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Training Log Archive: philm64

In the 7 days ending Aug 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 4:15:55 13.7 22.04 952
  Walking1 2:00:00 3.33(36:02) 5.36(22:23) 1029
  Total6 6:15:55 17.03 27.4 1981

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Sunday Aug 11 #

2 PM

Walking 2:00:00 [3] 5.36 km (22:23 / km) +1029m 11:25 / km

Really too much the day after the Swiss O week; Helen’s friend suggested a nice “lake/waterfall walk”. With gondola ride down. But.......

Both H & I really struggled, we thought it may be 800m up but instead was 1.029m. Legs v tired/heavy. I had a funny turn when we got back, lost my voice, went slightly hypo, & it wasn’t the best end to a fabulous week. Let’s hope I can recover properly now :-/

Saturday Aug 10 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 57:08 [5] 5.9 km (9:41 / km) +190m 8:20 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

swiss o week final day, rain , misty, felt very keen & OK. 4.8km but v wet & slidy / muddy with much traversing over streams- not my thing! Started v well indeed but as soon as the course went over to the wet slope, i slowed and was not able to use my lethal weapon, ie. my pace. long long leg took me 13 mins , 2 mins lost; poor at no 8 another 1 min. but everyone else ra amazingly well, esp Kaspar Oettli & now i know why .

Stunned to be only 9th. under 900 points - had half expected a stage win (!) with such a "clean" run. Even two of the "urban" guys beat me today!). I guess others got into the O as the week progressed , whereas I arrived rested but on top prep from Slovenia etc.

Podium for 3rd overall, delighted, plus 4 stage podiums (2 2nd & 2 3rd), and new friends made in the world of German speaking Swiss orienteers. The best week of the trip so far! :-)


Winsplits show the sorry tale - I cannot move on mud & steep slopes, esp downhill. Any leg that was physical - ie. steep up, &/or track running - I won.



Friday Aug 9 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 40:42 [5] 4.14 km (9:50 / km) +170m 8:09 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Swiss o Week day 5 - middle, rougment, downhill mainly, good run, caugh rene Bock 2 mins after no 3 & he helped me, esp at no 7 where i missed & he said "it's back there". slow on no 8 but then tore down hill & felt confident, yesterdays winner messed up badly today, i did not. caught Rene on run in (!) despite seeing him leave no 14. he doesn't stop!!!!

2nd in stage, very pleased, podium guaranteed now.


Thursday Aug 8 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 58:42 [5] 6.79 km (8:39 / km) +382m 6:45 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Swiss O week day 4. Hornberg, v tough course tho open runnable in places. Feet getting sore.

One of the favourites started 3 mins ahead & I fancied seeing him but didn’t . Easy early on then difficulty finding flag no 4. V good to no 7 (tricky!), but then totally misread slope direction., 2 mins lost , then suddenly made 3 1-min errors in a row- 2 of which were careless/rushing too much.

6th, 4 mins down. Not a disaster but I need to stay in control. The top Swiss finishers could not match my running splits. I lost the stage: could have been =1st.


Wednesday Aug 7 #

(rest day)

Rain. Swiss o week rest day. Tired. Day off.

Lying 2nd at halfway, but not v sensible as it’s only 2/3 races; total will be 5/6.

Tuesday Aug 6 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 44:24 [5] 5.21 km (8:31 / km) +210m 7:06 / km
shoes: VJ Integrators

Swiss o week day 3. Above col Du pillon again. 4.1k/lots of climb.

No 1 again stumped me- entered forest & there was an unmapped gate/track- people milling around- forest v vague. Tried to pace count & contour & started panicking as I was unable to locate anything solid. A quick banana to 2 women talking , & luckily found control . 1-2 mins could have been much longer.

Rest ok but no 4, went to hard down hill & nearly lost contact. Rescued it then committed to being careful. Some easier legs on tracks & easier open legs near end. Reckoned I would be under 43 mins but the heat & climb slowed me/everyone- 3rd, 44 secs down, same 2 guys ahead as yesterday. Another podium- won sausages. Hmm!

Monday Aug 5 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 54:59 [5]
shoes: VJ Integrators

Swiss o week stage 2- long, above Col du Pillon. 6km/290m

Good run tho no 1 was appalling!!! (1min)- others lost a LOT more; I was gobsmacked not to nail it. Hidden/ vague. Open hillside, runnable , crags etc. My sort of thing. Annoyed to miss no 11 (careless)-1 min+. Strong finish despite another fiendish control later (looked easy - wasn’t). Ankle sore . Lake nice to put in sore feet! Altitude 1680-2200m. Views awesome.

Lying 3rd when we left, not far behind. Two Swiss started the revenge today, tho I took out Czech jan N. :-)

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