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Discussion: digging deeper

in: gracemolloy; gracemolloy > 2019-08-24

Aug 24, 2019 7:20 PM # 
Big Jon:
can be hard when you've spent the past month grinding yourself down. Don't be hard on yourself (mentally) and make sure you get plenty of recovery before starting winter training.
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Aug 24, 2019 8:37 PM # 
gracemolloy:
True it’s been a tough few months but I think I’m not very good at using all my energy in a race, especially running but a bit orienteering too.
Aug 24, 2019 8:54 PM # 
Big Jon:
Thats probably why you orienteer so cleanly and consistently - you aren't going balls out with massive oxygen debt - its a real bonus to learn to do that while still a junior :-) Took me a long time to work it out!
Aug 26, 2019 1:29 PM # 
Lard:
Well said, Jon.
Aug 26, 2019 4:58 PM # 
gracemolloy:
I’d agree, definitely don’t want to go as far into the red when orienteering as you also need to be navigating. I want to experiment with being closer to the line though.
Aug 27, 2019 7:18 AM # 
murraystraining:
Overspeed training is some of the most effective you can do. If you never cross the line you won't know how close to the line you can safely get.

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