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Training Log Archive: AndreM

In the 7 days ending Apr 26, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:55:49 15.01(11:43) 24.16(7:17) 556
  Road bike1 47:00 11.99(15.3/h) 19.3(24.6/h)
  Total5 3:42:49 27.0(8:15) 43.46(5:08) 556

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Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #

8 AM

Road bike 47:00 [3] 19.3 km (24.6 kph)
shoes: Amiata Torino

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Easter M21AS Day 3) 45:54 [5] 6.45 km (7:07 / km) +165m 6:19 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212

Started out really well to first two controls, then a big directional error to 3. 4,5,6,7 ok, and then directional error to 8. Cassie with me from 2 to 8 and witnessed my fumbling. Approach to 9 could have been better - went through the thick bush when I could have run around. Again found seeing someone else on the course a distraction, even though I gained correction from them regularly.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Easter M21AS Day 2) 57:34 [5] 7.8 km (7:23 / km) +193m 6:34 / km

After only just getting to the start on time I started fine and by cp4 had caught up with Sten who started 2mins ahead of me. We then travelled together until he sped up the hill to 8 winning that split (together we made about 30 sec on the leaders up this hill). Then my best leg - the long one from 8 to 9 (gaining 1:05 over Juffy here). Went high to stay on the orange and by the time I hit the granite I could see Sten and someone else a couple of hundred meters behind. Kept working carefully, caught Jen and then bulls eyed it through the sparse woodland. At this point I had the lead on the race over Juffy by 1:25. Had a drink and off to 10 - but saw on my card that 10 is the one with the water, so back to 9 to double check. Read the number in error and kept going down the hill. Then realised not good, ran back up and by then Sten and Jen arrived at 9 - lost 2:07 right there (from Sten's split to 9). Then the wheels gradually fell off as Sten, Jen and I stumbled through what was slowly becoming a horror show. Me going too low to 11, corrected by seeing Sten above. Then I overshot a knolly turn to 12 by mistaking a granite patch (8th fastest time to 12, 2:20 off the best split). Then worked hard to open a gap to 14 but misery when I arrived as Jen, Sten and I ran laps of the area looking for the control (2 mins off the best split). The rest was back to normal, but arrived 5mins off the leaders. This calls for a miracle tomorrow since my cumulative time is 11:03 from Juffy in first, 7-8mins from Tyson in 2nd, about 3:30 from Sten in 3rd.

Saturday Apr 23, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering (Easter M21AS Day 1) 49:58 [4] 6.78 km (7:22 / km) +198m 6:26 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212

6 mins off the leaders time. This was a group start for the 21AS "Sledge" category. A quick run up the hill to the first control and then a pack of 3-4 (once Tyson cottoned on just before reaching 2) of us pretty much followed Paul to 2, 3, 4, 5. Then we came up the side of the hill a bit wide of the mark for 5 and I fell for it - thinking we must be on track and hence the control a bit to the right. Meanwhile Paul corrected and shot off like he had found 5 and was going for 6. I scrounged around and finally found 6 and by 7 (thus winning the descent shorts!) was with the B pack of Tyson and Mike (no not Mike Tyson). The splits show me being only a minute off the lead here and what I should have done was hoofed it up the hill along the fence. But paced it with the others and hit 7 a bit slower, then I lead to 8, gained pep and raced off to 9 successfully and then opened the gap to 10, but went high and hit the boulders SSW of 10, eventually getting it after the B train left, losing 2 minutes. Despondent I had directional problems going to 11 - lost a minute here, and then made it back with the calf in tact feeling ok. In hindsight - sticking close to Juffy would have been the better thing to do.

Friday Apr 22, 2011 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Prologue) 22:23 [4] 3.13 km (7:09 / km)
shoes: X-Talons 212

Held back and kept a steady pace since this was my first full run on the calf since injury - and it held up fine. Started last with a minute gap in front, so did not see anyone on the course. Big mistake overshooting 6 by about 100m. A little trouble finding 17. Happy with the run and that the calf was fine.

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