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Training Log Archive: Chas

In the 7 days ending Oct 23, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:40:40 15.0(10:43) 24.14(6:39)
  Trail running1 1:12:00 8.0(9:00) 12.88(5:36)
  Road running1 40:00 5.0(8:00) 8.05(4:58)
  Total4 4:32:40 28.0(9:44) 45.06(6:03)

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Sunday Oct 23, 2016 #

2 PM

Orienteering race 1:22:03 [4] 7.5 mi (10:56 / mi)
shoes: Innov8 X-Talon (3)

Welsh League Day 2, Newborough Forest.
Brown course, 9.3km, 375m.
Another long morning of Team Managing. I was feeling physically and mentally very tired before I started. I was sorting travel arrangements until the moment I entered the start box. Not surprisingly I missed #1 as I hadn't even thought about actual orienteering until I dived into the wrong block of forest. I continued in scrappy fashion through the first half of the course. Then I started to tire badly and was reduced to little more than a jog by the end. By the time I finished it was well over 7 hours since I'd eaten.
Still a very enjoyable outing. An opportunity not to be missed (and good practice for Culbin next w/e).
I do need to think about a better solution to reading the fine detail on maps of this complexity though. I have realised that I'm not reading the fine detail in the circle; rather just navigating to the circle then hunting for the feature described on the control descriptions. Once upon a time I used to have a mental picture of the control. If the elites are using magnifyers then maybe I should be as well??

Saturday Oct 22, 2016 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:18:37 [4] 7.5 mi (10:29 / mi)
shoes: Innov8 X-Talon (3)

Welsh League, Newborough Forest.
Brown course, 9.3km, 245m.
After a morning of TMing the England SHI team I got to have a run myself. Cracking area. A few bits overgrown with brambles but less felling than I had expected. Got caught in head high brambles at #3. Missed #4 by a couple of minutes. Another 1 min miss at #10 and in the circle at #16. Otherwise quite happy with my run. I guess 3 mins down on Clive is better than last week.

Friday Oct 21, 2016 #

9 AM

(rest day)

Golf. Matchplay with Andy and Gary. Beat Andy but couldn't compete with Gary. Approx 37 Stableford points.

Thursday Oct 20, 2016 #

9 AM


Golf with Andy and Mick. 37 Stableford points (17/20). Includes one outrageous bit of luck where the ball bounced off the OOB fence and nearly went in!
4 PM

Road running 40:00 [3] 5.0 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1080v4

Yateholme circuit.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016 #

8 AM


Golf. Pro's mid week comp. 26 Stableford points (12/14).
3 PM

Trail running 1:12:00 [3] 8.0 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Innov8 Mudclaw(2)

Upperthong, Wolfstones, Meltham Golf Course and back up Harden Moss Road. I have felt better, but ground it out.
Wussed out of circuits. Sorry Simon.

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