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Training Log Archive: Rosstopher

In the 1 days ending Oct 25, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 1:03:44 5.84(10:55) 9.4(6:47)
  Total1 1:03:44 5.84(10:55) 9.4(6:47)

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Sunday Oct 25, 2009 #

orienteering 1:03:44 [3] 9.4 km (6:47 / km)

Another A meet day. Easier orienteering, thicker woods. A cleaner race for me (as evidenced by the fact that I could actually draw my routes in after the race) but still came out in second place. Legs were a little more tired and made one large mistake.

- on control 10 made a parallel error, thought I was on one trail bend but was really on another. As I realized that things weren't matching up I attempted to relocate once using a large depression and then once using another trail, saw Ian in the woods punching a control that turned out to be my 14, relocated there and could see immediately what I had done.

overall impressions from the weekend are that I've gotten a whole lot better in the past year. It shows in my forest speed but also my navigation is vastly improved... this terrain is really hard to stay in contact with... running at top speed I was doing a pretty good job (all things considered). I credit the training week in Spain last winter for much of this improvement, and a lot of training with my teammates (US team and club team).

I still need to work on my hill climbing, and mentally staying focused for a 10 minute leg is a challenge still ( Hudson Highlander #4 for example).

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