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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending May 28, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:27:36 13.78(10:43) 22.17(6:39) 531
  S&C2 2:15:00
  Running1 1:32:21 9.24(10:00) 14.87(6:13) 538
  Total6 6:14:57 23.02 37.04 1069

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Tuesday May 28, 2019 #

(rest day)

Much needed. Knackered.. But intact. Watched the 5km fast race...

Monday May 27, 2019 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 39:29 [5] 4.04 km (9:46 / km) +251m 7:27 / km
shoes: Innov8 MudClaw 300 2019

SINS day 3 - Middle, wrekin, great fun, very steep, luckily later start so tracked up / brambles had been penetrated by earlier runners.

3.3km, 230m, M55, 3rd 39:29 (Clive sub 35, Tim 38:41)

Long walk up to no 1, no 2 was tricky, then just trying not to get injured, crazy steep descents & contouring (ankle taped....), had a tow from David Bunn somewhat (Nigel started 4 mins after me but messed up no 2), Clive's time very quick, he must be a fearless machine! Lost about 1 min at no 13 due to getting stuck in brambles when too high. But Nigel & Tim on the lower route also lost time due to (apparently) dodgy veg boundary mapping.

On a couple of legs, eg. no 11/12, I was able to run very fast & won/joint won these splits.

Great w/e, was 2nd overall to Tim. Clive put me in my place, but he didn't do Urban so no overall result for him.


Sunday May 26, 2019 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 1:05:43 [5] 9.42 km (6:59 / km) +200m 6:18 / km
shoes: Innov8 MudClaw 300 2019

Midland champs, day 2 of SINS, 8.3km, 240m. Ankle taped.

Slow to no 2 then things started working. Found it easier than BOC 2016, also where i lost 8 minutes there, I had a hard leg today and nailed it - recognised it ! Lost about 1min at no 8 as the re-entrant seemed to point the wrong way - compass work lax? Nigel Bunn started 8 mins before me & pounced at no 11 so i was gobsmacked, assumed we'd ding dong to the finish, but no, he was puffing & heaving & I took a less full-on route to no 16 & got a small but crucial gap which I built on. Pressed on, caught Mike Johnson 4mins, and also Heather Roome, and then found I was lacking as they really ran hard down the long hill to finish. I fell heavily over a wire fence but picked myself up to stagger in for 3rd trying to close on Mike J & Heather..... but Clive 2 mins up, Tim 30 secs up (Tim hungover & said "should have been won in well under an hour" - Chas?) .

PLeased. Was 2nd in M50 in 2016 but this is OK.


Saturday May 25, 2019 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 42:24 [5] 8.71 km (4:52 / km) +80m 4:39 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

SINS day 1 - Shrewbury urban - 5.4km (straight line)

Idiotic start - read map from start, not start triangle YOU IDIOT, immediately found myself in deep stinging nettles & a ravine with rocks, yobboes (yes really - stoned / drunk? yelling abuse) and a river. 45 - 60 seconds binned to no 1; then no 3, ran to the correct tree ,and shades of Winchester urban - what do i do now??????? "luckily" this time i saw a track into a tree on the WRONG side of the path. Dibbed, ran off.

By now I was over a minute down on Mike pedley..... even worse, overshot 7 so found no 8 first - comically bad.

Carried on with a bit more competence, tho route choice wrong to no 16. Also trying not to run too hard or try 100% as "mindful" of Midlands tomorrow. Also quite warm. Overheating a bit.

Ended up 4th on course, they took out no 3 (wrong tree, for sure), only 1 minute behind Nigel & Tim; that's OK but honestly need to address my concentration issues. My head was still on the cliffs of Upper Pen Trywn, Llandudno. With good reason.


RG: - comedy of errors.

Friday May 24, 2019 #

12 PM

S&C 1:15:00 [4]

Climbing near Llandudno - the famous Upper Pen Trwyn. With Lynne & Matt Thompson.

6 routes, from 6a to E1 5b, plus tried to second an old Fawcett E3 6a - now bolted at "6b+" - no chance. Lowered off in disgrace.

Led a wonderful new HVS 5a Bauxed, onsight, felt brill.

Held Matt's ropes on E3 & E4. Another world. Can't even second at that level.

V tired later - we all crashed out! Energy left for SINS???? Urm......

Thursday May 23, 2019 #

2 PM

Running 1:32:21 [2] 14.87 km (6:13 / km) +538m 5:16 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

Wonderful run up the Long Mynd, from Carding Mill valley

Incredible views - felling very positive about my exciting weekend away. Sadly, RH calf decided to have stabbing pains on the long grassy descents, and ball of foot also tore slightly. Not enough padding in terraclas, and ground v hard & dry. Got lost near end, the OS printout wasn't great & nor was my sense of direction.... 90 mins too far, had intended 70 mins, but heh.

Attacked by a sheep in the NT car park. Only just survived.

Then drove up to Cheshire & a rural idyll ...... life's good.

Wednesday May 22, 2019 #

12 PM

S&C 1:00:00 [3]

Avon Gorge trad rock climbing, with some bloake off the internet. used his gear. His gear dated from 1995 i reckon. Yikes!

3-pitch classic "VS 4c" Giants cave buttress - used to do laps on this, now felt hard! Top pitch used to be 4b. now - help!
[plus a new soft touch VS 4b at the bottom).

Hot & fun, and as the other guy kept falling off, I was able to dominate proceedings & get all the juicy leads in :-)

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