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Training Log Archive: bubo

In the 7 days ending Apr 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:48:44 10.25(16:27) 16.5(10:14)12 /17c70%
  Trail running5 1:45:25 8.95(11:47) 14.4(7:19)
  Stretching1 6:00
  Total5 4:40:09 19.2 30.912 /17c70%

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Sunday Apr 22, 2007 #

Trail running warm up/down 10:00 [3] 1.2 km (8:20 / km)
ahr:117 max:129 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Orienteering race (--/12, Ulf P 39:18) 56:40 [3] 5.3 km (10:42 / km)
ahr:130 max:151 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Barkenträffen, Long at Humboberget.
A very disappointing run over-all. I only made two mistakes on the course, but both very costly. Felt slow again today, but tried to keep moving at a solid pace. Same problems with map-reading as yesterday to begin with, but it got slightly better for a while.
My first mistake was a classic parallell error, stopping on a ridge too early looking for control # 4 about 100m from the correct spot. Once I relocated I made a stupid extra loop to add another 1½ min to my mistake for a total of 3:00!
After an extremely slow leg to # 5 I started moving again to # 6 and hit the control flag right on - but the control code was wrong!! (139 instead of 129) Looking at my map I tried to see if I could be somewhere else in the relatively flat area around the control, but nothing made sense. I made a lame 'search loop' (about 5:00 'missed') but came back to the same spot - so I decided to punch and continue assuming there was something wrong with control codes.
I had a decent last part of the course, but found out when I finished that I had MISPUNCHED - for only the second time in 40 years :(
The best part of the weekend was the success for both Anders and Maria. Maria placed 4th in D14 on Saturday and 8th on Sunday - both times on courses that were way more difficult than she has ever run before.
Anders placed 3rd on Saturday in a tough H16 field only 57 sec behind the winner and 2nd on Sunday even closer, only 4 sec behind!

Saturday Apr 21, 2007 #

Trail running warm up/down 14:30 [3] 1.7 km (8:32 / km)
ahr:115 max:139 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Orienteering race (2nd/13, Ulf P 26:31) 31:24 [4] *** 3.5 km (8:58 / km)
ahr:138 max:149 spiked:7/11c shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Barkenträffen, Middle at Humboberget.
A decent race technically even if I didn´t really feel too concentrated on the course. Couldn´t quite get the right feeling for map-reading, but I still hit most of the controls without any big mistakes.
The only missed control was # 8, which I overshot and had to turn back (0:45). The rest of my 'mistakes' where really only small hesitations or not going the optimal route to the control (3x15s) on controls # 3, 4 and 6.

Thursday Apr 19, 2007 #

Trail running warm up/down 10:00 [3] 1.3 km (7:42 / km)
ahr:115 max:128 shoes: Asics Artic Gel (2006)

Orienteering 20:00 [2] *** 2.1 km (9:31 / km)
ahr:112 max:123 spiked:5/6c shoes: Asics Artic Gel (2006)

Youth training at the club-house at Sörbo.
Took it very easy since I felt a little pain in my left calf - jogged slowly to the start and most of the course and then walked back.
The course was strictly compass training - a useful exercise particularly for the kids. Strayed way too far to the right on the first control, but the rest was OK.

Wednesday Apr 18, 2007 #

Trail running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 1.4 km (8:34 / km)
ahr:110 max:129 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Lit track to the start (800m - 6min) and then some easy jogging 'on the spot' to keep warm.

Orienteering 1:00:40 [3] *** 5.6 km (10:50 / km)
ahr:126 max:145 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

TIOMILA Test run, Ornäs - mass start. I had a hard time following Maria going to our first control! She´s running very well right now.
Too bad I hadn´t registered all the information about 'forking' and control codes - when I came to the first control the control code didn´t match my clue sheet so I started looking around in the adjacent area. Eventually I found out from other runners that the codes weren´t actually supposed to be right (!) and that I had been at the right spot the first time. Lost about 1:45 there and also lost contact with most of the others in the mass start. Missed 2 min also on # 2 on a very tricky uphill compass leg right by the edge of the map making it hard to relocate correctly.
The rest of the course was slow but mostly OK orienteering-wise, with only a few small (~15-20s) errors.

Tuesday Apr 17, 2007 #

Trail running warm up/down 18:45 [3] 2.2 km (8:31 / km)
shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

A bit late to the start of the intervals with Kennet O and Mats M, we then ran once around the long interval loop looking for the rest of the gang, but didn´t find them.

Trail running 27:00 [4] 4.5 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

'Forest intervals' from Skräddarbacken - on the same trails as two weeks ago - we didn´t find the rest of the gang, but I decided to do the intervals on my own while Kennet and Mats continued the search.
I did three sets (one more than last time) of ~2+3+4min intervals + half that time resting between intervals. Loops were appr. 350, 490 & 660m for a total of 1.5 km (x3).
Maybe not quite at full interval pace - no others to 'compete' with - but it felt good doing this anyway, running on the not-so-good trails meant a lot of adjusting the stride to avoid roots and rocks and uneven ground...

Trail running warm up/down 13:10 [3] 2.1 km (6:16 / km)
ahr:122 max:129 shoes: VJ Falcon (2007)

Stretching 6:00 [1]

Monday Apr 16, 2007 #


Photo Contest:
This shows some truly dedicated Easter Orienteering and would have been a certain winner if it had been entered in the Photo Contest :)

After a busy weekend of orienteering away from home and the computer it´s now time to announce the results:

The subject was - Orienteering, Easter and Yellow. I have awarded points (0-3) for each of those three themes and added them together for each submitted photo.

Nice colours, definitely the top Yellow entry (3p),
Orienteering connection a bit on the weak side (1p),
Easter (-)
TOTAL: 4 points

Orienteering, yes (nice to see some faces I knew from before) but not the best (2p),
Yellow, a bit weaker than the Peepmobile but OK (2p),
Easter (-), well - two weeks before Easter isn´t good enough ;)
TOTAL: 4 points

Orienteering, yes - in your case a definite connection, but headlamps can be used for other things too - and they work better on your head and not on the floor ;) (2p),
Yellow, big carpet, weak colours (2p),
Easter (-) none that I can see...
TOTAL: 4 p

Orienteering, a true orienteering picture with even some 'artistic value' to it (3p),
Yellow, a long shot, but yes, there is some yellow in Bash´s hair (1p),
Easter, yes (2p).
TOTAL: 6 points

Looks like Valerie has done it again!! Congratulations!

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