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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jun 3, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:19:12 11.09(7:08) 17.85(4:26) 91
  S&C1 1:00:00
  Orienteering3 59:28 6.72(8:51) 10.81(5:30) 109
  Total6 3:18:40 17.81 28.66 200

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Monday Jun 3, 2019 #

6 PM


Not really S&C - climbing trad in Blaise gorge, Blaise Blazer going on as well. LH calf twinging on walk-in with heavy pack on.

Climbed at Lover's Leap - a VS & a daft HVS. Quite loose & also vegetated, but all good fun. With Dom G., pub after, free food!

Sunday Jun 2, 2019 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Urban) 13:20 [4] 2.52 km (5:17 / km) +41m 4:54 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 5

SW Sprint champs, Exeter uni campus, prologue. 2.3km

Wrong shoes on, & a bit hesitant at the trickier ones eg. no 2. then lost 45 secs at no 7, due to not seeing the way along the building had a fence across it - back out & round! 45 seconds.

Then short fiddling near finish, good fun, but a slow time really. I won the heat, but only 90secs up on Phil Newall of KERNO.
1 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 11:22 [5] 2.29 km (4:58 / km) +38m 4:35 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

SW Sprints. finals, 2.2km / 15 controls, wore the better shoes this time, set off last, caught an ailing Phil Newall early, & stormed past him & then all the other M55s as well. Ah...... course felt easier than the heats.

No real errors, so all good for the win. No Clive.....

1st, 11:22

About 10 hours door to door for less than 25 mins' racing. Dear oh dear. M5 appalling on way home . I was in the Bailey's pink VW camper with Bugsy the dog. Sometimes you've gotta roll with it & smile.......

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 #

(rest day)

Spent all afternoon at Bristol's Extinction Rebellion protest. (Cycled in: legs tired from last night)

Liz & Lynne were stewards, & Liz wasn't a "Legal Observer" as , had she got into trouble, she could have lost her job.

It was awesome, I'm converted. No new clothes for me this year (urm, apart from t shirts that come with race entries, maybe?

So sad to see how polarized society is now. So much love for the cause, and yet also so much bitter, utter, rabid, Brexit-like hatred from those who were held up for a MAXIMUM OF SEVEN MINUTES.

The Police & PCSO's were fab!

Friday May 31, 2019 #

7 PM

Running race 39:27 [5] 10.08 km (3:55 / km) +15m 3:53 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

GWR Towpath Race 1. 10km. good conditions.

Felt ready for this, & hips / back less painful than yesterday. Road racers on.

Start felt OK & stuck roughly to 3:55 / km plan - tho 1st 2 were both 3:51. Joined by friend & arch rival Vet50 Paul Deaton, & we slowly carved through those who'd gone off too fast, to reach 4km together & running neck & neck (and well). Here is where I dropped him with a surge last time. This time we were together til the turn (5km in 19:35 official; 19:26 on my garmin ), & I put in a little surge to catch a GWR runner. Paul didn't come with me.

Passed GWR chap, & pressed on, startled by a 3:49 km. Committed now, but catching others, and passing/ dropping them. Caught 1st lady, Annabel Granger, B&W Vet45, well chuffed, she's ace & did 2:48 at London & I've never "beaten" her before. Ran with her for a bit then edged ahead. Dropped her. What's going on? A crap 4:06km, I must be dying. So why am I still passing people?

Passed 2 others then dying from 8km (31:30?), and dead from 9km. A bit miffed to lose a place on the run in and also miss 2017's 39:17. whatever. Paul on 40:25. I won Vet50. Wine. I also won the raffle. I gave that wine to Paul.....

Owain has done 31:20 on this course & Ifor did 32:30-ish back in the day, Mark Burley has done c.37:30, so this is all rather slow. I did 37:47 here in 2016. Oh well. Getting older!

Thursday May 30, 2019 #

5 PM

Running 39:45 [3] 7.77 km (5:07 / km) +76m 4:53 / km
shoes: Brooks Ravenna 5

Steady run with Tim up Frome valley. Felt sluggish & hips / lower back horrible. (sick of this). Tim also felt rough - he's not had a day off since before SINS....

Wednesday May 29, 2019 #

12 PM

S&C 1:00:00 [4]

Indoor bouldering at Bloc, climbing training. Felt utterly trashed.

I did make it up a load of reds. Orange now harder than reds, it seems. I say i was up a load of 5c problems, but definitely no 6as. Technique good, finger strength good. Arms very stringy / veiny, & effective. But felt worn out.

One of the latest stars of UK climbing was there, & IMO will be dead within a few months/ years ,as she's the most emaciated human I've seen this century. Eating disorders in young female sport can be a really, really serious issue. What to do?

I came home & ate a pie.
7 PM

Orienteering 34:46 [3] 6.0 km (5:48 / km) +30m 5:39 / km
shoes: Brookes Ravenna 8

BOK urban - Pomphrey, shadowing Finlay Anderson. on Green course. he did quite well, a bit slow through controls, no big mistakes. To easy for him really!

Vandalism of no 3 on Blue was a shame but lukcily it was found in a pond nearby & the unit retrieved. Record turnout tonight , & more maps will need to be ordered for next week's event at Bradley Stoke.

Collecting controls - at first on foot, then later in the dark in car - until after 9:30pm. Got home 10:20pm.....!

Tuesday May 28, 2019 #

(rest day)

Much needed. Knackered.. But intact. Watched the 5km fast race...

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