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Training Log Archive: Jon X

In the 7 days ending Jun 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 3:00:41 19.9(9:05) 32.03(5:38) 105
  Orienteering4 2:06:37 15.07(8:24) 24.25(5:13) 148
  Total6 5:07:18 34.98(8:47) 56.29(5:28) 254

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Sunday Jun 17 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 4:40 [2] 0.84 km (5:32 / km)
shoes: new Kinvara 2016

To race 1 start. Sluggish.

Orienteering 19:27 [5] 3.61 km (5:23 / km) +38m 5:07 / km
shoes: new Kinvara 2016

Birmingham Uni sprint race, round 1.

A bit of a hangover, a large cooked breakfast 90mins beforehand, and 5mins of jogging to warm up. Trickier than expected too, all combined to mean not exactly flying along. Could have done with the bridge at #6 being mapped more clearly (would have gone right not left if so), and with reading the descriptions properly at #8 and #19...

Charlotte W 17:33
Martin W 18:21, Duncan Harris 18:29

Running warm up/down 7:20 [3] 1.26 km (5:49 / km) +2m 5:47 / km
shoes: new Kinvara 2016

Slightly better attempt at a warm up for race 2. Slightly.

Orienteering race 21:59 [5] 3.87 km (5:40 / km) +29m 5:28 / km
shoes: new Kinvara 2016

Complex race which was good but featured some 'interesting' control descriptions - felt like there was a bit of an intent to hide the controls and this was made more so by the description describing what you could see at the site rather than what the map said (three of our first four controls arguably had a description which was a feature not anywhere in the circle).

Careful early on as struggling to work out exact flag location at each of 1, 2, 4.
Missed a route from 4-5 (failed to see some steps under the red line), a bit faffy 9-10-11, took a while to work out the control location at #13 (under the bridge), and took a while to work out what was what on exiting #13 and heading to #14, didn't understand what I should be expecting to see at #16 and got on the wrong level.
So in general, started off not great but careful then got less careful and worse near the end!

Charlotte W 18:34
Duncan H 20:32.
Martin ran 18:59 but punched at the one on the bridge at #13, not the other one underneath it...

Running warm up/down 9:16 [3] 1.45 km (6:24 / km) +18m 6:02 / km
shoes: new Kinvara 2016

Went for a look at the much-discussed #13 where Martin mispunched (controls both under and on top of the bridge) and met him there taking a look too - jogged back with him via a couple of the other sections of the course.

Saturday Jun 16 #

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(rest day)

Decided we couldn't fit in Castle Vale urban en route to the wedding at Stoneleigh Abbey, was planning a short jog from the hotel beforehand but the endless M6 roadworks with their busy traffic and 50mph average speed cameras decided otherwise...

Friday Jun 15 #

5 PM

Running intervals 50:46 intensity: (43:46 @3) + (4:00 @4) + (3:00 @5) 10.12 km (5:01 / km) +2m 5:01 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

5km out then modified Moneghetti session on the way back - modified by missing out the 90s ones at the start, just 4x60s, 4x30s, 4x15s. A bit tired from yesterday’s session.

Thursday Jun 14 #

6 PM

Orienteering intervals 31:49 intensity: (5:32 @2) + (26:17 @5) 6.45 km (4:56 / km) +55m 4:44 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Sprintervals at Braehead and Bannockburn, with Rosco, Roger, Gary. Louise.

Good session, working hard. A couple of avoidable errors and in retrospect the warning signs were there for both before I made them...

0.92k 3:48 (4:08/km) then 3:16 gap regroup-to next start-wait turn
1.43k 6:19 (4:25/km) then 4:29 gap regroup-to next start-wait turn
1.27k 6:20 (4:59/km) then 3:58 gap regroup. Hillier. Stopped with Roger at wrong final control...
081k 5:32 jog to next start then 2:06 waiting turn
1.13k 6:16 (5:32/km) then 4:02 gap regroup-to next start-wait turn. One howler when lost place on map and confused two similar areas.
0.87k 3:34 (4:06/km). Could see Gary at the end but couldn't catch him!

Wait times excluded from total.

Running warm up/down 21:06 [2] 3.36 km (6:17 / km) +20m 6:06 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Down to the start....back to the car for the missing map....down to the start again . Plus back from the finish.

Wednesday Jun 13 #

7 PM

Running 41:50 [2] 7.33 km (5:42 / km) +46m 5:32 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Very easy round Watson House loop

Tuesday Jun 12 #

6 PM

Running warm up/down 3:00 [3] 0.5 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

To the start. No time for more but walked a mile to the event as warm up anyway...

Orienteering 33:15 intensity: (28:15 @4) + (5:00 @5) 6.45 km (5:10 / km) +4m 5:09 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Conveniently those nice people in SLOW had put a park race on at Battersea Park. Just had time for a run off first start. Took a few controls before I remembered to look for the gripples where appropriate, took a while to spot #4 in the open depression as I was looking for a stake not a flag in the back of a tree!

Only one occasion when I was caught out by heading straight towards an uncrossable fence....plus couldn't find a way into #20 through the nettles (the way in was by a flag on the ground, but that just confused me as I thought maybe the control had been vandalized!).
Also not great and lost time through the scrappy woods at 8-9-10-11 (even though 8 and 11 were the same one). It was quite gloomy in there which didn't help but was definitely not the sole cause...

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.5 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

From download to the station, with bag(s).

Monday Jun 11 #

4 PM

Running warm up/down 17:30 [2] 3.05 km (5:44 / km) +18m 5:34 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

We managed to find our way onto the map....

Orienteering 20:07 [4] 3.87 km (5:12 / km) +22m 5:03 / km
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Tricky sprint course at Bughtlin, thanks GG for the quality planning!
A bit weary after the weekend. Lost a bit of time early on when it didn’t seem okay to get through where I should have been able to, then two controls later ran briefly through the wrong gap (and in any case could have crossed hedge not run around it). Not too bad at stopping when unsure though, and solid plans/flow/execution after that.

Running warm up/down 15:13 [3] 2.61 km (5:49 / km)
shoes: Brooks Ghost 10

Slightly more efficient route back.

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