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Training Log Archive: Sue C

In the 7 days ending Sep 10, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  O3 1:50:41
  Total3 1:50:41

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Sunday Sep 10, 2017 #

O race (Ultra sprint) 25:02 [3]

These ultra sprints are fun, but don't play to my strengths. Too many controls, too quickly, for me to get any flow. I do get a bit better, relatively, with each round, but never massively.

I didn't help myself by not remembering there was an enlarged version of the maze on the map. Peter H reminded me in time for my last run, but that was the reason I got a penalty on the second run.

Ran the courses in the order X, Y, Z.

As a reminder to myself in future. Don't swap for an old dibber. You lose more time waiting at each control than you save having to wait the odd time for 5s to be up between punches.

Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

O 56:16 [5]

Was an early start with control hanging and then helping on the first shift, but felt like I was going ok. Result seems pretty good, although I know this area really well. Some of my best legs were because I knew where the control would be and the best way to get there, without really having to navigate.

Was going to attack #3 from the south, but that meant going through Bank junction. Which, sure enough, was busy when I got there, so I went north, which I should have done in the first place (like I did later going to #19). Lost about 10s.

Tried to find a route out going south from #27. Just tired and not focused I think. Lost about 20s.

Left everything out on the course. Had to eat my emergency Jelly Babies on the bike on the way home, because my legs were empty!

Friday Sep 8, 2017 #

O race (Sprint) 29:23 [4]

Felt like I was running fast, but was never on top of the map or course. Started just after it got dark. Only had my Street-O headtorch. Probably needed a full Night-O headtorch to pick out the complex map details. Felt like I made too many mistakes. I fell into all the traps.

Missed that you couldn't get into #5 from the north. Should have looped round to the east then south. Lost 10s.

Lost map contact to #10. Ran past it and had to run back. 20s

Thought I could see a way through to the canal, west from #10. 20s.

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