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Training Log Archive: Jaffa Cake

In the 7 days ending Mar 25, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:28:45 5.9(15:02) 9.5(9:21)
  Total2 1:28:45 5.9(15:02) 9.5(9:21)

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Sunday Mar 25, 2012 #

Orienteering race 50:34 [4] 5.2 km (9:43 / km)
shoes: VJs

Flat, vague, heavy going with quite alot of unavoidable marsh & tussock.
Earlyish mistake hitting a path between 2 & 3 that wasn't as indistinct as mapped, & ended up crossing a tussocky marsh I wouldn't have needed to, and then coming out of 14, was heading the right way, but then a junior asked where we were and I got distracted. Wondered why I was heading in the direction I was, when cleaqrly 16 was further to the right. Fortunately didn't go too far before I realised, just took me a while to get back on track.
6 minutes lost altogether :o(
Glad I did, snuck in in front of Fiona by 16 seconds to take 4th place on W35, but 3rd British W35 (Anne Straube doesn't count), so I got a BOF Buff & a medal. Was feeling undeserving - wasn't a medal-deserving run, but as Helen said on the podium, she's not the best W35 in the country, but you can only run & win within the rules.

Saturday Mar 24, 2012 #

Orienteering race 20:34 [4] 2.4 km (8:34 / km)
shoes: Walshes

Got caught the wrong side of the flower bed to 2, fell over hard at the bottom of the hill coming out of 3, then just got into my head about 2 compulsory crossing points between 7 & 8 & then up the road. Did it all, but hadn't clocked actually number 8 was at a crossing point that didn't count as a crossing point....went within 2 feet of the control, even watched people punching it, but didn't punch it myself.
After that, it was all OK, would have been 4th & into the A final. As it was, I was NC in the B final :o(

Orienteering 17:37 [3] 1.9 km (9:16 / km)
shoes: Walshes

Legs tired from pushing in the quali's, & glut really sore ? from the fall.
Scrappy & bitty. Couldn't work out the spirally bit on the overpass & spent a minute or so faffing.
Steph had an awesome run, & the win will do wonders for her confidence.

Disappointing. Should have been 4th in the A final instead.

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