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Training Log Archive: Bradders

In the 7 days ending Feb 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:55:29 8.02(14:24) 12.9(8:57) 49020 /43c46%
  Running3 57:51 4.37(13:15) 7.03(8:14) 103
  Total3 2:53:20 12.38(14:00) 19.93(8:42) 59320 /43c46%

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Sunday Feb 21, 2010 #


Bought some COMFY O-shoes today, 'supra'
11 AM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [1] 1.0 km (20:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon Contagrip Fell Shoes

To the 10min waiting point, warm up
To the start, warm up
There was snow but It was soo HOT! felt at least 25 if not 30, was sweatin'!
so not much warming up.

Orienteering race (Southern Champs) 1:09:48 [3] *** 7.6 km (9:11 / km) +360m 7:26 / km
spiked:12/22c shoes: Salomon Contagrip Fell Shoes

*GARMIN- 9.1km, 524m climb

Good event and a great map
A lot of the mistakes were due to lack of confidence after yesterday + some more bearing mistakes (most of them downhill of the control)
So need to plan better and concentrate on compassing, also I didn't run very fast again to save energy but was fine.

2- Bearing off + overshot, didn't see tower (40s)
3- Overshot + missed tower (20s)
4- Was put off by early mistakes so saw a control and went to it, wrong one (45s)
9- I was looking on the wrong section of Crtl description (road crossings) so found it and went on looking. (1min)
(Jack caught me up)
11- Bad bearing (30s)
12- Overshot, bad bearing (30s)
13- Overshot, bad bearing (20s)
14- Couldn't find a gap in first fence (5s)
- Went too far up the path so had to double back (20s)
- Bad bearing into it (20s)
(Jack overtook me)
16- The veg boundary was deceptive so overshot (50s)
19- Tried to navigate by features but should have taken a bearing because they were very vague.

Total: 7min 10s (Bad again)
EPSON006 Normal GPS

Saturday Feb 20, 2010 #


Didn't go to the night event
1 PM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 2.5 km (8:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon Contagrip Fell Shoes

Jogging about + drills

Orienteering race (Mallards Pike) 45:41 [2] *** 5.3 km (8:37 / km) +130m 7:41 / km
spiked:8/21c shoes: Salomon Contagrip Fell Shoes

Mallards Pike Middle Distance
Well, the 'spiked controls' bit above sums this race up

The map sorely needed updating I thought especially the vegetation, north lines and ditches. Plus I don't think i was planning that well today

1- Didn't have a solid Plan + missed the ditch
2- Slow (10s)
3- No solid plan + bad bearing to path junction (1min)
8- Had this one before as a control and messed it up. Was slow, hesitant and it was a much longer distance than I expected (20s)
9- Slow
10 & 11 (+14)- Vegetation very wrong (10s)
12- Good plan but on my second bearing sighting I messed it up and got to the path in the wrong place so did a parallel error (2min 30s)
13- Bad bearing (40s)
16- Bas bearing + lost of ditches randomly not on the map (1min 20s)
18- Slow
19 and ⦾- Bad bearing (20s)

Overall- 7minutes (BAD) + I was going round at jogging pace because of the ditches and the fact that I ran out of energy last weekend. It was also very hard on the legs with snow, mud, brashings and ditches.

Thursday Feb 18, 2010 #


My knee hurts when I put weight on it (ie. walking) probably the way i have been sitting again. Hopefully it will be good for the weekend.
10 AM

Running (Jog) 17:51 [2] 3.53 km (5:03 / km) +103m 4:25 / km
shoes: Salomon Contagrip Fell Shoes

Needed to get a run in this week. Just went out to the motorway wood down a new track I found when mapping, ran around the wood a bit then came back. I had planned to go into 3 small new woods including Chappletown slag-heap but got bored cus theres no-one to run with so cut back through the village.
(Garmin wasn't very accurate today apart from in the wood, it doesn't match up on the roads or in the park so i probably ran further)

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010 #

3 PM


Was hoping to go to Club night but couldn't get there

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010 #

2 PM


Forgot the new weekly interval run

Monday Feb 15, 2010 #

(rest day)

Still shattered

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