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Training Log Archive: Jaffa Cake

In the 9 days ending Aug 12, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 6:07:27 15.29 24.6
  Joggling-ish1 1:00:00
  Total7 7:07:27 15.29 24.6

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Saturday Aug 11, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish day 6) 57:09 [4] ***** 4.6 km (12:25 / km)
(sick) shoes: vj's

Fantastic terrain - best of the week (well, toss up with Culbin, anyway), but not the right frame of mind - had to drop the car back to Inverness last night, and clear out of the cottage this morning while Stodge camped out at the main campsite seeing as there was only the one car now.
Wanted the clean run, but a small wobble at 2, and once the difficult navigation stopped I stopped concentrating and turned into a muppet for the easiest leg on the course. Distracted by other controls (that one way over there looks like it could be in a clearing), tapes (they must be there for a reason, maybe it's important, I'd better go & see) and people (lots of them over there, maybe they are at my control), when I was still waaaay to short with a path to cross, still!
5 days of the 6 run, it's been fun, but a multi-day as a single parent is not easy!
Map to follow.

Orienteering 35:31 [3] 2.3 km (15:27 / km)

Straight down the run in, download, collect Holly & off to the start before it closes to do the white. Only they've run out of maps, so it was the yellow.
Another 9km day!
It's good for me (?!), & Hol has loved the O this week - one string course, four whites and a yellow.
Mull & Colonsay, here we come...

Friday Aug 10, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish day 5) 1:07:45 [4] 4.2 km (16:08 / km)
(sick) shoes: vj's

Nearly didn't go out - don't want to over-do it this week & end up ill again, but I'm competitive and wanted to make sure I got 4 counting days, and what if I don't finish tomorrow.
Wish I hadn't - it was a slog & I felt scrappy & unmotivated. A highish score that will count overall, so a positive from it, anyway!
Map to follow.

Thursday Aug 9, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish day 4) 52:11 [4] ***** 4.5 km (11:36 / km)
(sick) shoes: vj's

Gorgeous area, will be back for the British next year.
Should have been clean, but not quite.
Map to follow.

Wednesday Aug 8, 2007 #

Joggling-ish 1:00:00 [2]
(rest day)

Rest day at the Scottish - Stodge doing the MBO, so Hol wanted to do it, too.
Ride out through the lanes to the start, push up the track through the start and beyond, and pick up a couple of controls en route to the finish, and a long ride back through the lanes to the car park.

Tuesday Aug 7, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish Day 3) 54:54 [4] ***** 4.7 km (11:41 / km)

Not very inspiring. Even so, I ballsed a simple control again.
Map to follow.

Monday Aug 6, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish Day 2) 41:40 [2] *
(sick) shoes: Retired nike Air Pegasus

White (?!) course on Balavil with Hol & Stodge (thank goodness or it would have been me wading across the river with Hol on my back!).
Map to follow

Sunday Aug 5, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Scottish day 1) 58:17 [4] ***** 4.3 km (13:33 / km)
(sick) shoes: vj's

My first ever 6 day run (after 25 years of orienteering!)
More details to follow!

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