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Training Log Archive: Leakie

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:00:42 13.73 22.1 39021 /35c60%
  Total5 3:00:42 13.73 22.1 39021 /35c60%

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Sunday May 3, 2009 #

Running race 1:12:04 [4] **** 8.7 km (8:17 / km) +270m 7:10 / km
spiked:12/19c shoes: Orange Inov8

FCC Final/ British Elite Championships - Mallards Pike & New Beechenhurst

Really enjoyed this race. I was just pleased that I managed to run the whole course and not make any disasters out there! But then to come 3rd was awsome. I was so happy!!! :D I think it was what I needed though because I was beginning to think that maybe I just couldn't orienteer any more and I was bummed out about the injury and then all my races this year being rubbish.

Paced myself well out there. I knew it was too far for me, so I just took it really steadily. My number got ripped of going 1-2 and there were loads of lamas which really distraced me and I got stuck in the dark green area. I was quite hesitant in the ditch area just before and just after the map change too. Not sure I took the best routes towards the end but I was just aiming for a clean run so perhaps I was too cautious and didn't attack it enough.

I think my fitness will come back and I have improved in every race I have done so that is a positive sign. I know i can still do it, just hopefully other people can too!!


Bashed my foot on a rock and have a big bruise under it. Probably nothing but no more running for a few days just to be sure!

Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Running race 36:38 [4] *** 3.9 km (9:24 / km) +120m 8:08 / km
spiked:9/16c shoes: Orange Inov8

FCC Middle Distance Final - Mallards Pike

Quite disappointed with this race, some of it went really well and I let myself down on other parts.

The first section was all really good and I caught up the people who set off before me. I think I took a poor route choice to 6 as I was trying to be over cautious. 7-8 I died going up the hill and I didn't know where I had come out on the path. Thinking about it now I was a lot lower down than I realised and lost a good 3 mins running up and down the spur trying to relocate but I hadn't gone far enough. I wish now I had gone to the ditch corner like I planned to or just stopped to look at my map. Then I just couldn't get back into it and was far too hesitant over the next few and completely missed the gully at 11. Really really enjoyed the last bit down the hill though and went for it here and probably ran at my limit.

I thought for a middle distance it seemed quite easy becasue it was so open and so going straighter on some legs would have actually been faster.

I was pretty gutted at the end with 4mins of time lost and being about 3mins down on where I was really aiming for.

I want to go to EYOC!! :( I have well blown the FCC this year!

Thursday Apr 30, 2009 #

Running 35:00 [3] 6.0 km (5:50 / km)

Decided to go for an easyish run with my mum but she was too slow even for that! Did some loops of the hough and got quite into it and ended up running a bit faster than I intended to. Did some little countouring sections through a brackeny slope as well.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 #

Running intervals 17:00 [5]

This was the most pain I have been in for such a long time! Did the pyramid intervals at the same pace I was doing them in before I got injured. Thought I was going to be sick after about 12mins, but I am really pleased I pushed through them and just got them done. Think It's given me a bit of confidence back for sprinting. Going to get this session in once a week now. It's good for me through exams too cos it's short but a nice break from revision.

Also doing extensive warm ups and downs now. No way am I getting injured ever again!

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 #

Running 20:00 [2] 3.5 km (5:43 / km)

Started out on a run but I felt really tired and dizzy, don't think I had eaten enough in the day, so I just had to walk back

Monday Apr 27, 2009 #

(rest day)

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