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Training Log Archive: Bertbennett

In the 7 days ending Mar 6, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 2:39:36 13.99(11:24) 22.52(7:05)
  Running4 1:30:00 8.39(10:44) 13.5(6:40)
  Total6 4:09:36 22.38(11:09) 36.02(6:56)

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Sunday Mar 6, 2016 #

Orienteering race (Park-O Final) 14:29 [5] *** 3.0 km (4:50 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Park-O Final. Marred by the fact that I didn't double check whether a fence was crossable before crossing it. Control circle covered one of the 2 fence markings. Should have read the map more thoroughly.

Got super confused by control #1 and a certain bit of wall that was crossable which felt like it shouldn't have been. Plus the 1:2000 scale took a bit of getting used to. One of the many aspects of my orienteering that needs huge areas of improvement is quickly reading buildings and underpasses and stairs. Felt like I ran alright elsewhere I guess however the calves didn't let me get through the course without having a bitch about it.

Currently trying to figure out issues with garmin not letting me upload GPS files from my watch, getting an error saying "could not sync with garmin connect.." no idea why my files have to go online before I can access them on my computer..

Saturday Mar 5, 2016 #

Orienteering (Heart-Rate Hills) 35:00 [3] **** 3.5 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Inov8 TerraClaw 250

Middle distance training at heart rate hills. I struggled getting up the hills and got super frustrated by planning a route through what was yellow on the map slowing me to a slow walk in the power lines and a patch of light green I decided to run through which also ended up being super thick. Physically and mentally not in it today so I cut it short before the really hilly last few controls.

I think I'm definitely a little over-trained and suffering from running training load that I'm just not used to at the moment. Going to take a very easy week next week to recover a bit.

Running warm up/down 25:00 [3] 3.5 km (7:09 / km)

Friday Mar 4, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 1.5 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Inov8 TerraClaw 250

12 PM

Orienteering (HunterValleyChamps Rerun) 51:36 [4] **** 6.53 km (7:54 / km)
shoes: Inov8 TerraClaw 250

well I decided against the double rest day and went out to Gretley for a rerun of the 2013 Hunter Valley Champs. Didn't have the right version of the map which included the little bit to the north west where the event started and finished so I don't have the entire distance. I really struggled with the heat out there today and my calves were screaming at me again. A familiar feeling which I had thought about 2 weeks ago had gone away. Alas it is back. I might book someone to get it tested.

Felt super messy out there today as I was physically struggling and that meant I wasn't checking the map frequently enough and wasn't checking compass frequently either. Can't get GPS track to go onto my computer for some reason :/

Thursday Mar 3, 2016 #

(rest day)

Lower calves and knees felt pretty average the last few days so I want to give them a couple days to rest and recover.

Wednesday Mar 2, 2016 #


had a dream that Thierry and I had a conversation about the merits of Silva vs Moscow compasses as well as the merits of having to use 1:15000 for long events. I think we were in agreement on most topics..

Orienteering race (Park-O Jesmond) 21:54 [4] ** 5.15 km (4:15 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

2nd park-O for me and last one before the final. Got the win by a tiny margin from Macey. Just didn't feel 100% in the calves today which made it tough to push up hills of which there were a few. Nav felt alright apart from checking the wrong tree for a control. Looking forward to the big final. Who will take home the big prize??

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 2.5 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Tuesday Mar 1, 2016 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down (Warmup/Down + Stretches ) 35:00 [2] 6.0 km (5:50 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Orienteering 36:37 [3] **** 4.34 km (8:26 / km)
shoes: Inov8 TerraClaw 250

Ugh. Tried Sugarloaf because I wanted something a bit different to the usual spur gully. Just fallen trees everywhere making it almost impossible to run for about 70% of the time. Very unpleasant. Turned around half way through my course because basically any worthwhile control location was in a pretty thick area and I was not enjoying it at all. New shoes were good though.

Also didn't go to 8 or 9, because that area of the map was almost unreachable.

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