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Training Log Archive: graeme

In the 7 days ending Jul 4, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 4:41:00 25.2(11:09) 40.56(6:56)
  Total5 4:41:00 25.2(11:09) 40.56(6:56)
  [1-5]3 3:11:00

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Saturday Jul 3, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:58:00 [4] 13.8 mi (8:33 / mi)

NAOC2010 "Long" 29/40 Winner 87
Proper orienteering. In a forest. For a long time.

Big route choice, pace judgement both at the leg and the whole course level, control picking, detailed nav, vague nav etc etc.

You can't beat it. Another superb course on a wonderful area, some training might have helped me make progress.

Only mild disappointment, we didn't go into the trickiest bit of the area.
In the days of classic elite planning we surely would have, but it seems the new "long" discipline has to be distinguished from "middle", and to do that you leave out the tricky bits or, perhaps in this case, reserve them for "middle" races. Still, having been unable to replace my Jukola-trashed
magnifier, I don't imagine I'd have been able to see the detailed bit.

... all this followed by a 2-hour walk up the mountain in Kimberley behind the hotel.

If only the bits which I have decided are now healed would stop hurting.

Friday Jul 2, 2010 #

Orienteering race 46:00 [4] 4.7 mi (9:47 / mi)

NAOC Middle Distance
Double Duck Flats, Cranbrook.
Definitely a candidate for the best area ever. Absolutely superb fast technical area and varied challenging course.
Race recipe: Start May unfit, don't train for two months, bash your knee, make 4 mins of mistakes.
Outcome: last when we left

Thursday Jul 1, 2010 #

Orienteering 20:00 [0] 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

Walk around Thomass event taking photos. Knee still v.sore. Not best.

Wednesday Jun 30, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:10:00 [0] 3.0 mi (23:20 / mi)

Walk/jog round Kimberley on a score. knee and heel (again - shouldn't have gone on the tarmac) sore.

Monday Jun 28, 2010 #

Orienteering race 27:00 [3] 2.7 mi (10:00 / mi)

US Champs sprint, blue.
Nice little area in Spokane, but felt like an anticlimax after the "proper" race yesterday. Never got into it, then took a massive tumble just before the tricky bit - it was the sort of area where you had to risk getting hurt to go hard. v.sore and bloodied for the rest - skin on your knees is overrated...
I guess the shorts didn't work so well.

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