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Training Log Archive: bradc

In the 7 days ending Feb 17, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 1:29:35 8.79(10:11) 14.15(6:20) 355
  Gym1 1:00:00 4.78 7.7
  Orienteering1 53:22 5.15(10:22) 8.29(6:26) 20512 /15c80%
  Total3 3:22:57 18.73 30.14 56012 /15c80%
averages - rhr:72

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Saturday Feb 16, 2008 #

rhr:72 slept:0.0 (sick)

Typical. All well until 8pm the night before Carnethy, then I get a cough that keeps me awake all night. By morning I feel cr*p, am red hot & dripping but shivering, and my RHR is up 50%. Can't believe it, I've been looking forward to the race for weeks. Luck of the Irish my a**e. GUTTED.

Friday Feb 15, 2008 #

Gym (Cross-trainer) 35:00 [3] 7.7 km (4:33 / km)
shoes: Nike Air Zoom

Steady variable-effort workout. Hamstrings needling after last night - and the top of my left one has been giving me gip for a couple of weeks, actually - so this helped work out some of the cack.

Running (Warm up/down) 10:00 [2] 1.35 km (7:24 / km)
shoes: Nike Air Zoom

Easy flexibility stuff - high knees, strides.

Gym (Strength training) 25:00 [2]
shoes: Nike Air Zoom

Stretching and upper-body machines.

Thursday Feb 14, 2008 #

Running (Trail) 1:10:13 [2] 11.2 km (6:16 / km) +330m 5:28 / km
shoes: Asics GT-2120 road

Easy tootle with Ewan (for 12 mins, 2.5km) and then with JonX, Rosco, Elle, Trev & Mark around the golf course and up into Polmaise. Felt ok and nice to be out after stodgey travel and no fresh air for nearly 3 days!

Wednesday Feb 13, 2008 #

(rest day)

A long meeting, and then travelling again - 8.5 hours sat on my bum in a car, so (again) no exercise and a sore back to boot!

Tuesday Feb 12, 2008 #

(rest day)

Travelling for work, no opportunity to exercise - just sat on my a**e for ages.

Monday Feb 11, 2008 #

Running (Warm up/down) 9:22 [2] ** 1.6 km (5:51 / km) +25m 5:26 / km
ahr:130 max:148 shoes: Jalas Black FLX

Jogged out to the start of the exercise in Carse Wood.

Orienteering 30:02 [3] **** 3.99 km (7:32 / km) +120m 6:33 / km
ahr:131 max:141 shoes: Jalas Black FLX

Re-ran part of the WOC Selection Ladies' race at Carse wood. With no control flags, it tested the ability to actually know where you were. I was pretty happy, concentration was fine, although I was deliberately going slowly. More brashings underfoot than I remember; still a lovely forest though.

Orienteering race 23:20 [4] **** 4.3 km (5:26 / km) +85m 4:56 / km
ahr:143 max:156 spiked:12/15c shoes: Jalas Black FLX

Fun relay at Loch Vaa to end the training weekend. 3 teams of 3, 15 controls; each runner did 1-5 in turn, then 6-10 on the next loop, then 11-15 on the final loop. My team was Beccy (1st leg), Gary (2nd), and me on 3rd. We were, unfortunately, out of the running from Gary's first run, when he had a mare and we were more than lapped by the other two teams.
I did a good job on controls 1-5, missing only #3, and recorded 7:22 for 1km; was poor on the 2nd run, missing two, and taking 9:54 for 1.28km; but stomped around the final run in 6:04 for 1km. So, pretty happy with that as the end to the week.

Many thanks to JonX and Steve B for the training, to Elle for her excellent organisational and culinary skills, and to everyone else for putting up with my grump. Top weekend!

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