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Training Log Archive: KingTim

In the 7 days ending May 4, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run - Off road3 2:58:30 19.57(9:07) 31.5(5:40)
  Orienteering1 2:14:02 12.77(10:30) 20.55(6:31)
  Total4 5:12:32 32.34(9:40) 52.05(6:00)

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Saturday May 4, 2013 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (BOC) 2:14:02 [4] 20.55 km (6:31 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 340

Winterfold near Peaslake, M21E, 17km 580m.

Wasn't expecting too much of myself with this, just set off at a steady maintainable pace to enjoy the Surrey Hills.

Went pretty well for the first part up until the first butterfly loop. Hit the common control #12 bang-on, but then missed 13 and then 14 quite badly, and then totally sailed past the common control #15, hitting 16, in a straight line beyond it, before I realised. Backtracked to 15 but couldn't find it for ages. Then couldn't find it again on the third visit to it as #18.

Got quite scrappy after that, especially for the first few controls after the map exchange. Was getting tired and started to lose my focus on the map, and made some stupid errors. Ate a cereal bar half way round the second map and seemed to perk up a bit and found myself again for the last few.

Quite please to have got around the course and to not feel too bad afterwards, but disappointed to have made the mistakes I did, especially on a control we visited 3 times.

27th out of 35.

Thursday May 2, 2013 #

10 AM

Run - Off road 43:30 [3] 9.65 km (4:30 / km)
shoes: inov-8 Road-X lite 155

Bright sunny warm morning jog around the Downs.

Monday Apr 29, 2013 #

7 PM

Run - Off road (Monday night run) 1:15:00 [3] 13.25 km (5:40 / km)
shoes: inov-8 Trailroc 235

A bit of a blast from the past. Team Monday, the return of the Tim. It was great to see so many old faces turning up to welcome me back. Mark and Keith, both looking older.

A nice steady run around AC and Tawnpint Woods, good chat, and an impromptu game of tossing into the hole as we crossed the AC golf course. Good times.

Sunday Apr 28, 2013 #


Today the PTI offered to coach me running on a 1 to 1 basis. I don't know much about his running credentials but he's a serving military PTI who has been a 'top 1500m runner'. He seemed to know his stuff and seemed keen to take on someone on a private basis. Said he'd charge £5 an hour.

I've not had a personal coach before and am not sure whether to take up his offer.

On the one hand I am reluctant to pay for it. I've always liked running because it's largely a free sport. I seem to have done alright so far without paying any more than a club membership fee.

But I still have goal race times and have thus far not managed to hit them. Maybe a personal coach can help me do this. £5 an hour isn't extortionate and if it gets me where I want to be, I'll be happy to have paid for the service. Currently I'm unaffiliated so it's not as if it's an additional cost to club membership.

Anyone got any thoughts on this that they'd like to impart?
9 AM

Run - Off road intervals (BMF Run Club) 1:00:00 [4] 8.6 km (6:59 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Terrafly 303

Spotted on FB that today is BMF's monthly Run Club on the Downs so I decided to see what that's all about. Basically an intervals session run by a military PTI.

Good session, actually 90 mins but prob spent 30 of that not running. Good thorough warm up, stretching, drills and strides. Then an 8-rep session around a 500m loop on the grass. Jog recoveries varied between 2:30 and 3:00.


Felt like my legs weren't firing at full strength after yesterday but I'm pretty happy with these times for my first proper intervals session for several months.

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