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Training Log Archive: Mark3

In the 7 days ending Aug 16, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:00:35 24.48(7:23) 39.4(4:35) 853
  Orienteering1 41:09 6.03(6:50) 9.7(4:15) 65
  Total5 3:41:44 30.51(7:16) 49.1(4:31) 918

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Sunday Aug 16, 2015 #

Running race (Cheddar Gorge HM) 1:42:03 [5] 21.1 km (4:50 / km) +665m 4:11 / km
ahr:151 max:166 shoes: X-Talon 190 (orange)[9.5]


Pleased with time - it's a tough course:
takes in Beacon Batch trig point twice as well as going up Cheddar gorge.

3rd until 11k or so and the second time up to the trig point; then destroyed up the hill by Justin.

At 3km or so I bashed my head on a branch. For a few hundred metres I was thinking "Hmm, that hurt quite a lot" and then went to wipe sweat out of my eyes - turned out it was blood, and there was also blood spattered down my face, chest, vest, was everywhere. The marshals kept asking if I was okay. I did feel a bit woozy -but it was a very hilly HM, so it's hard to know if that was related to the injury or not. Anyway, the St John ambulance guy at the end cleaned it up a bit and recommended I go to the minor injuries place to get it stitched or glued together... I haven't done that, but I will tomorrow if it's still bleeding I guess.
Four other people came in afterwards to have the same treatment! I think it was due to it being at the bottom of a muddy slope, so you'd been carefully watching the ground for several hundred metres beforehand. Then I was so close to the person in front of me that I didn't see it until too late.

Saturday Aug 15, 2015 #

Running race (Burnham on sea parkrun) 18:31 [5] 5.0 km (3:42 / km) +48m 3:32 / km
ahr:158 max:173 shoes: Asics Nimbus 17

Bit of parkrun tourism and testing out new trainers.

Bought them as injury-prevention shoes rather than to be fast (reviews describe them as 'cushty') and that are super-heavy,literally twice the weight of my virratas. Given that I thought they performed very well.the plan is to use them for training and longer races.

Parkrun was a good course, although a bit windy along the seafront in one direction which made ks 2 and 3 a bit slow.


Thursday Aug 13, 2015 #

Orienteering race (NGOC park campus urban) 41:09 [5] 9.7 km (4:15 / km) +65m 4:06 / km
ahr:152 max:165 shoes: Saucony Virrata 2

Wasn't planning on going but had to have a go at beating Tom for the league title.


Running quite well but losing a few secs per control, lost 30s on last control with some slightly dubious mapping but 2mins down overall so didnt make a difference.

Made some bad choices to wiggle down alleyways rather than going round,the alleys often had those bike stopping bars across which made them significantly slower than going round.

Wednesday Aug 12, 2015 #

Running race (Bitton 5k) 17:56 [5] 5.0 km (3:35 / km) +30m 3:29 / km
ahr:162 max:173 shoes: Saucony Virrata 2

Tried insanely hard...and maybe exactly the same time as last year? Fingers crossed for 17:55 in the results...

Found it incredibly uncomfortable physically trying to maintain that pace and really struggling by the end (and slightly uphill on the way back doesn't help; neither does the turning point (out and back course).


Tuesday Aug 11, 2015 #

Running (Jog) 42:05 [3] 8.3 km (5:04 / km) +110m 4:45 / km
ahr:129 max:161 shoes: Adidas Boost

Not too much before tomorrow, but couldn't resist having a go at the segment on the tump...

Monday Aug 10, 2015 #

(rest day)

This wasn't meant to be a rest day but I wanted to get all the routegadgets+analysis done before forgetting where I'd gone wrong!

Overall a disappointing week navigation-wise but with temporary flashes of greatness; just need to string those flashes together a bit better now!

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