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Training Log Archive: Dooby

In the 7 days ending Oct 4, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:10:55 8.38(8:28) 13.49(5:15) 14341c
  Cycling1 40:56 12.64(3:14) 20.34(2:01) 125
  Trails2 19:57 1.94(10:17) 3.12(6:24) 22
  Total4 2:11:48 22.96(5:44) 36.95(3:34) 29041c
averages - sleep:6.9 weight:70kg

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Saturday Oct 4, 2014 #

1 PM

Trails warm up/down 12:59 [2] 2.14 km (6:04 / km) +15m 5:52 / km
slept:8.0 shoes: Inov X-Talon (Blue)

Bit of jogging around the car park with Hellsac before the race. 1st control looks easy:-)
Nice day for it, as long as the rain stays away.

Orienteering race 1:01:05 [5] *** 11.51 km (5:18 / km) +132m 5:01 / km
26c shoes: Inov X-Talon (Blue)

Northern Ireland Orienteering Championships 2014
Castle Saunderson

My 1st visit to NIOC since the SHI in 2009, 5 years is a while. But then again 84 days since my last orienteering event is also a while.

From having seen the map I knew it was going to be a running type of course. Typical Irish orienteering, path-control-path, and repeat times 26!

Was a bit hestitant towards 2 as I was trying to work out the 2 roads.

Overshot the path in to 5 by a second or two.

Had some time early on to look at 6, and decided to use the road to the right in order to avoid the contours going past 21. Fastest but not sure if 2nd fastest took this route.

Got a bit stuck heading in to 8.

Then heading towards 10 I spotted a GMOK top on the track and caught them at 10. Didn't know Hellsac had started in front of me, otherwise i'd have been gunning for him sooner.

Out to the track and back in for 11. Didn't find the ride from 11 to the open, then got stuck in shit. Eventually got out. Then got stuck on the fence trying to cross into 12. Not a good leg. 40 seconds lost to Conor.

But got that time back on the next leg as Conor went around but I went over.

Cut through the light green to get across towards 14. Picked up Mark around here, not sure how long he hung on for as I wasn't looking behind. Didn't plan ahead too much with the company.

Heading into 17 slightly too early. Took a gel before this for the laugh.

Overshot 22 but used the drain as a catching feature.

Back up the hill to 23, slightly left of it but used Hellsac.

Then down the hill and some hard running to the finish. Put the head down for this and tried to use whatever energy was left. Kevin was running strongly here.

Happy to take the win.
Now what to do with the bottle of beer prize???

Battle for the remaining podium places was funny based on Hellsac taking the ride off me :-)

Not the most pleasant of areas, printers would have run out of green after doing those maps.

3 PM

Trails warm up/down 6:58 [2] 0.98 km (7:06 / km) +7m 6:51 / km
shoes: Inov X-Talon (Blue)

And the warm-down too with Hellsac up around the House and back to the car park. Legs very tired...

... and i've got a sprint relay to run after the prize giving!
4 PM

Orienteering race 9:50 [4] ** 1.98 km (4:58 / km) +11m 4:50 / km
15c shoes: Inov X-Talon (Blue)

Sprint Relay

Ran 3rd leg.

So did Loop C and then started on Loop D straight away afterwards, felt this would be best for my very tired legs.

No real issues, just the wheels came off towards the end of the 2nd loop, really badly. Very dehydrated for some reason.

Never spotted the path through the green or 4-5/9-10!

C - 0.8km - 4.04
D - 1.11km - 5.46 (30 seconds slower min/km, showed the tiredness)

Friday Oct 3, 2014 #

slept:7.0 (rest day)

Not feeling fantastic again but better than yesterday. At least that's a positive regarding this weekend.

At least I got to bed early. Roll on the long drive in the morning.

Been a rubbish week training wise but maybe the body was telling me something.

Thursday Oct 2, 2014 #

6 PM

slept:7.0 (rest day)

Feeling a bit crap again today so another day off. Having a great week of it. Maybe cycling last night was a bad idea afterall but isn't hindsight a wondering thing.

Rest and then race on Saturday.

84 days at NIOC since last time orienteering, that has to be a recent record!!!

Wednesday Oct 1, 2014 #

5 PM

Cycling 40:56 [2] 20.34 km (2:01 / km) +125m 1:57 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: Spiuk ZS11

Around Killarney

Noticed no HR as I cycled down the hill, stopped to adjust the strap but looks like a dead battery as watch isn't picking it up either, checked that when I got home. Despite HR not being particularly important this evening it still niggled away at me.

Wasn't really sure where I wanted to go this evening but did find it a bit chillier than recently while out cycling. Ended up at the 20km mark at 40 minutes cycling so that was kinda what I was looking to do.

Road down from Ballyspillane to the Park Rd roundabout was a bit bumpier than i expected, was a bit concerned for the bike as i'd picked up a bit of speed.

Feeling better today but was uncertain whether training was a good idea or not. Will run tomorrow now and see what happens.

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 #

slept:7.0 (rest day)

Another day of feeling off. Not right after the weekend, overdid it. But will be recovered for the weekend, i'm confident of that.

Monday Sep 29, 2014 #

11 AM

slept:6.5 weight:70kg (rest day)

Last night was horrific, was in bed at 11 all set for some badly needed sleep but it decided not to happen till at least 1230. Was wondering where I could get my hands on sleeping tablets, and if I took them would I wake up when my alarm went off.

Monday - Rest (was planning on running but rest might be sensible after the weekend)
Tuesday - Running
Wednesday - Running (intervals)
Thursday - Cycling
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Orienteering (NIOC)
Sunday - Orienteering (training)

Slightly concerned about going orienteering on Saturday, my last race was the WOC relay!!!

Sunday Sep 28, 2014 #

9 PM

slept:6.0 (rest day)

Late enough night last night at my brother's 30th but wasn't feeling as tired as I thought I might.

Spent the afternoon on the couch watching telly. Then went to Tesco for some food, bit of a blur, tiredness hit me with a serious kick. Went home to bed for a nap.

Long cycle + Late night = v. tired boy

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