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Training Log Archive: Frostbite

In the 7 days ending Mar 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 1:38:01 10.4(9:25) 16.74(5:51)
  orienteering1 1:07:32 4.23(15:59) 6.8(9:56) 230
  Total4 2:45:33 14.63(11:19) 23.54(7:02) 230

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Sunday Mar 10 #

orienteering 1:07:32 [5] 6.8 km (9:56 / km) +230m 8:30 / km

Northern Champs, Wharncliffe. Not a bad run but not good either. I couldn't make out the smaller paths on the map with all the other stripes and spots on there which didn't help in places, and I felt very slow out on the moor.

#5 went up at first and then tried to come along the slope below the crags. it was very heavy going and I quickly lost track of how far I had come. Spotted the control on the double boulders but I wasn't very sure which boulders they were and was still very hesitant from there. 1 min (?) at least.

#10 got into the right bit of forest then tried and failed to make sense of the paths. Relocated on the boulder group 30m to the south west. 45 seconds

#11 my best split. Having failed to make any sense of the paths or boulders around #10 I just headed out to the road, then back in from the path junction from where the control was visible.

#16 couldn't find a good line up the slope, pushed right by brambles, 30 seconds

#17 I aimed to hit the quarry edge just to the left of the control ("aiming off") but went far too far left because I wasn't actually looking at my compass or anything. 30 seconds

#18 a new and interesting way to lose time, looking for the crossing point in the line joining #4 to #5. Not only did this take me way off line, it also made the approach to the control much harder. 1 minute.

9th M50, a massive 15 minutes behind Dave P. I would have been happy with 5 minutes quicker.


Bah. Wharncliffe.

Saturday Mar 9 #

running 25:43 [3] 2.5 mi (10:17 / mi)

Ran out along the ridge trying to put some effort into the hills. Going alright, but my heart was giving me trouble and I had to stop for 30 seconds to let it settle. went as far as Delph Lane then just jogged back on the level path.

Hoping it is just a temporary blip, maybe caused by losing half a night's sleep on thursday/friday because of work.

Wednesday Mar 6 #

running 47:40 [3] 4.7 mi (10:09 / mi)

Up the west side of the valley to 7 arches by which time it was pretty much dark, then out into Adel and down Weetwood Lane. Slow and tired, not feeling very good. Very slow in the deep dark wood.

Tuesday Mar 5 #

running 24:38 [5] 3.2 mi (7:42 / mi)

Weetwood and Lawnswood. A bit off the pace and knackered afterwards.

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