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Training Log Archive: OJ

In the 7 days ending Mar 22, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 3:56:00 27.34(8:38) 44.0(5:22)
  Orienteering3 1:09:19 9.32(7:26) 15.0(4:37)49 /57c85%
  Climbing1 1:00:00
  Running Drills1 10:00 0.62(16:06) 1.0(10:00)
  Total7 6:15:19 37.28 60.049 /57c85%

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Saturday Mar 22, 2008 #

Orienteering race 39:17 [5] ***** 8.0 km (4:55 / km)

JK middle distance on Leith Hill. Not my finest hour. Started in a heavy hail storm, but that did nothing to dampen my spirits - it was actually quite exciting to blast off into the forest with hailstones ricocheting everywhere. I felt in good control through the easy first part then simplified my way into no. 4 by attacking from a large depression just before the control. Ran in, looked left, looked right, no control. Checked my map, everything looked right. Bailed out to the attack point, checked compass, headed in again, exactly the same place. Then I started hunting aimlessly, eventually found the control quite far from where I expected to see it. Ran off with the red mist in front of my eyes and a couple of legs later I managed to set off on the wrong leg for 500m. I only realised what I had done when I was half way down the scarp slope. Very disappointed with this race, but some good lessons to be learned - however big a mistake is, it needs to be put out of your mind until the finish. Dwelling on it will only compound things.

Running warm up/down 35:00 [2] 6.0 km (5:50 / km)

Warm up and a long warm down to deal with my frustration.

Friday Mar 21, 2008 #

Event: JK 2008

Orienteering race 15:02 [5] ***** 4.0 km (3:46 / km)

JK sprint at Guildford campus. 11th. Started pretty well with only a few small (acceptable) mistakes before the spectator control. Got a bit carried away with the running through this easy part of the course and then made a string of 3 15 second mistakes, all adding up to far too much. One of these came when I ran down a passageway that was mapped as passable but ended as a dead-end in the side of an overpass. Some sneaky controlling and ambiguous green areas. Overall though a very enjoyable sprint race with non-stop route choice challenges.

Running warm up/down 35:00 [2] 5.0 km (7:00 / km)

Long warm up and a warm down around the course with Rob to check out some of the routes.

Thursday Mar 20, 2008 #

Running 20:00 [2] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)

Nice and easy in the wind and rain. Acclimatising for the weekend...

Wednesday Mar 19, 2008 #

Orienteering 15:00 [5] 3.0 km (5:00 / km)

2x sprints in Upperthorpe. Bumped into Gaz and Liz doing the same thing.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)

Out to Ponderosa and back.

Tuesday Mar 18, 2008 #

Running 16:00 [5] 4.0 km (4:00 / km)

My usual death interval circuit in Hillsborough Park, only 4 reps. It's become customary to do this in the days before a big race. 4x800m-ish off 4 mins. 2.19, 2.22, 2.20, 2.19. Not exactly setting the world alight but significantly better than I've been feeling over the past couple of weeks.

Running 30:00 [2] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)

Jog out around Hillsborough Stadium and back around the park.

Running Drills 10:00 [4] 1.0 km (10:00 / km)

Strides, drills and sprints before the intervals.

Monday Mar 17, 2008 #

Running 45:00 [3] 9.0 km (5:00 / km)

Up to Bolehill, out to Rivelin. Tired arms and legs from last night.

Sunday Mar 16, 2008 #

Running 15:00 [2] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)

BUSA relays at Beeley - great to see a ShUOC men's victory and a Hallam women's victory! It would have been interesting to see the Scott vs. Marcus showdown if poor old Oleg hadn't crocked himself.

Collected a few controls in, a bit prematurely apparently since a womens team still hadn't finished. Oops.

Running 20:00 [3] 5.0 km (4:00 / km)

Ran home at a fair lick.

Climbing 1:00:00 [1]

Session at the works. Climbed quite intensely and my body hurts this morning to prove it. Covered most of the BUSA routes.

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