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Training Log Archive: brycec

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:18:08 9.19(15:02) 14.79(9:20) 322
  Road Bike2 42:39 9.27(13.0/h) 14.92(21.0/h) 105
  Total4 3:00:47 18.46(9:48) 29.71(6:05) 427

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Sunday May 1, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Peterdine South) 1:14:23 [4] 8.15 km (9:08 / km) +176m 8:14 / km
ahr:151 max:173 shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d M+

Brought Dave along to his first footo and of course took him on the H1 because thats how we roll.

Great start forgot to start GPS until 12s in so whilst a small distance will through the points off on tbt slightly until we get a few more peoples gps traces up (if any are available).

1 - cleanish but tentative
2 - too low around the hill so had to go over the top - lost a bit of time there but was giving Dave a sense of the accuracy required.
3 - spike
4 - handed Nav to Dave now after having explained my thinking for first 3 controls - he overshot 4 a bit and I pulled him up pretty quickly as I wanted him to not get thrown by scale - he soon adjusted.
5 - pulled a bit to left - I explained the granite and green and me looped around fence and then up to the correct sized boulder.
6 - tragic - we ran straight past it - I even saw it sitting there in the open not having looked at clue sheet and thought - thats too eays to be ours - and followed all the way to the powerline not thinking about distance and 'making features line up in my head' quickly saw road and gate then realised powerline was marked - pointed it out to dave then we doubled back and I realised I had seen it already oops. - first time I have missed a control because I thought it was too easy!
7 - I started to fade here we still jogged sections of this leg but the week of being sick inc properly sick thurs-sat had clearly drained me because I didnt have much energy.
8 - perfect bearing until the downhill spur where we sucked around to the left and crossed the fence we realized quickly and headed across not much time lost but sub optimal.
9 - visible from 8
10 - spike
11 - geez that fence was interesting - we found a fence post and then naved from there up to the top of the spur and the worlds biggest spider. then gave Dave some questions about location using the features and pointed out to him what he needed to figure out where it was in relation to him. nipped around straight onto it then
12 - Ricky zipped past us and got me back to a canter for a short while, 12 straight forward enough.
13 - taught Dave to look for attackpoints along the way not jsut the final attack point we skirted left of the bolders the right of the two small granite chunks and then onto the granite edge and in - worked a charm.
14 - to the dam and over
15 - I came out of this the wrong way but quickly realised adjusted and bang on.
16 - spike but slow now
17 - slow and steady but good

good area - fast and good weather. if I wasnt feeling lacklustre and trying to teach would have been closer to AMartin. I think. Dave will be good once he gets his eye in as long as he doesnt go too fast because that will be where the errors will come.
11 AM

Orienteering race (Peterdine South) 1:03:45 [3] 6.64 km (9:36 / km) +146m 8:39 / km
ahr:150 max:168 shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d M+

Had a quick break and some fluids and back into it on H2 - sadly all but 1 control were reused from h1 all in same flow/direction so wasnt that much extra fun.

Started GPS on time this time yay!

Wont go through blow by blow as we where pretty much clean throughout a few trials of different approaches and different nav but generally clean and or we didnt mind drifting so much.

We started at a jog but that soon descended into a walk and I was feeling like a second might have been optimistic. on long leg from water to paddock (whinging from here down for a bit) I rolled left ankle - ankle was completely fine but left calve tightened up majorly and could really feel it by end of race and ever since. not as bad as post kings park when it went but I am going to keep and ice on it - havent gone ICE on it yet.

Shins also feeling a tad tender after beating but not too bad.

Toenails took a beating surprisingly usually footo they are fine.

and my post exercise headache this afternoon is THUMPING not helped by a squeeling Will but wont hold that against him!.

All that said - really enjoyed today +1 to setters and nice area - wish it was slightly closer. hopefully blew the rest of the cold out of the system now to get back to training and monitor the parts which are breaking.

I am also sure Dave will be back and wont be long until he starts soloing I am going to give it a few sessions then hell be out there for sure.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2016 #


Sick. Enough so for me to say no training today - I could if I needed to but not worth it. If I didn't have a bumper week at work I would stay in bed.

Oh well should have taken the warning last week.

Anyway missed 2 of 3 gym sessions and 2/4 rides think I'll just write this week off call it a rest week and come back next week.

*edit - 3 people in my work pod other than me are sick or off sick - i must be getting what they are giving.. sigh - hopefully I can fight it off without going over the edge.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2016 #

6 AM


Got up to go swimming- realised feeling the edge of sick went back to bed. The fact I don't have enthusiasm for swimming at all didn't help. I don't know why I plan it I rarely do it.

Anyway better not be going down sick
8 AM

Road Bike (Commute to Work) 23:26 [3] 7.64 km (19.6 kph) +49m
ahr:130 max:154 shoes: Giro Privateer

A bit of spitting rain but nothing major. Enough debris to make me wonder if I would get a flat but all the popping and exploding under my wheel was uneventful. Felt pretty crap generally.

Glad I wore the wind breaker.
5 PM

Road Bike (Commute - To Home) 19:13 [3] 7.28 km (22.7 kph) +56m
ahr:144 max:162 shoes: Giro Privateer

Felt fast - actually wasnt, some spitting rain, cadence ave was 86 happy with that.

otherwise felt shit all day and was glad to be on way home even though would have preferred to have teleported.

Monday Apr 25, 2016 #

(rest day)

HBF stadium closed for full day and not going to work so probably give myself a full rest day and work on getting shins 100% again.

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