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Training Log Archive: Sue C

In the 7 days ending Dec 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  O3 2:41:36
  Total3 2:41:36

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Sunday Dec 3, 2017 #

O race (Forest Score) 59:29 [4]

Second run of the weekend and cycled to both. That's an improvement. Pleased to get 2 solid runs in. Really felt the lack of fitness in the last third of the run though. Should have factored that into my strategy. What I had planned was too ambitious. I ended up control picking as I ran back to the finish in time.

Was still a decent run though and was finding the controls ok. Could have done with one less crossing of the central valley!

Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

O (Forest O) 42:25 [3]

Still not able to run full gas, but this felt like another improvement, so happy about that. Felt in control for most of the course.

Ran straight to #6, but the white was very slow going with bracken. Would have been quicker to run round on the path.

Was lax on pace counting to #9. Was expecting to shape of the hill and the cuts to lead me in, but there was lots of bracken again. Panicked, cut in too early and was then slow through more undergrowth than I needed to go through.

Had to stop twice to re-tie shoe laces. Which is a pretty soft way to lose time. I think tramping through lots of undergrowth was pulling the triple knots open. These laces have been pretty good at staying tied until the last couple of events. Maybe I need to start taping them or maybe they're getting old.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2017 #

O (Night O) 59:42 [4]

Wasn't focused enough tonight. Kept making little mistakes, the worst, missing #3. Straight-ish line between #2 and #4 and after faffing around finding #2, my brain just blanked #3, despite pretty much running passed it. Shame, as it was a good, challenging course.

Tried to get to #2 from path to the east. It was much easier from the west path.

Lost track of which paths I was on approaching #4. I really was away with fairies at this point, what with not going to #3 as well.

Got things a bit more together for the next few controls.

#9 was further down the slope than I expected. And it always seems to be, every time there is a control on that feature.

It was a bit ambitious to try to take a bearing to #10. It's vague and green in that section. Had to come out, relocate and go back in again to find it.

Overran to #12, but realised what I'd done.

Not concentrating passed the lake after #14 and ended up on the wrong path. Didn't cost me too much though.

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