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Training Log Archive: mat-d

In the 31 days ending Oct 31, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  RUNNING13 7:34:00 12.43 20.0 340
  CLIMBING5 6:20:00
  OTHER2 5:10:00
  ORIENTEERING3 2:32:00 7.64 12.3 14022 /25c88%
  BIKING1 1:25:00 14.0(6:04) 22.53(3:46) 300
  Total17 24:07:00 34.07 54.83 78022 /25c88%
  [1-5]16 18:57:00

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Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

ORIENTEERING (Test Races) 1:10:00 [4] ****
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Test Racing the ShUOC Chasing Sprint Courses. Really Nice! *GASP*

RUNNING 15:00 [2]
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

A little run round to check that the brambles were still painful to run through.
Answer: Yes.

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

RUNNING 40:00 [3]
shoes: Hardrocks

Steady run with Jon in the rain. Lovely and muddy - Den Bank was an absolute demon as I was trying to run off a hangover...

CLIMBING (Bouldering) 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

Jon + Jeni at the Works again. Nice and tough - my arms were dead.

Thursday Oct 25, 2007 #

CLIMBING (Bouldering) 1:00:00 [2]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

The Works with Jon Jeni and Rhys. Did lots of ones I hadn't done before and tried a few more blues and browns - new routes been put on as we speak.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007 #

OTHER 1:40:00 [0]

With mum n dad - cromford and area around there. gorgeous day!

RUNNING (Road Run) 45:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Trainers

With Haze and Jon. Easy Session around Walkley/Rivelin Valley to keep the legs moving...

Monday Oct 22, 2007 #

shoes: Asics Trainers

40-20 again for the last week. Took it a little easy so my muscles will actually let me climb on thursday!!!

RUNNING warm up/down 25:00 [3]

Run there, warm up -- warm down and stretches afterwards...

Sunday Oct 21, 2007 #

RUNNING 34:00 [4]
shoes: Highlanders

Quick pelt around Burbage Skyline - from South Boulders up to the top, cross the brook at the bridge, along to the 'nick' then back across Carl Wark and up past the kidney stone to one in the middle.
Cracking weather!

CLIMBING (Bouldering) 50:00 [2]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

Burbage South Boulders...
Tried some 5+ and 6a's - my fingers feel like they have been grated on a massive cheese grater - not been outside for over 9 months - i can feel it!

Thursday Oct 18, 2007 #

CLIMBING (Bouldering) 1:30:00 [3]

With Jenny J and Gareth at 'The Works' - good bouldering and core stability - can easily see great improvements made by all!

RUNNING intervals (Intervals) 45:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Ran to intervals and back with Jon. Watched the intervals and did a few but was careful of my ankle on the slippy grass. Nice and dark.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2007 #

BIKING (Road/Trail) 1:25:00 [3] 14.0 mi (6:04 / mi) +300m 5:42 / mi

Biking with Jon. After work session from home to stanage pole (nearly) and back along the parks - might have even caught a glimpse of al buckley near the top?
good downhill but felt as though it had been a while - my arms feel like jelly.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2007 #

RUNNING 35:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:00 / km)

Testing out my ankle on the flat and the 'flat'...

Rivelin Road loop ending up coming back through the horse farm.

Slow and steady, but still hurt a little

Saturday Oct 13, 2007 #

OTHER 3:30:00 [0]

Walked up from Ladybower to the top of Lost Lad and back down in the mist. not very nice weather and no nice views... :-(

Wednesday Oct 10, 2007 #


Chomping at the bit to do something active.... agh!!!!!!

Tuesday Oct 9, 2007 #

RUNNING 40:00 [3] 6.0 km (6:40 / km) +130m 6:01 / km
(injured) shoes: Highlanders

Burbage round - up over burbage north crags, down to the south along the path past the boulders to the wood, felt crap as stomach still acting up a bit - then crocked my ankle jumping over the stream. idiot!
slightly swollen etc. but think its ok!

Monday Oct 8, 2007 #

RUNNING (Hills/Intervals) 35:00 [4] 7.0 km (5:00 / km) +210m 4:21 / km
shoes: Hardrocks

Speed Session with Jon. Felt knackered but was really strong and really pushed on the hills and the downhills... great session even if we couldn't really see a thing due to the fog/dark and the wet. E-lites are a good thing...especially the red flashing mode for the traffic on the way back.
Loved it. Pumped for orienteering after the weekend!

Sunday Oct 7, 2007 #

(rest day)

Fika and walk with Andreas and Elin (O+J too) in Djärkneberket- lovely park area in Västerås and great fika!!

Saturday Oct 6, 2007 #

Event: 25-manna

ORIENTEERING race (25 Manna) 52:00 [5] *** 8.3 km (6:16 / km) +140m 5:47 / km
spiked:15/17c shoes: OLWAY Tigers

I ran 24th leg after a few changes to the teams (Västerås SOK 2nd Team).

The 24th is the male anchor leg and is the longest and also ungaffled. Felt ok to start off with and pushed very hard to the first control - maybe a little too hard as it was over 1.5km away... stomach felt crap but carried on hard...
Got caught by Matthias Gilgien from Södertälje (now i realise he is pretty good) - this annoyed me sumwhat that I couldn't keep up with him - but kept going.
Enjoyed the last bit and made minimal technical errors - max a minute - to brin VSOK #2 back in 60th place.

RUNNING warm up/down 35:00 [2]

Warming up lots in the waiting pen and a little jog with JennyJ for a warm down...


Celebrations commenced with a very late arrival back at my bed... 4am?

Friday Oct 5, 2007 #

ORIENTEERING 30:00 [3] *** 4.0 km (7:30 / km)
spiked:7/8c shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Took a trip (I drove in sweden!) out to Tillberga to the north of Västerås for some short and sharp orienteering med Oli och Jenny. Nice area with small hills and rocks. Felt good and quite fast but my stomach was still a little dodgy. Hopefully it would wear off for the next days race. My ankles knew i hadn't done much terrain running recently!

RUNNING warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Running from the car to the area along the railway tracks

Thursday Oct 4, 2007 #

RUNNING (Västerås SOK Club Run) 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Travelled out to Västerås from Stansted.

I have only run with Västerås SOK a couple of times for actual 'running' training and the areas around the club hut are so nice! It's pretty flat with great trails that go on for hours in all directions.
Nice and steady training run with the 'big boys' (Oli, Andreas and others...) through the forests to the north of the city and around Rocklunda and back.


Stomach felt a little dodgy, nothing major but felt pretty uncomfortable - maybe from a massive lunch at Rufford park with my granddad!

Wednesday Oct 3, 2007 #

CLIMBING (Bouldering) 2:00:00 [3]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

Bouldering at the Climbing works with JennyJ and Shane.

Did the green and pink sport circuit (probably the easy ones). Really good as it consisted of 36 routes and got around them all. I now realise that I'm too fast and need to compose myself - although i can do them all - its all about TECHNIQUE!!
Good day and ready for travelling tomorrow.

Monday Oct 1, 2007 #

shoes: Asics Trainers

First Circuits session for a while..ouch.
did session with Tom E, Rhys and Mike. Tom showed off his press up skills as usual - gym bunny.... and my ribs now hurt a little.
Good session - actualy can't wai t for 45-15;s... agh! I can tell i havent done it for a year and a half!!

RUNNING warm up/down 30:00 [4]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Warm up for circuits - running to Goodwin (up the Vale) then warm up there - and finally stretches and warm down after and run home.

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