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Training Log Archive: tRicky

In the 1 days ending Jul 22, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mapping1 3:09:52 7.18(26:27) 11.56(16:26) 41
  Mountain bike1 1:23:12 15.21(11.0/h) 24.48(17.7/h)
  Orienteering (bush)1 47:52 5.81(8:14) 9.35(5:07) 20915 /16c93%
  Total3 5:20:56 28.2(11:23) 45.39(7:04) 25015 /16c93%
averages - sleep:7.2

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Sunday Jul 22, 2012 #

9 AM

Orienteering (bush) race (Gunapin Boomer) 47:52 [4] ** 9.35 km (5:07 / km) +209m 4:36 / km
spiked:15/16c slept:7.2 shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3D lime/black

Thought I'd prove to everyone today that I CAN navigate so led them all to the first control, then let Fletch take over for a bit. I think we'd lost Komy, ShotRat and Rachel by this stage so Fletch and I ran it out. Very easy terrain to see where you're going so we didn't make any big blunders and kept together for most of it, until #12 where I went straight over the spur and Fletch went around. Beat him to that one (just) but then tried the same to #13 by going through the bush whereas Fletch took the slightly longer way through the yellow and he took 30+ seconds out of me.

Spent the next three chasing him down at which point we both skipped 16 & 17 but then from 15->18 I spent more time trying to catch him than actually navigating so we both hooked far right of where we wanted to go. Spent 30 seconds sorting it out before we both came to the simulataneous conclusion that the finish was further south than where we currently were so smashed back, but he smashed harder and got me by one second in the finish.

Good, enjoyable terrain. Only a few controls in I'd been wishing for a solo event but no matter. Briefly contemplated doing the H3 afterwards but I had Plans for this afternoon.
12 PM

Mountain bike 1:23:12 [3] 24.48 km (17.7 kph)
shoes: Giant Anthem

Lap of the Kalamunda Circuit. The Dell carpark was overflowing when I went past so wasn't looking forward to parking at the other end but there were a few spots available.

Legs felt tired from the start - can't think why - but looking at the splits I beat most of my fastest times from a few months ago. The trail has changed just before The Dell to follow some single track up the hill (and adds about 500 or so metres) rather than following the awful powerline track so that was a bit longer. Take that split out and this was my fastest ride.

Got stuck behind a few people but most for only a few seconds, other than the last sprint in when I'd just passed one guy and caught his mate, who thought I was his friend, so he failed to let me past even though I pointed out that I was behind him. It was only when he started talking to me that I realised he thought I was someone else! Too late by that stage to take the honours on that split.

This has turned out to be my highest training load week (for the bike) for a while, where I managed to achieve steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of my six step training programme. Substituted the KC for the hills ride though (which I still haven't managed to do yet) because I thought a bit of technical MTB riding would be more productive for me than yet another strength session. Plus it was more fun than riding up a hill.
3 PM

Mapping 3:09:52 [1] 11.56 km (16:26 / km) +41m 16:09 / km
shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3D lime/black

Had the whole afternoon to kill so headed out to map Hartfield Park. Ended up going a bit further and mapping Reid Oval instead, with all the nasty, nasty bush that surrounds it. Found lots of nice control hanging features over there! It seems though that the bogans who cut down the tree next to the nice knoll from yesterday have also visited Reid Oval because there were a whole bunch of youngish saplings surrounding the oval and now all but one of them has been ripped out.

Not much of interest in the bush although I followed a drainage ditch in the south and found a rock so drew that in. Nice ditch but probably a bit out of the way to hang anything in.

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