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Training Log Archive: Big Jon

In the 7 days ending Jun 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Surveying4 21:20:00
  orienteering2 2:32:00
  steady run3 1:27:00
  Pilates1 1:00:00
  Swimming1 12:00
  Total7 26:31:00

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Sunday Jun 13 #

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

Decent warm-up and felt legs were ready.

orienteering race 52:00 [5]

Scottish Champs, Craig a' Barns (the spiritual home of Scottish Orienteering, so plenty of incentive to give my all).
Started Ok, fairly smooth through first moorland loop, then a sudden blur and a disturbance in the force as JH went past like a mini electric-train.
Diredt to boulder at 7, no flag, quick check and then back to relocate and saw it. carried on but missed 8 - not careful enough reading circle detail, also missed a little at 9 but very quick to realise. Getting tired now and took 10 pretty much straight and didn't lose too much time to fastest, 11, 12, 13, 14 all fairly straight forward - nice white forest/open so good vis. 15 - long leg but nice trod out of control then wee path and down to forest road, really pushing hard here, simple. 15, worked out control circle while on forest road and good fast line in, then pushed on through open area and clean on all (plus a couple of fastest splits (they don't often happen these days!). Managed to sneak a win over PM, very happy. But feeling utterly dubbed at end... The week of survey catching up.

Saturday Jun 12 #

steady run 47:00 [3]

Lap of Loch Kinord, nice and easy. Busy with campers and paddle boarders/kayakers.

Swimming 12:00 [2]

Wee dip in the Loch at end. Lovely and warm, no cold shock at all!

Friday Jun 11 #

Surveying 3:20:00 [1]

Finished the open area (forest can wait till next week and a basemap that includes GPS tracks!)
Wet and windy, rain started half an hour after I set out and sun came out as I reached the car park... Grrr

Thursday Jun 10 #

Surveying 8:30:00 [1]

Another long day, wind, battered, exhausted.

Wednesday Jun 9 #

Surveying 8:30:00 [1]

Long day - started in hte rain but cleared up nicely after a couple of hours.
woodland basemap contours fantasy... but much better in open.

Tuesday Jun 8 #

orienteering 1:40:00 [2]

Control site/start/finish checking at Arisaig - lovely day with enough wind to make sure no midges :-)

Surveying 1:00:00 [1]

GPSing more new rhododendron cutting at Achnacarry

Monday Jun 7 #

Pilates 1:00:00 [1]

Good session, feeling strong and stable... :-)

steady run 20:00 [3]

Academy run club, warm-up to Rhu-na-Haven Road and back then some sprints on hte sports pitch, joined in one 2 and managed to avoid pulling anything - result :-)

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