A Couple of Wiki Pages…

Some things I have been doing recently: London to Eastbourne I cycled 130km along most of National Cycle Route 21 on Saturday, from London to nearly Eastbourne (nearly, because I set out late as usual and it got too dark to do the final 30km). As usual with NCN routes, it tends to take you… Continue reading A Couple of Wiki Pages…

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50-50-50 Goal

At the beginning of this year, I set myself the goal of doing 50 hours of orienteering, 50 hours of running/spinning training, and 50 hours of cycling (not counting commuting, but including cycling to events.) Today is Day 127 – or 17.4 hours in, how am I doing? Orienteering: 17.6 hours Running/Training: 10.1 hours Cycling:… Continue reading 50-50-50 Goal

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Running Routes

Here’s some of my favourite trail runs I’ve done or would like to do shortly. Epping Forest 18km – Covered by four orienteering maps. Gorhambury 15km – From Iain’s house in St Alban’s. Port Meadow 12km – My “standard” long circuit while at Oxford.

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GMap Pedometer

After a long run on Sunday I did some post-run analysis, and found an excellent site, GMap-Pedometer, that harnesses the power of Google Maps and also USGS altitude information. Basically, you click on the map to draw a trail showing where you went, and it adds up the distance, throwing in mile/km markers and other… Continue reading GMap Pedometer

50-50-50

Inspired by a discussion at Attackpoint, I’m going for a modest (i.e. achievable) New Year’s resolution for 2006: 50-50-50. That is, 50 hours of competitive orienteering. 50 hours of training (probably mainly spinning in the gym.) 50 hours of long-distance bike rides (i.e. >1 hour/day.) That’s just under an hour a week for each of… Continue reading 50-50-50

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Attackpoint

I’m recording my event results (and any training I happen to do – probably including the bike commute to work!) at Attackpoint. See here for my orienteering/training activity in the last 28 days. So far, I’m not hugely impressed with Attackpoint. It looks slick, but I got numerous errors when trying to add my first… Continue reading Attackpoint

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The Back is Back (and more)

As expected, I’ve bounced back very quickly from Monday’s low back injury, and was back at work today. I didn’t make the event tonight though. Assuming the pain continues to decrease, Sunday’s event is looking good. My parents must be reading all three of my weblogs like every 10 minutes. I post to Yep Sport… Continue reading The Back is Back (and more)

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Injury Worries

My knee injury, which happened this time last year after I plunged my foot down a rabbit role while racing in a National, has recurred. The timing is unfortunate, as I’ve really come into fitness in the last few weeks, and seen my speed steadily increase. My injuries however always seem to happen after periods… Continue reading Injury Worries

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January Training Log

A very lazy month for orienteering, characterised by either not bothering to get out of bed for events, missing crucial trains, or turning up on the wrong day for the event… I also lay low to nurse a minor injury – my chest muscle, believe it or not, got strained in the Yellowcraigs event in… Continue reading January Training Log

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