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Training Log Archive: Florence

In the 7 days ending Sep 7, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:06:36 5.1(13:04) 8.2(8:07) 290
  Strength and Conditioning1 1:00:00
  Running3 58:00 3.98 6.4 70
  Football 3G1 30:00
  Cycling1 30:00
  Total8 4:04:36 9.07 14.6 360

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Sunday Sep 7, 2014 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2]

Far too fast after not leaving enough time but in the end I got there with 7min to call up

Orienteering race 37:21 [5] 4.1 km (9:07 / km) +210m 7:15 / km

Really wanted a result here but want doesn't overpower how little orienteering/hard running I have done in the past 18 months.

Start was too easy=too fast for me and felt on the edge going into 4 onwards which showed when I missed 6 and went to 8 before 7 but didn't realise and had to use road to relocate. Saw Megan on the way to 9 ahead of me so assumed she had caught me and was I hell going to let her go easily! She was flying along and I was clinging on for dear life probably on my VO2 max! Made for easier nav though because she wasn't going clean on many and I did lead a few. She left me at 16 and caught her again at 22 or something but she dropped me into the last control. Not going to deny running with Megan changed my race and therefore result but that was a mixture of start list luck and the sport of orienteering.
So yeah I'm pleased with one: the result but also my mental willpower/competitiveness/effort to push hard and hang on, less pleased with my actual orienteering performance.

Anyway I'm SO HAPPY to be back at some respectable level, a lot of patience and rehab has gone into getting back running and I'm just so pleased to be orienteering again :)

Saturday Sep 6, 2014 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)

11 AM

Orienteering race 14:55 [5] 2.2 km (6:47 / km) +40m 6:13 / km

Actually very pleasantly surprised with this. Apart from the mp obviously. I only have one speed so struggled from the start to have any pace at all but I worked pretty hard and planned ahead SO WELL that I missed 16 ahahah no but seriously it was on a straight line and next to circle for no2. Anyway nice to have a base mark that is way higher than I thought I was at for sprint. Can't wait for JEC sprint! Would have been 5th=A final.
2 PM

Orienteering race 14:20 [3] 1.9 km (7:33 / km) +40m 6:50 / km

C final first start. Not actually that great a run and was trying to 'cruise' and not push too hard which was basically a massive struggle. Enjoyed it nonetheless :)

Friday Sep 5, 2014 #

5 PM

Running 28:00 [1] 4.4 km (6:22 / km) +70m 5:54 / km

V easy up and along the edge of the moor after getting an early train home and leisurely lunch. Legs felt better than I thought they would, no idea how tomorrow is going to go...

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 #

9 AM

Strength and Conditioning 1:00:00 [1]

WU, ladders, hurdles, reverse lunges 3 x 8 each side, OH press then more core stuff than usual but overall a pretty light session personally because I don't know how my body will react after being ill. Anyway good to see more people in.
7 PM

Football 3G 30:00 [3]

Turned up for training at 7 when it started at 6, today was a bad day timing wise. Stressful trying to get the entire flat clean on my own and sort keys for the new guy moving in and nearly forgot my driving lesson and then bus to training was so late and made me even more late and basically someone sort my life out k thanks.
On a positive note, cold has gone

Wednesday Sep 3, 2014 #


Should be back to normal tomorrow morning for the gym :)

Monday Sep 1, 2014 #


Hello sore throat, not missed you. Thanks immune system for fucking right off again
11 AM

Cycling 30:00 [1]

Eughhhhh very unsucessful trip to Liberton (via the library to print the maps) to run some of last years sprintervals. Had been told and read that the start was Liberton Fire Station but couldn't make head nor tail of the map/ground with my tiny map sections. Tried to figure it out and cycled round loads, even rang Charlotte but then gave up.
Saturday is looking good.....

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