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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:04:36 7.95(15:40) 12.8(9:44) 43019 /35c54%
  Running3 1:21:02 9.29(8:44) 14.94(5:25)
  Recovery2 56:00 5.8(9:39) 9.33(6:00)
  Warm up & strides1 15:24 1.3(11:51) 2.09(7:22)
  Total6 4:37:02 24.34(11:23) 39.17(7:04) 43019 /35c54%

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Sunday Oct 24, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:10:08 [4] **** 6.3 km (11:08 / km) +220m 9:29 / km
ahr:175 max:190 spiked:6/15c shoes: Inov8s

My legs were very tired before setting out today, and I was full of bloatey period rubbish. However, when I got out there I was doing okay - again, no edge of speed (used all that up yesterday), but maintaining a decent pace and feeling okay. Was clearly tiring, as I spiked the first 6 out of 7 (a little hesitate at 6 at the bigger boulder), and after that the spike turned into the 30m in the right kind of area wobble, and then finally into serious time loss at 14. Still, the woods were beautiful, I was happy to be out, and watching Mum blip the West Pointies:
made it an excellent day out.

Does anyone know if my Mum won a prize?

Saturday Oct 23, 2010 #

Orienteering race 21:36 [5] **** 2.9 km (7:27 / km) +85m 6:30 / km
ahr:183 max:191 spiked:5/8c shoes: Inov8s

So, today I took last week's pushing too far, ran too fast, and it resulted in some very silly misses and a big fat DQ. At no point in the course did I ever see number 6!It was in the middle of an entirely straight and long line (>1km) line between 5 and 7 but still, everyone else pushed it. Was rushed from the start and worried about qualifying after a bug early couple of errors, and ended up eliminating myself entirely when an easy safe run would have got me in no problem. D'oh.

Start - 1: Up the trail, get put off by the lack of huge boulder (hidden under the start triangle), go off too early, at too steep an angle, hit the wall, get back up to control. Bye bye 2 minutes on a 1.5 minute leg.

1-2: Safe round the tracks, control no problem from the junction.

2-3: Round the contours, lovely little leg.

3-4: Nice easy contour leg.

4-5: No idea what happened here. Should have been a contouring leg, but I did that and ended up way too far below. Then got confused and over corrected, ending up above the control on the rocky spur. Finally saw it hidden in some scrubby stuff. Lost 1.5 mins here. Now very worried about qualifying and legged it.

5-6: Never happened, as I had no notion that 6 ever existed.

5-7: Was very fast. Too fast. Doh. Screwed up the control a bit too, a re-entrant over.

7-8: Fine.

Was so angry with myself at the end, total disbelief. Luckily AliC calmed me down and I realised I would still get ranking points for the second race, even though I was ineligible overall. So there was still something to race for. Still, really annoyed.

Link to map from Cristina. 5,6,7 not an example of exemplary course planning:

Orienteering race 32:52 [5] ***** 3.6 km (9:08 / km) +125m 7:47 / km
ahr:179 max:192 spiked:8/12c shoes: Inov8s

So I pre ran the second course then I could help out at the start (a very redundant role, but excellent to catch up with Lori, SGB and Presto). Started slowly, maybe a bit too cautiously, as was hesitating like the first day of last weekend.

Start-1: Lost significant time at number 1 by not daring to take the best route through assembly, then slightly missing the actual control due to faffing.

1-2: Slow but bang on. Reading the detail well.

2-3: A little hesitate but generally good.

3-4: Bleurgh. Wrong angle for my attack point, ended up on the one contour hill with crags that I didn't realise were crags. Ended up at the wall again and dropped into the right re-entrant. This is when I realised the contours were 2.5m, and everything made way more sense then.

4-5: Banana via the trail but as I'd hit that control from the trail before (in the prologue on the way to number 1), it was quick. In fact one second off fastest split fast. Mental.

5-6: Fine

6-7: Amazing route choice round the trail actually not that fast compared to Super Ali going straight. Surprised.

7-8: Slightly wobbly route to the trails, then peg it round. Accidentally overshot my attack point, but came from what turned out to be a better one, as I never saw the phantom swamp of doom that everyone else got hit by!

8-9: Slow but fine.

9-10: Overshot AP but again this gave me a great line in from the small trail. Lost significant time to Ali (who was chasing me down after her collision with the swamp of doom), but probably because my legs were jelly up the hill. Not run this fast in a while!

10-11: Zippy. Good.

11-12: Zippy and good. Just enough left in the legs to sneak in in front of Super Ali. Another 100m and she would have definitely had me.

Much better. My legs are getting quicker and quicker, and confidence is slowly returning. Racing is fun! There are so many girls capable of winning races right now. It's great.

Friday Oct 22, 2010 #

Running 24:20 [2] 2.5 mi (9:44 / mi)
ahr:150 max:169 shoes: Inov8s

Easy jog around Callaghan early in the morning. We then spent the whole day walking round Boston and Cambridge, and my legs are now super achey, Probably didn't need to bother with the run.

Thursday Oct 21, 2010 #

Running 39:51 intensity: (34:51 @2) + (5:00 @4) 4.3 mi (9:16 / mi)
ahr:166 max:192 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Run round Callaghan State Park with Dad. 10 x 30 second wind ups again. Lovely evening, just missing all the storms. I wish this place was (newly) mapped! Dad keeping up well on the wind ups, it was pretty hilly out there!

Wednesday Oct 20, 2010 #

(rest day)

Drive up to New Hampshire with Mum & Dad, and a bit of walking around Flume Gorge and the basin. I almost lost my camera but I didn't. That was good.

Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 #

Warm up & strides 15:24 [3] 1.3 mi (11:51 / mi)
ahr:143 max:175 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Warm up to the track with two sets of strides.

Running 16:51 [5] 4.0 km (4:13 / km)
ahr:185 max:200 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

An absolutely appalling 4km time trial. Thing is, didn't feel too bad, just have no edge of speed. And I get bored on a track. Positives - I raced well on Sunday with not a trace of my old speed. A good winter of training will hopefully get me closer to where I was three or four years ago in Edinburgh, which should add significantly to my racing. It was pretty evenly paced, not losing too much at the end. Negatives - there's no hiding it, that's a poor time. And track running is really boring.

Splits (laps):

Quite depressing, but it's only October and I have a long winter of hard work ahead!

Recovery 12:31 [2] 1.3 mi (9:38 / mi)
ahr:154 max:183 shoes: 09 Saucony Grid

Jog back home trying to figure out why I'm so slow.

Monday Oct 18, 2010 #

Recovery 43:29 [2] 4.5 mi (9:40 / mi)
ahr:144 max:164

Nice easy 70% max HR recovery run round Science Hill and East Rock. Another gorgeous autumn day, and legs feeling surprisingly sprightly. Clearly still excited from yesterday.

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