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Training Log Archive: grilla

In the 7 days ending May 8, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run2 1:38:00 9.32(10:31) 15.0(6:32) 115
  Orienteering1 1:18:20 4.97(15:45) 8.0(9:48) 180
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  MTB1 45:00 8.54(11.4/h) 13.75(18.3/h)
  Total5 4:41:20 22.84 36.75 295

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Sunday May 8, 2011 #

Orienteering 1:18:20 [3] 8.0 km (9:48 / km) +180m 8:48 / km
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Newcaslte club event at Abernethy. Went to enjoy a nice day and to try to get some sembalnce of order back into my orienteering. Wasn't expecting to like the map and didn't - very thick, green and steep. Quite difficult to keep track of where you were as well.

For the most part I did succeed in my aim of trying to be solid and not let myself get annoyed by the terrain/vegetation and distracted into making silly mistakes. Did make a few through not properly looking at map, but most were fine. I think that 6 was too high, but I saw it from not far away from where I was expecting it to be. A bit wobbly on 4 but mainly pushed around by green. Got control of that for most of rest of course but brain went on holiday after the epic crazy way I went to 16 (most people made the same mistake of following the fence around 2 sides of a triangle to avoid the green, only the be presented with twice as much green as the straight line).

Quite sluggish today - could feel yesterday's hill in my legs. Ankles quite clunky and very yuck towards end.

Saturday May 7, 2011 #

Run hills 33:00 [3] 5.5 km (6:00 / km) +115m 5:26 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Hill/terrain repeats (435m course). Out and then back on Great North Walk, above Lane Cove NP offices/houses. With Patrick G and Paula. Asta came along for the warm up and then did a run along the tracks. Eoin, Tracy and Paul did great babysitting duties at the playground and that seemed to work well from my short exposure to it :)

A great course, makes you work very hard, and I started out way too fast on the first (heading east). The easterly rep was hardest with more up hill, but both required drive and concentration to get your pace and footing right.

Patrick and I were a bit deflated after Paula informed us that what we thought was 2 reps was in fact one, and no, we hadn't finished but here half way there! We managed another 3 (or 1½), the final one will definitely be done next time, I promise.

Kept blowing out on the easterly reps, probably need a bit more recovery time before these. Felt as though I was going walking pace quite a few times on these, but still gasping ...

East (25m up) West (10m up)
2:14 (0:54) 2:13 (0:36)
2:28 (0:48) 2:11 (1:15)
2:35 (0:52) 2:12 (2:37)
2:32

Climb from Summer Series map (possibly dodgy, but not as bad as GPS).

Stunning morning out.

Thursday May 5, 2011 #

Run 1:05:00 [3] 9.5 km (6:51 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Loop up to de Burgh's bridge with Tracy. Nice to be out and catch up after Easter. Legs feeling OK, not sure how we'll manage this in Paula's target time in future!

Ankles both a bit crepitus-y towards the end. No idea why this has suddenly returned.

Wednesday May 4, 2011 #

MTB 45:00 [3] 13.75 km (18.3 kph)
shoes: Sidi MTB

Around Nurragingy - course setting/mapping. Still too much grass in the parkland for my liking so it will be twisty-turny courses in the nice areas. At least this time I did cross underneath the very gross bridge and rode the grassy tracks (the ones that are still there) which was better than January's effort.

Left leg urky riding but OK driving.

Tuesday May 3, 2011 #

Yoga 1:00:00 [3]

That was VERY hard work today. Got the shakes and dizzies quite a few times. Needed the stretching and core work so well worth going.

Left leg, glute, back is quite badly seized up and had been bothering me since Friday. Right ankle clunky too.

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