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Training Log Archive: grilla

In the 7 days ending Apr 26, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 4:29:14 12.68 20.4 80
  Run1 15:00 1.24(12:04) 2.0(7:30)
  Total5 4:44:14 13.92 22.4 80

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Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

Orienteering 20:00 [3]
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Collecting controls - fairly useless (me that is) - still completely unable to master this hillside (start of Day 2). Ridiculously slippy shoes.

Orienteering 53:00 [3]
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Easter Day 3, a better day. Flet really at home just after the start triangle. Slow through the green, but hapy despite looking up at 2 seeing Jasmine not too far behind. Got 3 OK but couldn;t find control (further around rock). Poor route to 4, should have gone higher earlier. Did 5 well and repassed Jasmine ho'd been out of sight on previous. Wonky to 6. Wrong route to 9 (too much climb). Got 10 well and again caught some time back on Jasmine. Completely stuffed 11 and must have gone past it 3 times before finding the control... Rest of course not too bad. The Vanessa/Kathryn/Shannon train came through at 15 but I forgot to jump on and went my own silly way to 17. Was quite annoyed to be bumbling along part way to 17 and hearing them finish.

Normal sleep last night - I think that helped enormously.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #

Orienteering 1:43:00 [3] 12.7 km (8:07 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Disaster day. Where to start??? Awful from 1st control. A few decent miniscule parts to the run but on the whole, just plain awful. Not sure what was going on, but whatever could go wrong did, whenever there was a stupid option to take - I was on it, whenever I got back in control I was suddenly out of control again. Need to get brain working.

Saturday Apr 23, 2011 #

Orienteering 44:42 [3]
shoes: Inov8 X talon

More later, but there's nothing really worth remembering

Friday Apr 22, 2011 #

Run warm up/down 15:00 [3] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Warm up - a first for everything, so did a warm down as well!

Orienteering 15:32 [3] 2.6 km (5:58 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X talon

An OK run, good result but could have been even better with a few small errors and laziness eliminated... frustrating.
Started slow but reading well, thought I was a bit off going to 2 and corrected when I shouldn't have. Slow up the hill to 4, and then lost a bit going to 5. Nearly fell into the trap of running straight down the hill to 6 but caught myself. Saw Susanne coming into 6 behind me so tried a bit harder. Got 7-8-9 well but stopped for detour via another control to 10. Then wrong exit from 10 and 11 let Susanne in front. Sept the rest of the time chasing her but without gusto. Wish I had.

Thursday Apr 21, 2011 #


Golf is OAWA 180 no more :(

Wednesday Apr 20, 2011 #

Orienteering (Autumn Series) 33:00 [3] 5.1 km (6:28 / km) +80m 6:00 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Just did this for a bit of fun and it mostly was. Extended my planned route after Eoin got back in 17 minutes, this meant I ran the opposite way than originally intended. Got a bit frustrated trying to find 28 (its like the twilight zone under the freeway for me) and then was having trouble finding the track near 13, made harder by being chased around by 2 exuberant and obese border collies. Eventually gave up and went another circuitous route just to avoid them. That left me down in the depths of a rainforest valley in the real twilight, only able to read the map in rare open spots and barely able to see the ground sometimes. Not a good move 2 days before easter on a dodgy ankle... Anyway I took it very steady and really enjoyed running these tracks so glad I did, even though I only got an extra 60 points (20%) for double Eoin's time.

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