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Training Log Archive: mat-d

In the 31 days ending Dec 31, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ORIENTEERING3 7:05:00 6.84 11.0 450
  RUNNING8 5:46:40 23.74 38.2 555
  CLIMBING4 4:30:00
  OTHER3 1:30:00 2.5 4.02
  BIKING1 25:00 4.35(5:45) 7.0(3:34)
  Total14 20:56:40 37.42 60.22 1005
averages - sleep:6.3 weight:62kg

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Monday Dec 31, 2007 #


happy new year... nearly!

Friday Dec 28, 2007 #

RUNNING 38:00 [3] 9.0 km (4:13 / km) +60m 4:05 / km
shoes: Hardrocks

Loughborough Road Run / Mapping Peep

ran around the streets in the rain and had a look to see what I could map in the lough. Pushed it on the hills and felt a little niggle in my right ankle.

RUNNING warm up/down 5:00 [1]

warm down


Stretching my quads and calves mostly - rest of the body felt good.

Thursday Dec 27, 2007 #


Stretching my legs out - PAIN!


Do not go to Derby and try and park in the new Westfield centre...

went shopping for 3 hours then sat in the car for 2 trying to get out of the stupidly designed car park which exits out onto the busiest road in Derby!

Wednesday Dec 26, 2007 #

RUNNING 38:40 [4] 9.0 km (4:18 / km) +85m 4:06 / km
slept:8.5 weight:62kg shoes: Highlanders

Bradgate Park to Home

Did 1 hill rep of Old John's Tower (Up the crags from the car park - touch the tower then down again) then back across the golf courses through broombriggs then back through woodhouse and across the fields.

Great Route and went really hard through the fields to push for the end. Loved it and it was also really mild.


General Stretching whilst watching Moonraker to get some flexibility in my legs again - specifically my right one.

RUNNING warm up/down 5:00 [1]

Gentle warm down

Sunday Dec 23, 2007 #

OTHER (Back from Lough Town) 35:00 [1] 2.5 mi (14:00 / mi)

Ran back as fast as i could from a night out in Lough at 3am... felt like I was on for a 3.30 1500m time... haha... I Wish!

RUNNING 35:00 [4] 7.2 km (4:52 / km) +160m 4:23 / km
shoes: Highlanders

Loughborough Circuit up to the Outwoods and back. I now hate dog walkers - someone giving me more lip as I told him to control his dogs who were all over me. Yey merry Xmas!

Wednesday Dec 19, 2007 #

CLIMBING (Matrix) 1:30:00 [2]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

Did some bouldering at the matrix - as was very short of time - was planning on the works but the girls next door locked themselves out and had the latch on - so as local heroes we spend an hour trying to get at it with a coathanger through their letter box to push the latch down. After a long while with use of the headtorches and many coathangers... we decided it was best to smash the window. and we then found the latch needed to be pushed UP!! @"*%&"($£!!! never mind. Did some bouldering and completed some 'hard' routes along with some mediums i couldnt be bothered to do last week.


Stretches after i nearly nobbled myself on the yellow dyno and after as was getting ready...

Tuesday Dec 18, 2007 #


my training is not going well. get a move on you lazy git.

RUNNING (Den Bank Circuit) 40:00 [4] 8.0 km (5:00 / km) +250m 4:19 / km
shoes: Asics Trainers

Den Bank Circuit. Short, sharp and to the point. Pity about the lack of grip.


Pain in hip and knee again. ouch.

ahhhhh stretches...

Sunday Dec 16, 2007 #

OTHER 40:00 [1]

Walk in and out

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

Icy bouldering at Burbage South. Still, had bourbons and took a stove for hot chocolate. Bargain.

Friday Dec 14, 2007 #


back hurting today. rubbish.

Thursday Dec 13, 2007 #

RUNNING warm up/down 5:00 [2]

Warm up jog - very cold

RUNNING (Hill) 35:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Trainers

Up ski slope - tough the top 'sculpture' and back. Very cold in the air but chest felt ok.
Stupid fat locals - I've never heard "run forest run" before... idiots.


Knee really hurting in the cold. Rubbish.

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

Matrix with Jon. Also met up with Neil, was a hell of a lot different to the works - not as technical nad required a lot of strength. Suppose that serves me right having gone to Juice!

Sunday Dec 9, 2007 #

ORIENTEERING race (Longshaw National) 1:35:00 [4] *** 11.0 km (8:38 / km) +450m 7:10 / km
slept:4.0 weight:62kg shoes: OLWAY Tigers

I was really looking forward to this event, after the success of the Chasing sprint the day before. But I was disappointed.

I really enjoyed the first 10 controls. Then we got to the shitty part. Completely unavoidable for the planners (glad we didnt have anything like this for the saturday) but the 6 minute trog with tapes to another control was desperate and I got cold and bored.
Also the next leg was actualy the shittest thing in the world. Boulders+Moss+Running = CRAP. Didn;t like it at all. I'm not in a boo, just didnt like it.. and made worse by the rain. The rest of the course I was just tired after celebrating at the SPOOK Meal, not eating much brekkie and running lots the day before. Energy levels = 0.

Ah well, I got a nice wilfs from Haze and it was all good. Captains Memorial Followed and was a spectacular turnout with SPOOK winning everything except the footie - 2-0.. who'd heard of such a thing?!

RUNNING warm up/down (Warming Up) 45:00 [2] 5.0 km (9:00 / km)
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Cold and Wetness running to the start / running back from the finish in a bitter wind. Didn;t like the cold.

Saturday Dec 8, 2007 #

ORIENTEERING (Planner's Fun Day Out) 5:00:00 [3] ***
shoes: OLWAY Tigers

Putting Controls out for ShUOC Chasing Sprint in the worst weather in the world. It seemed like Noah had a good idea this weekend.

Friday Dec 7, 2007 #

BIKING 25:00 [2] 7.0 km (3:34 / km)
shoes: Asics Trainers

Biking to Nakedape and back.

Wednesday Dec 5, 2007 #

RUNNING 35:00 [3]
shoes: Highlanders

Run with Jon from Rdemires to Stanage Top and Back in the miserable blustery weather that was today. Yuk

RUNNING 5:00 [1]
shoes: Highlanders

Warm up / Down

Monday Dec 3, 2007 #


Work Work Work Work

Sunday Dec 2, 2007 #

RUNNING (Rainy Run) 1:00:00 [2]
shoes: Hardrocks

Rivelin Loop with a few extra hills with Haze. Good curry night too!


Yey I'm not ill anymore -- touch wood.

Saturday Dec 1, 2007 #

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

Burbage South Boulders.

Shit Weather
Minus 5 degrees
Hands hurt
Couldn't feel feet.

Ahh warm Mocha in the Fox house.

OTHER (Headless Chickening) 15:00 [3]
shoes: Boreal Jokers

Running around like a headless chicken with Rhys trying to get warm. Its fecking cold!


Waiting in the car, walking a bit and trying not to bottom my car out on the Car park from the ShUOC Chasing Sprint.

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