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Training Log Archive: ba-ba

In the 7 days ending May 4, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:58:50 12.02(9:53) 19.35(6:09) 49123 /30c76%
  Running - Road3 1:34:06 12.57(7:29) 20.24(4:39) 191
  Total4 3:32:56 24.6(8:39) 39.58(5:23) 68223 /30c76%
averages - sleep:7.7

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Saturday May 4, 2013 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (BOC, Winterfold) 1:58:50 [4] **** 19.35 km (6:09 / km) +491m 5:27 / km
spiked:23/30c slept:8.5 shoes: Inov8 Oroc 340

SL:17.0/580m. Winner: Murray Strain 93:37 (127%)
The M25 timed our arrival to perfection, hitting the assembly field with 10 minutes to spare.

A little scrappy in the circle throughout, but generally minor losses <10s. A couple slightly larger at 4 (too right), 13 (in the 'flys with Eddie, overshot as neither of us were navigating) and 17 (slope control in the 'fly - aware of dropping too much, ended up being way high and 24 (shambled into the LG too far right) of about 40s each. Bearings generally good.
Ran with Tom from 19-24. He got away when I missed and I was struggling a bit, feeling last week, but then Harold popped out en route to 25 so had someone to keep me going. He pulled away on the road out of 26, but swept Tom up again once back in the forest, and kept Harold in sight, leading me into a potentially tricky 29 when I was pushing to break 2hr.

Feeling strong at the end, and one of my better forest performances.

Thursday May 2, 2013 #

6 PM

Running - Road 29:41 [2] 5.43 km (5:28 / km) +130m 4:53 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: NB749 Trail

Went to tag some new sites, then went for a jog. Some nice little tracks, I could practically hear the waves crashing as the readership of Trailrunning Mag creamed themselves at the prospect of playing £20 to trot around them for 40mins.

Wednesday May 1, 2013 #

6 PM

Running - Road 23:33 [2] 5.19 km (4:32 / km) +20m 4:27 / km
shoes: NB580 v2 Red (1)

Running - Road race (Neptune Relays) 8:21 [5] 2.58 km (3:14 / km) +15m 3:09 / km
slept:8.0 shoes: NB580 v2 Red (1)

Short 4-man relays in Hardwick Park, I was on leg 3. Much better conditions than last year, and the same team but much tireder coming off marathons/big races. Gave it toes from the start to get in front of a Morpeth/Sunderland (same vests) vet, then he kept me working all the way round as I tried to close the gap to Midd&Cleve. Not pushed myself this hard in a while and whilst the calculated vDOT isn't as high as I'd normally hope for, off the back of Saturday and a couple of shit days I'll take slicing 32secs or so off last year's time.

With Morpeth and a Tyne Bridge teams in evidence we were down on last year's second, about 6-7th I think, but first Teesside team by my reckoning.

Running - Road 11:09 [2] 2.16 km (5:10 / km) +16m 4:59 / km
shoes: NB580 v2 Red (1)

Tuesday Apr 30, 2013 #

slept:7.5 (rest day)

Close to going completly postal today, a run may have got me more on an even keel but I opted for an evening on the sofa

Monday Apr 29, 2013 #

8 PM

Running - Road 21:22 [2] 4.88 km (4:23 / km) +10m 4:20 / km
slept:7.0 shoes: NB580 v2 Red (1)

Wasn't going to run but felt very guilty after binging after getting in, and thought it about time I started wearing in my new shoes (same as my currents, just red). Got a short sharp relay on Wednesday so need to ease the legs out, especially ahead of the weekend as well. Despite a lot of tenderness in legs, they felt fine when trotting around the river, even my left calf which is a bit shagged where it cramped up on Sat - plenty of rolling and stretching.

Felt pants mentally the last couple of days. Tagged control sites yesterday and found it pretty futile. Got a message asking if I would run for Derbys at the Fell Intercounties. I really want to, but I've managed to double-book myself planning an event (even after having the IC's in my calendar). Oops! As it is, they're on the weekend between Fairfield and Jura, and I'm helping out on a BG on the Friday, so could probably do with a weekend off racing. Next year.

Really looking forward to a long week off at the end of May taking in Jura, lots of Whisky and Yetholm!

Sunday Apr 28, 2013 #

slept:8.0 (rest day)

Checkpoint Elapsed Leg Position
Pen-y-ghent 00:34:23 00:34:23 43rd= (740)
Ribblehead 01:28:02 00:53:39 40th (734)
Whernside 02:02:08 00:34:06 32nd (712)
Hill Inn 02:20:52 00:18:44 27th (712)
Ingleborough 02:52:27 00:31:35 23rd (672)
Horton 03:25:41 00:33:14 22nd (673)

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