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Training Log: ȷames

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Forest-O4 3:24:44 19.26(10:38) 31.0(6:36) 410
  Running3 28:45 3.54(8:07) 5.7(5:03)
  Total5 3:53:29 22.8(10:14) 36.7(6:22) 410
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Tuesday Aug 15 #

9 AM

Forest-O race 50:31 [3] 6.9 km (7:19 / km) +100m 6:50 / km

Last day, middle on a ski slope with chairlift to start.

Went out cautious because knee was extra dodgy and keen not to make any huge time losses early anyway, especially with noone to catch so no incentive to race out. Fairly clean with just one miss at the top, big time losses on both the big downhill legs due to control circle faffage and losing my place along the slope. Then down into the low stuff which was much nicer and also fairly easy - no serious misses.

Not clean, but no real howlers. So to be 15 minutes down on both how long it felt like I'd been running and on the leader was as baffling as it is worrying. I just don't understand where all the time was lost, which is far from encouraging.

Perhaps if they'd like to publish some results I could get a better idea... -.-

Confused, crippled and unhappy, not the high note the week could've ended on. Something about the last race of multiday competitions?
10 AM

Running warm up/down 8:45 [3] 1.7 km (5:09 / km)

Not much distance in the warm-up at the top as no space

Monday Aug 14 #

12 PM

Forest-O race 1:16:40 [3] 11.8 km (6:30 / km)

Day 4 - long

Brutal to start in the midday heat and think the dehydration probably affected me more than I realised. Same arena as yesterday, and not dissimilar terrain, so pretty speedy stuff and really tough hills when they felt mean.

Some brilliantly planned legs and some brilliantly terrible control sites, tree in a forest annoys me every time. Not sure how my route choices stacked up against the best guys, but plenty of misses, so it's not just my unfitness keeping me from the front of these races. It's frustrating and getting worse, knee not held as nicely by the compression band as it has been, also hit the deck and smashed a rock after choosing a path route specifically to avoid a sketchy looking decent, which was cruel.

8th in the end, should've been better but just not holding it together on direction and control sites

Running warm up/down 13:00 [3] 2.5 km (5:12 / km)

I could get used to this...

Sunday Aug 13 #

9 AM

Forest-O 43:16 [3] 6.5 km (6:39 / km) +170m 5:53 / km

Woke up feeling dreadful, cold has seriously set in with headaches, sore throat, coughing... the works. Still, wasn't going to miss a 9.30 start in terrain like yesterdays. Possibly even nicer (somehow), rapid short grass throughout, slowed only by poor breathing, an unfeasibly tight right quad (perhaps a ltitle concerning) and the monster climbs.

Nav wasn't there though. 6 or 7 fastest splits when I downloaded including the run in although I'll lose some as the faster guys come in, but these were matched by almost the same number of mistakes. Overall a pretty poor race, and left feeling absolutely grotty at the finish, but really good fun for the 40 mins out on the hill.

9th

Running warm up/down 7:00 [3] 1.5 km (4:40 / km)

And now...

Yes I've caved, full attackpoint geekage will follow. Realised that just as starting to log training has got me to train, so too logging wups and wds might get me to do them.

Maybe just maybe, that will in turn mean I spend slightly less of my time falling to the ground clutching a toe/heel/ankle/shin/knee/quad in pain, which would be nice.

Saturday Aug 12 #

10 AM

Forest-O race 34:17 [3] 5.8 km (5:55 / km) +140m 5:16 / km

Beautiful terrain when your heads in the right place. Leading at 2, but paid for it later on, few misses and some serious tiredness setting in, thin mountain air not appreciated through an increasingly sore throat. So so runnable though

Caught 4 and 2 minute men, in that order, and dropped both which was satisfying. Finished a good 6 mins down, although that is on the EYOC champ.

8th

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