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Training Log Archive: Keith

In the 7 days ending May 12, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Bike3 3:25:00 30.88 49.7
  Orienteering2 1:18:51 7.33(10:45) 11.8(6:41) 360
  Mountain Bike1 1:10:00
  Run2 30:00
  Total5 6:23:51 38.21 61.5 360

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Sunday May 12, 2013 #

Road Bike 1:55:00 [3] 49.7 km (2:19 / km)

Road bike with James P.
Started off in somewhat spectcular fashion by me riding along begger bush lane and hear a number of clnking/crashing sounds behind me. James was in the verge with muddy clothes, broken drink bottle carier and blaming some stone. Things picked up after that. It's the most cyclists I've ever seen out on the road in Bristol - maybe a benefit of increased media coverage of the Giro.

Saw stu a bit later by portishead and got chatting to an american prof at bath. Cruised round clevedon and back through backwell and nailsea.
As always the 1.5hr was not kept too, but still felt quite strong at the finish which was nice.

Saturday May 11, 2013 #

Orienteering 45:13 [4] 6.5 km (6:57 / km) +180m 6:07 / km
shoes: Jalas

Mallards PIke
Arguably the most fun I've had Orienteering this year. In a "hare & hounds" type exercise we went off Agmen, Bown, Birtwistle, 1 min apart.
Pushed through the first ones, nervous that Mark was going to catch me by #2 with some long opening legs. Kept clear to four where I heard some noise behind me. at #5 with Duncan (too my suprise) and Mark. We proceeded all take slightly different routes to #6, were upon arrival i found them running around like headless chickens due to the forest streching further south then mapped. Back toghether with a bit of argy bargy. had i been a bit closer at #7 i would've gone round the bottom, lost sight of them on the way to #9. Had a few issues at #10 trying to work out what was going on with the contours, further inspection of the map shows that what I thought was down was mapped as up, but it made more sense if the up was down, rather than the down being up. Thought I'd picked up the ridge to #11 in the "green" followed it down, only to find no control and beladtedly released i was on the bank to the west. opps. Then after seeing the "walk" was easily run, went up the hill to 12, near the top there was some slow stuff, and then had to go a long way down to #12, which desipte being mapped 10 -> 15 m above the open, was more like 3-> 5 m... meaning going over the top was a really poor route ( maybe they couldn't fit enough contuour lines in), but not to worry looking at the splits lots of people did it. Despite having run on mallards pike countless times, I'd never been in this little bit, and as always with FoD it was quite funky. Went to right of hill to #13 rather than the better over the top route. Bit slow to 16 as was on runnable earthbank which then became unrunnable persisted for a bit then bailed out onto the track near the end.

Fun times. Good race pressure training. Forest beautiful and clean.

Run 15:00 [2]
shoes: Jalas


Friday May 10, 2013 #

Mountain Bike 1:10:00 [3]

Nice loop on the MTB round AC and Leigh woods.
Very quiet.

Road Bike 45:00 [2]



climbing - probably the best i've climbed yet (still not very good)

Thursday May 9, 2013 #


Was going to do some training, but the weather was grim and I'm a pansy.

Wednesday May 8, 2013 #

Orienteering 33:38 [3] 5.3 km (6:21 / km) +180m 5:25 / km
shoes: Roclite 315

Oldbury Court
Enjoyed this much more than i expected. Nice little area - just with a poor map, though apperntly this is on the mend. Took it realtivly cruisy, avoiding brambles etc. But then after a while David Hunt caught me up and ramped it up a bit to stay ahead through the control pick. No real mistakes, but some non-optimum routes and map interpetation. Also retrived no 12 from the woods were some pikey had thrown it and relocated the control back to where it should be.

Lucky I didn't have to climb a high fence to punch the finish like Adam :-)

Run 15:00 [2]
shoes: Roclite 315

Warm down and Control collecting.

Foot hurting quite a bit during control collecting. Annoying - more ice and maybe a bit of cycling coming up.

Tuesday May 7, 2013 #

Road Bike 45:00 [2]

Very nice. I like.

Monday May 6, 2013 #

(injured) (rest day)

Foot hurts

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