike 39:22 [1] 13.06 km (3:01 / km) +46m 2:58 / km
(sick)

IW. Still feeling exhausted. Three new commuting records set:
1: Slowest time ever into work.
2: Passed by 4 cyclists.
3: Passed by a female.
5 PM

Road bike 34:48 [1] 12.85 km (2:42 / km) +43m 2:40 / km

HFW. Feeling loads better. Legs wanted to spin but the rest of my body knew not to let them.
Got a face full of feathers from a pigeon who's trajectory was optimistic and narrowly avoided a spatially defunct terrier.

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