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Training Log Archive: mattp

In the 7 days ending Jun 6, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:18:49 14.85(9:21) 23.9(5:48) 100
  Bouldering3 2:15:00
  Running2 1:31:36 9.08(10:05) 14.61(6:16) 196
  Cycling1 35:00 7.46(4:42) 12.0(2:55)
  Total9 6:40:25 31.39 50.51 296

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Thursday Jun 6, 2019 #

4 PM

Bouldering 45:00 [3]

Reds are now greens so did all of these instead. L Glute feeling activated afterwards.

Wednesday Jun 5, 2019 #

5 PM

Orienteering 32:00 [3] 7.5 km (4:16 / km)

SWOC Roath Park

Had the day off so Ben gave me a lift to Cardiff. Went to the David Nash exhibition at the National Museum then stopped by the race at Roath Park.

Got caught out by an uncrossable fence on one of the legs and then a real burn up with Matt back in the park trying to keep him off. Lost him when it took me 20 seconds to punch at one of the controls.

Tuesday Jun 4, 2019 #

Running 32:30 [3] 5.01 km (6:29 / km) +122m 5:47 / km

Finding all the best lines in Eastville Park. It turns out you can get up to Glenside from the valley without getting too stung.
1 PM

Bouldering 1:00:00 [3]

Feeling burnt out at work so taking a few days off to try to recover. Trying blacks I haven't done yet and alternative sit-start for red on the overhang which makes it quite a bit more challenging. New circuits as well.

Monday Jun 3, 2019 #

Running 59:06 [3] 9.6 km (6:09 / km) +74m 5:56 / km

Monday night down the Frome Valley Walkway with Ben, Megan, Adam, Chloe and Mark. Nice new route, would be good to run the whole path to Yate at some point.

Sunday Jun 2, 2019 #

Orienteering race 1:10:24 [3] 10.9 km (6:28 / km)

Welsh League at Kenfig

Managed to eventually convince Rob that a "chasing start" would be a good idea so set off 2 minutes after him with Michael 2 minutes behind me. I would never see Michael again, until over 2 hours later but Rob appear in my sights leaving 11. This was a bit surprising as despite a decent start I had lost a minute on the long leg to 4 by taking a bad line after getting very confused by the vegetation in the marsh. This would cost me further time later on. By 12 I was 30 seconds behind him but then immediately lost a minute at 13 drifting right after going up the ridge.

From that point, I struggled a lot. Slow through the trees to 15 (confused by the veg) and then stopped concentrating completely on the way to 16 ending up a long way north of where I should have been. Finally, again confused by the trees in the marsh at 17 when I expected open land.

Need to work out how to deal with my HR better in these kinds of races. As soon as it gets over 192/193 and into zone 5 I often make these kinds of mistakes. Perhaps, the only solution is to learn to keep HR lower than pushing so hard to get into that zone.

The goal of 60 minutes would have definitely been possible given some cleaner lines but Megan's time was very impressive. I'm feeling stronger and faster than ever before so it's only a matter of time before a good result in one of these local races.

Going to be a challenging area for the western night league race here next year.

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 #

Orienteering race 36:25 [3] 5.5 km (6:37 / km) +100m 6:04 / km

Spent the weekend in the gower with Michael, Rob and Katherine for the two SBOC events. First up, middle distance at Oxwich.

Despite all the talk I couldn't deliver on my promise to beat Rob. Went out as fast as I could thinking that 30 mins would be an achievable time. Learnt after 6 controls that this was a bit unrealistic and suffered to the finish losing a lot of speed in the second half. Straight lines are often fastest but you have to execute them well and deal with the terrain, especially the sea side of the fence. Made 2 bigger mistakes (1 min) going through the green to 12, not sure how I lost so much time here and at the end going along the path too far for 22.

Got sunburnt afterwards after sitting around at the event and on the beach. Camped the night at Oxwich Camping Park which was nice and met some people from Bath who knew Eoghan.

Friday May 31, 2019 #

Cycling (commute) 35:00 [3] 12.0 km (2:55 / km)

8 AM

Bouldering 30:00 [3]

Reds, feeling tired after yesterday and skin quite sore.

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