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Training Log Archive: runnermdj

In the 1 days ending Jun 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:03:05 4.68(13:29) 7.53(8:23) 400
  Total1 1:03:05 4.68(13:29) 7.53(8:23) 400

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Sunday Jun 9 #

1 PM

Orienteering 1:03:05 [5] 4.68 mi (13:29 / mi) +400m 10:39 / mi
ahr:143

SOL - North Pentlands
Hmm, not quite as good as last year, and a recurring theme with the issues - gorse! Bad route choice to #1 where instinct said go up the path in the valley and cut up (correct) but changed mind to go for the crossing points. Bad move as terrain was slow and overshot the control above it which appeared to be lower relative to the thicket than the map indicated. Nailed #3 which could have been tricky. Had more or less worked out the strategy to #4, the very long leg, but was swithering over the initial section, and went against instinct again and went straighter. Queue gorse hell again trying to get to the path crossing. Things were much more enjoyable on the second half of the leg, and for a bit longer, though made suboptimal route choices to #5 (path then across - should have gone straighter) and #6 (went left - slower + unmapped gorse, instead of straight down then up - fast and clean). Nothing majorly disastrous though, but proceeded to make a major hash of #8. Bombed down the hill, got thrown right by the gorse, then totally misread the forest blocks and ended up way over to the right. At least a couple of minutes binned which proved costly as finished 6th (5th FVO), only 52 seconds behind Chad in 2nd. We all seemed to have had at least one issue along the way though. Enjoyed the nice bit on the hill at least!

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