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Training Log Archive: simmo

In the 7 days ending Sep 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road cycling4 8:32:30 121.57(4:13) 195.64(2:37)
  Orienteering2 1:22:52 3.79(21:52) 6.1(13:35)
  Total6 9:55:22 125.36(4:45) 201.74(2:57)

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Saturday Sep 21 #

Orienteering race 16:13 [4] 1.7 km (9:32 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 230

WA Sprint Champs at Murdoch Uni. GPS 2.32km. Scrappy sort of run with hesitations. Route choice errors at 11 and 15, and a nav error at 15 as well, costing 20 secs and 40 secs. Beat all the M65s, but way behind the other classes on the course (M & W16, W21, M & W55). Arguably M16 and W21 should be on a longer course, and us older folks should have a 1:3000 map (both my errors were caused by lack of legibility on the run).

Friday Sep 20 #

Road cycling 2:17:26 [3] 51.64 km (2:40 / km)
ahr:105 max:164 shoes: Bike: Beemer Auto

Around the river. HR profile appears fairly normal, so Wednesday's recording must have been a technical glitch.

Wednesday Sep 18 #

Road cycling 2:01:27 [3] 45.16 km (2:41 / km)
ahr:98 max:101 shoes: Bike: Beemer Auto

West Coast ride - used the Garmin again, but something appears wrong with the HR data. The top of the profile is completely flat for most of the ride, and a max of 101 can't be right - especially ascending Reabold, and the ascent of Hale Rd shows an HR of -80 for the whole climb. Wrist HR monitors don't have a good reputation, but up until this ride mine has been pretty consistently in the ballpark.

Pulled into the car park above the City Beach groyne to check out the surf and the progress of the supposedly advancing cold front. The former was a good size, but too sloppy, and the latter was not really discernible with relatively dry-looking clouds as far as I could see.

Wind was NWly, but not too strong.

Tuesday Sep 17 #

Road cycling 2:43:37 [3] 62.94 km (2:36 / km)
ahr:100 max:152 shoes: Bike: Beemer Auto

Around the river, via Curtin, Aquinas & Mt Henry. Foggy between Mends St and Waterford - could barely see the City from the South Perth side.

Used the Garmin even though I'm reluctant to since falling off the bike and cracking the screen last year, but I wanted to see the HR data. However, seems like there's no replication of very high maxima when riding.

Monday Sep 16 #

Road cycling 1:30:00 [3] 35.9 km (2:30 / km)
shoes: Bike: Beemer Auto

Bassendean ride.

Sunday Sep 15 #

Orienteering race 1:06:39 [3] 4.4 km (15:09 / km)
ahr:137 max:182 shoes: X-Talon 190

H4 course at Gunapin Ridge, GPS 5.32kms, 4 or 5 stops totalling around 8 mins for HR/breathing issues, plus some slow walking.

Went around the bottom of the rocks to 1, almost a problem due to unmapped watercourse leading me to think I had gone too far, but the clearing and bare rock confirmed I was ok. However, was slightly high coming over the spur that the control was on - 30 secs. Followed the bare rock and clearing to 2, keeping the large rocks on the edge of the spur to my left, and ran straight into the control (fastest split, and into the lead). Felt slow on a bearing to 3, and had to stop for a minute in the clearing before the control, but only 3 secs off the fastest split (Noel), and still in the lead.

Craig came past at 3, but I had to walk slowly up the hill to 4, stopping for 2 minutes on the way, then for another 2 after punching, before walking the first half of the leg to 5. Slow to 6 and had to stop for another 2 minutes after punching it. Able to jog to 7, sped up a bit when tRicky came past, but lost sight of him going down the rocky spur to the control.

Ran to the mapped location of 8, passing a confused-looking LostRichard coming the other way, his confusion explained by the lack of a flag. While hunting around, the breathing went bad again, so stopped, then decided to go on to 9. Just then happened to glance left and saw Noel punching a control on a cliff 60m away - lucky so and so just stumbled on it without having to go the extra distance to where it should have been.

Got more breathing problems going up to 9, and had to rest again, before mostly walking to 10. Felt ok by this time, and ran fairly hard to the finish. Without the breathing problems I might have given Noel a run for his money.

Think I need to have the exercise ECG done, as the last few events it hasn't been just a breathing issue, the ticker has been going like a bomb.

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