Road bike33:39 12.96 km (2:36 / km) +31m2:34 / km ahr:127 max:155
IW. Strong head wind all the way made this quite an effort. Wanting it to be easy as a rest day. Lack of school traffic (and parents) made it very quiet.
Road bike30:38 12.98 km (2:22 / km) +34m2:20 / km ahr:126 max:140
HFW. At least the wind stayed consistent today, so had a pretty easy spin home. Amazing how a week away makes it all feel like new again.
Having seen the results from yesterday I was slower than I was expecting (or everyone else was quicker?). Certainly had tired legs on the ups and downs and didn't run hard, but was still some way off a decent pace. Will have to wait and see if the past few weeks has an impact for IOC.
Trail run warm up/down 9:35 1.23 km (7:49 / km) +69m6:06 / km ahr:125 max:140 shoes: VJ Falcons 14
To the start, completely new route to usual and quite a mixture of stuff.
Orienteering race 56:49 8.54 km (6:39 / km) +352m5:31 / km ahr:148 max:170 shoes: VJ Falcons 14
SWOC Welsh League, Cwm Licky, Brown, 7.0km, 360m, 14 controls.
Second race of the year? Always tough this are as the hills are so steep, and today was no exception. Could really feel the last week in my legs (where was the last time I ran 7 days in a row???) but just about kept going. Was actually finding the downs tougher on the legs than the ups, though my quads were actually okay. Some quite easy legs and we sort of skipped the interesting bit, but at least we didn't spend too much time in the dead bracken (not enough snow this winter). Was also somewhat colder than I have become accustomed so, so ran in a thermal. Didn't spike 5 controls, lost maybe 20 seconds at #2 but the other were all in the region of 3-5 seconds. Enjoyed it, was slow, but pleased with my fitness progress.
Trail run warm up/down 7:28 1.13 km (6:36 / km) +15m6:11 / km ahr:154 max:179 shoes: VJ Falcons 14
Back to the car park. Quite a bit of up but tool it slowly so don't know why my heart rate recorded as being so high.
Trail run1:33:04 15.01 km (6:12 / km) +728m4:59 / km ahr:145 max:174 shoes: Salomon Fellraiser 2016
Loop to the south of Quillan. Really enjoyed this and was feeling surprisingly good. Found some cracking new trails and one not so nice one. Was hoping to head a bit to the west but ran out of time. Lovely day as well.