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Training Log Archive: immy

In the 7 days ending Jun 4, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 2:37:07 3.11 5.0
  Road cycling4 2:16:00
  Orienteering2 1:22:25 6.46(12:45) 10.4(7:55)23c
  Total11 6:15:32 9.57 15.423c

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Saturday Jun 4, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:05:47 [4] *** 8.0 km (8:13 / km)
23c shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons

Queen's birthday day 1 at Telephone Track I think it was. Had an ok run, there were good and bad parts... Made a mistake at 7 as it was quite vague and couldn't see the group of knolls I was looking for :( In hindsight it would have been better to approach the control from the track to the right, much safer. But I was actually ok for the notorious control 6 which lots of people messed up. Then I had a moment of lost concentration around 14 which meant I went too low and hesitated around there for a while before going up higher to get the control. After 6 I had caught up to Rachel and from then on we were sort of taking the lead back and forth for the rest of the course. There were a few moments where I got ahead and should have got away from her, but some small mistake would allow her to catch up.

Then I went through the spectator control, and to my extreme surprise someone said I was in second place! So then I kind of freaked out and of course I made a mistake, at number 21 :( Went to 22 instead and then didn't use my compass to get back to 21 but got back to it in some roundabout way :( Stupid! Anyway, lost second place and a few minutes because of that. But I still was third so that's a very good result for me :)

Goal for tomorrow - have an even cleaner run! Concentrate 100% of the time - it is in that one moment where you let your mind drift that everything falls apart. Oh and be more aggressive on the long legs - I have a tendency to slow down and hesitate more than I need to.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons

Warm up, didn't warm down... oops. It was rainy though and I didn't much feel like it.
4 PM

Orienteering race 16:38 [4] 2.4 km (6:56 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons

Sprint at Massey Campus, Oteha Rohe. It was raining the whole time so the concrete and those wooden slats were very treacherous! That slowed me down a bit. Also I didn't plan ahead very well in this race, I seemed to stop at a lot of the controls to figure out my plan for the next leg... not ideal. Also made a few mistakes going to the wrong side of the building a couple of times :( But ok given the conditions I guess.

I like this map a lot though! Good fun :)
5 PM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talons

My legs were sore, so the warm up and down were a good idea this time.

Friday Jun 3, 2011 #

(rest day)

Yep, didn't do anything today either. I feel like I may as well rest with the weekend ahead which I am so excited about!!!! Yay! It's going to be heaps of fun :)

Thursday Jun 2, 2011 #

(rest day)

No training today... I managed to stay awake all night on the delivery unit! But it was so quiet so it was a bit of a struggle... then heaps of women came in in labour around 4am so I helped with a few deliveries then :) I thought I would be able to stay for teaching in the afternoon but I was so tired - so I left about 11 and slept for 7 hours straight.

Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 #

7 AM

Road cycling 33:30 [3]

I wasn't sure whether to go to the hospital this morning as I am mean to be on delivery unit all night. But I thought I should at least make an appearance and maybe go to the neonatal ward round (which was actually really good!). So I'm glad I went :)
12 PM

Road cycling 32:00 [3]

Just stayed for the morning and then cycled home again :) But I didn't manage to get any sleep... and anyway, I had arranged to do some tutoring.
5 PM

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

Warm up through Churchill Park and a bit of Tahuna Torea.

Running intervals 15:00 [5]
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

15 x 30:30s on the Tahuna Torea tracks and the track to Pt England. It was getting a bit dark towards the end but still manageable. My legs were a little tired! To be expected I guess.

Running warm up/down 20:02 [3]
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

Warm down back home along Taniwha, Roberta then Riddell. The pace was still quite good :) I was actually in a hurry though as I had to get back to the hospital... lucky I was fast :)

Tuesday May 31, 2011 #

5 PM

Running warm up/down 25:00 [3]
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

Warm up and down for the O'Hagan's 5km. I thought it would be a bit colder than it actually was, but the weather was pretty nice.
6 PM

Running race 19:57 [5] 5.0 km (3:59 / km)
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

O'Hagan's 5km race at the waterfront. The course is different again from the last time I did it, lots of road works going on. I was a bit disappointed with the race overall... I think I last ran one around the end of last year and the time was pretty similar (5 seconds faster) and yet I have done a lot of good training in that time... So what does this mean, was all that training for nothing? Why didn't I improve :( :(

The first half was a good speed I guess - reached halfway around 9:30... but this means I slowed down SO MUCH on the second half, though it felt way harder. How do I stop myself from doing that?


Monday May 30, 2011 #

7 AM

Road cycling 38:00 [3]

Wow, pretty slow this morning :(
4 PM

Road cycling 32:30 [3]

Felt a little bit stronger riding home today :)
5 PM

Running 32:08 [3]
shoes: Adidas adistar ride

Recovery run, though I'm not actually sure what I was recovering from... It felt good to run again though! I felt pretty strong. Went down to Dingle Dell to run through there but it was actually quite dark already, so I just ran back home.

Sunday May 29, 2011 #


No training :( But I did admit some patients, put a few IV lines and catheters in, go on a few ward rounds, help out in a few surgeries and help deliver some babies!! Wouldn't want to spend all my weekends that way though... I feel I'm already getting Vitamin D deficient...

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