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Training Log Archive: Billenicus

In the 7 days ending Jan 20, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 1:35:28 12.43(7:41) 20.0(4:46)
  Cricket1 1:00:00
  Running2 50:43 8.7(5:50) 14.0(3:37)
  Cycling1 23:30 2.49(9:27) 4.0(5:53)
  Total8 3:49:41 23.61 38.0

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Sunday Jan 20, 2013 #

Running 50:22 [3] 9.0 km (5:36 / km)
shoes: Saucony

The Dry Creek loop, clockwise. Very gentle pace as fairly tired after yesterday. One of those runs where you spend the whole time thinking about stuff without actually noticing the run! A little unsure of knee on the descent.

Saturday Jan 19, 2013 #

10 AM

Running intervals 11 [5] 3.0 km (4 / km)
shoes: Saucony

Since cricket match was at Kilbirnie, took opportunity to rerun some of the World Cup legs to check which were the best routes (to help with comments for Jan Kocbach). Felt in reasonable shape. Some further jogging to check everything back in shape and check out some of the elephant tracks down slopes.

Running 10 [3] 2.0 km (5 / km)
shoes: Saucony

12 PM

Cricket 1:00:00 [1]

vs Easts at Kilbirnie 1
Completely out of form. Another duck after fielding for 66 overs. Why do I bother?

Thursday Jan 17, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 18:45 [4] 4.0 km (4:41 / km)

Sprint the Bay 5 - The Slip

Mass start, so very mindless. Very good for most of it, shaving a few seconds off here and there to allow me to keep up with the pack. Brain fade at the end though, when I thought I'd punched a wrong control and stopped to check. Probably cost 30 seconds, partly because I was really dying at that stage. Very slow up the last hill.

Why did we need a mass start??

Orienteering race 18:45 [4] 4.0 km (4:41 / km)

Sprint the Bay 6 - Havelock North Village.

Really didn't feel like running this and felt like I was running out of energy after the first few minutes. Kept at it though, partly because it was a pretty good course with some interesting route choices. Probably got one or two of the routes wrong, but no other real mistakes. Feel like I'm back into the groove of sprint racing.

Obviously fairly tired afterwards.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 18:16 [4] 4.0 km (4:34 / km)

Sprint the Bay 3 - Kaiwaka

Really fun area on riverbed for first two thirds of the course. Last third fairly boring farmland.

Much better today. Getting a decent flow and in control pretty much all the time. One minor mistake (10s) at 4 but otherwise good.

Knee seems better today.
6 PM

Orienteering race 17:33 [4] 4.0 km (4:23 / km)

Sprint the Bay 4 - Napier Central

Fairly easy flat town centre, so eyeballs out and try to get the best routes round the buildings. Getting into the swing of it now, though felt fairly tired before starting. Only the odd second lost here or there and no major problems with routes.

Tuesday Jan 15, 2013 #

12 PM

Cycling race 23:30 [4] 4.0 km (5:53 / km)

Sprint the Bay 1 - Woodford

First proper sprint in 16 months, and it showed. Just couldn't get into it and everything seemed to be taking longer than it should. No rhythm and lots of small hesitations and mistakes due to not spotting impassable routes. Also trying to protect knee a bit as it's the first time I've raced hard on a hard surface for a while. Too many fences for my liking.

Would have been a big advantage to have seen the map beforehand, and particularly to have run on the area.
6 PM

Orienteering race 22:09 [4] 4.0 km (5:32 / km)

Sprint the Bay 2 - Splash Planet

Knee feeling a bit dodgy before starting, but mostly fine once I got going. Forced me to hold back a bit though.

Really fun area. Was doing reasonably (even if nowhere near fluent enough) until an appalling route choice coupled with failure to execute it cost me about 75 sec on 21-22. The only point on the course where I didn't have some idea what to do next on arriving at a control.

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