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Training Log Archive: Jay-T

In the 7 days ending Feb 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:32:46 11.82(12:56) 19.02(8:02) 402
  Tennis1 2:00:00
  Badminton1 1:00:00
  Running1 25:27 3.19(7:59) 5.13(4:58) 1
  WU/WD3 21:08 2.19(9:38) 3.53(5:59) 43
  Total8 6:19:21 17.2 27.68 446

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Saturday Feb 25, 2017 #

WU/WD 8:56 [3] 1.52 km (5:53 / km) +31m 5:20 / km
shoes: Integrator December 2016

7 PM

Orienteering race 1:50:05 [3] 11.18 km (9:51 / km) +380m 8:25 / km
shoes: Integrator December 2016

British Night Champs Great Tower

Set off pretty excited - knew this would be challenging. Found #1 ok with a small hesitation, then set off towards #2; already hardly any lights around. Thought I was semi-prepared for the technical challenge, but wasn't prepared for the mist which meant visibility was very poor and picking out even the large contour shapes was tricky. Kept going steadily and pleased to get through to #5 without real incident (even if route to #5 may not have been quickest - hard to tell).

#6 was tricky, really felt at the time that this was the trickiest combination of terrain and conditions I have ever encountered - had thoughts of what percentage of the field would actually finish the race - but just as I was starting to despair the flag emerged from the gloom.
#7 was my first real time loss - stuck in a very slow and rocky line down the hill initially, then lost confidence in my position when approaching the control due to extra unmapped rock; verified location from boulder beneath crag. No mist here [80]
#9 Distracted by seeing first light since somewhere after #4, overshot down hill [90]
#10 Used path then (accidentally) top of crag - back in the mist on the top once more [45]
#11 Retraced steps along top of crag, bit of hesitation around newly stoned area, but then attacked ok from fenced path. Somehow missed flag (tucked around eastern side of crag) and ended up too low. Can't recall any mist issues beyond this point [3m 30s]
#13 Rushing navigation a little; should have stayed high [40]
#14 Slightly lucky; tricky control.
#15 Still not settled; recognised this was the control I'd run past earlier so tried to speed up, lost focus and ended up on path below... [100]
#16 Same control as #9... made even more of a mess of it; struggling to focus now there are lots of lights around [100]
#17 Still unable to ignore myriad of lights [40]
#22 First time feeling like racing - loop to north similar to other courses. Dragged east though [20]
#24 Caught Malley here, almost an hour after being in sight before #9...
#26 Ended up too low, then took 'shortcut' down crag. Ouch [60]
#27 Couldn't even do this Orange leg well [20]
Clean to end. Much easier in these conditions!

Was pleased with first section. Poor section from #9 to #17. Then better again. So difficult to transition from being a lonely light with poor visibility to suddenly lots of lights and much improved conditions... That was something I was just not prepared for.

Finished 17th/25 so not quite up to last year.
With approaching 15mins of errors also falling short of 'technical excellence' target :)
Nevertheless enjoyed it; good to see Rich and Andy in podium positions.

On a positive personal note (and for future reference), early afternoon Pizza Hut buffet in Lancaster followed by gentle stroll around Blakeholme beforehand meant body was pretty happy in the potential problem areas of stomach and back :)

Friday Feb 24, 2017 #

5 PM

Tennis 2:00:00 [3]
shoes: Babolat All Court

Singles vs Luke: Lost 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Thursday Feb 23, 2017 #


Left calf complaining (related to back) - hopefully gentle tennis tomorrow will appease it before the weekend.

Looking forward to BNC. Little chance of matching 2016 result / position but will aim for technical excellence nonetheless.

Currently 27th in BO Ranking List - sounds impressive to anyone who doesn't appreciate how irrelevant it is!

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017 #

8 PM

Badminton 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: Carlton Airblade

Home Match vs Wrenthorpe B playing with Alex P

Played pretty well.
Beat first pair in 3 (after losing first end 21-20)
Beat second pair in 2 (arguably a stronger pairing)
Walkover vs third pair as one of their guys was feeling dizzy.

Overall 8-1 victory (Alex H / Ryan taking 3, Sean / Louis 2)

Tuesday Feb 21, 2017 #

(rest day)

Not orch...

Monday Feb 20, 2017 #

7 PM

Running 25:27 [3] 5.13 km (4:58 / km) +1m 4:57 / km
shoes: Karrimor D30

Humber again (will I ever escape?)
Wasn't particularly enthused but dragged myself out to appease back.
Effort in km 4 yielded a distinctly unspectacular 4.31
It was pretty windy :)

Sunday Feb 19, 2017 #

WU/WD 3:09 [3] 0.61 km (5:10 / km) +4m 5:00 / km
shoes: Integrator December 2016

12 PM

Orienteering race 42:41 [4] 7.84 km (5:27 / km) +22m 5:22 / km
shoes: Integrator December 2016

EBOR Hollicarrs

Choice of this and LEI event - both areas new to me.
Probably chose correctly as the wood was pleasant and although not exactly technically difficult there were some interesting bits.
Unfortunately they had run out of Brown maps so I had to run the Blue.
Admittedly I got there late, but if an event fails to offer pre-entry then surely they should print extra maps... Very frustrating.

Blue was still fun, just a bit short. Last start today :D Lost a few seconds here and there but generally clean.
1 PM

WU/WD 9:03 [2] 1.4 km (6:28 / km) +8m 6:17 / km
shoes: Integrator December 2016

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