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Training Log: Mark3

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad2 2:57:01 19.55(9:03) 31.46(5:38) 1395
  Running - Road/Track1 1:25:48 9.61(8:56) 15.47(5:33) 221
  Orienteering - Urban1 1:10:10 7.85(8:56) 12.63(5:33) 222
  Total4 5:32:59 37.01(9:00) 59.56(5:35) 1838
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Saturday Feb 24 #

Running - Offroad race (Midgley Moor) 46:16 [5] 8.69 km (5:19 / km) +402m 4:19 / km
ahr:154 max:174 (injured) shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

Edit: 8th/82
http://www.cvfr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/M...
Looks like there was one extra person near the front than I thought,and also someone sneakily cheated by going the right way and got into 4th ahead of our group. As I thought I about 1 place lost and a couple of mins; will get it right next year! Basically all my races this year are just recces for next year...

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For some reason when I did my evening stretches last night my ankle had reached the only-hurts-when-prodded stage, so decided at the last minute to give this a go (but eschew parkrun #beinggood).

Never noticed it the whole way around, which was surprising and good, but my left knee is now really painful. I wonder if I've been subconsciously running weirdly over the last few weeks to avoid hurting my ankle and that's messed up my knee? Or maybe it just doesn't like 3 days sat at a desk with no exercise. Anyway a couple of weeks off now.

So to the race. Bit of a navigational disaster. Again. I think I was on about 4th place at CP3 with 5 and 6 just behind. I was pleased with this since they were ahead at the start and I'd passed them on the hill. They got ahead on the path to 4, but I caught and passed then again up to CP5.

Then there was one more navigation leg of about a mile before the run to the finish. I was paying too much attention to staying ahead of them and not enough on the map, and missed a crucial junction...They followed me. We ended up going through some really rough stuff near some reservoirs. On the plus side I think we caught 3 who had gone wrong independently, not as much as us but more insecurely. I knew where we were at this point, so it was just a case of mitigation. As soon as we got to a good quality path though I couldn't stay stay with the group - so I think I ended up in 6th although couldn't say for sure! Maybe could've been one place better without the mistake since we might've got past 3; time would certainly have been a few mins up.

Good to be racing the whole way around, definitely pushed quite hard and it was a nice race, good conditions, I was overdressed in a jacket. Glad I came, and glad my ankle was ok (knee pain definitely in a more normal place). Skiing tomorrow :) :)

Friday Feb 23 #

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(injured) (rest day)

Not sure about running tomorrow, but it's looking unlikely :(

Thursday Feb 22 #

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(injured) (rest day)

Restrestrest

Wednesday Feb 21 #

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(injured) (rest day)

Hmm, I'm thinking this might be PTTD...ticking the injury box...

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Really not sure though; it's not in quite the right place.

Tuesday Feb 20 #

Orienteering - Urban race (Frodsham O) 1:10:10 [4] 12.63 km (5:33 / km) +222m 5:06 / km
ahr:128 max:153 shoes: Hoka Cavu

Last urban of the season, thought I might have learnt something...actually this probably went the worst.

Distracted by ankle pain throughout :( should probably do something about that.one more run then two rest days,I think. As a result wasn't pushing that hard. Still managed to have multiple indecisive moments and ran right past a few controls and had to go back for them, and was back way too early as well. Nice weather for it, and food was ok too - interesting debate in the pub about Bitcoin with an investment manager and someone who worked for a credit card company.

Monday Feb 19 #

Running - Road/Track (MH Road Training) 1:25:48 [3] 15.47 km (5:33 / km) +221m 5:11 / km
ahr:140 max:162 shoes: Hoka Cavu

Recovery run with the road group. Lol at some of them commenting that it was hilly. Did feel the hills in my quads though.
Nice chat-pace and met some new people.

Ankle is still sore in the same weird place,but no worse,so just going to run through it until holiday I think,then it has 2 weeks to recover so should be fine on return. Hopefully.

Note

So far this year I average 10km per day and 300m climb per day.
That is mental.

I'm either going to become epic this year or fall apart.

Sunday Feb 18 #

Running - Offroad race (MH Fell Handicap) 2:10:45 [5] 22.77 km (5:45 / km) +993m 4:43 / km
ahr:145 max:171 shoes: X-talon 212 (blk/flro) - Nov17

EDIT: basing off Graham's time I lost 2:29 getting lost - even allowing for me running a bit faster than him I didn't lose more than 3 mins - phew!
http://www.macclesfield-harriers.co.uk/index.php/f...

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2nd (handicap), 4 mins down. Knew my handicap was pretty generous and isn't likely to be ever again... But threw away my chance at victory by getting lost :( I don't think I lost 4 minutes but it was probably close to that. Got lost in the same fields where I got lost in the recce, but in a different way! Dammit.

Good running conditions though, and still a great route even in the not-snow. Felt pretty good running wise - slight ankle pain but not too bad. Didn't take as long as I thought it would and so probably ate too much; it's probably short enough to go with just shot bloks the whole way around.

Found out about some sneaky short cuts from Dan afterwards so definitely worth another recce before next year.

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55 miles this week - that's quite a lot.

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