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Training Log Archive: andrews

In the 7 days ending Jun 6:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 3:28:16 16.4(12:42) 26.4(7:53) 1278666.5
  Running2 51:14 6.13(8:21) 9.87(5:11) 164155.0
  Cycling2 38:21 8.06(12.6/h) 12.98(20.3/h) 10197.7
  Total5 4:57:51 30.6(9:44) 49.25(6:03) 1543919.1
  [1-5]5 4:57:24

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Sunday Jun 6 #

12 PM

Orienteering 2:19:47 [3] 18.55 km (7:32 / km) +826m 6:10 / km

Today was a case of just getting around, anything better than that would be a bonus. I was running with 3 pints of water (more than I needed) and 5 gels/bars expecting to be out for up to 3 hours. Other than 6 where I lost 5/6 minutes, no significant errors (more than a minute or two), just slow and steady. This meant I really enjoyed myself, even taking in some of the views from the northern hill. 1:15000 map was great to use. I was flagging a bit by the end (mainly legs), understandable as I haven't ran anything nearly as far as this for 8 months, I did always have enough energy though, and never too thirsty. Only to be 38 minutes down on the winner was great for me.

Saturday Jun 5 #

2 PM

Orienteering 9:45 [3] 1.35 km (7:12 / km) +41m 6:15 / km

Orienteering 58:44 [3] 6.5 km (9:02 / km) +411m 6:52 / km

First 2 controls good, then a bit hesitant to 3, 4 fine but then I nightmare on 5. I'd misread the crags, so thought I was further than I was (a ridge too short). Going up and down this I couldn't find the flag, but then realised I needed to cross an indistinct marsh/stream. I then relocated off a wall and I saw the control was one or two hundred metres downhill from this, so I descended slowly so as not to miss it. Then finding myself at the bottom of the hill I looked at the map again and realised that there were two walls, the one I had seen was actually just below the control. After I'd climbed back up the hill again I was tired and not going to get a good result, but I still tried to orienteer well. But that I did not. Everything I seemed to do was wrong, my head wasn't in it and I struggled the whole rest of the way round with no flow and mistakes everywhere. It was too difficult for me today which is frustrating.
On reflection of routegadget and results, this race was a case of doing well for the first 4 controls and 9 minutes, then not recovering from the massive mistake I made, the difficulty of the terrain meant I couldn't regain confidence or flow and then I had let myself give up so I made some stupid routes due to complete lack of discipline. Some minor positives to take, and a reminder on tricky controls (5) to use everything on the map properly.

Running 6:51 [3] 1.07 km (6:25 / km) +15m 5:59 / km

Thursday Jun 3 #

9 AM

Cycling 17:30 [3] 6.76 km (23.2 kph) +20m

5 PM

Cycling 20:51 [2] 6.21 km (17.9 kph) +81m

Bottom bracket has packed it's bags and walked on over the hill, mountain bike it will be until I can get this fixed.

Wednesday Jun 2 #

1 PM

Running 44:23 intensity: (27 @0) + (5:48 @1) + (10:17 @2) + (20:27 @3) + (5:41 @4) + (1:43 @5) 8.81 km (5:02 / km) +149m 4:39 / km
ahr:158 max:224

I managed to miss a couple of days of exercise, although I did go on a couple of walks, legs now feeling less tired. In prep for the stonkingly hot 18 degrees this weekend, I did this in my woollen and helly hansen baselayers in 22 degree heat, it was fine and I felt strong, foot not noticeable, but right hamstring a bit tight (nice and deep), residual from Saturday I think.

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