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Training Log Archive: Bertbennett

In the 7 days ending Mar 12, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:38:18 25.56(8:33) 41.13(5:18) 527
  Orienteering2 36:23 5.01(7:15) 8.07(4:31)
  Strength n stuff1 5:00
  Total5 4:19:41 30.57 49.2 527

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Saturday Mar 12, 2016 #

Running (Recovery Run) 40:29 [3] 8.23 km (4:55 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Just a recovery run to get some blood flowing after yesterday's effort. Forgot it was Saturday, which, if you're running along the foreshore means hundreds of morbidly obese plebeians walking along the wide footpath just bumbling along doing their best to block everyone behind them.

Friday Mar 11, 2016 #

Running long (Sugarloaf Range Road) 1:39:49 [3] 20.0 km (4:59 / km) +527m 4:25 / km
shoes: Inov8 TerraClaw 250

Long Run. I have a really bad habit of just going out training in the middle of the bloody day. Really did not pay off today. Point of this run is to get the body ready for a long, possibly hilly period of running for Easter and NSW longs. Had a couple issues at first with the terraclaws but changed the lacing up and was sweet after that. Feet are a little bit sore now, and I've got a few cramps happening but overall I think the day was a romping success. A few more of these before Easter and everything should come up Milhouse.

I am now a holder of some of the least contested strava KOM's on the planet. Easy pickings for whoever wants to give it a go.

Good luck to all the Stingers going to Melbourne :D Go beat those international imports :P

Wednesday Mar 9, 2016 #

Orienteering race (Night-O speers point) 21:54 [4] 5.07 km (4:19 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Night-o at speers point. I feel like the mistakes I made were really rookie errors because we just don't do night-o enough in Australia. Compass becomes very important at night because it's so easy to lose your internal sense of direction which happened to me a couple times. Lost quite a bit of time on a bit of garden bed mapped as not garden bed. Got very confused. Macey caught me then we ran together. My strategy of starting out slow and building probably isn't the best with someone starting a minute behind!

Slowed down in the complex playground area at the end because I knew sprinting through there could only lose time really. Kicked a possum who ran right in front of me in the finish shoot. I think it was fine though.

Running warm up/down 25:00 [3] 5.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Tuesday Mar 8, 2016 #

Running intervals (Tuesday Intervals) 53:00 [3] 7.9 km (6:43 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 3

Tuesday night track intervals. 12 * 300m. Felt pretty good tonight. Maybe recovery was a bit long for some of the intervals, I'll have to look into it. Pretty consistently around the 50 second mark for the 300m. Calves a little sore afterwards.

Highlight of the season tomorrow... Night-O Champs.

After looking at the maps and distances for Easter and NSW long champs I'll definitely be needing to be doing some 20kmish runs in the next couple weeks

Strength n stuff (Bridges) 5:00 [3]

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..

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