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Training Log Archive: bradc

In the 7 days ending May 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:32:35 8.36(11:04) 13.46(6:53) 81
  Strength training2 1:00:00
  Elliptigo1 53:14 14.0(15.8/h) 22.53(25.4/h) 184
  Intervals1 49:49 5.49(9:04) 8.84(5:38) 268
  Running1 19:42 1.99(9:53) 3.21(6:08) 3
  Total5 4:35:20 29.85 48.04 535
  [1-5]5 4:33:04

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Sunday May 21 #

Note
(injured) (rest day)

Knee too beggared to do any running today. Grand plan to stay off it scuppered by a zillion house/garage chores!

Saturday May 20 #

12 PM

Running (Trail run) 19:42 intensity: (1:11 @0) + (8:45 @1) + (4:45 @2) + (1:23 @3) + (2:52 @4) + (46 @5) 3.21 km (6:08 / km) +3m 6:06 / km
ahr:132 max:165 shoes: VJ Irocs

Jog to the start.

Orienteering race 1:32:35 intensity: (16 @0) + (3:37 @1) + (8:54 @2) + (26:31 @3) + (38:13 @4) + (15:04 @5) **** 13.46 km (6:53 / km) +81m 6:41 / km
ahr:150 max:168 shoes: VJ Irocs

Scottish Champs M45L: 9.8km +130m. Pretty dire, for all the wrong reasons. Basically, I stuffed up my fuelling strategy, and panicked to compound one error with three more.

I normally run second, and eat a chunk of my lunch early, but I was running first today, so didn't. Of course, the Scottish starts are later... so it was already marginal by the time I got to the start at 12:45, and by the time I actually got a start, 40 minutes later at 13:25, it had been five hours since breakfast.

I was OK on the first section in Yellowcraigs, only missing #9/213 - by 45s - (was that in the right place?) on the long run to Gullane. After turning the map, though, and running to #15, I suddenly found myself in the wrong place and with no idea what I was doing or how to relocate. I'd basically crashed, and couldn't think straight. I binned 8 minutes right there. I then panicked and dashed off to #16 (tricky) with no AP and missed it, losing 5 more minutes trying to find it; was dispirited and had no strategy to #17 (3m30s lost) and then, totally dejected, immediately did a 180 and binned another 2m30s. 19 minutes binned in four controls - disaster.

By now I was going so slowly that I had recovered a little and had realised what was going on. I switched into 'get me home' mode; from then to the end of the course I was moving slowly but only lost maybe 30s (at #29/128) in the remaining 28 minutes of running.

To add injury to insult, my gammy left knee started to ache at the 80 minute mark and by the time I finished was swollen and non-functional. I limped the 2km back to assembly, was too frozen to untie my shoelaces at the car, and finally sat, shivering, eating my lunch at a quarter to four.
Not a great day.

TRIMP 213.

Update - in 2nd place at #14 before the brain melt.

Thursday May 18 #

8 PM

Elliptigo 53:14 intensity: (37 @0) + (24 @1) + (10:01 @2) + (36:49 @3) + (5:12 @4) + (11 @5) 22.53 km (25.4 kph) +184m
ahr:141 max:156 shoes: Elliptigo

Just spinning the legs before the weekend. Lovely evening to be out. TRIMP 98.9.

Wednesday May 17 #

1 PM

Intervals (Hills) 49:49 intensity: (12 @0) + (22 @1) + (7:53 @2) + (16:22 @3) + (12:36 @4) + (12:24 @5) 8.84 km (5:38 / km) +268m 4:54 / km
ahr:148 max:169 shoes: Hoka Mafate 4

Feeling like I need to sharpen up a bit, so, I decided to go for a few reps. Jogged out along the Darn Path then 3 x reps up the path next to Wharry Burn. Stuffed up the first one (stopped my watch rather than hit the rep key, durr), but the times were 4:29, 4:36 and 4:33. OK, but not great - more sharpening up required! TRIMP 108
11 PM

Note

Argh I have forgotten to enter the Scottish Champs!!!

Tuesday May 16 #

Note
(rest day)

No time during the day and a bad back by the evening - got out for a walk post-dinner but that was all that was on the cards.

Monday May 15 #

6 PM

Strength training (Pilates) 40:00 [1]

7 PM

Strength training (Circuits) 20:00 [2]

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