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Training Log Archive: AngusL

In the 7 days ending Mar 7, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road Running1 44:04 5.86(7:31) 9.43(4:40) 16
  Orienteering1 29:44 3.75(7:56) 6.03(4:56) 6
  Total2 1:13:48 9.61(7:41) 15.46(4:46) 22
  [1-5]2 1:08:24
averages - weight:74.6kg

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Saturday Mar 7, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (urban) 29:44 intensity: (8 @0) + (3 @1) + (6 @2) + (3 @3) + (15:04 @4) + (14:20 @5) 6.03 km (4:56 / km) +6m 4:54 / km
ahr:178 max:190 (injured) shoes: New Balance M1080BL v4

OUOC Oxford City Race
Picked up the wrong map, so my result will be in amongst the Mens Ultra Vets (65+). This could be embarrassing… For the first time my Achilles continued to feel sore while running. It's the right time to stop running.

First by 6:16. First on each of controls 1-12 then a pause to sort out navigation in St Anne's followed by two drastic overshoots in the Parks. The rest was OK. Good result to go out on, scoring 1225 ranking points. Perhaps I need to do a few more urbans, even if that's cheating to some!

Wednesday Mar 4, 2015 #


Disappointed, but pragmatic
I saw a GP last week who touched my Achilles and I nearly jumped off the bed. I've known it's been wrong for a while, but I've run through it and running makes it better, temporarily. I discovered yesterday that it's making it worse, long term: tendonopathy.

The physio says I have to take 4-6 weeks off running (and pretty much everything bar seated upper body weights) to stretch, do yoga, stretch, have physio, stretch and undergo a course of acupuncture to break down the steadily accumulating scar tissue. And stretch.

Is anything about to break right now? Probably not, so I'm doing the Oxford City Race on Saturday because that only crops up every couple of years and then that's it. I'm proud of lying third in the Street-O series with five events counting but I suspect that @Schwepps will take that spot from me if he can make it out west. I'll also miss the CompassSport Cup qualifying round which I'm sorry about but I was unlikely to make a significant contribution, and I shouldn't really be walking round the last of the Saturday Series either.

Gutted, but it'll be good to get it fixed. I'm running well at the moment. If all goes to plan I'll be running better in the future.

And (with a nod to @paul_c and @Eoin) it's only 4-6 weeks and doesn't require surgery. Keep the perspective!

Monday Mar 2, 2015 #

12 PM

Road Running intervals 44:04 intensity: (5:16 @0) + (3 @1) + (32 @2) + (10:15 @3) + (23:18 @4) + (4:40 @5) 9.43 km (4:40 / km) +16m 4:38 / km
ahr:172 max:204 weight:74.6kg shoes: New Balance MR1080BW v2.2

6 x 45 seconds fast; 3 minutes recovery

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