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Training Log Archive: Jethro

In the 9 days ending Aug 7, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 5:55:32 24.67(14:25) 39.7(8:57) 161558 /100c58%
  Walking1 3:00:00
  Total7 8:55:32 24.67 39.7 161558 /100c58%

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Sunday Aug 7, 2011 #

(rest day)

Haven't felt so tired for a long time! It was a hard week but enjoyable none the less.

Saturday Aug 6, 2011 #

Orienteering race 59:02 [4] *** 7.0 km (8:26 / km) +250m 7:09 / km
spiked:9/15c shoes: Innov8 X-Talon 212

6 Day - Day 6 - Ardchattan. An area which should have suited me but this was just a race too far! Tried to convince myself that I was up for it but top three positions were already settled and Dixie wasn't even running due to a pinkie strain so not a lot to aim for. Splits show that I was running well at times but navigation wasn't keeping up and I had several shockers which are too painful to record here. Not sure if it was just tiredness but I found map difficult to interpret in places and thought the mapping of boulders was at best random. Dropped one place overall to 5th.

Friday Aug 5, 2011 #


Day 5!!!! Up at 6 and at assembly by 7.30. More toilet mayhem! Even had to pull the equipment van out of a ditch. Got start running on time - just - then stood for 4 hours directing operations. Unsure whether to run but decided a late start was too good an opportunity to miss so set off at about 2.20 after supervising clear up of start. Not ideal preparation!

Orienteering race 58:08 [4] *** 7.0 km (8:18 / km) +245m 7:04 / km
spiked:13/16c shoes: Olway

6 Day - Day 5 - Loch Nell & Shenavallie. A real curates egg of an area, wooded hills, bog, bracken, beach, gorse, bushes did I mention the bogs? Thought it was going to be one of those days when I found a large unmapped crag at 1 which cost 1 min. Settled down after that and ploughed round the boggy "elephant trail". Overshot reentrant at 10 and couldn't find 12 in the bracken - even with the elephant trails! Both cost ~ 1 min. 4th, 3.02 down on TT but only 1.05 on Dixie and 17s on Bilbo. Totally "pooped" by finish.

Thursday Aug 4, 2011 #

Orienteering race 1:04:06 [4] *** 7.3 km (8:47 / km) +225m 7:36 / km
spiked:13/23c shoes: Innov8 X-Talon 212

6 Day - Day 4 - Torinurk. Mostly open area with patches of wood. Bad route choice to 5 cost 2 mins, then scrappy through 5 controls in wood near the finish cost another couple of mins. 8th, 9.40 down on TT but only 3.30 on Bilbo in 2nd and more annoyingly 1s on Dixie.


Day 5 was to be our helping day which this year meant we had to dismantle Day 4 and set up Day 5. I was in charge of one of the starts and got it sorted fairly quickly but when I returned to assembly it was a shambles! Traders and toilet lorries stuck and a general lack of organisation. Had to put my tractor driving skills to good use.
Stopped for chips in Oban and got to bed at midnight.

Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 #

(rest day)

Down to Seill Island and across to Easdale. Climbed a wee hill and had a picnic, soaking up the rays and admiring the view. Bliss!

Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 #

Orienteering race 58:01 [4] *** 6.6 km (8:47 / km) +325m 7:03 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: Olway

6 Day - Day 3 - Creag Mhic. Running well, navigation generally not too difficult but switched off going to a crossing point between 2-3 and went completely awol - 3.5 mins lost. Another miss at 12 mainly due to tiredness, 1+ min lost. Finished 5th 6 mins down on TT, could so easily have been 2nd or 3rd!

Monday Aug 1, 2011 #

Orienteering race 1:05:47 [4] *** 5.9 km (11:09 / km) +230m 9:20 / km
spiked:0/17c shoes: Olway

6 Day - Day 2 - Ardnaskie. Shocking, worst I have ever orienteered! Couldn't cope with early start, rain, but particularly vegetation colouring which I couldn't see on the map. 20 mins down in 36th.

Sunday Jul 31, 2011 #

Orienteering race 50:28 [4] *** 5.9 km (8:33 / km) +340m 6:38 / km
spiked:11/15c shoes: Innov8 X-Talon 212

6 Day - Day 1 - Dunollie & Dunstaffnage. Reasonable run apart from a stupid mistake when I switched off going top a crossing point. 3rd but 5 mins down on Tim Tett.

Saturday Jul 30, 2011 #

Walking 3:00:00 [1]

Walk round Kerrera in glorious sunshine

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