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Training Log Archive: AC

In the 7 days ending Sep 17, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 2:42:06 18.64(8:42) 30.0(5:24)
  Orienteering1 58:39 3.85(15:13) 6.2(9:28)
  Cycling1 42:00 13.05(3:13) 21.0(2:00)
  Total8 4:22:45 35.54(7:24) 57.2(4:36)

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Sunday Sep 17, 2017 #

8 AM

Orienteering 58:39 [3] 6.2 km (9:28 / km)
shoes: Inov 8 O shoes

Headed down to Fontainebleau for a bit of a terrain run before heading off to Australia next week, a trip that will include the Australian Orienteering Championships near Hill End on 30 September. Very, very wet in the forest after a week of rain and there was a constant drizzle during the run. Was soaked within 5 mins but that was okay as the forest was beautiful. The heath was in full bloom so purple colour everywhere. This also meant the undergrowth was more luxuriant than usual and so it was tough going. I didn't set a course as such but just headed around on a terrain run, focusing on running up some of the big hills in the area. Very nice run and good to stop when I did.

Saturday Sep 16, 2017 #

8 AM

Running warm up/down 16:23 [2] 2.6 km (6:18 / km)
shoes: Asics Noosa Tri

Really felt it was a struggle to get going this morning.
9 AM

Running race 22:50 [3] 5.0 km (4:34 / km)
shoes: Asics Noosa Tri

Parkrun, Bois du Boulogne. 22.50. Started off okay and felt okay for the first 2km. Started to struggle up the hill and never really recovered. The last km was particularly tough, although I did get a bit of a boost when the guy behind me roared past in the last 400m - kept up with him for a while and so managed to get under 23 minutes. My PB of 21.56 seems a long way off! Will get back there some day.
10 AM

Running 13:51 [3] 2.2 km (6:18 / km)
shoes: Asics Noosa Tri

Jog back home via the boulangerie.
6 PM

Cycling 42:00 [3] 21.0 km (2:00 / km)

Felt the need to get back on the bike and headed down to Longchamp for a few laps in the evening. Not many people down there at that time so avoided the frenetic and dangerous weekend rush hour. Fell in behind a triathlete who was hammering around at a gob-smacking pace. Lasted with him for a lap and half before peeling off and slowing down. After a bit of a break cruising along, jumped in behind a couple of speedy guys for a couple of laps. Then legs were well and truly tired and so headed home. Good ride to round off the day.

Friday Sep 15, 2017 #

1 PM

Running 27:42 [3] 5.3 km (5:14 / km)
shoes: Kayano 23

Easy lunchtime run. Definitely now autumn - the best time of year for running Paris with cooler weather, less pollution due to stronger breezes, and nice golden leaves in the forest ...

Wednesday Sep 13, 2017 #

12 PM

Running intervals 46:03 [3] 8.3 km (5:33 / km)
shoes: Kayano 23

Second run in a row with Nick C, who was at OECD for a climate meeting. Good to escape the confines of the meeting room and head into the Bois for an interval session of 10 x 1 min H / 1 min E. Amazing what a difference running with someone makes to the pace. I went much faster with Nick for company than if I had been on my own. Pace was well below 4min/km for most of the intervals (4.00, 3.49, 3.52, 3.59, 3.56, 3.45, 3.45, 3.56, 4.09, 4.13). This was influenced a little by the terrain, with the really fast ones being slightly downhill and the slower two last ones being uphill. But a great workout and an indication that I really can run fast if I decide to push myself :-).

Tuesday Sep 12, 2017 #

1 PM

Running 35:17 [3] 6.6 km (5:21 / km)
shoes: Kayano 23

Headed out for a let lunchtime run with Nick C, who was at OECD for a climate meeting. Nice run, chatting about the summer's orienteering exploits and what races were coming up next.

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