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Training Log: Big Jon

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  steady run4 2:00:00
  orienteering2 1:36:00
  Pilates1 1:00:00
  stretching3 43:00
  Intervals1 16:00
  Total5 5:35:00

Friday Nov 24 #

steady run 31:00 [3]

8am run with GG from house - to river and back via Deeside Way. Lovely crisp morning, sharp frost and still some snow lying from yesterday. Good catch up on things. Legs felt reasonable with right groin still feeling a bit awkward.

Thursday Nov 23 #


Rest day, feeling pretty tired after yesterday.

Wednesday Nov 22 #

steady run 23:00 [3]

Short lap of Dess Woods, legs feeling tired and right groin slightly niggling. Took it very easy.

steady run warm up/down 15:00 [3]

To start and back from finish.

orienteering race 56:00 [5]

DNC Counteswells. Tough, tough and then a bit more. Lots of ferns. scattered windblown trees (some huge Spruce), tricky boulders in blocks of nothing.
Missed badly at no 4 (turned left when control was 5m to my right... 3+ mins gone, no 8 - took straight option and found unmapped clearings... 3 mins gone, no 9 - bad route lost at least 1 min. In addition no 2 lost path along the way and then ploughed diagonally up a grotty hillside, should have gone straight to path or even avoided hill altogether and done a long track run round to it.
Ahh well, at least I got a chance to test the new Mila head torch and it was good - much more prepared to commit in rough ground as can see the shapes/branches etc more clearly. Not sure it helps in thick grot though ;-)

stretching 12:00 [1]

Easy session - too tired for more.

Tuesday Nov 21 #

Intervals 16:00 [5]

Loch Kinord loop with S 4x4+2 intervals (didn't want to overcook on first set for a while.
Managed OK but slowing gradually throughout session, not helped by choosing road flats - patches of the track were really slick with mud and I was all over the place trying to stay upright!
Right leg - no discomfort from the "usual" area so I'll take that as progress, groin a wee bit tweaky - possibly pilates, or else stretching. Didn't get worse during session.
Pretty dreadful day - cold, drizzle and soaking wet ground.

steady run warm up/down 41:00 [3]

Dinnet car park to loop and back. Met another runner on our return - madness to be out on a day like this ;-)

stretching 15:00 [1]

Monday Nov 20 #

Pilates 1:00:00 [1]

Good session.

Sunday Nov 19 #

steady run warm up/down 10:00 [3]

Lap of parking field and then to start/from finish. Not feeling very sprightly.

orienteering race 40:00 [5]

Green at Balnagowan (longest course available - just as well). Nice course on the western and northern hills. Good variety of leg length and changes of direction. Mostly OK navigation - a bit too far left at 12 and a couple of hesitations in the circle. Legs felt pretty grim from start and it was a grind-fest in the terrain all way round plus struggling to run up hills.
Satisfied with technique and hopefully tougher training will come through for me eventually.

stretching 16:00 [1]

Slightly extended version - should probably try for this in future, longer on each stretch = more benefit.

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