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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 1 days ending Sep 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:45:47 8.14(13:00) 13.1(8:05)19 /23c82%
  Running1 15:00 1.76(8:30) 2.84(5:17)
  Total1 2:00:47 9.9(12:12) 15.94(7:35)19 /23c82%

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Sunday Sep 2, 2007 #

Running 15:00 [2] 1.76 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Warming up and getting my body to wake up. Felt quite stiff and not in race mode during the warm-up.

Orienteering race 1:45:47 [4] **** 13.1 km (8:05 / km)
spiked:19/23c shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Upplands Lång-DM, organized by Vallentuna-Össeby near Åkersberga.
It's been a long time since I'd run an actual long race, so I felt uneasy on the warm-up, as my body refused to wake up. However, the straight uphill start woke me up pretty quickly, and I felt fine the rest of the way physically. Navigation was another story, as I missed time on #2 (1:00), #3 (2:00), and #5 (3:00). It was really detailed stuff, and I didn't approach it cautiously enough. Plus, it's been a while since I'd raced in really detailed Uppland terrain. That was disappointing, but things went better after that. I was caught by Ola Hultin from 6 minutes back, and ran with him for a while, sometimes taking the lead, sometimes behind. Then we split up on the long leg to 15, and it looks like I got ahead again. Unfortunately, I got stuck in some nasty green on the next long leg, to 18, and lost two minutes. I saw Ola again leaving 18 and ran hard to catch and pass him. Felt good all the way to the finish and navigated quite cleanly in the end. Finished 12th, with Johan Höij winning in 83 minutes - an impressive time!
Also, I think one reason I didn't hit the wall today was because I took a gel that you could open and close again, and so instead of taking it all at once, I took a couple of sips at a time a few times during the course. That seemed to work well, and I'll be trying it again.

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