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Training Log Archive: Leakie

In the 7 days ending Jul 12, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Gym2 1:30:00
  Orienteering1 50:07 3.66 5.89
  Running1 28:30 1.86 3.0 40
  S&C2 20:00
  Total4 3:08:37 5.52 8.89 40
  [1-5]4 2:33:37
averages - sleep:8

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Sunday Jul 12, 2009 #

Orienteering warm up/down 15:00 [1]

Probably did about 15mins of jogging around the park a bit & did some drills - the usual

Orienteering race 6:38 [5] *** 1.18 km (5:37 / km)
shoes: Trainers

I don't know how to get maps on here but the courses were really good fun especially the final.

Did Qualification C first - Bit confusing first time in the maze & I messed up no. 9 because it was right next to 8 & I didn't notice it on the map at first. Not too bad though.

Orienteering race 6:14 [5] *** 1.14 km (5:28 / km)
shoes: Trainers

Qualification B - my best one of the 3. Much smoother throught the maze. According to the garmin my best speed was 3.4min/km which is alright :)

Orienteering race 7:35 [5] *** 1.37 km (5:32 / km)
shoes: Trainers

Qualification A - bit of a disaster! Got on the wrong side of the fence at no. 5 so ran all the way back round & lost about 15sec. Was tired too & walked a bit...oops!

Orienteering race 14:40 [5] *** 2.2 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Trainers

Semi Final B - AAAA
Basically was far too slow!! my stomach gave up on me just after the 2nd river crossing & I had to kind of bend over & battle through - not very nice.
I loved the bit in the maze - I think they should build a giant one & have the whole course in it :) Ultrasprint is only really ultrasprint in this part the rest was like a normal sprint race but with shorter legs & lots more of them! The control in the middle of the river was very cool & good for spectating.
I found the wood part easier this year having been there last time around.

I was dissappointed to come 5th (only top 4 go to final) but relieved because I am way too unfit to have run another course & to make a fool of myself by being ages behind the other women!!

Overall very very fun (one of my fave races of the year) but would have been more so had I been a bit more competitive. Everyone should try this at least once.
[ Although not nearly as hard as the Uppsala ultrasprint in the wood/storm/fancy dress!! where the "giant boulders" were just tiny stones :D ]

S&C 10:00 [0]

Saturday Jul 11, 2009 #


Too much stuff going on today - not back home til 8pm so no training. Did walk for a long time around some random nature reserve but a baby frog hopped inside my shoe. I screamed & flung it off! scary stuff :)

Friday Jul 10, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [1]

Jogged to haugh & jog/walked back

Running intervals 13:30 [5] 3.0 km (4:30 / km) +40m 4:13 / km
ahr:160 max:195 slept:8.0 shoes: Trainers

Did 4 sets of 750m -
1 set = once round the haugh
Had 3 mins recovery between each one which I walked around a lot & poked my tummy to make the pain go away.
Was pretty muddy up there.
My tummy hurt a lot during warm up but not so bad over the short distance with me pressing it. Kind of odd but effective.
>> My heart rate went to 195 on the last loop =O !!!...... very unfit :)

S&C 10:00 [0]


Had a good look at the jwoc middle maps - looks very fun. Pretty technical at the end, lots of rockyness.

Thursday Jul 9, 2009 #

Gym 25:00 [2]

Did an aerobics fitness thing but just the easy one.
Was very easy but felt it pull a few times so didn't push too hard.

Wednesday Jul 8, 2009 #

Gym 40:00 [3]

cross training - hurt a little but not nearly as bad as running & okay to push through. felt very good to be doing something :)

Gym warm up/down 15:00 [0]

good stretching afterwards

Gym 10:00 [1]

3lb hand weights - did some bicep curls, overhead presses, lateral raises & an upward rowing type thing while I watched tv


Started filling out the food/fluid intake form for tass nutrition so they can work out if i'm eating the right types of foods.
Will be quite interesting to see the results.

Tuesday Jul 7, 2009 #


Tried a run but only managed 20mins. Was very uncomfortable for the first part but then the sharper pain came after about 10mins & I had to stop. Very frustrating.

Monday Jul 6, 2009 #


Tried to go for a run this morning but very painful so I just stopped & walked home after only a few minutes.
Went to the EIS in Sheffield to see the doctor this afternoon - he's not sure if it is muscular cos it should have healed by now if it was. So he's put me on anti-spasmodics (lol) & then I'm going for a pelvic ultrasound next week to check for some medical thing which I can't remember. I hope this gets sorted out sooon :(
He says to just try & train through it cos it won't make it any worse.

Anyways I ate lots of chocolate fudge brownie icecream to make it better & watched jwoc sprint results :)

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