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Training Log Archive: awk

In the 7 days ending Sep 7, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 50:00 1.86(26:49) 3.0(16:40)
  Urban Orienteering1 28:00 3.6(7:46) 5.8(4:50) 65
  Terrain Orienteering1 15:00 1.24(12:04) 2.0(7:30)
  Total2 1:33:00 6.71(13:51) 10.8(8:37) 65

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Sunday Sep 7, 2014 #

Terrain Orienteering race 15:00 [4] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)

British Middle Champs, M55. Retired. Could not believe this map and terrain were being used for a national championship. With knee struggling to cope with terrain, decided not to waste it on this dross. Walked back to the event arena,a walk that only confirmed the decision to retire. Awful.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 1.0 km (20:00 / km)

Saturday Sep 6, 2014 #

Urban Orienteering race 15:00 [4] 2.8 km (5:21 / km) +30m 5:05 / km

British Sprint Champs, M55 Heat 3, 1.9km, 4th/16 14:35 (Mark Saunders 13:31).
Steady, generally clean run - maybe 20 secs lost overall. Final and heat venues had been swapped round, and having the more technical area for the heats probably suited me given the total lack of background. Pleased with qualifying for A final - indeed pleased to be running at all.

Urban Orienteering race 13:00 [5] 3.0 km (4:20 / km) +35m 4:06 / km

British Sprint Champs, M55 A Final, 2.0km, 13th/18, 12:46 (Mark Saunders 11:01).
Very clean run bar one 5 second hesitation at #3, but then the course was even more simple than anticipated - extremely disappointingly so given the quality of some of the other courses seen later. In the circumstances, very pleased to be only 14 secs down on 8th. Good to run pain free after twitches in warm up.

Running warm up/down 30:00 [2] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)

Monday Sep 1, 2014 #


A weekend to think about.
Positives: had fun both days. Courses well planned in terms of challenges set. Delighted at way leg held up for races, even if uncertain of longer term effects yet! Not sure if able to sustain training on it though, but will see.

On converse side, weekend proved how badly training has been disrupted over past few weeks. Managed to mix it during sprint races when technical challenges predominated, but as soon as physical ability became predominant, well off what is needed, both in terms of speed, and endurance. Plus side is that when it does sort out (and it is looking better), am in good position to make most of it: weight at best for a year or so, and there is definitely something to build on.

Weekend also proved that multi-level mapping is a problem! Maps simply didn't hold up when this kicked in, and the Bath map was just wrong in a number of details. It's all good fun, but just underlines why the IOF doesn't allow it for 'serious' competition.

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