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Training Log Archive: simmo

In the 7 days ending Apr 28:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road cycling1 1:30:00 21.44(4:12) 34.5(2:37)
  Orienteering2 1:16:26 4.04(18:55) 6.5(11:46)
  Total3 2:46:26 25.48(6:32) 41.0(4:04)

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Saturday Apr 27 #

Orienteering race 46:38 [3] 3.4 km (13:43 / km)
ahr:118 max:142 shoes: X-Talon 190

Aust. Middle Champs at Foxes Lair, GPS 5.0kms. Don't think my mind was up to this after yesterday. Ran down the watercourse from the start, then veered too far left at the bottom and into the wrong group of rocks. Panicking a little with Hoopy only 2 mins behind, I knew what I'd done, but couldn't resist checking out several boulders in this wrong location. Hoopy appeared just as I found the control, but he was looking too far to the East. 2 mins and a bit lost. Wasn't clean into 2 and 3 either, losing close to a minute on these. Hit 4 ok, but then disaster, running to 5 I crossed a road but then started looking before crossing a second road. Found a control after a minute or two, and thought I'd identified the feature (actually could have identified it as my no. 9 if I'd checked the code against my descriptions, but failed to do that), and kept searching. After another minute I realised that I needed to be on the other side of a road, saw it in the distance and ran over and crossed it. Unfortunately I hadn't looked at my compass or registerd the fact that a powerline should have been on the other side. More fruitless searching brought me to another control whose code I should have checked (I would have found that it was my no. 8). Eventually decided to do what I should have done in the first place - run to a road and relocate. Found that I was 400m N of the control, so ran up the road, along the powerline and in - 10.5 mins slower than the fastest and 63/64 on the leg.

The next few controls were ok (had been to two of them already), but I hadn't finished yet. At 11, I searched the wrong rocks again - probably the same ones I had been in at 1 because it was quite close, 2.5 mins lost, then I face-planted on the way out of the control. 7 short legs left, didn't lose any significant time, but wasn't fast.

Tuesday Apr 23 #

Road cycling 1:30:00 [3] 34.5 km (2:37 / km)
shoes: Bike: Beemer Auto

Easy ride to Bassendean, a bit of a loosener after 3 races in 3 days. Cold morning, but nice for riding. River was like a mill pond.

Monday Apr 22 #

Orienteering race 29:48 [4] 3.1 km (9:37 / km)
ahr:113 max:149 shoes: X-Talon 190

Day 3 at Umuna. GPS 3.56km. Started 2mins behind Terry, didn't really expect to see him, especially when I made a meal of 2. Took the right line, but was concentrating on finding a patch of green before the control and failed to identify a knoll on the route. Then I got sidetracked by the wrong patch of green and went too low - 2 mins + down. Pretty average on the next 3 legs, taking it steady and carefully rather than trying to make up the lost time.

Surprised to see Terry at 5, where he had lost 4 mins. Led him through 5-8, then got away a bit to 9, though he probably was never far behind on the long leg to 10. Took a good line, but just dropped a bit too soon down to the first group of rocks. Terry soon joined me and we corrected quickly but probably lost a minute. The two leaders after day 2 lost 9 and 13 mins respectively on this leg, so we did pretty well really.

Terry went left up the slope, but I decided the fastest running to 11 was low in the paddock below the rock, and I gained half a minute, which Terry couldn't make up.

5th on the day, 2 mins down, and 5th overall.

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