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Training Log: philm64

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:24:59 5.08 8.18 83
  Running1 39:18 6.21(6:19) 10.0(3:56) 20
  Total3 2:04:17 11.3 18.18 103

Friday May 26 #

7 PM

Running race 39:18 [5] 10.0 km (3:56 / km) +20m 3:53 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

GWR Towpath 10km, very hot day, 30 degrees, but luckily this was shady mostly, but still effing hot! Was in 2 minds as to whether I should even race, but blister from Wednesday had healed, so started.

13th 1st Vet50, 39:17.
5km's in 19:20 & 19:57.

Plan was to treat as fast paced race-training run at 4mins/km, so set off behind some veteran luminaries like Ken Ham (wok man) & Robin Phillips. Pattering along in my nice road racers.

1km was a silly 3:39, so slowed down and did 3:55 for km 2, at which point "Ken Hom" (Westbury; vet55) suddenly slowed to a crawl, so past him I went. Fast Vet45 Paul Deaton (clubmate) ran with me for 2km, but at 4km I felt OK so trotted past, banging out a few sub-4's to reach 5km turn in 19:20. Not half bad!

Ooops. windy on return, and by 6km, i was starting to hurt. 7km - drinks. But caught an ailing Robin Phillips (Westbury; Vet40), and , as he was clearly dying, dropped him too. Then caught another runner. Dropped him too! Why? I was also dying? Struggling to keep kilo's the right side of 4 mins now - in pain. GRIM. Lucky to hold on ahead of these two runners.

Garmin was lying to me hilariously the whole way, and thought i did 13km, or something, with a 10km split of 28:45. oh well. Has it been hacked by ISIS?

Pleased. won wine; small consolation for missing Tyntesfield 10km at which I'd have also hoped to win Vet50.

Thursday May 25 #

(rest day)

Rest day - blister; sore LH hip again (!) - some dog damage areas sore again. TCP back out again.

Pulled out of house - well, told them to re-market it, same thing.

28 degs in shade, 31.5 in car on drive to town. A bit hot anyway! no towpath tomorrow - too hot / too tired. YEAH RIGHT!!!!

I raced it!

Wednesday May 24 #

11 AM


Sport climbing with Tim Tett at Wye valley wyndcliff quarry - a fair few routes! Very sunny, so got cooked alive - this is a cold weather winter crag!

Tim did his first "lead" and pulled a hold off, resulting in an impressive fall! He wasn't shaken. What bad luck!

Good day tho!

6 PM

Orienteering race 42:35 [5] 8.18 km (5:12 / km) +83m 4:57 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

BOK park urban, Olbury court, Blue, 6.3km

Very hot, & tired from climbing.

big error - going north out of 8. gave up & cut losses & ran past no 8 again - others, amazingly, carried on and climbed the hideous slope with undergrowth & rocks etc. - vile. I lost about 100 seconds here, says Garmin trail. Then a bit peeved as no way to get to no 9 except run around wall - boring . no 10 in wrong place, but i saw it so gained there. Not fair?

Splitsbrowser shows a dismal story, only on about 14th place at no 3, and thought I was doing OK? Miserable splits really. How did Adam take 3 mins out of me on no 9 ? & 1 min faster than everyone else.... That wall.......? :-\

Got a blister on 2nd toe of left foot - hot? from climbing shoes? from "new" trainers? very annoying.

Tuesday May 23 #


Walk in Cheddar area with Liz; drizzle at first.

probably 6 miles or so, some hills, etc. Tired.

Monday May 22 #

(rest day)

Injuries improving - good.

Looks like i pull out of house purchase.

£850 on solicitor fees plus £450 on survey.

I just want to live in another part of the Bristol area. No reason being in the south?

Bit tragic to have wasted 3 months getting that wrong, eh. rent over 3 months = £2550

Sunday May 21 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Urban) 42:24 [5]
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Pembs w/e urban - Tenby - started on beach! Reasonable night in tent.

Still slightly upset stomach. Started very slow. Cockup at no 4 - typical Phil urban - not getting it! (3D).

Only other real mistake was going from 23 to 25, then of course back to 24, then 25 again. this only lost me 45 seconds, in fact!

Megan beat me easily, and catching Clare Dallimore right near the end meant I got shown where the last 2 controls were, so gained a minute on Megan there, which was a fluke really.

Splendid weekend - so glad I made it despite being "ailing".
Only 3rd place in Vets, sob! 1st V50 mind, & 1st BOK.
Many thanks to everyone for a great w/e. Loved Ben's map today!

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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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