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Training Log Archive: The Elk

In the 7 days ending Jun 26, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:52:43 9.57 15.4 18042 /53c79%
  Running1 1:00:00 2.8 4.5
  Swimming1 40:00
  Total5 5:32:43 12.37 19.9 18042 /53c79%
averages - sleep:6.7

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Sunday Jun 26, 2011 #

Orienteering race (EYOC Relay) 40:27 [5] *** 5.1 km (7:56 / km)
spiked:14/20c slept:6.0 shoes: Adidas Swoops (Blue)

Started well, seemed to be leaving everyone behind out the start just jogging but then a load sprinted past me (theres like 5 photos of the start of me caning everyone at the start) Then very long, slow train through the shoulder height nettles, glad i wasnt at the fron of this point, pegged all the leaders back as i cut through the forest higher up and was the first into my number one. Lost a bit of time to number 2 as went to the wrong control on the ditch. Started to pull away with a couple of others through 3 and 4. Into a group of about 5 across 5 and 6, group of us lost a bit of time on 6 as in wrong reentrant. All mucked up bearing to 7 (1st radio control,in lead group), aparently aidan did to but then found it easy, 8 was piss, then rest of group left me as think they had different gaffle, plus started to feel tired, on own for 9, 10 (lost a bit of time on) 11,12,13 14, relatively uneventul, then through 15 (spectator) and was somehow 3rd although nealry 2 mins down on the leader, didnt know where i was though and thought i was further down. Combination of tiredness and the spectators distracted me and i lost time to 16, going to far to the right and got caught up by a few others. But then quick to 17, except having to jump down a cliff, as id just come from that direction. easy to 18, then back with a few people to 19 and was struggling to just keep running. Completely dead by the finish. But well happy, shame chris messed up 2nd leg but not really angry with him as wasnt expecting to do that well and was to happy with my run.
Split open my left knee somewhere along the race, right shin swollen up from when hit it going down cliff.
Not much sleep as eyoc party night before (which was awesome) but meant i got to sleep quicker and then early start again.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Adidas Swoops (Blue)

Saturday Jun 25, 2011 #

Orienteering race (EYOC Long) 57:20 [5] *** 7.8 km (7:21 / km) +180m 6:35 / km
spiked:12/16c slept:7.5 shoes: Adidas Swoops (Blue)

Bit of a rubbishy area,only went into the nicer bit for the first 5 controls or so and they kept making us run in the green. Lost bits of time here and there, cba to go into detail. but FASTEST SPLIT TO NUMBER 14!!!!!!!!!!. So im basically eyoc long champion i reckon. Was aiming for top 40 after the sprint so fairly happy.
Slightly better sleep than friday night as i moved one of the desks in our room over my bed and then hung a towel over the front so it was almost dark, but annoyingly early start.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Adidas Swoops (Blue)

Friday Jun 24, 2011 #

Orienteering 1:00:00 [2]
shoes: Adidas Swoops (Blue)

Jog round the model long/relay with carl and chris

Orienteering race (EYOC Sprint) 14:56 [5] ** 2.5 km (5:58 / km)
spiked:16/17c slept:6.5 shoes: Nike running shoes

Didnt know where the start control was in comparison to the start so was quite hesitant, picked the slower route to No.1 and then overshot it anyway. alright for the rest just really struggling after the spectator to keep going, retchig at the end,wasnt nice.
Not much sleep as the curtains were basically rags plus street lamps just outside so quite light inside,then woken up by sunlight at half 5

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Nike running shoes

Team warm up then jog round warm up map plus jogging around quarantine,lots of stretching my it band. then warm down after

Thursday Jun 23, 2011 #

Event: EYOC 2011


Travelling out to EYOC,then a walk round Jindřichův Hradec with the model sprint map to stretch the legs with Pete and Carl

Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 #

Swimming 40:00 [3]

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 #

Running intervals 40:00 [3] 4.5 km (8:53 / km)
shoes: Nike running shoes

Intervals with running club. 5 x 800m with 90 seconds rest
Wasnt really trying, one eye on my knee and the other on eyoc so nothing special. all about 3:05 give or take. Then some speed workafter which i enjoyed.
Knee was 100% apart from jogging home again so i just walked but well happy with it, still stretching it.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Nike running shoes

jog to and from training plus drills

Monday Jun 20, 2011 #

(rest day)

revision mainly plus some stretches.buzzin for eyoc!!

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