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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 1 days ending Sep 29, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:23:18 9.94(8:23) 16.0(5:12)
  Running1 20:00 1.86(10:44) 3.0(6:40)
  Total1 1:43:18 11.81(8:45) 19.0(5:26)

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Sunday Sep 29, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Aus long champs) 1:23:18 [5] 16.0 km (5:12 / km)

Wow what fantastic terrain - massive granite rocks scattered all over the shop, super runnable terrain, hardly any paths, tricky vague slopes... The stuff orienteering dreams are made of. I guess my enjoyment of it was also helped by having a pretty good run. Set off well spiking each of the first 7 controls in some scattered rocks and catching Lachy and Bryan up. Then it got a bit vaguer and I lost concentration a bit dropping 20 secs or so on each of 8, 10 and 12. I crossed over Simon on the way to 12 and it looked like he may have closed some of the 4mins up, which put the willies up me a bit. Took the really cool tricky section from 12 to 18 carefully and managed to stay clean. Turns out Simon was about 20secs up on me at that point. Then the running opened up a bit with some more vague legs before heading out into semi-open farmland. Fortunately I was feeling good and my energy gel had just kicked in so I was able to push hard to the finish and keep things clean to take the win. Hard to think of having run a more enjoyable classic race before.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

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