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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 7 days ending Apr 26, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 2:40:00 29.2(5:29) 47.0(3:24) 80
  Orienteering2 1:45:45 7.95(13:18) 12.8(8:16) 9039c
  Total2 4:25:45 37.16(7:09) 59.8(4:27) 17039c
averages - sleep:6.5

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Sunday Apr 26, 2009 #

Cycling long 2:00:00 [2] 32.0 km (3:45 / km)
shoes: New Brown Leisure Shoes

Cycle from Northaw Great Wood back home, via Cuffley, Crews Hill, Enfield Lock and the Lea Valley. Found it a little hard going, possibly because of the surface, mainly because of my heavy pack.

No idea of the actual time taken, so estimating 90 minutes.

Cycling warm up/down (To Event) 40:00 [3] 15.0 km (2:40 / km) +80m 2:36 / km
shoes: New Brown Leisure Shoes

Cycle to Finsbury Park station and then from Crews Hill to Northaw Great Wood.

Orienteering (Relay Race) 35:30 [4] *** 4.4 km (8:04 / km)
ahr:177 max:183 15c slept:6.5 shoes: Gym Trainers

Varsity Match Relay at Northaw Great Wood. Sunny and pretty warm for April. Dry underfoot. Forest had quite a lot of fallen branches and brambles on the ground in places - even in sections marked as white forest. Ran a Long course, on the last leg. Our team came last (out of 13) but all three of us took almost exactly the same time - for different length legs - so I think we should get a prize for most consistent team.

Saturday Apr 25, 2009 #

Orienteering (Varsity Match) 1:10:15 [4] **** 8.4 km (8:22 / km) +90m 7:56 / km
ahr:170 max:188 24c slept:6.5 shoes: Gym Trainers

Varsity Match Men's A course at Epping Forest North West. Sunny conditions, quite warm, the forest looked lovely. However underneath the banks of dry leaves lurked very wet and muddy ditches, these were tricky to spot and best avoided.

I had what I thought was a good run. However Control 2 was in the wrong place when I got there - I did run to the correct place and spotted the tape. It took 3-4 minutes of running around to spot it on a nearby unmarked knoll. This also distracted me during the next leg so I made another 3 minute mistake here, searching up the wrong gully. I ran to the finish during leg 5-6, to report the mistake, which wasted another minute or so. So I ended up finishing only just behind a lot of people - but well behind the counting Oxford runners.

Saw a snake on the approach to Control 21, which was quite exciting. It made a distinctive loud slithering sound as it headed back into the undergrowth. It was about a metre long and green/brown.

Actual distance run 11.3km.

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