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Training Log: Mark3

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running - Offroad2 4:05:39 26.77(9:10) 43.09(5:42) 1176
  Orienteering - Forest3 3:16:17 18.24(10:46) 29.36(6:41) 956
  Total5 7:21:56 45.02(9:49) 72.45(6:06) 2132

Thursday May 24 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Lyme Park) 43:58 [5] 6.67 km (6:36 / km) +279m 5:27 / km
ahr:137 max:161 shoes: X-talon 212 (blk/flro) - Nov17

Fairly straightforward, felt to be running ok (although slow through the tussucks) but roundly beaten by the proper elites who showed up.

Bit of a miss on #2 going round an extra blob of green, then going straight to 9 caused me extra height gain that could've been avoided for not much extra distance.found 14 before 11, but they were only 50m apart.otherwise pretty good (but it was navigationally easy).

3rd when I left, but 8 mins down.I'd have struggled to save more than a couple of those at most.

Wednesday May 23 #

Orienteering - Forest race (ScamperO) 1:29:17 [4] 13.67 km (6:32 / km) +485m 5:33 / km
ahr:122 max:147 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

The good thing about O put on by a running club is that you can do really badly and still come 3rd (and be only 1 point away from winning!).

1:25k map with clues. Two 4 point controls, all the rest 1 point.

Basically took a bad route from the start, changed my mind a few times, didn't really look at the contours. Second control I saw got the answer to the question wrong (wrote down the wrong thing on the footpath sign) and then just missed an obvious junction.if I'd have got this two I'd have won...after that though still kept missing junctions and not ending up taking the route I'd planned so had quite a few dog legs and was very inefficient.
Much better after about halfway once I'd got into the map/scale and did really well on the way back, judged the time really well too, but too little too late unfortunately.
Nice evening though and still won some beer (although missed out on the jam).
Scored 21 points, tied with someone else who was 30s faster. Winning score was 22. Would've got 23 by just not being an idiot, and probably 25 without actually running any faster and just spotting the right junctions - some local knowledge would've gone a long way (and I'll have it next year...)

Tuesday May 22 #

(rest day)

Migraine so didn't bother with the short run I was planning.

Monday May 21 #

Running - Offroad (MH Fell Training) 1:29:21 [3] 11.64 km (7:41 / km) +376m 6:37 / km
ahr:123 max:149 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

Didn't feel like going out but fine after running for a bit, another lovely evening, good chat, good weight practice again.

Sunday May 20 #

Orienteering - Forest race (Brun Valley Forest Park) 1:03:02 [3] 9.02 km (6:59 / km) +192m 6:19 / km
ahr:124 max:144 shoes: X-Talon 225 (July 2017)

3rd/24 despite a terrible run losing about 8 mins.
Could only have been 2nd, though.

(1) take more time over bearings rather than following elephants...
(2) if the contours don't seem to fit then work out why rather than just running around. This happened twice today and the reason why was because significant contour features are hidden under the (unbroken) circles. I should've been able to work that out at the time.

Saturday May 19 #

Running - Offroad race (Hathersage Hurtle) 2:36:18 [5] 31.45 km (4:58 / km) +800m 4:25 / km
ahr:144 max:160 (sick) shoes: Salomon Fellraiser

Relatively uninteresting, probably should've gone with the fell race (a third of the distance though, and I fancied something long). Really good views but surface was definitely 'easy trail'.
Really really hot. Wore my new cap (inov8 sell one exactly the same maroon as the Macc vest, which is nice) and it performed admirably. Also remembered to wear suncream despite arriving 20 mins later than planned due to a cycle race closing roads (surprised to see anyone out, thought the country would be watching the wedding!).

Didn't carry water as I thought the water stations would be sufficient, though this was a good decision although it was pretty marginal.

Got lost near the end - luckily I was carrying the map and was able to mitigate the results of this, didn't go much further than the official route.


Didn't lose any places as a result of the error as the guy behind me went the same way. I apologised afterwards and he said 'I should know better,I did the race last year'. At the finish it turns out the majority of people has gone wrong and they had to send someone out to mark it better :)

Last few km were necessarily a brisk jog - definitely still ill. Pleased to overtake a couple of people up the hill to Stanage Edge and then another one along the top - ie when it became marginally technical (but not really). Guy at the end who I'd passed congratulated me on my technique on the technical bit. He has clearly not been to the lakes.

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