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Training Log Archive: Big Jon

In the 7 days ending Aug 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 2:00:00
  steady run4 1:55:00
  Total4 3:55:00

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Sunday Aug 4 #


rest day

Saturday Aug 3 #

steady run warm up/down 25:00 [3]

Best warm-up of week, steady to start then a some stretching and strides.

orienteering race 26:00 [3]

Day 6 Grandtully
Middle distance, started uphill (and lost loads of time start-4) despite running as hard as I could! Course then turned downhill and I sped up and worshipped my compass till the end :-)
6th, more than 2 mins down but had a 10-08 start... all others had late starts so tracking must have helped a bit - probably more in confidently running hard into controls rather than heavy undergrowth.
Reasonably happy with runs this week, near or in the mix, so not too unfit. Need to try to sort various aches (right knee on downhills).

Friday Aug 2 #

orienteering race 1:03:00 [5]

Day 5, Craig A'Barns, however not much of the old area (tree disease, felling, OOb etc. Course started into great technical forest with plenty of macro and micro route choice early on, then a couple of longer legs to open that had some good routes - not sure I made the best of these... Then some transport legs across moorland and a fairly heavy run in to last control 9bog, slightly uphill... Late start, maybe didn't eat enough after early breakfast, felt very empty energy wise on last part.
4th 1-37 down.
PS not sure the wine last night from MD helped :-)

steady run warm up/down 20:00 [3]

long way to start and warm and incredibly humid, sweating buckets.

Thursday Aug 1 #


Rest day, spectating at Day 4.

Wednesday Jul 31 #

steady run 40:00 [3]

From Aboyne towards castle then round golf course, back of loch and Deeside way from there. Trying to keep legs turning over fairly quickly and working on good (ish!) posture. Dripping wet from the humidity - must be close to 90%... Picked a few raspberries on way - getting the hunger wobbles by the end, not enough lunch.

Tuesday Jul 30 #

orienteering race 31:00 [5]

Day-3 Scottish 6-Days. M55L. Started feeling fairly good but not warmed up enough (unable to manage this nowadays!).
Clean for all course apart from a wee overshoot at one control then complete brain fade on a later leg - overshot by 150m, lost 3+ minutes and any chance of win... Ended 3rd so lucky not to be further punished.
Fantastic area, really technical and lots of good running, though marshes were minging!
Hope we can have a Scottish Middle here in the near future, best new area in Scotland for a while.

steady run warm up/down 20:00 [3]

A bit of jogging round, to start and back plus more in assembly field. Feeling a bit lethargic in the sun and heat.

steady run warm up/down 10:00 [3]

Even managed to do a wee warm down trot... :-)

Monday Jul 29 #


Helping with GPS tracking stuff. Walk to finish and back.

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