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Training Log: slow-twitch

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bouldering1 1:00:00
  Walking2 1:00:00
  Orienteering2 54:26 3.11(17:31) 5.0(10:53)32 /37c86%
  Total3 2:54:26 3.11 5.032 /37c86%
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Sunday Feb 23 #

Orienteering 30:00 [2] *** 2.0 km (15:00 / km)
spiked:7/9c shoes: XTalon 2017

PAPO Training, Bottle Lake. Focus on bearings which would have been useful for me I think. Unfortunately my bad foot found a rabbit hole on the way to the first control - didn't seem a serious twist but angle must have been right that eventually anything other than just a straight flat foot plant would hurt. So a run became a jog became a walk became by the 9th control of up to 26 pointless. Especially as nav was starting to fall apart a bit with more of a focus on good footing than direction! Hopefully first impressions were right and it will be OK within a few days.

Walking 20:00 [1]
shoes: XTalon 2017

Back to base. Picking up to an almost-jog when surfaces allowed.

Thursday Feb 20 #

Bouldering warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Bouldering 45:00 [5]

No climbing buddies tonight again but I felt like a workout especially having missed a planned run yesternight due to feeling a bit ill by the end of the day. So popped into Uprising for some antisocial climbing. Apart from a few easyish climbs to warm up and down on, decided to focus on overhangs which while I'm stuck on the 2 easiest grades basically limits me to 5 problems. Knocked off the 3 blues after at most a handful of attempts but was consistently bailing at the same points on the 2 greens. Enough focus on technique that I maybe didn't notice the physical side as much as I expected. However I fully expect to be noticing it tomorrow.

Tuesday Feb 18 #

Orienteering 24:26 [4] *** 3.0 km (8:09 / km)
spiked:25/28c shoes: Asics Trabuco 2018

Evening Sprint, Papanui High School. Disappointingly PaPanui is not the part of Christchurch that all the PaPo PeoPle are from. Apart from a few open field legs to get the distance up, a fun course with good route choice problems and lots of direction changes among the school buildings. Was feeling slow at the start but then enough glimpses of my 1 minute man to get my workrate up, especially when I caught him at 11. From there it was apparent he was the faster runner but apart from when I took what I thought was a clever route choice 16-17 and he must have blown me away on the other option, my nav was keeping me in contact. Other than that demonstrated route choice error somehow got onto the wrong side of a building to 6 (admittedly that put me onto a route that I had considered so not a horrible mistake) and right at the end with Neil still in sight I made the mistake of watching him and not the map and started following him to the start triangle rather than the final control. But by that time I could have easily made the same mistake myself.

Amused by how prominently the contour interval is displayed on the map. I guess it provides some useful guidance that the 3 form-line features on the map must be significantly less than 2.5 m high.

Walking warm up/down 40:00 [1]
shoes: Asics Trabuco 2018

Wouldn't normally log such a thing but I figure that the walk home from Papanui shops helped get a bit of warm-down stretch into the legs than just jumping on a bus would have. Also the railside path (which I mostly used) is much nicer walk than a paved basically straight footpath really ought to be, especially on a late summer evening, so logging this to put in a plug for it.

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Have finally got around to adding a few words to the Lonely Mountain Sprints log entries, in the unlikely event that people have been awaiting the detail

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