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Training Log Archive: ba-ba

In the 7 days ending Feb 28, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Trail + Terrain3 4:48:57 23.78(12:09) 38.27(7:33) 1636
  Orienteering1 1:32:40 5.84(15:52) 9.4(9:51) 31013 /29c44%
  Running - Road and Trail1 36:24 3.81(9:33) 6.13(5:56) 90
  Running Intervals1 25:31 3.64(7:00) 5.86(4:21) 25
  Other Sport1 25:00
  Warm up/down2 15:35 1.72(9:03) 2.77(5:38) 4
  Total6 8:04:07 38.79 62.43 206513 /29c44%
averages - sleep:7.6 weight:73kg

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Monday Feb 28, 2011 #

5 PM

Running - Trail + Terrain 36:00 [2] 5.5 km (6:33 / km) +80m 6:06 / km
slept:7.5 weight:73kg shoes: Adidas Kanadia TR3

Knacked after my day but decided to make a last attempt on the Moving Box. Little time before darkness so drove out to Redmires. Felt much better after a nice, if slow, run.
Garmin died so back to the old Casio/MMR guesswork!

Sunday Feb 27, 2011 #


My knee now appears to be fine (despite twatting it on a rock leaving #1 today). After a piss-poor February it's time to buckle down to some work and good training over the next 3 weeks (BUCS) before taking it easy in the week before the Skyline, before pushing on towards the JK and the British, which is my big aim O-wise.
10 AM

Warm up/down 12:25 [3] 2.43 km (5:07 / km) +4m 5:04 / km
ahr:160 max:196 slept:9.0 shoes: Muclaw 333 (3)

Trying to shake the body out after the hall floor.

Orienteering race 1:32:40 [3] ***** 9.4 km (9:51 / km) +310m 8:28 / km
ahr:164 max:178 spiked:13/29c shoes: Muclaw 333 (3)

Torver Back Common Black
Ran: 11.48km, 8.04min/km; 381m (!?)

Hmm. Lets start with the mistakes. This could take some time:
2 - somehow ended up in the plantation to the north - poor bearing out of control to x-ing point. 2mins
4 - chuffed up the AP (bigopen marsh) and leaving it (that is, if I ever hit it...). 2mins.
By now I'd been caught 5mins by Lard so tried to pull away in the open. Then this happened:
7 - Got mid-way OK (big lake, easy) but had no plan and failed to even take a bearing. 8minutes of wandering, swearing and debating jibbing it in ensued.
17 - really slow to the turn-over.
19 - too low, again missed the same open marsh as for #4. 2mins.
20,21,22 - just really slow and unsure through here. My heart just wasn't in it...
25 - thrown by the wood, poor direction from AP (calling it a bearing would be very courteous)

And now a few things to cheer me up:
After my big hash on 7 I was fairly clean through 9-15. At 11 I was caught by Spongey and, despite taking a different (higher) line I reached 13 at the same time.

Maybe there's hope for me in the lakes yet?!

In a massive boo when I finished. Feeling better now but must. do. better. at getting into O mode.

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Saturday Feb 26, 2011 #

Event: Twin Peaks
12 PM

Running - Trail + Terrain 2:24:57 [3] 16.6 km (8:44 / km) +1241m 6:21 / km
ahr:153 max:187 slept:8.0 shoes: Muclaw 333 (3)

Lakeland 10-miler from Kirkstone with Little Rob, Hobbs and Rhys 'look at my beard!' FR. Suffering a bit from a couple of nights' poor sleep, but a cracking day out in (mostly) glorious weather - a bit windy at times and it tried hailing at one point.
Red Screes, Dove Crag, Priest's Hole (where I abused a log book, which Rhys then told me belonged to a 10-y-o girl. Oh well, I hope she's flattered by my remark of 'nice tits'...) Hit the Ridge along Hartsop-above-how and dropped down beyond Brothers Water. Then climbed up Hartsop Dodd from the north, which was a bitch! before finishing up Caudale Moor before out r-cing Rob back to Kirkstone.
Was surprised to be going well on the descents considering how wrecked my legs were from thursday morning (and lunges in Bar1/Roar)

Friday Feb 25, 2011 #

Other Sport 25:00 [1]
slept:8.0 shoes: Krapsta Crapstroturf

Showed a few sparks, but mainly shit.
the least said about playing 'keeper in the previous game, the better.

Thursday Feb 24, 2011 #

2 AM

Running - Trail + Terrain (Drunken night run!) 1:48:00 [2] 16.17 km (6:41 / km) +315m 6:05 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: Adidas Kanadia TR3

Yes, you read the time correctly:
For some reason after beerienteering I wanted to go for a run. As I wouldn't be able to get to the moving box this month I decided 'why not' and, after nipping home to dress a bit more appropiatly (still in my natty lycra mind) and grab map/mars bars/headlamp I headed out. I was still fairly pissed but really enjoyed being out in the dark. I didn't find the box (got to the bridges and forgot the clue, didn't look under the bridge) and decided to head home along the A57. My watch died at the top of Hagg Lane, but I'm so thorough when drunk that I had a back-up on my wrist!

had to stop for many poos mind...

Drank very little. I was adament whilst out that this would result in no hangover, but I got really dehydrated and felt shit when I woke up properly (and for the next few days!)

fuckin' mental!

Tuesday Feb 22, 2011 #


today all my muscles ache.
Was it circuits?
Was it busting some moves in Population?

who knows!
6 PM

Running - Road and Trail 36:24 [2] 6.13 km (5:56 / km) +90m 5:32 / km
ahr:140 max:160 shoes: New Balance M849

Down to intervals (got home, straight out again), very slow back home after.

Warm up/down warm up/down 3:10 [1] 0.34 km (9:19 / km)
shoes: Muclaw 333 (3)

few drills - very short, should have done more imo.

Running Intervals intervals 25:31 [4] 5.86 km (4:21 / km) +25m 4:16 / km
ahr:170 max:180 shoes: Muclaw 333 (3)

5x4(1). Good tough session - I need to do more of these throughout the winter (actually, I just need to more through the winter in general!)
Not moving particularly quickly on the quagmire, but hopefully I'll start speeding up with more of these. Treb was going really well tonight. James was too close behind me on reps 3 and 4. Sped up on 5 as was racing a bike.

a pretty slow bike.

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