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Training Log Archive: coady

In the 7 days ending Sep 29, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:42:22 11.81(13:45) 19.0(8:33)
  GYM (Aqua)1 55:00
  running1 22:00 2.49(8:51) 4.0(5:30) 99
  Total4 3:59:22 14.29 23.0 99

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Sunday Sep 29, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Aus Long) 2:21:36 [5] 15.0 km (9:26 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw 333

15k, 340m climb, M21E 32/41
geared up with a hydration pack and mp3 player, after last weeks long run/walk I was expecting a 2.5-3hr slog ...

Started with a wobble, I crossed the first fence to control 1, ran in the right direction but could not find on the map this massive fence that I was running almost next to !!! (the fence was running N/S and a few of the cross marks were hidden on the map with contours - so my mind must have mistook it for a North line)

Went to the south of hill at 5 and had a few people catch/overtake me from 5-9, saw a couple of people overtake me twice, so that is a good sign :)

took S route towards 10 to avoid the climb, managed a decent downhill pace and hit 10 just before Shepherd and another .. tried my best to keep with them for one control then lost them out of 11.

took desired route to attack point at 12 then attempted to contour to control.. I went SW rather than S for my first little error, followed this with 2nd error, tried to go straight, wasn't sure if I ended up N with a parallel error, went S and then too far, came back for the control.

had a few people overtake me 14-16 .. some several times ..

very lucky to 17, ran on a bearing but drifted, was aiming N but ended up hitting fence corner to the SW of control, lost a little concentration but didn't suffer .. was back on for the remainder of the short legs to 19.

went N from 19 via earth wall and cleared gully, turned left to 20
went well to 23, tried to up the pace to 24 then hit the hill .. ouch :)

started cramping up after the crossing past 25, there was a few runners with me so I tried to keep up / in front but couldn't keep up with them to 29 so I let them lead me to the finish.

with only a few little errors I was extremely happy with the run, pushed as hard as I could for most the way. managed to beat 4 people on time and was within 3 minutes of another 3 runners. it was much better result than I was expecting due to lack of fitness.

Saturday Sep 28, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Aus Sprint) 20:46 [4] 4.0 km (5:12 / km)

pos 35/49
I was expecting to place between 30 and 40 ..
Made a few minor errors - nothing big, but should do better, but running wasn't as easy or as fast as 6-12 months ago, I have lost a little fitness. I am content with the run, not overly happy but not disappointed.

I would like to be aiming for top 25-30

I has some hesitation at map exchange, It was not immediately obvious what was going on there, the maps were not close to the control

will look at errors and time lost when i get map or access to routegadget.

I think i will bring a hydration pack tomorrow for the long, hope fully i'll be able to beat a few of the slower runners with a clean run.
got the map - was hoping for some routegadget :(
clean run to 4, slight pause at 5, then at 9 when I couldn't see the map exchange.
hesitated at 11 with some traffic and after 12
went around the E side around 15 which wasn't the fastest.. then the S side to 16, not sure if that was either
around North of building at 18, I was starting to struggle with keeping up pace here
got a little confused 26-27 ...

Thursday Sep 26, 2013 #

11 AM

running (lunch run) 22:00 [3] 4.0 km (5:30 / km) +99m 4:54 / km

testing new gps ...$99 ALDI .. looks ok but not sure about accuracy

(testing fitness too, this didn't fare as well)
12 PM

GYM (Aqua) (Aqua) 55:00 [3]

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