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Training Log Archive: BrandNewMe

In the 7 days ending Apr 23:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC / road / hill race1 2:19:00 11.5(12:05) 18.51(7:31)
  Intervals - long endurance1 55:00 5.8(9:29) 9.33(5:54)
  Cross training1 52:27 12.0(4:22) 19.31(2:43)
  Road running1 29:16 3.7(7:55) 5.95(4:55)
  Orienteering - race1 26:47 4.1(6:32) 6.6(4:04)
  Orienteering - training1 25:55 3.0(8:38) 4.83(5:22)
  Total6 5:28:25 40.1(8:11) 64.53(5:05)

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Sunday Apr 23 #


Not feeling too perky today. Ray and I took the kids up Haystack from Honister with Fran, James, Emma and the Murphys. Fun, and again spectacular views all around. What a brilliant weekend.

Saturday Apr 22 #

11 AM

XC / road / hill race 2:19:00 [3] 11.5 mi (12:05 / mi)

(40th) Birthday fell race in the lakes. Anniversary Waltz. Joined by lots of brave souls. James, Jase, Toni O'D, my mum(!), Jules and Becca, Ray, and trotters. It was hot and sunny. Started out at Stair, then had a 3 mile road run before heading into the hills. Hill runners are odd. They walked pretty much all of the ascent, even when it was not so steep. I sort of thought others were probably more experienced than me, so I walked quite a bit of it, but by the end I was running when others were walking cause I still felt ok. I was passed loads on the descent. It was a cracking race though. You could see for miles in all directions. Quite looking forward to Jura now.

Back to the campsite after for BBQ and party. Thankfully we really lucked out with the weather.

Friday Apr 21 #


Busy busy busy at work...

Wednesday Apr 19 #

12 PM

Road running 29:16 [3] 3.7 mi (7:55 / mi)

Work running club run. Along the canal to meggetland and back via Polworth.
5 PM

Cross training 52:27 [3] 12.0 mi (4:22 / mi)

Cycle down to Musselburgh for the sprintelope.

Bonked a bit at Leith, so had to stop for sugar.
6 PM

Orienteering - training 25:55 [3] 3.0 mi (8:38 / mi)

Did the short sprintelope as I was split starting with Ray, and my legs were killing, and I was still feeling the sugar low bit, and W40s are allowed to.

P.S. I think the organiser said that Sheila had done (pre-ran) the long. Like I said, she's hard as nails!

Tuesday Apr 18 #

8 PM

Intervals - long endurance 55:00 [3] 5.8 mi (9:29 / mi)

Martin's session - first time in probably about 2 years. It doesn't change much though does it? Although my pace has slowed somewhat. 5 x 1k. 5 years ago I was doing all in under 3:30. Now they were all about 4mins ish. The last one was 3:55 though, and I was holding back a bit early on as I wanted to do all 5. I think this will be a one off alas as it doesn't fit with my logistics.

I've changed (again!) to w21e at the British. W40 last weekend didn't really sit well with me. I suspect w21e won't suit either. Oh well!

Monday Apr 17 #

10 AM

Orienteering - race 26:47 [3] 4.1 mi (6:32 / mi)

Old ladies course. First leg.

Not feeling perky. Still lots of crap in my throat. And not feeling agile at all, so was picking my way at the start through the terrain. The moor was a bit dull. I just stuck with Helen W, getting ahead going to 7 only to stuff it up and get recaught. So just tucked in for the next few then she had a longer last split to me so by the time the gaffle rejoined, she was nowhere to be seen. Didn't know if she was ahead or behind, to find she was behind as I took the glory coming down the run in, to get the shame a few mins after as it turned out I didn't punch number 2, one of the bridge controls. I can't really remember whether I tried to punch the control or not. The guilty shame of the mispuncher :-( I hear Rog did the same though. Bummer!

The mini relay was somewhat trickily planned, and was still very much ongoing when I got back, which was good news for me as I didn't want to miss the action, but bad news for the juniors. It was quite a bit trickier than a yellow, and the team had some difficulties. Laurence is determined though, and has a habit of sorting himself out eventually, so after a 16min mistake on one control he managed to make it to the finish, and due to the multitude of mispunched teams they came 6th and in the Easter eggs. The sorrow of a big mistake was instantly forgotten. Chocolate solves all sorts of problems.

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