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Training Log: Dooby

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:13:17 4.8(15:17) 7.72(9:30) 29222c
  Cycling1 51:37 16.18(3:11) 26.05(1:59) 216
  Walking1 19:57 0.64(31:10) 1.03(19:22) 16
  Trails1 8:42 0.51(17:07) 0.82(10:38) 13
  Total3 2:33:33 22.13(6:56) 35.61(4:19) 53822c
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Wednesday Nov 22 #

Note
(injured)

Was hoping to get to circuits tomorrow but at this stage we'll have to see what things are like in the morning.

Bruise is starting to colour up nicely.

Tuesday Nov 21 #

Note
(injured)

Can get around fine but range of movement in the leg is restricted by pain once I raise the leg beyond a certain height.

Monday Nov 20 #

8 AM

Note
(injured)

Leg improved enough that I managed to drive home last night from Cork, left leg so only needed for the clutch. It's moving the knee is sore so foot was ok on the clutch.

When I got back to Killarney I was asked what was the last thing that was said before I left that morning, "Don't hurt yourself".
Also Mary asked where my set of crutches were. Had to think a minute and reckoned that they were in the attic. Very handy if i'd needed them!

Today it's still sore. Alright once moving but getting up and dressing myself took some manoeuvring. Nic big bump on my leg, lower quad. A red mark surrounded by a bruise. I'm assuming the red is from the contact.

Will take a few days to let it recover. Definitely nothing today and probably not tomorrow. Will see how things are on Wednesday with the hope of making circuits on Thursday.

Monday - Injured
Tuesday - Injured
Wednesday -
Thursday - Circuits
Friday - Running
Saturday - Cycling (weather sounds cold)
Sunday - Orienteering

Sunday Nov 19 #

11 AM

Trails warm up/down 8:42 [2] 0.82 km (10:38 / km) +13m 9:50 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 2014

Orienteering race 1:13:17 [5] **** 7.72 km (9:30 / km) +292m 7:59 / km
22c shoes: VJ Falcons 2014

MOC 2017
Knocknagalty

Didn't go to plan! But there are certainly positives that I wasn't expecting based on recent form, I was doing alright after 70 minutes of racing.

Was a bit slow getting to the 1st control, mainly just getting my head into the map, no issue with the control once I left the start triangle, just working out where I was.

Dropped to 2 before climbing up then took a straightish line to 3. Next few controls were a bit rough, but that was the theme of the area.

Went right to 8, mainly clean in my route, but it was tough. Didn't get through the felled area as cleanly as i'd have liked, lost some seconds getting onto the ridge closest to the river fighting through crap. It was then a tough climb from the road up through the green.

Next set of controls were fine but think I could have got 14 better, climbed into it but hadn't read my control descriptions properly, thought the control was in the stream but if i'd checked earlier and known it was wall end that would have saved time.

Kev showed up as I left 15, took a gel too on the way to this control. Was wondering if he had started after or before me. I reckoned after me for some reason, but I hadn't really studied the start list too carefully as there were large enough gaps between starters. His appearance did help motivate me though as reckoned even if he'd caught me he wasn't a local.

I left the track too early to 16, and ended up crossing a gully which was definitely steeper than what the map might suggest. Forest was less clean around here. More stuff on the ground as opposed to trees planted close together.

Advised Kev that the control before 18 wasn't his after he punched it.

Then got ahead of him to 19 and 20. Made a mess of 21 then, think I just missed to the left and then had issues relocating, kind of went left, then right, before finding it.

After this my race ended. Smashed my lower left quad off a tree stump hidden in the grass between 21 and the road. Did my best to run the first part of the next leg on the road then before cutting into 22 but at a much reduced pace. Leaving the road to get 22 the pain got worse as the terrain got rougher.

Dropped to the track then from 22 and had a choice, go for 23 or go for home. I chose home :-(

Wasn't really a choice as finishing even if I achieved it would have taken ages and would not have been enjoyable. Before the bang I had been enjoying the course and the area.
1 PM

Walking 19:57 [1] * 1.03 km (19:22 / km) +16m 17:58 / km
shoes: VJ Falcons 2014

The walk back from the forest to the finish. Felt like it went on forever, but I suppose 20 minutes to cover 1 km on a path is a long time.

Got cold doing it too to make things even worse.
2 PM

Note
(injured)

Looking forward to some painkillers. Leg hurting a lot. Definitely swollen and bruised where it made contact with the tree stump. Awkward type of injury. Dr robrunner said it’s probably not broken, CorkO first aid is top class, they even provide a chair to sit on.

Saturday Nov 18 #

10 AM

Cycling 51:37 [3] 26.05 km (1:59 / km) +216m 1:54 / km
shoes: Spiuk ZS11

Glenflesk-Killarney

Mild day so that was nice. Hit the road when I got back from parkrun timekeeping, no issues today.

Body feeling fine ahead of tomorrow. Main issue I feel will be fitness as opposed to the calf/Achilles but we’ll see. Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Can’t say I was overly impressed by the overnight oats this morning, edible but not something I’ll be trying again anytime soon. Proper porridge is the way to go.

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