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Training Log Archive: Dooby

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling (MTB)3 3:55:11 55.58(4:14) 89.44(2:38) 1060
  Cycling1 1:02:38 19.55(3:12) 31.47(1:59) 218
  Walking1 58:39 2.47(23:47) 3.97(14:46) 2915c
  Orienteering1 54:22 5.14(10:34) 8.27(6:34) 6924c
  Trails/Road1 35:10 3.88(9:04) 6.24(5:38) 85
  Total7 7:26:00 86.62(5:09) 139.4(3:12) 146139c

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Sunday May 19 #

11 AM

Walking 58:39 [2] 3.97 km (14:46 / km) +29m 14:15 / km
15c shoes: Salomon Speed Cross 5

Orange course at Ross Castle with Erik & Oscar.

Not too bad, just hard to keep them moving or to increase speed at any point! Running not an option it seems for them.

Lovely day for it.
12 PM

Orienteering race 54:22 [5] *** 8.27 km (6:34 / km) +69m 6:18 / km
ahr:170 max:180 24c shoes: Salomon Speed Cross 5

Ross Castle

Scorcher of a day, even put some (low factor) sun tan lotion on my forehead to avoid the dreaded stripe!

Was hard work in the heat. Surprised to see my dad still orienteering as I was getting the last few, he’s a long day at the office.

After being beaten by Daire in the 1st southwest league event I wanted to reverse that result today which I achieved. Still a lot of work to do fitness wise, will see how the progression is to the next event in June.

Happy with most controls apart from 13. 4 minutes lost! Really should have not have made that mistake, know that area is vague. Had to relocate and even then wasn’t certain. Maybe if I’d just opened my eyes I’d have seen the control earlier.

Other than that I didn’t lose too much time, a few small hesitations on 21 and on 23 lost me some seconds. Controls were where I expected them to be. Maybe could have done 19 better, cot caught in a bit of crap. Was typical course for the area, lots of cross crossing.

Saturday May 18 #

8 AM

Cycling (MTB) 51:55 [2] 20.21 km (2:34 / km) +231m 2:26 / km
ahr:138 max:162 shoes: Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe

Out just after breakfast. Overcast but dry.

Not much effort out in this morning, not too concerned, probably one of my bigger weeks volume wise of 2024!

Then went to Cork for the rest of the day.

Mary has cone up with a system for the lads to encourage their orienteering. A star chart, 3 stars and I take them toy shopping. Getting a star for attendance.

Friday May 17 #

5 PM

Cycling 1:02:38 [3] 31.47 km (1:59 / km) +218m 1:55 / km
ahr:148 max:167 shoes: Shimano RC5

Was weird weatherwise, very dark. Put jacket in my pocket but didn't use it for the few drops of rain around the top of Lough Guitane. Dried up after that. Some wind about but didn't feel like it was hard going into it.

Happy enough with the spin but had to work for the average on the 2nd half of the spin.

Legs felt a bit tired.

Did have pain early on in right glute which eased when warmed up. Lower back then sore nearing Killarney on the way back. Not ideal.

Thursday May 16 #

5 PM

Trails/Road 35:10 [2] 6.24 km (5:38 / km) +85m 5:16 / km
ahr:144 max:160 shoes: New Balance 880 v11 (Red)

Legs just about lasted for this, any further and there could’ve been issues.

But messy getting out, had to stop in town and then there was rain so stopped in home to bring the washing in! Was too late.

Didn’t have a plan starting so made it up as I went along. Didn’t rain but brought a jacket tied around my waist, I normally go with or without. Looks like thunderstorms in other parts but not here.

Wednesday May 15 #

11 AM

Cycling (MTB) 2:07:22 [3] 48.13 km (2:39 / km) +539m 2:30 / km
ahr:143 max:172 shoes: Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe

Dinis - Black Valley - Gap of Dunloe

Had been thinking of the road bike today but weather not as dry as I hoped it would be when I checked the forecast earlier in the week.

Wanted a long spin and this was the most straightforward on the MTB without going all over Muckross. Was also not sure I’d manage 2 hours but decided to give it a go. Survived, I think.

Decided to keep the pace steady as much as possible, and did that more or less. Time is slower than previous attempts so proof I did cycle easier.

Lots of tourists around. Met a few people with rucksacks near Dinis who I passed again on the Muckross Road, and the woman on a bike before Lord Brandon’s Cottage, met her again close to the walkers.

Also passed a few cousins of my bike, rented I’m assuming.

The climb up the gap wasn’t easy with a headwind. Also a heavy shower on both sides of the Gap so took it easy on the descent with wet roads.

Could feel the legs getting tired after Kate Kearneys but not desperate, they felt like that until I got home.

Took the lads for a walk around Blue Pool too, weather nice for that, a glutton for punishment.

Tuesday May 14 #

(rest day)

Not a bad day to be inside considering it's a bit on the shitty side. At least forecast for tomorrow is looking better but haven't decided what to do yet, probably Molls Gap.

Body feeling alright but have been lazy with stretching last couple of days so must try and prise myself off the couch later to do some.

Monday May 13 #

4 PM

Cycling (MTB) 55:54 [3] 21.11 km (2:39 / km) +290m 2:29 / km
ahr:145 max:175 shoes: Bontrager Foray Mountain Shoe

Wet morning but weather improved after lunch.

Humid and a couple of drops of rain for a few seconds at one point, not much wind.

Went for a bit longer and a bit of climb today and a few more bumps than recently. Will stick with usual rest day tomorrow and hoping for a long spin on Wednesday as i'm off work for a few days.

Body has more or less recovered at this stage, less aches, although maybe glutes were feeling the change in bikes early on.

Hills were tough but flatter sections were fine.

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