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Training Log Archive: MTBjen

In the 7 days ending Apr 22, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Rogaining is Fun1 3:00:00
  Orienteering3 1:50:50 3.85 6.2
  Run1 30:00
  Total5 5:20:50 3.85 6.2

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Friday Apr 22, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Easter prologue 21E) 21:50 [3] 2.2 km (9:55 / km)

Tuesday Apr 19, 2011 #

5 PM

Run 30:00 [3]
shoes: Feet

Warmup, drills, run-throughs, a few 365m efforts.

Sunday Apr 17, 2011 #

8 AM

Orienteering race (Hill Park Dale H4) 59:00 [3] 4.0 km (14:45 / km)

Good fun course on a lovely map. Started off really badly, got gradually slightly better as I started to work out that this was NOT a rogaine, or a metrO event, and rogaine and metrO nav techniques (or lack thereof) were not going to get me far. By the second last control I was getting a bit confident so I royally messed up the last one to knock myself down to size. Then for good measure I didn't look at the map to see where the finish was, but instead did a lap of the string course. Unfortunately it had a different finish to the H4, but soon after I found John warming up and he pointed me to the real finish.

It seems that the way to orienteer is to have a plan for the leg, with a solid attackpoint, stay in contact with the map, slow down and read the detail in the circle, read the control descriptions, keep the map oriented. Who'd have thought it?
11 AM

Orienteering (HPD Sprint) 30:00 [3]

Thanks Craig for setting this one up.
Went out again to see if I was any better after calibrating my O brain on the H4. I was, which was encouraging, although the nice big scale probably helped. Pulled out at 10 so John could get to work. Good fun.

Saturday Apr 16, 2011 #

11 AM

Rogaining is Fun (Family PootleGaine) 3:00:00 [1]

I found rogaine on my activities list, down the bottom with squash and shopping.
Really enjoyed pottering around with a sleeping T2 strapped on as a random accessory - wonder if this stuff actually sinks in? On the way home he disproved our theory that he will only scream for max 20min in the car before falling asleep. Noooo he has his dads volume and mums stamina.
Passed out on impact with bed at home, I'm about to do the same.
Wonder if juffy and tricky survived - tough day to be racing!

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