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Training Log Archive: R Anderson

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 4:25:00
  Orienteering4 2:58:05 4.47 7.217 /22c77%
  Cycling2 2:45:00
  Total13 10:08:05 4.47 7.217 /22c77%

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Saturday May 1, 2010 #

8 AM

Running warm up/down 40:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

9 AM

Orienteering race 43:48 [3] ****
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

First control was really bad, very hesitant and over-read the map on such an easy control. Second control was shaky, and third I lost about a minute being confused about the second set of cliffs. Was already dead tired at that point, and not confident with my orienteering at all, so toned down the pace. 4,5,6 all went ok, lost up to a minute on 10 and 13 though.

By control 9 I had basically given up on any chance of a good result. I was so tired, obviously from the heat like everyone else, but I think it was more than that. Was feeling a bit sick/tired on Wed/Thurs, so maybe there was some residual there. Walked on every uphill after ctrl 3, which was really depressing.

Very surprised by the result, 5th place, a big fluke! Goes to show what a relatively clean race can produce. By slowing down and getting into the map on 4,5,6 I guess I avoided the costly mistakes that many others did.
12 PM

Running warm up/down 40:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

1 PM

Orienteering race 17:14 [5]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

Was really hoping to feel better for the sprint than I was for the middle. Warmed up well and had recovered I think. Was starting a minute behind Eric, which was unfortunate since I tend to have bad races in both O and skiing (mistakes/go out too hard) when I start right behind someone. I actually prefer to be the one starting ahead.

So I made the same mistake I always do, I went out like a bat out of hell to try and catch Eric. Had made up all but maybe 15s by 6, then it all went downhill. Was doing well to about ctrl 10 but couldn't hold the pace this time. Basically just hit the wall physically, and a ~45s mistake at 13 (couldn't see the last all-grey canopy building on the map) drained me of everything. Could see Eric slipping away the rest of the race, and he managed to gain everything back on the last few controls. Kudos to him for pushing right to the line.

Ideally I would have worn shorts and a singlet for this race, as the heat was again brutal with the full black pants and socks.

I think starting late for this race was a definite advantage since you could basically see half the legs from the main parking lot.

Thursday Apr 29, 2010 #

1 PM

Running 1:00:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (September 09)

2 PM

Running 20:00 [4]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (September 09)

4x2min hill. Felt very tired so decided to take it a bit easy and only do 4. Definitely rest tomorrow.


Wednesday Apr 28, 2010 #

12 PM

Running 1:00:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (September 09)

40min + 20min Plyo.
5 PM

Cycling 1:00:00 [1]
shoes: Shimano R086

Tuesday Apr 27, 2010 #

6 PM

Running 20:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

7 PM

Orienteering 50:00 [3]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

session at cite des jeunes. Felt good, only really one mistake in a questionable area. Much faster than sunday.

Monday Apr 26, 2010 #

3 PM

Cycling 1:45:00 [1]
shoes: Shimano R086

Easy cruise on the newly tuned bike. Very nice day, although quite windy.

Sunday Apr 25, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:07:03 [3] *** 7.2 km (9:19 / km)
spiked:17/22c shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

Absolutley fried. So tired from yesterday/this week. Hard to maintain even a jog in the forest, and had to walk on a lot of uphills.

Made ~1min mistakes on 10 and 19, and a couple smaller mistakes.

Great course! Thanks to Eric et al. for a high quality event.

10 AM

Running warm up/down 25:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Ints (May 09)

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