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Training Log Archive: ColmM

In the 7 days ending Oct 9, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 2:03:51 11.68(10:36) 18.8(6:35)405.8
  Strength and Conditioning3 1:55:00345.0
  Mountain Biking1 1:10:00140.0
  Running4 1:07:42 8.6(7:52) 13.85(4:53)156.0
  Total8 6:16:33 20.29 32.651046.8

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Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #

12 PM

Orienteering 24:21 [5] 4.2 km (5:48 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

25mannakorten. Basically the side event to 25manna held on the same map. Much nicer than yesterday I thought. Enjoyed it a lot more, maybe not having hoards of people over such a small area in the forest...

Anyways, I started quite well, maybe my route wasn't as good as it could have been to 1, but quite good, nailed it and running fast. Very fluid through the next few controls and running really well, pushing hard and going fast, keeping really good contact too. By number 6, it was going very well! To number 7, I was a bit too rushed and went a bit off line at the start, corrected but I was very hesitant to the control, and thought it was a little strange, but alas it was not, lost more than I thought, about 20secs. To 8, all seemed fine, I had taken a good bearing, and could tell exactly where I was on the path, but I mustn't have watched the compass enough and was slightly to the right, hitting another boulder, for a moment I couldn't find this on the map as it was where the circle should have covered and the gap they had cut was quite small, but I found it, relocated, and lost maybe another 20secs, which was disappointing. To 9, I was fine, maybe a little low, but not very much lost really. To 10. Oh God. I was being far too rushed. I wanted to push on and didn't take enough time at all to take a good bearing, I just ran and spotted another control on a similar looking spur, but in reality, it was a boulder on a spur. It took me a moment to realise what I had done, but I still couldn't place myself on the map, so I ran where I thought it should be, luckily, I was right. 45secs lost. To 11, I steadied it a bit more, I knew I couldn't make another mistake like that and navigated fine again. To 13, I knew where I was going, knew where I was, but the other 3 guys seemed to run really low, and I was just put off by them. My relative height awareness was right, but I doubted it and dropped a little too low, realised quite quickly though, and lost about 20secs, which was annoying way to finish. From here on, it was easy, I felt I should have run a bit quicker her, but the splits are still quite good, so... Unfortunately, while I felt I was running quite quickly, I was passed on the run-in by some russian to take the final prize! 2 SECONDS!

5th place H20, about 2mins lost, really positive in terms of running though, felt I was running fast. Gleb Tikhonov took 1st, and having come 6th on the JWOC Long, was never going to beat him anyway, Conor was 3rd with a cleaner run, and the Russians took 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th and 7th so no Swedes at all. Really should have been running H20E, but we didn't enter ourselves, ah well. Good confidence booster I guess.


Running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 2.35 km (5:06 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

To the start.

Saturday Oct 8, 2011 #

Event: 25Manna
11 AM

Orienteering 42:30 [4] 7.0 km (6:04 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

Not really sure of time, Garmin has died I believe, it is not official yet, but almost. Almost 5 years though, so I can't complain.
Didn't enjoy this as much as I would have hoped. I started fine and was navigating okay, but struggled to run as there were constantly slower people in front of you, loads of people everywhere. The elephant tracks were full on tracks, and navigation was rather easy, I still lost concentration and mad one bad mistake of about 2mins and had a quite a few hesitations. Also felt quite heavy and slow.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.64 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

Warm up. And then a warm down with Tomas.

Thursday Oct 6, 2011 #

4 PM

Mountain Biking (MTBO) 1:10:00 [2]
shoes: Asics Running shoes

Collecting Conor's controls from the other day. Took some exciting routes, ones which were more interesting, but wouldn't be taken in a real MTBO race. Some nice hard parts, just trying not to put the foot down, succeeded for the most part, but struggled with the parts taken over by marsh. The small fallen over trees and wooden planks as bridges over streams are the most fun! Really nice, some technical bits too. Unfortunately, had some trouble locating the kite at no.4, so Conor got an extra leg...

Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 #

2 PM

Strength and Conditioning 15:00 [3]

Afternoon styrka

Tuesday Oct 4, 2011 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 9:40 [2] 2.0 km (4:50 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

Orienteering 57:00 [2] 7.6 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

Very easy. Putting out some controls for U-16's training later. Watched it the whole way. Easy pace meant controlled navigation, which is nice.
6 PM

Running intervals 11:40 [5] 3.5 km (3:20 / km)
shoes: Asics Running shoes

10x2mins, 1min rest.
I just wanted to test out the legs at proper running before the weekend really. Really good fun. Legs felt really good too! Maybe I didn't quite push as much as possible, but I stopped after 6, well stopped a little early on the 5th. And I really wasn't feeling tired. Nice feeling. Still a long way off MH though. A LONG way. Towards the end of the 5th I felt a slight tinge so stopped and probably won't run again until Saturday. Enjoyed this though.

Running warm up/down 14:22 [1] 2.36 km (6:05 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talons

11 PM

Strength and Conditioning 10:00 [3]

Evening styrka.

Monday Oct 3, 2011 #

7 PM

Strength and Conditioning 1:30:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Running shoes

Yeah, my Lower Leg (other) felt good today, but still, going to find a physio, shit, meant to ask tonight, ah well.

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