Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Training Log Archive: Dooby

In the 7 days ending Apr 7, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trails2 1:33:23 10.69(8:44) 17.2(5:26) 437
  Orienteering3 1:17:08 6.67(11:33) 10.74(7:11) 27546c
  Turbo Trainer1 38:52
  Total6 3:29:23 17.36 27.94 71246c
averages - sleep:7.6 weight:73kg

» now

Saturday Apr 7, 2012 #

2 PM

Orienteering 37:41 [3] **** 5.1 km (7:23 / km) +230m 6:02 / km
20c shoes: Icebug Sisu olx

JK 2012 - Middle WRE

1st control was a bit of a distaster, messed around for a bit before finding a control in a clearing and realising I was lower than I should have been. Bad start. 2 and 3 were good, knew what was going on. Missed 4, not so much because of the unmapped veg change, just ran up the reentrant too far thinking the control was on the hill beyond where it really was, my own fault. 5 was ok but going to 6 I don't really know what was going on. Found a re-entrant which looked like it was before the control, continued on and things made more sense and the control materialised, not too fast running.

7 I took a bearing but ended up a bit right on the hill. Ended up a small bit high for 8. The running to 9 was tough, wet track along the marsh but found it fine, and so was 10 ok. Bit of uphill to 11 and then onto the spectator control. Pushing here on the climb. Went through the gate and took a quick gulp of water. Decided to take the track to 13 to give the body a break, I like to do that sometimes if I can. Got the next few grand. Thought the boulder on the hill at 16 was very visible from a distance:-)

Then a big error, wrong direction leaving the control which lost me a couple of minutes. Ended up way left and had to come back. Climbing the hill to 17 I just hoped the control was over the other side. 18 was grand and so was 19 although the re-entrant was smaller than I thought it would be. Back uphill to the crossing point and under the hill to the last control before the downhill finish.

WRE Results

Friday Apr 6, 2012 #

Event: JK 2012
3 PM

Orienteering warm up/down 17:23 [3] 2.36 km (7:22 / km) +15m 7:08 / km
ahr:128 max:162 shoes: Mizuno Waverider 14

Warm-up for Sprint Race. Cold afternoon and really struggled to get warm. So don't think I started the race warm, thankfully it didn't affect the race so much or cause any trouble afterwards.

Orienteering race 18:19 [5] **** 2.7 km (6:47 / km) +30m 6:26 / km
ahr:176 max:190 26c shoes: Mizuno Waverider 14

JK 2012 - Sprint
Livingstone Almondvale

Race started off badly by missing the path into the first control. Think the next few went alright. Not the best route to 5 and some hesitation going to 7. Coming out of 11 i'd been caught by my 1 min man, things not going good, obviously. Left this control in a direction that wasn't correct, had to stop and figure out what was going on, had gone a bit right. Then going to 14 i ended up at 10, very smart.

Also got distracted by another control at 17, more seconds lots. Then across the bridge. Again I missed the path into 19 before being hesitant to 20. 21 was ok but next few controls after 22 I wasn't sure what was going on. Got caught by my 2min man around here. Runners were struggling for grip on the slippy grassy banks which didn't help my cause. Was pleased with leaving 25 and going the route i'd seen was better while scouting out the finish. Got ahead of my 2min man again here but let him past me on the run-in, decided there was no point in pushing my legs as it could cause damange. Nothing to lose apart from a few seconds.

Overall a very scrappy race. My lack of sprint racing really showed.

Garmin distance = 4.11km
4 PM

Orienteering warm up/down 3:45 [3] 0.58 km (6:28 / km)
ahr:131 max:154 shoes: Mizuno Waverider 14

Short warm-down back to the car.

Thursday Apr 5, 2012 #

9 AM

slept:7.0 (rest day)

Travelling to Scotland this evening. Looking forward to the weekend, not going with any problems like I did to Portugal so can concentrate on racing rather than survival.

Wednesday Apr 4, 2012 #


Officially now on the exec until AGM, where unless someone else comes out of the woodwork i'll take the role on until Mishortkut returns.

Any squad problems I need to know about?
3 PM


This evening,

Not sure, got an hour or so to make my mind up.
5 PM

Trails 38:14 [3] 7.12 km (5:22 / km) +176m 4:47 / km
ahr:144 max:166 shoes: Mizuno Waverider 13

Upper Torc

Dug out old pair of runners as current pair are packed for the JK, using them for Sprint rather than bringing racing shoes. Bringing them and my Icebugs, might also invest in a new pair of oshoes at the JK, we'll see how much spare room I end up with in my bag.

Legs felt ok. Taped my left ankle, glad I did as probably not strong enough for independant running yet. Saw around 8 deer this evening, 1 red and 7 sika. All running away from me, although 1 of them tried to stare me down, but turned tail and legged it as I got closer.

No snow here, but colder than recently. Car was even iced over this morning and frosty, nothing else though.

Tuesday Apr 3, 2012 #

3 PM

slept:7.75 (rest day)

After driving around the car for most of the day I couldn't be arsed doing anything this evening. Rest will do me no harm anyways, legs felt a small bit tired going up stairs this morning, was in no way tempted to run up them!

Monday Apr 2, 2012 #


Added a map for Saturdays training on Crohane.
9 AM

slept:8.0 weight:73kg

So JK next weekend, therefore will take a very easy week in the build-up. Body is a bit tired after last few weeks, not feeling that bad, but want it fresh for the weekend.

Monday - Turbo Trainer (40mins)
Tuesday - Run (easy)
Wednesday - Turbo Trainer (40mins)
Thursday - Rest (Travelling)
Friday - JK (Sprint)
Saturday - JK (Middle, WRE)
Sunday - JK (Long)
Monday - JK (Relay, running with 2 Corbetts, think i'm on entry list to run 1st, happy with that)
Tuesday - O training, whatever Magic serves up (Still in Scotland)
Wednesday - O training
Thursday - O training and travelling home
Friday - Rest
Saturday - may get to train, may not
Sunday - Rest (plan to visit Fota Wildlife Park)

Will definitely need those days of rest when I get back from Scotland, I imagine i'll be pretty tired. Also wondering whether daylight will have extended enough to allow me to start back cycling with the Chain Gang on Thursday nights by the middle of the month.
5 PM

Turbo Trainer 38:52 [2]
ahr:111 max:124

1 episode of Big Bang Theory and 1 of Modern Family, seems to be a pattern recently, the one time I wanted to watch something different I didn't have an hour to spend on the bike.

Body feeling ok, made life easier after a while when I realised I didn't want to push things too much.

Sunday Apr 1, 2012 #


Looks like i'm taking on a new job, unless there are any other volunteers, until mishortkut gets back from New Zealand.
11 AM

Trails 55:09 [3] 10.08 km (5:28 / km) +261m 4:51 / km
ahr:143 max:165 slept:8.0 shoes: Mizuno Waverider 14

High Loop around Upper Torc

Managed to finish the loop I didn't do on Tuesday. Body didn't feel great today, slow to warm-up after feeling tired before I started. Blood Sugars too low to begin with, topped them up with an energy gel while running but still not good enough. Didn't feel fantastic coming home.

Had the idea of possibly extending the run to take in Torc, with the decision to be made at the bridge but decided against it due to how I was feeling, correct decision.

Didn't think it was going to be this nice this morning running.

« Earlier | Later »