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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 1 days ending Oct 21, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running1 20:00 2.49(8:03) 4.0(5:00)2.0
  Orienteering1 16:56 1.68(10:06) 2.7(6:16) 6920c16.9
  Total1 36:56 4.16(8:52) 6.7(5:31) 6920c18.9

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Sunday Oct 21, 2012 #

7 AM

Running (Warmup) 20:00 [1] 4.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: 201110 Inov-8 Oroc 280

Warmup in the sprint quarantine, with an additional ten minutes of walking around on the model map checking out features. After waking up at 5:55 and breakfast at 6, I went through my equipment, geared up, hydrated, and trooped over to the quarantine at 7:25. I started marching around trying to familiarize my brain with the impending task at about 7:40, then started warmup in earnest at 7:55 after bathrooming, about 25 minutes in advance of callup for my 8:24 start.

Orienteering 16:56 [4] *** 2.7 km (6:16 / km) +69m 5:34 / km
20c shoes: 201110 Inov-8 Oroc 280

NAOC 2012 sprint. The course was interesting, with a mix of forest and urban terrain mapped to ISSOM. I started hemorrhaging time from the start, typically 30% back of the leaders. Full course review to come; my orienteering wasn't bad, but I wasn't clean either. I made a bad mistake on 13-14; I fumbled the trail junction adjacent to 13, and then missed 14 left, hitting a control lower on the spur before ambling back up. I estimate I lost thirty seconds. I took a bad angle through the green on the approach to 6 and navigated haphazardly from 10 to 11. The feature was obvious, but my route could have been quicker.

Overall, this was another disappointing race. Finishing 21% back of Ross is ludicrously far from being competitive.

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