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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Jun 17, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 1:51:59 14.6(7:40) 23.49(4:46) 263
  S&C1 1:00:00
  Total5 2:51:59 14.6 23.49 263

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Monday Jun 17, 2019 #

(rest day)

Sunday Jun 16, 2019 #

Event: BOK Blast


Woken 3am by copious steps above my bedroom.

I'm done here. On my return, I will rent a detached house in the countryside away from a city. I need to try to stay sane, & I really don't think I can do that living here beneath those two arseholes. Imagine being able to hear people that you hate, and who hate you, all the time, day & night? (do they have jobs? Of course not - wasters).

Last night at a social one mate said "Don't sell the Clifton flat!" . Everyone's always full of advice, but it conflicts, & having made such spectacularly disastrous property / accommodation choices in the past 5 years, I am massively unsure that *anything* I do in the future will be the "right " thing to do.

I am not popular with their landlord. Know what? I couldn't care less. I do not wish to be liked by everyone on the planet, no need.
11 AM

Orienteering race (Urban) 35:32 [5] 7.96 km (4:28 / km) +51m 4:20 / km
shoes: Saucony Fastwitch 6

BOK Blast day 2, Thornbury urban, 8km optimum route race, excellently planned course by Captain Gebbett, in fact exactly what a superb long urban *should* be like - shaking it up, catching you out early, making you concentrate/spin you round when you don't expect it, and a sudden "sprint"-style finish when the brain & body are fading.

Messed up no 1 - v tricky area & hadn't paid attention to description, tho Clive said later it should have been a downward "V" not a sideways "L". 45 secs? oh SHIT!

OK then on, trying to close the imaginary gap between me & Paul caban, and threw it all away at no 16 by falling asleep & overshooting badly - thought 20-25 seconds but actually more like 40 seconds. Damn!

"Luckily" Paul couldn't locate no 8 easily (hidden, he said), or no 17 (also quite "hidden") whereas I spiked them & was 100% confident I knew where they were. He was 34 seconds behind by the end. He's a 3:01 marathoner. Explains a lot!

1st, so 4 urban wins in 4 races this week. I'll take it. Yay.

A really successful BOK Blast weekend for all! and the Klub.


Saturday Jun 15, 2019 #


Stomach still upset. 4 days now . Not good, can i survive BOK Blast?

Post-Blast note: I did, but have had to go 5 times today. Grim. Weird. Don't feel unwell.
11 AM

Orienteering race (Urban) 17:19 [4] 3.43 km (5:03 / km) +50m 4:42 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

BOK Blast race 1 - morning - 3.1km, but i ran further as messed up no 11 (dead end; then in wrong area - Rachel Leathwood DQed here, I punched but realised code was wrong). Also messy at no 14.

Also route choice 4-5 I got wrong - even tho i train here all the time! Jon Embrey very close to me as he took northern route. He messed up no 15 so really he could have had me...... by at least 30 seconds if not 45. Paul Caban very close too. Clive & Nigel B both running open - I feel like a fraud, esp as I know the area.

3 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 14:52 [5] 2.96 km (5:01 / km) +21m 4:51 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

BOK Blast race 2 - afternoon - 3km, but I did 2.96km, so must have been pretty optimal! Almost no mistakes , & tore round as fast as I dared. All good. A minute clear overall & took the win.


RG :

Friday Jun 14, 2019 #

11 AM

S&C (bouldering) 1:00:00 [3]

TCA indoor climbing bouldering with Liz, Nellie, Jude, & Dom G.

Good. Elbow hurt less than last week. Did some good circuits & felt OK. Liz burned us all off, including Nellie, in a cardigan.

Thursday Jun 13, 2019 #

(rest day)


The focus for today has to be recovery/rehab, & rest, & hopefully stop being slightly unwell (stomach)

Wednesday Jun 12, 2019 #

7 PM

Orienteering race (Urban) 44:16 [4] 9.14 km (4:51 / km) +141m 4:30 / km
shoes: Innovate Terraclaws

NGOC Urban,. Dursley, 9km optimum route. Actually came 1st, wow.

LH buttock sore (prob from pelvic manipulation yesterday at Chiropractor) - too early to run/race?

Wet - wore terraclaws - immediately regretted it. ran on grass as much as possible. messed up no 3 as alleyway locked - it was mapped; then lost another 30s trying to find next alleyway. Dear me!

Fine onwards,. slowly catching minute man Scott Johnson (NGOC). Despite being sore / wrong shoes, started hitting my stride around 10-11-12, getting away from Scott at 12 with a great route. 13 good. Then the HORROR of no 14...... stood still for 15 secs, utterly puzzled. How? Where? No way!!!??!?!?

In disbelief, I trudged all the way round via the car park/start/etc, and to no surprise saw Scott now a good 45 seconds up on me already on his way to 15 & the finish. Reduced to timing the gap to him to see if i could somehow not "lose". I "beat" him by 5 secs in the end! 44:16 to 44:21

In fact he had taken illegal (and ridiculously optimistic) cheating routes through unlocked "impassable" gates & they added 2 mins to his split for no 14.

Anyway, 1st place, tho only used as training, & no Adam. Owain, Eoghan, Chloe etc.

Bad guts - terrible after race. oh dear. Was v bad yesterday as well.


Tuesday Jun 11, 2019 #

(rest day)

(note: unwell in morning - slight stomach upset?)

Saw Ulrik Sandstrom at Sheffield Chiropractic clinic, about my chronic & horrid and daily early morning back pain.

He was v thorough & also did 2 ghastly manipulations on my lower back / pelvis. the message is similar to my osteo's back in February - you need more strength, glutes, and core. Planks, etc.

He'd never seen a chest like mine and was also concerned tha my 2017 operation (cutting all my front stomach in half - it hasn't fully healed & I am herniated) had weakened me substantially - leading in part to this.

Very stiffening 4 hour drive in vile weather back to Bristol. Worn out! Great trip. Move back to Sheffield????? Tim would love it - climbing guide! :-)

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