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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 1 days ending Aug 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 28:51 2.92(9:53) 4.7(6:08) 125
  Run1 27:00
  Total1 55:51 2.92 4.7 125

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Thursday Aug 20, 2009 #

Run warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 Mudlcaw 330 August 2009

Warmup for the sprint qualifier. This includes the 9 minutes to get to the start.

Orienteering 18:56 [4] *** 2.9 km (6:32 / km) +125m 5:22 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Mudlcaw 330 August 2009

WOC 2009 Sprint Qualification Heat A.

Definitely not happy about this race, and unpleasantly surprised.

I will not get existential or despondent, etc., but certainly deserve a kick in the a** rather than a pat on the back.

I don't know what happened, but I know I was slow. Clearly my first two legs were unduly conservative; I see that now that I have drawn my course. But, after that, it still sucked. In fact, until 11 (12:44 running for me) my splits were pretty awful. After that, they picked up and I was at least in the 20s--not great, but respectable.

The thing is, the first 10 controls were the forest ones, in the drainage areas, and the ones after were more conventional "orange course" stuff. I'm OK at least running around on the trails and fields, but negotiating reentrants--not so much.

From a WRE perspective, this appears to be my third worst WOC performance in my inglorious career.

WOC 2009 Sprint Qual0001
That would be a stupid way to finish.

Run warm up/down 7:00 [2]
shoes: Salomon XCR

Warmup before the town sprint.

Definitely feeling little zip in the legs due to the climb over the past few days and not having any food since breakfast.

Orienteering race 9:55 [4] *** 1.8 km (5:31 / km)
shoes: Salomon XCR

Hungaria Cup, Day 4, Open 2. This was a sprint in downtown Miskolc. The first such sprint like this I have done. I would definitely do another. Again, stupid easy.

Actually, I lost 10-15 seconds. Some of that was running by the finish punch.

Finally won one of these: 1/46, and 47 seconds clear, but clearly there was no competition on this poseur course. So, the last 2 days I will do Open 3.

WOC 2009 Hungaria Cup Day 40001

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