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Training Log Archive: rcro

In the 7 days ending Feb 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:35:00 15.19(14:09) 24.44(8:48) 725
  Running3 2:09:14 14.58(8:52) 23.46(5:31) 570
  Orienteering - Night2 1:40:25 9.81(10:14) 15.79(6:22) 380
  Total7 7:24:39 39.58(11:14) 63.69(6:59) 1675
averages - sleep:3.9 weight:75.1kg

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Sunday Feb 18 #

10 AM

Orienteering (Broughton) 1:50:12 [3] 10.43 km (10:34 / km) +375m 8:57 / km
slept:2.0 weight:75kg shoes: Adidas Kanadia tr7

Pictures - 31:07, 3.07km, 100m ascent
Doing a good job visualising the map and found most of the tapes straight away where I was expecting them. But maybe contours need a bit of work in the section between 1 and 3. Things took a turn for the worse after 9 when reached a distinct point where stopped being able to reconcile the map - and spent a while going around relocating, and succeeding backwards but not forwards - turns out I was trying to fit against an identical combination of features to the ones I thought I was. Went up to some double tapes that clearly weren't 10 but never twigged was 5 - so bailed out and restarted (with no difficulty) half way between 10 and 11.

Control Pick - 14:57, 1.54km, 75m ascent
Much better. Found everything quite quickly - and sooner than I believed so for a few I was quite sceptical that I was in the right place and did some validations, then continued on with caution. Did get distracted by another tape by 14 - but confirmed it wasn't mine and relocated quickly.

Relocation - 48:58, 4.62km, 140m ascent
With rickyp. Quite a good exercise given rickyp got himself lost in trying to get me lost. Got my revenge by being quite sneaky back to him and tricked him with an induced 90 degree error. To be honest, features close to the controls was a bit too strong to make difficult without going significantly out of the way. Good fun.

Relay - 13:10 1.20km, 60m ascent
Went out 2nd, which I think was a mistake. Didn't believe that the rest of the team had actually been to 1 without me seeing (despite them saying between them they did) so went out at the end just for the sake of getting some distance in. Time includes a lot of stopping and waiting.

Thanks to Mark, Alice, Meg, Ben and others for a great weekend!

Saturday Feb 17 #

11 AM

Orienteering (Oxwich) 1:44:48 [3] 14.01 km (7:29 / km) +350m 6:39 / km
slept:4.5 weight:75kg shoes: Adidas Kanadia tr7

Tagging onto WJS/SWJS/SCJS training weekend on Gower.

Warm up - 12:09, 1.77km, 40m ascent

Corridors - 18:32, 2.25km, 40m ascent
First half following the corridor, second following the empty strip. Well on top of it until the switch when distracted by the change and didn't know what to do, so stopped looking at map and stood by a stile for a couple of minutes to think. Think I fell off the second half briefly but quite clean

Attackpoints- 18:23, 2.55km, 45m ascent

Map memory - 21:44, 2.96km, 90m ascent
Broadly ok. 1 miss at top of map where re-entrant wasn't as clear as I expected and didn't see the tag and another a bit later where went to wrong fence crossing to relocate - so ran straight past control.

Contours - 13:24, 1.82km, 50m ascent

Beacons - 20:36, 2.66km, 85m ascent
Clean, but had to keep clear from spooked horses.

Nice map and good day to be out.
7 PM

Orienteering - Night 39:41 [3] 4.92 km (8:04 / km) +80m 7:28 / km
ahr:149 max:163 shoes: Adidas Kanadia tr7

Night practice at Whiteford Burrows. 45 mins score.

Very useful practice for next week and shows areas of strength and weakness. Probably not the best route, executed badly in places, and overdressed when it came to running so a little distracted (and shoelaces kept coming undone!)

Stopped too early for the first, ok on next, then ran straight past the third (which was apparently in the wrong place so not all bad!), and mess of the 4th by stopping too early twice and parallel error. After making a mess of 3 of first 4 thought all was lost but actually got the rest all clean. Maybe better routes could have been taken - bailing out to E path (which was underwater) a couple of times as recalled terrain was quite unpleasant W of fence but others said afterwards it was fine.

Know a few things to pay close attention to next weekend.

Friday Feb 16 #

10 AM

Running 1:08:54 [3] 11.23 km (6:08 / km) +370m 5:16 / km
slept:4.5 weight:75kg (sick) shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Perfect weather for surveying - but not driving back up again. As nobody free in the day went off on my own to join up bits of Bath. Legs feeling yesterday so added reason not to try. And did more off road than my shoes would have liked - had expected a road but mis-remembered the map.
2 PM


Housework. First time home in daylight in months so could see the mess that's accumulated.

Thursday Feb 15 #

6 PM

Orienteering - Night (HOC Malvern Common) 1:00:44 [3] 10.87 km (5:35 / km) +300m 4:55 / km
ahr:163 max:177 slept:4.5 (sick) shoes: inov8 Mudclaw300 Blk/Gn1

Came up to this as my sort of terrain - fast and not technical, and planned to tag on some mapping tomorrow. Sadly mum has quarantined herself with some hospital bug so can't stay up - so the survey will have to wait for another time I'm up.

At least got a decent run in for the long round trip. Planner assured everyone that fast runners should clear it really easily. I was 44s late... (but may have been the only person to visit all 22 of the 21 controls)

Struggling for pace, have to fight against the wind and slow up the hills. Waking up all the controls early on, and as at the front having the job of finding the flags when hidden but passed by rickyp as got into 7. He took the path and I went up the road and seemed to match pace. Both went to the wrong tree.

Here onwards was helped by rickyp's faffing in looking for the controls where hidden, or the paths where hidden by roadworks. Lost time on 14 as went to 15 first (the line 13-14 went through it).

Downhill was nice and managed to keep speed up after 20 when clear timing was tight. Not taking it totally seriously so was getting 21 regardless of time. Quite fun to be running head-to-head, even if there was a lot of not-trying in terms of navigation. Think I just got 2nd as Rhys (started 2 mins behind) went to long way to 20 and must have lost more time than me.

Wednesday Feb 14 #

5 PM

Running 29:37 [3] 5.48 km (5:24 / km) +130m 4:50 / km
slept:4.0 weight:75.3kg (sick) shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

Recovery run from home, but feeling harder than it should after another day sat down in meetings. Very wet out there.

Tuesday Feb 13 #

5 PM

Running 30:43 [4] 6.75 km (4:33 / km) +70m 4:20 / km
slept:4.0 (sick) shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 20

From work, after a lot of sitting down. Was supposed to be with a load of colleagues but because the 6 hrs of meetings over-ran by an hour they didn't have time.

Progression run and chance to explore the new road. Guessed a route back through Stoke Gifford and only hit one dead end.

Roads gridlocked because they are putting a new drain in by parkway station. Seems, as yet, they are making no attempt to fix the collapsed road around it.

Monday Feb 12 #

(rest day)

Late with work. Cold evening for catching train home. Glad of a radiator to sit on :-)

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