Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Training Log Archive: OJ

In the 7 days ending Apr 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running10 8:01:53 58.05(8:18) 93.42(5:09) 1933
  Cycling4 1:55:00
  Yoga4 50:00
  Orienteering1 31:40 4.37(7:15) 7.03(4:30) 102
  Total18 11:18:33 62.42 100.45 2035

» now

Sunday Apr 28 #

8 AM

Running 2:13:00 [2] 25.0 km (5:19 / km) +720m 4:39 / km

Morning run with no particular place to go. Started from Whitelow Lane and wandered over to Blacka Trig, Big Moor (in a futile search for the mythical trod to link up the reservoirs with White Edge), trig, Froggatt, down to Grindleford, back through Lawrence Field and over Burbage. Nice day for it, but took my legs an hour to start feeling good. Followed by a morning of London Marathon watching and board games.
2 PM

Cycling 40:00 [1]

Abbeydale railway n' back with Alex in tow on the tag-along. Enjoying the bluebells, not enjoying the hills!
8 PM

Yoga 15:00 [1]

Saturday Apr 27 #

Running 17:50 [5] 5.0 km (3:34 / km) +60m 3:22 / km

Hallam Parkrun to celebrate my mum's 100th parkrun! Not sure what happened there...I honestly tried. May have set off too fast, or perhaps a busy few days catching up with me. Whatever, this was a struggle from start to finish and a time to forget. Alex, on the other hand, loved running his first (half) parkrun and had a big grin on his face the whole time!
8 AM

Running warm up/down 40:00 [2] 7.5 km (5:20 / km) +80m 5:04 / km

Down to Parkrun and back with a bit of extra looping.
5 PM

Running 28:00 [2] 5.5 km (5:05 / km) +60m 4:50 / km

Playing fields in the evening.
8 PM

Yoga 10:00 [1]

Friday Apr 26 #

7 AM

Running 28:00 [2] 5.5 km (5:05 / km) +80m 4:45 / km

4 PM

Running 28:00 [2] 5.6 km (5:00 / km) +90m 4:38 / km

8 PM

Yoga 10:00 [1]

Thursday Apr 25 #

7 AM

Cycling 25:00 [1]

8 PM

Running 55:38 [2] 10.96 km (5:05 / km) +254m 4:33 / km

Evening jog. Eccy woods has turned blue.

Wednesday Apr 24 #


Y'know, maybe this whole no results thing has been good for us. Maybe we are all just a bit too fixated on how we have done compared to other people. What difference does it really make if Chris beats Will by a few seconds? They've both done well, which is lovely! So long as we have all enjoyed ourselves and done our best, that's the main thing. Results, split times, disqualifications, beating one another, getting beaten, prizes, nopesport; it's just all so stressful. Why do we need to have these artificial hierarchies of attainment imposed on us? Surely there is a better way?

So my proposal for next year's JK is: no timing system at all. Even watches should be banned. That way, we can just get on and enjoy the orienteering in a properly intrinsic way. I think this would enrich our sport and strengthen our sense of personal accomplishment. The trophies can be melted down and used to fund junior tours to nice places. And we can all run happily in sunlit forests, free from the heavy burden of competition and rivalry. It could be beautiful.
7 AM

Cycling 25:00 [1]

6 PM

Running 1:31:00 intensity: (1:00:00 @2) + (31:00 @3) 17.5 km (5:12 / km) +411m 4:39 / km

DP run out to Burbage including some rougher stuff and a few hills. Nice evening for it with stormy skies all around, but stayed dry. Good group out! Pretty tired still.

Tuesday Apr 23 #

7 AM

Cycling 25:00 [1]

1 PM

Running 33:26 [2] 6.51 km (5:08 / km) +152m 4:36 / km

Steady and clunky. Not too bad though all told.
7 PM

Yoga 15:00 [1]

Monday Apr 22 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 16:22 [2] 2.5 km (6:33 / km) +10m 6:25 / km

Orienteering 31:40 [5] 7.03 km (4:30 / km) +102m 4:12 / km

JK Relay, Minley, 1st 120+, not sure where we ended up on the men's open. Legs were fine today, which was a nice surprise, and enjoyed the blast around another easy area catching a few stragglers from the open, already well up on the 120+ teams thanks to good runs from Andy and Nick. Once again didn't get too bored despite the fast and not overly taxing course. This weekend has been right on my technical level of orienteering!

Based on all the things that were in the control of the local clubs and volunteers, this was a fantastic JK. Based on certain things that were in the control of BOF/outsourced, this was an embarrassingly dire JK. But it was a good weekend of orienteering. Who needs results, anyway? Let's call it a draw.

Running warm up/down 10:37 [2] 1.86 km (5:43 / km) +16m 5:29 / km

« Earlier | Later »