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Training Log Archive: Frostbite

In the 7 days ending Apr 22:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running5 2:43:52 17.0(9:38) 27.36(5:59)
  orienteering1 1:15:03 6.8(11:02) 10.94(6:51) 435
  Total6 3:58:55 23.8(10:02) 38.3(6:14) 435

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Sunday Apr 22 #

orienteering 1:15:03 [5] 6.8 mi (11:02 / mi) +435m 9:12 / mi

Northern Champs, Wass, M50L

Very physical course with lots of climb. I coped fairly well with the physical stuff but lost time on the climbs. Also a bit of time lost with mistakes.

#3 didn't find the elephant track going up from the road at first so I got in some brambles, then climbed a bit too high and reached the rocks above and a little short of the control. Easy to relocate but a bit careless. 1 minute lost. I should have come down from the ride above but didn't see it on the map. I did see it at the junction but had made my mind up by then.

#8 the contours didn't seem quite right below the control, the re-entrant coming up from below brought me out too far to the right which caused me to ponder for a few moments. Then I looked behind a different plausible boulder before finding the right one, trying to find the mapped boulder in the middle of a mapped boulder field. 30 seconds lost.

#13 coming downhill through green I was fairly sure I was left of the line, but when I came out into the open forest I couldn't make any of the contour shapes fit so I turned left instead of right, turned back round when I saw the boulder with a control on it. Had I come out of the green just a few yards to the right I would have been able to see the control. 1 minute lost.

Enjoyed it, apart from maybe the last loop which seemed to be gratuitous climb without any real orienteering interest.

1. Charlie 62
2. Duncan Harris 66 (he started 4 mins before Charlie)
3. Martin 67
4. Ben S 69
5. Nigel B 72
6. Parkino 73
7. Me 75

Saturday Apr 21 #

running 30:00 [3] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Parkside Road and Hollies, much the same as yesterday but with longer faster bits. Feeling a bit more sprightly today, getting used to the heat.

Friday Apr 20 #

running 30:00 [3] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Parkside Road and the Hollies. Some faster bits, mostly slow.

Thursday Apr 19 #

running 39:00 [2] 3.6 mi (10:50 / mi)

Super slow-mo running with Tasha. To Bywater and back through the Hollies. By the end I couldn't go any faster anyway. The heat.

Wednesday Apr 18 #

running 27:00 [3] 2.7 mi (10:00 / mi)

toddle round the park in the sunshine.

Tuesday Apr 17 #

running 37:52 [4] 4.7 mi (8:03 / mi)

7 Arches. Feeling a bit sore from chasing Jase and Charlie on Sunday, and feeling a bit slow but kept moving fairly well.

Drier and warmer.

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