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Training Log: philm64

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:18:49 10.75(7:20) 17.3(4:33) 71
  Orienteering1 1:10:16 7.33(9:35) 11.8(5:57) 184
  Total3 2:29:05 18.08(8:15) 29.1(5:07) 255

Thursday Mar 30 #

12 PM

Running 1:00:05 [4] 12.3 km (4:53 / km) +71m 4:45 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 5

Felt pretty wrecked. Set off up the cycle path as usual.

Slowly got into it. Lethargic. Tired. sunday's Midlands & tuesday's climb & 5km road race have knocked me down a bit.

did kms 6 & 8 hard-ish - 3:56 & 3:59, I think, the latter hurt as was into a bit of a wind.

cruised a 4:18 mostly downhill then a 4:45 3x hills, before basically calling it a day at 11km.

Need a rest. And a new pair of general training shoes.

Wednesday Mar 29 #

(rest day)

Pretty beaten up.

Prep for small gig tonight at Fleece - on at 8:15 if anyone fancies it? £5, we're only doing 7 songs, for 30 minutes.

Tuesday Mar 28 #

11 AM


Sport climbing, Tirpentwys, south wales.

With Clio.

Hard sport - 5c, 6a, 6b+ (hard but we both made it!), then onto Supertramp our 7a "project".

Both failed. Rained off in the end. I twice got high points - gave it 100%, eyeballs out, screaming. Poor Clio never had a decent chance - my 2nd attempt, I was lowered off in torrential rain. Bastard.

Hot footed it back to Bristol. And prepped for an ill-advised attempt to run 5km on the road. in a race. Am I mad?

My shoulder was quite painful after, i will leave climbing til next week now. oh dear.....................
7 PM

Running race (road race) 18:44 [5] 5.0 km (3:45 / km)
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

Aztec Fast 5km, 1st running race since I did 18:16 here in September - 6 months , OMG!

Decided to pace it sensibly, seeing as I'm unfit, lumbering, & slow. (and - in all seriousness - lacking any sort of proper training for this sort of burn-up).

Garmin refused to boot, so I had no idea of pace at start, so drifted along being passed by a zillion children & women. Whatever.

3:39 at 1km - oh! Right...... (leaders sub-3 minutes).

just kept the pace chugging along, sub 3:50s the whole way. Very pleased about this. It wasn't easy though.

At the hill at 3.5km, was able to kick in & drop a fair few veterans & women. Just about maintained this to the end. for 2nd Vet50 (bottle of wine!) .

Really good day, I'm a happy Phil.

7:25 (3:46)
11:12 (3:47)
15:01 (3:49)
18:44 (3:43)

Miles (chip timing) 5:59, 6:02, 6:03 - YEAH! last 0.1 mile in 40 seconds.

Monday Mar 27 #

6 PM

(rest day)

Took Tim Tett rock climbing at Sea Walls, avon gorge,

Good value. did a Diff, a severe, then led a fairly tough VS 4b (Jumping carrots) which felt bold, on a single rope (= rope drag). Tim suffered on this one! Had to lower him down a few times so he could try again! ha ha!

Eventually he rolled up it. humiliation has been shared on FriendFace.

Sunday Mar 26 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 1:10:16 [5] 11.8 km (5:57 / km) +184m 5:31 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 265 Blue

Midland Champs
Not my finest 70mins of orienteering
On a better note, it was such a nice day!
On a worse note, it was difficult getting home.


- completely off the pace: my previous 4 weekends' "wins" are clearly highly misleading. I'm not even a contender here. Missing the whole winter's training has had an effect & this is it. JK - no chance.....

Saturday Mar 25 #

(rest day)

Drive back from Hampshire.

Prep for & play mate's 50th posh do on SS Great Britain ship. This was absolutely awesome to do.

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I live in Bristol. I have three hobbies: Running/ Orienteering, Rock climbing, and guitar playing (I'm in 2 bands). I'm also in SPOOK. I work sometimes freelance at Lloyds bank in Bristol. I'm generally fit these days just turned M50. I love music & travel, and mountaineering.

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