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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 7 days ending May 31, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 10:42:28 146.77(4:23) 236.2(2:43) 670
  Orienteering1 1:28:35 5.78(15:20) 9.3(9:32) 30025c
  Cycle Commuting3 1:12:00 15.8(4:33) 25.43(2:50)
  Total6 13:23:03 168.35(4:46) 270.93(2:58) 97025c
averages - sleep:6

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Sunday May 31, 2009 #

Orienteering race (Regional Event) 1:28:35 [4] *** 9.3 km (9:32 / km) +300m 8:12 / km
ahr:167 max:186 25c slept:6.0 shoes: Gym Trainers

Chiltern Challenge at Christmas Common, up at the top of the Chilterns. This was postponed from February, but the courses hadn't been replanned, so some of the controls were in the middle of intimidating areas of vegetation. I didn't have any major problems getting to them, but some legs were very physical indeed. I actually ran 12.5km and the climb was more like 500m - in fact my GPS, which does tend to overestimate, is suggesting something like 750m of climbing for my route.

I finished 11th out of 21 finishers on the Black (M21L) course. I had a strong first section, but lost quite a few places in the middle section as I tired slightly and took some poor route choices. A very poor route choice from 18-19 lost me a further four minutes. However this was my first proper physical and technical orienteering for quite some time, so I was pleased to have got around in (just) under 10 mins/km. Ralph was running almost 50% faster than me, but then he did win by over 8 minutes.

The weather was hot and sunny, although some of the paths through the woodland were pleasantly cool and I was running early. It was probably over 20*C by the time I finished my course - I really felt the long 100m climb up to the finish control pick.

Saturday May 30, 2009 #

Cycling long 5:02:28 [3] 125.2 km (2:25 / km) +670m 2:21 / km
shoes: New Brown Leisure Shoes

Hackney to Oxford, via Clapham Common, Teddington, Sunbury and Henley. Pushed the pace but felt great. Two short stops at 2h and 4h meant a total time (including stops) of exactly six hours.

One big hill (200m climb out from Henley, up to Christmas Common). Three other smaller hills, but a pretty flat route overall. It was also nice and quiet, generally, with only a few short stretches on busy roads once leaving central London.

Really pleased with the pace, I was on my own so went for it. Considerably faster than my commuter pace, and 15 times as long.

Lovely and sunny and warm, think I'm now sunburnt...

Cycling 30:00 [3] 10.0 km (3:00 / km)

Paddington to home. Felt pretty bad actually - the lack of food and proper hydration probably didn't help. Jelly babies helped though.

Friday May 29, 2009 #

Cycle Commuting (In to Work) 24:13 [3] 8.21 km (2:57 / km)

Thursday May 28, 2009 #

Cycle Commuting (In to Work) 23:48 [3] 8.19 km (2:54 / km)

Tuesday May 26, 2009 #

Cycle Commuting (Back Home) 23:59 [3] 9.03 km (2:39 / km)

A bit too fast, had to cycle up and down the road at the end to warm down...

Monday May 25, 2009 #

Cycling long 5:10:00 [3] 101.0 km (3:04 / km)

To Rye. Lots of hills! Thundery/rainy near the end.

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