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Training Log Archive: Frostbite

In the 7 days ending Feb 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running5 3:53:08 23.4(9:58) 37.66(6:11) 200
  orienteering1 1:25:44 5.53(15:30) 8.9(9:38) 380
  Total6 5:18:52 28.93(11:01) 46.56(6:51) 580

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Sunday Feb 11 #

orienteering 1:25:44 [4] 8.9 km (9:38 / km) +380m 7:56 / km

Cumbrian Galoppen, Black Beck and Dockney Parrock. It was very physical, with plenty of climb, bogs, fallen trees, very wet and slippery underfoot. A few small mistakes, and after I went waist deep in a marsh between 7 and 8 I could not longer read the detail on the map - the colours all become dulled. It looks fine again now it has dried out. Also struggled to identify crossing points on the map, the overprint seemed a bit unhelpful in places.

#2 description said spur top, so I stood on top of the spur but couldn't see a control. Looked at my map for a few seconds, walked forward a few paces and there it was, hidden below a little drop in the spur. 15 seconds.

#7 unable to identify the difference between wall and path, followed the wall for a bit before veering back towards the path. 15 seconds.

#8 tried to go too straight across the marsh. Got wet.

#9 tried to cut the corner too much and then had to go round the marsh which was actually a pond. 20 seconds.

#10 not sure about my route, I was tempted by a bit of road running.

#11 paths were very vague here and there were more on the ground than on the map. I took a detour before the wall crossing but got back on line without (much) time lost

#13 came round too low down the slope, had to climb up to it from the south, 15 seconds

#14 I was dead on line, I could see where the crag was but got distracted by the control on the boulder which looked like it might be a crag from where I was. Checked the code then turned round and went straight back to the crag. 30 seconds.

#16 I was aiming for somewhere higher up the slope before working it out and ended up coming downhill into the re-entrant. 20 seconds.

#23 and #26, slow going uphill. Winsplits claims I made mistakes here, but I was just slow.

I caught Niamh Hunter at #7, then she ran away from me and took a completely different route to #10, but I caught her again at #11 and got 20 seconds or so when she lost more time than me at #14. After the drag through the fields to #15 she was back in front again, then she left #15 in the wrong direction and I never saw her again. Looking at splitsbrowser I guess she might have been able to see me in a few places but not close enough to catch me, and at the finish I had 2 minutes on her.

Didn't see anybody else.

19 minutes down on Matt Elkington. 2nd old man behind Stevie B who did 78.

Saturday Feb 10 #

running 1:03:18 [2] 6.5 mi (9:44 / mi) +200m 8:53 / mi

Not intending to try very hard and my quads were feeling a bit domsy and it was very muddy. So slow. And then about 2/3 of the way round I gave up putting any effort in at all. So even slower.

Friday Feb 9 #

running intervals 1:08:00 [4] 6.0 mi (11:20 / mi)

4 x 1k, Hospital loop.

Not exactly speedy.

4:17, 4:26, 4:27, 4:23.


Wednesday Feb 7 #

running 45:11 [3] 4.4 mi (10:16 / mi)

Potternewton, Chapel Allerton. With Evie, but she wasn't feeling great so we went slow and missed out the Gledhow Park loop. By the end I wasn't feeling up to much either.

Tuesday Feb 6 #

running 25:59 [4] 3.3 mi (7:52 / mi)

Parkside and Weetwood. Cold.

Monday Feb 5 #

running 30:40 [2] 3.2 mi (9:35 / mi)

Weetwood and Lawnswood. Intentionally slow, but also feeling a bit out of it and not liking the cold.

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