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Training Log Archive: rcro

In the 7 days ending Jun 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:44:14 30.12(7:27) 48.47(4:38) 560
  Running - off road1 1:19:46 9.84(8:06) 15.84(5:02) 225
  Orienteering - Urban1 40:39 5.16(7:53) 8.3(4:54) 240
  S&C1 20:00
  Total7 6:04:39 45.12 72.61 1025
averages - sleep:11.6 weight:71kg

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Sunday Jun 2 #

2 PM

Running 46:52 [3] 10.1 km (4:38 / km) +190m 4:14 / km
slept:4.5 weight:71kg (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL (2)

Need to take the car out at least twice per week so using today to fill in more empty squares - loop around Tonyrefail. Sunny day so good views - but did at times think I should have taken a bottle with me.

Extended a bit with some streets at the end, but keen for today to be easy.

Saturday Jun 1 #

12 PM

Running 1:05:37 [3] 14.13 km (4:39 / km) +115m 4:28 / km
slept:4.5 weight:71kg (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL

Continuing the joins, as the plan comes together for moving south.

Tidworth to Amesbury. Was going to be along the road, but the road is quite busy (though often had mowed grass either side) - instead took the byways across the ranges. Only one wrong turn because the sign was ambiguous - and corrected when it started going the wrong side of the rifle ranges.

Quite nice to run across, though road after was a bit of a come down. Confused by the Kiwi viewing point - though now I've looked at aerial photos think I understand - didn't see it. Tiring a lot after Bulford, so stopping on all the stiles, but good to get done, and next leg to Salisbury should hopefully be good too.

Spent a couple of hours walking around Salisbury after - think I've seen everything.

Friday May 31 #

11 AM

Running - off road 1:19:46 [3] 15.84 km (5:02 / km) +225m 4:42 / km
slept:45.0 (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL

Closing the gap on the map between Cherhill Down and Devizes. Expected it to be downhill with nice views. It wasn't. From the weather forecast expected it to be sunny and warm. It wasn't. Dark clouds and cold head wind the whole way.

Finding the running hard early on as in a deep rut, uphill, against the wind. Demonstrated this by catching my foot on something at 2k and tripping. Managed to soften the impact but it had still cut hands and knees which quickly started bleeding. Went on to the dip when I could stop and clean up in the shelter. Bleeding stopped after about 5 minutes which is good progress vs last year.

Even slower rest of the way, without being extra careful for trips or knee pain. Clearly tired, and struggling against the wind. Overall, a bit of a disappointing route with so little of interest.

Thursday May 30 #

1 PM

Running 46:00 [4] 10.02 km (4:35 / km) +80m 4:25 / km
slept:4.5 (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL (2)

Having to be available to work late so instructed to take a long lunch - but not really enough time between meetings to do something new.

Over to Risca to fill in some streets. Had to run faster than I wanted to to get around in time - and was a mean wind from the NW. Nice day at least.

Wednesday May 29 #

6 PM

Orienteering - Urban 40:39 [4] 8.3 km (4:54 / km) +240m 4:17 / km
slept:5.0 weight:71kg (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL (3) Red

Bath urban from Kingswood school. Think I’m starting to get urbaned out now, and not in the best frame of mind as really struggled to read the map early on - feels like 1:4000 symbol set shrunk down to 1:5000

2-3 went south. Saw hedge on ground then looked very closely at map and saw hedge on map too.
After this started looking for strange ways of doing the route choice legs that nobody else would take, and get me down streets I’ve not been down before.
9-10 saw the wall on the obvious route. Didn’t see the gap in the wall that’s masked by the black north line across it. The non-standard route I took had a lot of climb early on then easy, but quite a lot longer.
11-12 obvious route was the longer all downhill one, other obvious route had more climb for not much less distance. Took the third option which went in completely the wrong direction as the best compromise distance/climb.
18-19 looked like a tedious leg. Took an option which avoided running up Lansdown Road, and also the steep road done on way to 16 and also at last year’s event. Maybe longer but not massively so with much more gradual climb. Planned the rest of the legs easily in first half of this.

Lots of walking to/from station, and made train home with 1 min to spare. Steep roads not done shins much good.

Tuesday May 28 #

S&C 20:00 [3]
(sick) (rest day)

Monday May 27 #

10 AM

Running 1:05:45 [3] 14.22 km (4:37 / km) +175m 4:21 / km
slept:6.0 weight:71kg (sick) shoes: Adidas Adizero SL

Llanharan to Pontyclun via indirect route to run through squares - got 8.

Not the most exciting route - but easy to do on a non-Sunday with direct trains. Lanes all a lot busier than expected.

Legs pretty tired. Had allowed myself an extra hour if I felt like taking longer breaks but turns out I was well early for the train 1hr ahead of plan so didn't hang around Pontyclun.

Some quite long rain showers. Missed the sun completely - which may be a good thing - despite it being sunny in Newport before and after.

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