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Training Log Archive: Chas

In the 7 days ending May 5, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:05:09 6.0(10:52) 9.66(6:45)
  Pilates1 1:00:00
  Trail running1 26:00 3.0(8:40) 4.83(5:23)
  Gym1 20:00
  Road running1 17:00 2.0(8:30) 3.22(5:17)
  Shoulder strengthening1 5:00
  Total5 3:13:09 11.0 17.7
  [1-5]4 2:08:09

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Sunday May 5, 2019 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 50:09 [4] 5.0 mi (10:02 / mi)
shoes: VJ Integrator (blue)

British 'Long Distance' Champs, Arncliffe and Kilnsey North.
M55L(?) 7.3km, 310m.
There must be a story behind the short courses but I haven't heard a convincing one yet. I was on Enquiries from 0830 to 1030 which meant a 0630 alarm. Not ideal preparation for a 1330 start.
I set off early to the start and had a walk/jog around the warm up map. Despite my best efforts it never really felt like the British Champs. I set off hard (as it was obviously a short course) and had JonX for company for the first 8 controls (M50 and M55 were a bit like a gaffled relay). We both made mistakes in this section but nothing major. Then we had the dead running section to #9. A downhill leg of over a km which was taking well under 5 mins for the speedy guys. My Achilles didn't like this and started to get sore, further distracting me from the task in hand. I missed at #11 (control sneakily tucked behind a tiny spur) and struggled to keep running on the fell race section #11 to #13. I then fell into the obvious trap of running from #13 to #16, realising quickly but then losing further time locating #14. OK after that but the damage was done.
Knew I hadn't run fast enough for a decent result and not surprised to be well beaten by Tim and some better runners.
5th place, just over 3 mins down on Tim.
Relegated myself to the 3rd team tomorrow so that I can jog rather than stress my Achilles further.

Orienteering 15:00 [2] 1.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: VJ Integrator (blue)

Walk/jog on the warm up map and to the start.
Achilles sore on finishing so virtually no warm down.

Saturday May 4, 2019 #

9 AM

(rest day)

Golf. Saturday Medal. No returned after losing ball on the 18th. Heading for a big number anyway.

Friday May 3, 2019 #

2 PM

(rest day)

Golf with Andy and Mick. 34 Stableford points (15/19).
Achilles a little niggly. Not helped by the fact that big toe hurts on the opposite foot so not walking freely. Ice after. .

Thursday May 2, 2019 #


I know no one takes any notice of rankings but...

Scores are in for the JK. Apparently my run the week before JK at the little CLARO event at Dob Park was better than either day at JK. How can this be?
Worse still, despite winning JK, I have this week slipped to 2nd in M55 because Graham Patten (nothing personal) scored 1347 points at the Cumbrian Galoppen last weekend. My scores for winning the JK were 1285 and 1288.
Every time I mention the possibility of a weighting for the major events I get shouted down by the statisticians. I don't understand. In any other sport you get more ranking points for winning a major event than your local league. What's different in orienteering?
It will be interesting to see what points are awarded for the British. Rant over.
12 PM

Trail running 26:00 [3] 3.0 mi (8:40 / mi)
shoes: Saucony ISO3

Lap of Digley. Achilles OK but blood coming from under my L big toe nail (stubbed at JK Relay). Might need to bandage on Sunday.
4 PM


Golf. Foursomes knockout comp with Andy.
Won on the 18th. Never more than one hole in it..
Achilles a little niggly.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 #

4 PM

Gym 20:00 [2]

Garage circuits. Achilles ok except for the hopping so a bit tentative with these. Ice afterwards.

Shoulder strengthening 5:00 [0]

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019 #

8 AM


Golf. Pro's mid week comp. 35 Stableford points (18/17).
4 PM

Road running 17:00 [3] 2.0 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Saucony ISO3

Lap of the block at a gentle pace. Achilles fine.

Monday Apr 29, 2019 #

7 PM

Pilates 1:00:00 [0]

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