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Training Log Archive: Rhesus

In the 7 days ending Oct 23, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:38:46 17.28(9:11) 27.81(5:43) 320
  Running2 2:05:22 10.73(11:41) 17.26(7:16) 912
  Total4 4:44:08 28.01(10:09) 45.08(6:18) 1232

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Sunday Oct 23, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering 54:18 [4] 6.08 mi (8:56 / mi) +116m 8:26 / mi

Requested 1st leg for the 2nd team, just for the experience. I've not done much 1st leg over the years, and once again proved why!
Comfortable in the lead pack, making my own decisions and keeping in contact til it got scrappy at 6. Regroup on 7 where no one was in control.
Group of 6 approaching 8, I was sat at the back. For some reason I decided to shave off the corner to reach the front. The point that I made this decision was where the group punched the control the other side of a spur. Took me a minute to realise I'd missed it and had to run back. Wasn't in enough contact here, too loose, and poor decision making. Should've sat in, played it safer, waited for definite confirmation on position. Lesson learnt.

Pushed on the next few to try and get back on board but lungs were starting to blow - miss on 13 didn't help, then hit 16 before 15 - game over. Lungs had totally exploded by now so the last loop was a struggle. Pointless attempt at outsprinting some M20s at the end mangled my calf too!

In some ways, there were actually more positives than yesterday - was actually reading the map cleaner and making decisions on the run. Unfortunately did not race smart, and my illness didn't allow my legs to play ball. Shame.

But, in a nutshell, it's got to be back to basics for me. Need to start doing the simple things better first up.

Still, beat Ireland, and the other B team boys did well, particularly Paddy.

Saturday Oct 22, 2016 #

11 AM

Orienteering 1:44:28 [4] 11.2 mi (9:20 / mi) +205m 8:50 / mi

SHIs individual

Bit of a stinker to be honest. Knew I wasn't 100% physically going into it but made it much harder for myself with some BAD orienteering. Binned 6 minutes at 1, no plan, no pace control, no nothing. Eventually bumbled into the control and jumped on the Nixon train until I could get my head in gear. Fumbled round until splitting at 10. I chose a poor route but executed it poorly too. Gave myself a kick u the arse here and focused better trying to reel Nixon back in. Luckily I was cleanish through the next ones and caught him at 13 as he'd missed 12.
Together for the rest but orienteering hardly improved, a huge amount to work on. Flagging physically towards the end. Apparently I can't just turn up after 14 months away and be solid!? Newsflash.

Things can only get better! 7th was ok for the team though

Wednesday Oct 19, 2016 #

1 PM

Running 55:56 [3] 3.15 mi (17:46 / mi) +385m 12:52 / mi

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 #

11 AM

Running 1:09:26 [2] 7.58 mi (9:10 / mi) +526m 7:32 / mi

Easy with MMB around Whinlatter, chewing the fat. Was bloody cold, and wet so got bit chilly.

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