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Training Log Archive: MikeS

In the 7 days ending Mar 22, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 3:11:24 23.61(8:06) 38.0(5:02)
  Orienteering3 1:39:41 10.13(9:51) 16.3(6:07) 280
  Circuits1 50:00
  Total7 5:41:05 33.74 54.3 280

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Saturday Mar 22, 2008 #

Orienteering race 43:03 [4] 6.6 km (6:31 / km) +220m 5:35 / km
shoes: VJ Integrator (8.5)

I just went and completely f**ked this up. Started off not too bad, a little hesitant through 4 and 5 in the first technical bit, but then drifted right on 6. Ended up in the wrong block of forest and couldn't relocate. By the time I'd worked it out and found the control, my 6 minute man Neil was right behind me. We then ran the rest together until I blew another minute on the penultimate control. Was pushing hard when running with Neil and we seemed to be going quite well, but by then it was too late for me.

Finished 57th, which says it all really. That may be my worst ever JK elite middle race result. It's pretty gutting when you're feeling in good shape and you go and screw it up big style.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: VJ Integrator (8.5)

Warm up. No warm down because I was in a massive boo.

Friday Mar 21, 2008 #

Event: JK 2008

Orienteering race 15:38 [5] 2.7 km (5:47 / km) +60m 5:13 / km
shoes: Asics Hyper XC

JK Sprint race. Really tricky course around the University of Surrey. Every leg made you think and it was easy to run down a dead end and get stuck. Had an OK race, quite a few little wobbles and a 15 second mistake near the end on an easy leg which frustrated me. Finished 20th (10th Brit) which wasn't too bad.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Asics Hyper XC

Warm up and down for race.

Thursday Mar 20, 2008 #

Running 20:00 [2] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel 1120 (1)

Run home from work in the wind and rain. Weather forecast looks good for the weekend, better pack my thermals.

Wednesday Mar 19, 2008 #

Orienteering 41:00 intensity: (21:00 @2) + (20:00 @4) 7.0 km (5:51 / km)
shoes: Asics Hyper XC

Did three of the loops from last Thursday backwards (missed out the one round the uni). It was also nice and light so I could read the map.

Tuesday Mar 18, 2008 #

Running (Technique drills) 47:00 intensity: (27:00 @2) + (15:00 @3) + (5:00 @4) 9.0 km (5:13 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel 1120 (1)

Drills and strides at Woodbourne Road. Not done this for a while so good to get the session in. And it means I have still been to the track on a Tuesday...

Monday Mar 17, 2008 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel 1120 (1)

Work to circuits and then circuits home. Strangely, the race yesterday seems to have cured most of my niggles.

Circuits 50:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Gel 1120 (1)

40 minutes of 45/15, felt re-invigorated and motivated after a week off last week.

Sunday Mar 16, 2008 #

Running race (10k road race) 34:24 [5] 10.0 km (3:26 / km)
shoes: Lightweight trainers

In a word - disappointing. Was hoping for a pb today but it just didn't happen and I was 6 secs down. The race was basically 3 laps of the course we do for Yorkshire road relays, and I spent most of the last lap weaving my way through back markers. Got a stitch at the start of the last lap which was pretty uncomfortable for a couple of minutes. It felt like I was working really hard and not going anywhere.

Running warm up/down 30:00 [2] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Lightweight trainers

Warm up and warm down for the race.

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