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Training Log Archive: Billenicus

In the 7 days ending Jan 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:35:11 18.02(11:56) 29.0(7:25)
  Running2 1:30:00 9.94(9:03) 16.0(5:38)
  Golf1 1
  Total7 5:05:12 27.96 45.0

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Sunday Jan 13, 2013 #

Orienteering race 41:32 [4] 5.0 km (8:18 / km)

Oceania day 7 - The Slump - 3.6K 265m

Mass start, which was fairly ridiculous. Felt like I spent most of the race helping people find controls.

Going OK for first few controls, but struggled physically when we got to the really rough section - completely out of practice at terrain running. Also brutally hot.

Technically no problems at all, except for starting to read 8-9 while running 7-8 which caused me to go down a big hill that I shouldn't have gone down, eventually losing 2.5 mins on the leg. After that had lost the pack, so no motivation whatsoever, so jogged / walked to the finish.

Saturday Jan 12, 2013 #

Orienteering race 1:05:42 [4] 8.0 km (8:13 / km)

Oceania day 6 - Smedley - 6.0K 280m

Nearly all the course in the gullies, which was a relief as it was very hot (temperature gauge in the car red 35 at one point on the drive back). So quite tricky in places.

Generally good run. Just lost time on
3 (45 sec) confused by unmapped fence),
18 (2.5mins). Nearly everyone struggled here. Dodgy.
19 (45 sec). Shellshocked after 18.

Didn't put much effort in, partly because of heat and partly just not particularly motivated.

Friday Jan 11, 2013 #

Orienteering race 41:21 [4] 7.0 km (5:54 / km)

Oceania Relay - Glenlean - 6.1K 285m

Clean run, without seeing any other runners. Felt tired and it showed in the time. Very easy - nearly all open farmland.

Thursday Jan 10, 2013 #

Orienteering race 1:06:36 [4] 9.0 km (7:24 / km)

Oceania Long M45

Fairly brutal race. Going well for most of the first part but legs just died after a couple of the steep climbs and was pretty slow over the second half. Technically fairly sound. Lost 15 sec at no. 3 as thought it was on the re-entrant rather than the spur. Didn't spot road route 9-10, which would have been quicker.

Major time losses were caused by vegetation. Lost a load of time (2 mins?) climbing the hill into 8. Also lost significant time 9-10. In both cases the terrain was shown as slow run, but should have been fight. Annoying to lose the race through randomness.

Knee seems to be holding up very well, though today was fairly stressful - still holding back a bit down the hills, particularly on tracks.

Legs very tired afterwards - tomorrow will be hard!

Tuesday Jan 8, 2013 #

8 AM

Running 50:00 [2] 9.0 km (5:33 / km)
shoes: Saucony

The big day.

Putting out controls, collecting in, running various errands at different speeds depending on level of panic.

All went smoothly in the end. Winning times long as expected, though Women's winning time longer than hoped until realising that the winner had lost so much time.

Hope anyone who ran the courses and reads this didn't mind the length too much - largely forced on us due to spectator / media / logistics considerations, and the courses could only really have been shortened by making them a lot less interesting. Ideally the Women's course would have been the Men's course!
5 PM

Golf 1 [1]

A relaxing round of golf with Martin and Charlie. Had intended to play Judgeford but there was no-one there to hire the clubs from so went for the Silverstream 9-holer instead. A good decision as we were all a bit knackered. 39 shots each!

Monday Jan 7, 2013 #

Running 40:00 [2] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)
shoes: Saucony

Running around Government House checking that nothing had changed. Ran nearly all routes that runners are likely to take and had to remove an obstacle or two. Also a quick loop of Wellington East checking on gates etc.

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