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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Mar 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:48:37 13.25(8:12) 21.32(5:06) 316
  Orienteering1 1:06:46 6.93(9:38) 11.15(5:59) 195
  Total3 2:55:23 20.18(8:42) 32.47(5:24) 511

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Sunday Mar 4 #

11 AM

Running 1:12:37 [3] 14.48 km (5:01 / km) +180m 4:43 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

Steady Sunday run with Paul Deaton. who was a bit chesty.

Put in an effort on the 800m gradual climb - but Paul put me away . 2:50 - 2:52 - my best time on this "segment" - but even so - no speed! No speed training & it showed. Plodder.

Paul had to stop at 54 mins (not 100% well), so I did a big lap ++ of Victoria park to finish off & get over 70 mins & 9 miles (tho Garmin started late, so probably 9.25 miles). A good Sunday outing. No real snow left.

Need to work on hip flexibility.

Saturday Mar 3 #

(rest day)

Friday Mar 2 #

12 PM


Indoor bouldering at TCA - alone, OK sesh.

Bloc was closing as i arrived, due to the "snow". It's a fucking indoor wall!!!! What's wrong with people? :-\
3 PM

Running 36:00 [3] 4.25 mi (8:28 / mi) +136m 7:42 / mi
shoes: VJ Integrators

Delightful snowy steady run in sub zero temps around Clifton Downs, my old stomping ground from 1994-1997; from my flat (which I'm renovating).

Like a bygone era - people playing in the snow, few cars, people in families (as off work....), friends etc. Skiers, 4x4s dragging snowboarders etc. Smiled the whole way round. Integrator dobs were amazing!

Hips rather stiff.

Thursday Mar 1 #

(rest day)

Somewhat chilly.

Can only feel part of my EMIT middle fingertip from yesterday; which is still quite amusing. It's not a guitar finger. Luckily.

Wednesday Feb 28 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:06:46 [5] 11.15 km (5:59 / km) +195m 5:30 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Army league, Brown, Barossa, 9.1 km/ 280m (!)

Just found out Farnborough was -11 today - Barossa was I thought minus 2, but with wind chill felt more like -6? Never been so cold, or wrapped up, for an O event. Still can't feel my EMIT fingertip as I type this.

Good course; though the starting (control picking) 4 controls were notable by the fact that orienteering was the last thing on my mind - i was wincing audibly with the cold. Later: Two errors - it's felt that control 11 (code 42) was too low, and I could not understand why i failed to find it easily (1-1.5 mins). All in my car (on another course) said the same. I'd been badly tripped by some rusty barbed wire just before, as well (not good: check tetanus state.....) - went down properly.

Nice thumb compass direct stuff for a lot of it. Post-fall , my thumb compass had a bubble in it: Ian from Ultrasport replaced it without question after I finished - amazing. (bought 6 weeks ago?).

Lost 1-2 mins on no 22 as couldn't make out "path" in the "snow" and took direct route - was poor visibilty in small planted trees- had no idea!!! Which re-entrant should it have been in???? Next leg i took silly route as pissed off & tired, and again, failed to find small snow covered "path".

Total brass monkey day out, but good. Second place, ahead of some who beat me in the New Forest, so others undoubtedly suffered in the conditions too. Good Army stuff! Yay.

Tuesday Feb 27 #

(rest day)

Another rest day needed. Still tired. More DIY & flat work.

Monday Feb 26 #

(rest day)

Very tired. Painting in (empty) Clifton flat amongst other chores.

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