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Training Log Archive: TortoiseTam

In the 7 days ending Apr 23:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering 4 3:19:02 24.57(8:06) 39.55(5:02) 932
  Trail Running6 2:08:22 15.16(8:28) 24.39(5:16) 105
  Road Running3 1:12:41 8.78(8:17) 14.13(5:09) 76
  Total9 6:40:05 48.51(8:15) 78.07(5:07) 1113

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Tuesday Apr 23 #

(injured) (rest day)

As much as it pains me to not visit Craigmillar on a Tuesday, but it pains me more to move my left ribs.

Still in some real pain from my fall in the Middle, so happy to rest up until things like coughing, jogging, laughing and lying down, no longer cause reasonable amounts of pain. Also have plenty of studying to be getting on with at any rate.

Monday Apr 22 #

7 AM

Road Running 20:27 [2] 3.88 km (5:16 / km) +32m 5:04 / km
ahr:122 max:164 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

11 AM

Trail Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 2.93 km (5:08 / km) +15m 5:00 / km
ahr:138 max:193 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Orienteering race 27:20 [4] 5.86 km (4:40 / km) +172m 4:04 / km
ahr:165 max:181 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

JK Relay - 2nd leg for EUOC 2nd team

Went out a bit down, but apart from a slip to 1, was pretty clean and actually felt like I was moving well. Chasing down Pedley for the most part and finally managed to nip past right before the spectator, when out of nowhere Felly appeared ahead. Just about got past him into the finish, bringing us up to 2nd EUOC team, which was a nice little bonus. Think we finished 6th overall in the end.

Hopped up on painkillers and team-hype, chest was still feeling sore but bearable, and combined with a reasonably good run, definitely my favourite run of the weekend.

Trail Running warm up/down 12:37 [2] 2.11 km (5:59 / km)
ahr:131 max:160 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Sunday Apr 21 #

7 AM

Road Running 19:17 [1] 3.74 km (5:09 / km) +42m 4:53 / km
ahr:142 max:191 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Little trip to the Chelsea Training ground with fanboy Ali.

Left side quite sore, but jogging at an easy pace is just about bearable. Attempted a stride but then bailed after about 0.1 seconds because it was too painful.
12 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 8:19 [2] 1.63 km (5:06 / km) +4m 5:02 / km
ahr:137 max:162 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Orienteering 1:51:20 [4] 21.03 km (5:18 / km) +544m 4:41 / km
ahr:152 max:174 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

JK Long - 19th

In two minds about running, but settled for a determined cruise, trying to stay on the paths as much as possible to minimise any twisting/turning/jumping. In the end though, I think this probably wasn't a terrible strategy in general as it meant I nicely avoid any horrible bonk in the tropical heat. Still lost a few minutes to mistakes, but wasn't exactly challenging for a good result so I'm not exactly too fussed and apart from my various pains, v. enjoyable all round.

Trail Running warm up/down 8:03 [2] 1.27 km (6:21 / km)
ahr:139 max:163 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Saturday Apr 20 #

9 AM

Trail Running 20:09 [2] 4.05 km (4:59 / km) +60m 4:38 / km
ahr:143 max:165 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

9am and already scorchio.
12 PM

Trail Running warm up/down 16:30 [2] 3.37 km (4:54 / km)
ahr:143 max:171 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Orienteering race 43:54 [4] 8.66 km (5:04 / km) +195m 4:33 / km
ahr:174 max:188 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

JK Middle - 37th

Going okay initially, feeling much better than yesterday, but then tripped on some fallen stuff and hit the deck hard to 8. Covered myself in dirt, cut up my hands and knees a fair bit and winded myself pretty badly, but undetered, I resiliently popped back up and powered on.

However in my state, promptly screwed up 4 of the next 5 with absolutely rookie errors (terrible direction, unable to recognise a huge clearing, didn't notice I hadn't cross a railway line...) and so quickly binned my good race. Got it together a bit after that, but left side of my chest was in a very painful way and so it was a bit of a power hobble round the last part.

Finished far down in the end, which is rather annoying to say the least. Silver lining though is that my stitches were barely noticeable.

Trail Running warm up/down 13:55 [2] 2.47 km (5:38 / km) +2m 5:36 / km
ahr:156 max:183 shoes: VJ Bolds 4

Friday Apr 19 #

Event: JK 2019
7 AM

Trail Running 17:46 [2] 3.41 km (5:13 / km) +23m 5:02 / km
ahr:156 max:170 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Much the same as last night.
2 PM

Road Running warm up/down 15:54 [2] 3.13 km (5:04 / km) +2m 5:03 / km
ahr:143 max:162 shoes: togn

Orienteering race 16:28 [4] 4.0 km (4:07 / km) +21m 4:01 / km
ahr:167 max:186 shoes: togn

JK Sprint - 17th

Never really felt like I was moving very well, and then still managed to die hard after about 10 minutes. Combined with a couple of sub-optimal routes and hesitations, resulted in a time well off the pace. Stitches were generally fine - slightly uncomfortable and twingey at points - but I don't think they had any significant impact on my race. Not a terrible run, just not really a good one either, but at least the weather was nice.

Didn't enjoy the emiTags at all, having to go back and repunch several controls; but I'm fairly sure that statement is true for everyone who ran.

Road Running warm up/down 17:03 [2] 3.38 km (5:03 / km)
ahr:143 max:150 shoes: togn

Thursday Apr 18 #

8 PM

Trail Running 16:03 [2] 3.16 km (5:05 / km) +1m 5:04 / km
ahr:172 max:199 shoes: Mizuno WR 22

Little tester in the dark. Stitches uncomfortable, but not sore.

Wednesday Apr 17 #

(rest day)

After having a slightly nasty skin disease on my legs for several years, and being on the Edinburgh dermatology department waiting list for about 8 months, suddenly got a last minute, surprise appointment for today, with the net result of them taking a couple of skin samples, leaving me with 6 stitches in my upper left thigh. The nurse told me not to run for 10 days, but I know what she really meant was "take a day and a half off, and then run 4 hard orienteering races in a row". Optimistic it won't affect me too much, but either way the JK will be extra fun now.

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