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Training Log Archive: Dooby

In the 7 days ending Mar 24:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:13:56 4.61(16:02) 7.42(9:58) 5532c
  Road1 1:00:17 6.24(9:39) 10.05(6:00) 53
  Walking1 41:52 2.16(19:23) 3.47(12:03) 18
  Total4 2:56:05 13.02(13:32) 20.95(8:24) 12632c

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Sunday Mar 24 #

9 AM

Orienteering 42:56 [1] * 3.71 km (11:34 / km) +47m 10:53 / km
ahr:105 max:166 16c shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Bluepool, controls out

Arrived at 9 to put out the controls and was lucky to find a parking space!!! Meitheal were in Bluepool this morning clearing the wood. So lots of chainsaws, etc. in operation, didn't lose any kids later though.

Nice day for it.
1 PM

Orienteering 31:00 [1] 3.71 km (8:21 / km) +8m 8:16 / km
ahr:144 max:155 16c shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Controls in

Easy to just grab and go until maybe you've collected 10 controls, the last few then are very heavy!

Event went off fine, 100 kids estimated! I had been warned 80 so advised to stagger arrival. It felt like that didn't happen so ended up trying to start the last few groups and do download. As they went in groups it reduced data input.

Saturday Mar 23 #

8 PM

(rest day)

Legs tired after yesterdays unplanned extra bit of running. Also left knee sore so option of bike felt uncomfortable. Did a few jobs outside like cutting the grass and also had a family walk down in Muckross, so wasn't idle.

Entered IOC this evening, elite all 3 individual days but tempted to run M35 for the Classic! Reduce the racing load for the weekend to concentrate on Middle & Relay.

Friday Mar 22 #

5 PM

Road 1:00:17 [3] 10.05 km (6:00 / km) +53m 5:51 / km
ahr:157 max:176 shoes: Brooks Ghost 10


I spent a lot of time on this run looking to my left and right thinking that I must explore off the paths in this area. Started by following a small path by the cave which then came out at a gap in a deer fence. Dead end on the other side of the deer fence. Morn to explore here.

Continued on the path before coming back on the Dinis Road. Saw another path then to my right which looked used so decided to take that. That ended at a small beach, pretty, on Muckross Lake. I’d no idea where I was relative to the path that follows the lake shore which comes out in front of Muckross House. But thought that I couldn’t be too far from it so tried for a direct route...

After a few minutes of running across limestone I was thinking that if I put my foot down a hole I wasn’t going to be found! Had to veer inland a bit due to the lake. This type of terrain I felt didn’t suit running shoes and untaped ankles. After seeing the road again there was a high deer fence between me and civilisation, luckily a gap had been cut in the fence so escaped the forest.

Considering I’ve been sick for while running 10km, albeit not under pressure, wasn’t part of the plan. Last couple of km back to car I took easy. Not too much pain to report but left knee is a small bit of a worry.

Must get out the old 1:15000 map and see what’s mapped in this area and investigate where to explore.

Might cycle and/or cut the grass tomorrow.

Thursday Mar 21 #

(rest day)

Long day, on the road to Cork at 730 for a seminar and not home till around 1830. Tired.

Wednesday Mar 20 #

9 PM

(rest day)

Pretty close to being better, might do something tomorrow depending on when I get home from work but more than likely Friday.

Collected gear for Sunday on the way home. KerryO have got a few pCards, so tested them out. They hold 20 punches and the response time for punching isn't bad. They are probably easier to punch with too as you just need to touch the control box hole.

Tuesday Mar 19 #

5 PM

Walking 41:52 [3] ** 3.47 km (12:03 / km) +18m 11:45 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10


Checking the map ahead of Sunday, nothing major apart from a couple of small trees down on a couple of paths, not much I can do about that when i've no chainsaw training.

Lovely evening.

Monday Mar 18 #

5 PM


Fatherhood has certainly changed my training in the last 11 months, Erik has not been the best sleeper. He will have a brother or sister in September so hopefully they are better at sleeping or I’ll be tired for another while yet :-)

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