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Training Log Archive: TheInvisibleLog

In the 7 days ending Mar 19, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 1:15:30 8.11(9:19) 13.05(5:47) 175
  Real Orienteering2 1:06:41 4.43(15:03) 7.13(9:21) 8025 /27c92%
  MTB (Not O)1 1:05:00
  Back, core and achilles1 30:00
  Total7 3:57:11 12.54 20.18 25525 /27c92%

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Sunday Mar 19, 2017 #


Recurrence of Achilles tendonitis. So I logged it in the injury log and went scanning how much it took for others to resolve the problem. I again came across what must be one of the best sports injury comments recorded on AP.

"I caused my injuries by running home, not in running shoes, severly pissed after a work party in the middle of nowhere at which noone was in any condition to drive!. At first it was inspirational, It was pissing cats and dogs, I was invincible, the 15km hilly run was a piece of piss and was going to be the start of my comback. (did I mention I was quite inebriated). Boy were my calves tight the next day!!!!!! What a dumb ass! Spent the next 2 1/2 years trying to sort out both achilles......"

It might not help solve my problem, but it has cheered me up.
10 AM

MTB (Not O) 1:05:00 [3]

Can't run so had to do something.

Saturday Mar 18, 2017 #

8 AM

Running tempo 26:15 [4] 5.0 km (5:15 / km) +20m 5:09 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

Park Run. Started as the sole person in the second wave... 1 minute after start. The aim was not to run too hard, but I failed that. The result was a muscle pain with 500m to go. Left calf. Home to ice and hope I could walk around the O course this arvo.
1 PM

Real Orienteering race 34:53 [3] **** 3.83 km (9:06 / km) +80m 8:15 / km
spiked:13/14c shoes: Salamon Blue

Bush Orienteering event 9.
Bendigo Short at Prince of Wales... once the middle part of Devonshire Reef. The Bendigo Short format seems to be working. Its a good way of using map remnant like this one. The green has thickened somewhat which makes for more challenging navigation with the reduced visibility. But the map needs to be updated to reflect the changes. No point doing this until after controlled burns scheduled for this autumn.
My "run". Well, I was dedicated to completing a course on the way to my target of a large number of bush events this year. Was hoping for a 2k hard course, but on offer was 3k. I started at a run hobble. The calf warmed up gradually and I managed a gentle run on the tracks and more even ground. Spiked all but one control. The error was because I hadn't marked the new track shown on the map change board. My fault.

Thursday Mar 16, 2017 #

7 AM

Running hills 20:40 [4] 3.05 km (6:47 / km) +120m 5:40 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

Six Honeysuckle ascents in light rain.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 #


Count of bush events for the year at eight.
7 AM

Back, core and achilles 30:00 [1]

8 AM

Running tempo 28:35 [3] 5.0 km (5:43 / km) +35m 5:31 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

Monday Mar 13, 2017 #

Real Orienteering race 31:48 [3] ***** 3.3 km (9:38 / km)
spiked:12/13c shoes: Salamon Speed Cross 4 Black

Bush event #8
Day 3 Pittwater Dunes
Disappointed that the event was soon to be over. I would relish an Easter run entirely on Pittwater.

A bush spring in the faster part of the map. I wasn't really up to sprinting because of my back and declining fitness over the past month of injury. Spiked everything other than a 30 second wobble on the last navigational control. Despite this I was 6 minutes behind the winner of the day. I think I managed second in class every day but was a long way behind on aggregate. Spiked 40 of 43 controls over weekend so its clear I need to think about speed rather than navigation.
Last of the dune training until Woodhill.


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