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Training Log: TortoiseTam

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activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Running7 3:38:32 27.8(7:52) 44.74(4:53) 271
  Orienteering 4 2:40:16 20.19(7:56) 32.5(4:56) 332
  Trail Running3 1:49:08 12.85(8:30) 20.68(5:17) 247
  Gym1 45:00
  Total11 8:52:56 60.84 97.92 850
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Tuesday Feb 18 #

8 AM

Road Running 30:08 [2] 6.45 km (4:40 / km) +3m 4:40 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Canal and back. Very meh.
7 PM

Road Running 47:26 [2] 9.49 km (5:00 / km) +126m 4:41 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Monday Feb 17 #

9 AM

Gym 45:00 [0]

Getting   ̶h̶u̶g̶e̶   marginally less small with Andrew. Feeling quite tired, but actually not too terrible.
3 PM

Road Running 16:21 [2] 3.73 km (4:23 / km) +21m 4:16 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Couldn't really be bothered cycling to Kings, so killed two birds with one stone and ran there.
5 PM

Road Running 39:58 [2] 8.43 km (4:44 / km) +81m 4:31 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Home via Craigmillar. Feeling kind of full of free cake. No regrets though - it was good cake.

Sunday Feb 16 #

12 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 13:29 [2] 2.59 km (5:12 / km) +22m 4:59 / km
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

Orienteering race 1:00:45 intensity: (30:45 @4) + (30:00 @5) 10.95 km (5:33 / km) +196m 5:06 / km
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

SOL1 - Darnaway

Another mixed bag. Started off with maybe 12 of the best orienteered controls Darnaway has ever seen, but then came lucky number 13; I don't want to say that the map was wrong and that was the only reason I made a mistake, but the map was questionable and it was a significant factor in why I screwed up. Got near the control, didn't see it because the 'hill' it was on was very meh and nothing around it fit, and then ran about in the area still not making anything fit. Could have easily lost much more time if Stanwix hadn't rocked up and showed me where it was tucked in the heather. Binned pretty much exactly 4mins.

As I came out the control, saw TomL approaching into the control making that 4min catch. Zoomed off fairly well though (apart from a wobble at 19 where the flag was tucked behind a bush and I didn't have enough conviction, so went for a loop of surrounding bushes), and powered on well to the finish, with the full catch never being made, but with a few glances on dogs-legs and the like.

But yeah, other than those two controls, it was probably some of the best orienteering I've done in a while, so I'm not overly sad about it. Plus, it's still a great area which was great fun to run on.

Genuinely the thing that annoys me most is that I captained myself in my EUOC fantasy team for double points, and all I got was a lousy 4th.

Routegadget

Trail Running warm up/down 11:42 [1] 2.04 km (5:45 / km) +10m 5:37 / km
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

Saturday Feb 15 #

3 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 13:47 [2] 2.27 km (6:04 / km) +6m 5:59 / km
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

Orienteering 26:44 intensity: (6:44 @2) + (10:00 @3) + (10:00 @4) 4.71 km (5:40 / km) +50m 5:23 / km
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

Little Roseisle relay with EUOC and the BOF Squad. Tried a bit, cruised a bit: all very good fun.

Trail Running warm up/down 7:51 [2] 1.47 km (5:21 / km)
shoes: VJ Bolds 5 (WK)

7 PM

Road Running warm up/down 7:11 [2] 1.55 km (4:37 / km) +1m 4:36 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Lots of confusion on how much to wear as the weather went through several extremes as I warmed-up. In the end think I got the number of layers right, but forgot my description holder in all the confusion which was annoying, but did give me a lot of good origami practice during the race.

Orienteering race 51:40 intensity: (30:00 @4) + (21:40 @5) 11.04 km (4:41 / km) +50m 4:34 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Scottish Nights - Findhorn

Full speed, full mistakes.

A lot of the run was very good and went round sweeping up various EUOC boys, but also was just making bad mistakes every few controls (5, 12, 19, 26, ...) resulting in binning a fair chunk of time. First time I've done any night-o outside the Edinburgh bypass for almost exactly a year, so makes sense that the nav was a bit rusty, but still, make a lot of extremely rookie errors and let an old man win the trophy, so have to be a bit miffed.

Routegadget

Road Running warm up/down 13:52 [2] 2.39 km (5:48 / km) +1m 5:47 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212-3 WK

Warm-down with Peds.

Friday Feb 14 #

6 PM

Trail Running 1:02:19 [2] 12.31 km (5:04 / km) +209m 4:40 / km
shoes: X Tallons 160 III

Some pretty stressful last few days due to 3 big deadline due today, plus a rather last night yesterday, has resulted in my brain feeling very much like a potato stuffed with cotton wool all day today. Got out for a nice zoned out Braids plod to clear thing a bit, but mainly just think I need to sleep. On the plus side, legs felt pretty okay.

Thursday Feb 13 #

7 AM

Road Running 31:06 [2] 5.93 km (5:15 / km) +15m 5:11 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Morning Meadows with Ali and Bash.
Weather: 4/10
Chat: 7/10
Plod: 11/10
6 PM

Road Running warm up/down 13:16 [2] 2.67 km (4:58 / km) +8m 4:54 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Orienteering 21:07 [4] 5.79 km (3:39 / km) +36m 3:32 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Apparently sending a large group of EUOC boys to race at high speeds around the Exchange and surrounding housing, right at home time on a dark Thursday evening can quite annoy a selection of pedestrians, drivers and local residents.

Very good fun running it though. Enjoyed driving the train on a few rough routes early on, but once the loops started everyone spread out a bit and it became a solo grind to the finish.

Road Running warm up/down 19:14 [2] 4.1 km (4:41 / km) +15m 4:36 / km
shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Popped back to the flat to disk out some kit, and then a nice Meadows lap.

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