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Training Log Archive: Big Jon

In the 7 days ending Jan 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 11:05:15
  steady run3 1:25:00
  Physio exercises3 30:00
  Total5 13:00:15

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Sunday Jan 28 #


Pretty close to totally wrecked.

Saturday Jan 27 #

orienteering race 10:09:15 [4]

Marmot Dark Mountain B class with S (her birthday present to herself!). Forest of Bowland.
Not sure how things would pan out but we started steadily and pushed a bit when we could (not often). 38.5km straight line, 2000+m of climb. Ground soaking wet over large expanses and heather, dead bracken etc in other parts, tough going.
Started 2120 and finished at0730 just as dawn was creeping over the village. Really enjoyed the first 4 hours or so then things gradually got tougher and the rain started at 0430. We’re surprised to be told we were 2nd to finish the B and that all other B teams were a long way behind. We ended up 2nd

Friday Jan 26 #


1 hour surveying

steady run 10:00 [3]

Following school cross-country race as sweeper. Struggled to keep up!

Physio exercises 10:00 [1]

Thursday Jan 25 #


Surveying 3.5 hours, glorious day and wonderful views from area.

Physio exercises 10:00 [1]

Wednesday Jan 24 #

orienteering race 56:00 [5]

DNC Balnagowan. Tried a longer warm-up but not really up for it. OK to 1, missed 2 (short then left) S caught me here, 3 OK, 4 very hesitant and seemed further than shown - checking after i'm sure it was a re-entrant too far north - in plantation rather than in birch with a clearing. 5, too low and faffed, distracted by JW zooming past and turning the wrong way... S got ahead. Bumbled across valley to 6 but saw S ahead, then spiked 7, 8 and 9, long leg to 10 was Ok - just felt crap moving through terrain (I can't claim running!) and 11 OK except for zig-zags through windblown lines of trees.
Overall 3rd - just 8 secs behind FW... could have been!

steady run 10:00 [3]

Better wram-up. Right leg a bit tight and awkward, need to work on back loosening and other exercises.
Too late and tired to do after.

Tuesday Jan 23 #

steady run 1:05:00 [3]

With BP, Aboyne castle woods, golf course, Lodge on Loch golf course, Coull and back to castle. Very easy pace and lots of chat. Right groin noticeable but never painful. Legs definitely recovered a bit from yesterdays physio pummelling.


Surveying 2.5 hours. Old map pretty dreadful in places (polite way of putting it!), taking longer than planned or expected...

Physio exercises 10:00 [1]

New exercises, shorter, easier, whats not to like ;-)

Monday Jan 22 #


Surveying 3 hours


Physio visit. New exercises and hold originals until back to full movement.
Two steps forward one step back...

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