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Training Log Archive: stever

In the 7 days ending Nov 9, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:12:45 6.71(19:47) 10.8(12:18)
  Total2 2:12:45 6.71(19:47) 10.8(12:18)

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Sunday Nov 9, 2014 #

Orienteering race (Troll Cup Green Day 1) 1:06:36 [4] 5.3 km (12:34 / km)
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280

Similar temps to yesterday, but overcast. Still nice O weather.

For a very slow guy who needs the faster runners to make mistakes, a chase start is not an ideal format. Still another day in the woods is another day in the woods, and that makes it a fun day.

As for the results, it really is astounding to me how mind blowing fast the fast people are. Most of the top M50s of course were down on red, but just watching how fast the early green starters were running was remarkable.

Saturday Nov 8, 2014 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Troll Cup Green Day 2) 1:06:09 [4] 5.5 km (12:02 / km)
shoes: Inov8 Oroc 280

Nice sunny late fall day. Needed long sleeves, but otherwise a gorgeous day to be in the woods.

Ought to have been well rested, given my absolutely zero exercise for the previous week (stuck in meetings in Boston). But I never had any zip to the legs, not bad legs, just not good.

As for my O, much the same, not bad, just not very good either. Never did seem to get any flow. And one bad 3 minute mistake. For 7, decided to attack from 4. Crossed the trail at the water stop, as planned and then said "Good! Now just scoot over to 4, you've been there already, this will be trivial." But somehow missed it well right, and floundered around on the larger spur behind 4, before finally cluing in to what I'd done. Ugh.

Final doofus move. On the long run in from the go control, caught a toe, and full speed face plant. Bashed hard yet again my left knee, which is really getting fed up with me. I need to do better job at distributing my bruises.

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