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Training Log Archive: MooseMorris

In the 7 days ending Jul 14, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 1:27:00 11.18(7:47) 18.0(4:50)
  Orienteering1 1:00:55 8.5(7:10) 13.68(4:27)
  Total3 2:27:55 19.68(7:31) 31.68(4:40)

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Sunday Jul 14, 2013 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (NOY 7) 1:00:55 [5] 8.5 mi (7:10 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Wave Blue

Exhausting run today! The map is aptly named. Only had 3 or 4 minor stuff ups!. Managed to exit 2 in completely the wrong direction, but luckilly was paying enough attention that I knew where I was when I reached the top of the hill. Probably weaved more from 3 through to 5 than my routegadget track shows mostly trying to avoid the thicker bush. I caught Glenn and Alex caught both of us as we were coming in to 7. Alex of course ran much faster than I, but I did a better job navigating to 8. So managed to hang onto the back of Alex all the way to 9. Glenn had the right idea from 8 to 9 by staying west and avoiding the deep erosion gully under the powerlines which both Alex and I scrambled through. I couldn't keep up with Alex coming up the spur to the S of #9. My first thought was to just run up the creek but decided not to and then got caught in some kind of thorny vine (I had already gotten a decent scratch leaving #2). This one really got me and tore my shirt up. As I should have run up the spur, Glenn caught up and he and I ran together to 11. From 11, he chose the more direct route staying low, but I just ran up the hill and used the tracks to drop in via the small cliffs to the N. I had managed to open a small gap, but doubt got the better of me on 13 and I went and checked on a control that was not on my course (Glenn caught me again). Managed to lose Glen on 14 to 15 as I took a more direct route (but through worse scrub). Did poorly on 15 to 16 as I just took off trying to get away. I was trying to stay high but went too high, all the way to the track, and then lost contact maybe 50m S of 16. Stopped and figured it out, then went really well to the finish.

I am probably the most scratched up I've ever been after orienteering. I also managed to puncture my shoe with the end of stick that was bigger than my thumb!

Thursday Jul 11, 2013 #

4 PM

Running (Uni to Home 12K) 1:00:00 [4] 12.0 km (5:00 / km)
shoes: Saucony Guide 5 Orange

Run was much more interesting than I'd like. My hip was a little niggly, but not bad. My right sock kept on getting sucked in to my shoe which was probably the most annoying thing about the run as I had to stop 5 times to try and sort it out. And I had a few very minor intestinal issues and I got a stitch. So I'm going to have to do some ab work to sort that out! All in all I really can't complain too much.

Tuesday Jul 9, 2013 #

5 PM

Running (6K with Kate) 27:00 [4] 6.0 km (4:30 / km)
shoes: Saucony Guide 5 Orange

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