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Training Log Archive: AK

In the 7 days ending Apr 7, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering Stuff3 4:20:00
  Orienteering3 2:36:57 10.81(14:31) 17.4(9:01) 55539 /43c90%
  Cycling 3 1:05:00
  Walk1 45:00 3.11(14:29) 5.0(9:00)
  Jog1 42:48 5.16(8:18) 8.3(5:09)
  Conditioning1 10:00
  Total12 9:39:45 19.08 30.7 55539 /43c90%

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Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 #

6 AM

Walk (Commute) 45:00 [3] 5.0 km (9:00 / km)
shoes: New Balance

Legs tired.
5 PM

Jog (Commute) 42:48 [3] 8.3 km (5:09 / km)
shoes: New Balance

Don asked if I was running home and I said yeah. Still not sure why! Legs were heavy and calves sore but i kept plodding along and made it.

Monday Apr 6, 2015 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Mulga Creek) 49:52 [5] *** 6.2 km (8:03 / km) +180m 7:01 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: Mudclaw

Thought I had a good first leg but may have been quicker across top of creeks rather than straight line but i spiked the control. Decided leg 1-2 was the downhill leg so smashed down hard while paying particular attention to the compass and spiked it also. Saw Tyson -2mins and Bryn -4 mins at this stage and we zig zagged the rest of the way around. I was out of legs and just couldn't get anything going to break away. It was interesting spectating Tyson's navigation as we clearly had different route choices and attack points, legs 6-7 and 8-9 the most obvious. I made a mistake at 10 as got caught out with the steepness of the cuttings and dropped 30s, but reeled the boys back in and had an ok finish.
It was probably the best run I've had in total, and the pack run was also great fun as we dragged each other around faster than I would have been able to sustain alone. Pretty efficient covering 7.06kms.
The only disappointment was missing the final sledge preso as I went back to the car after Will finished to get changed and missed on seeing where the folks had assembled - fortunately Andrew M saved me a beverage that was enjoyed!!

Sunday Apr 5, 2015 #

Orienteering Stuff (Control Collecting) 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: Mudclaw

Today I left the water in the creek - while I'm not a wasteful person there was no way it was coming for the walk back with me today. I learnt my lesson the day before.
10 AM

Orienteering race (Tundarri) 1:08:35 [5] *** 6.1 km (11:15 / km) +195m 9:42 / km
spiked:12/13c shoes: Mudclaw

Had an awesome start and was 1st at the 5th control, battled the hills to be 3rd at the 8th control, then had a leg to 9 that saw me claim the Mr Grumpy pants for worse error. Covered 8.3kms so lots of extra distance all attributed to #9. Rest of the run was ok apart from a small wobble to 12. Love running in this terrain!

Saturday Apr 4, 2015 #

Orienteering Stuff (Control collecting) 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: Mudclaw

Did one loop, then on the second loop decided I couldn't abandon the water as 38 out the 40L were left. Not my wisest decision to lug it back.
10 AM

Orienteering race (Wonna Creek) 38:30 [5] *** 5.1 km (7:33 / km) +180m 6:25 / km
spiked:15/16c shoes: Mudclaw

Sledge. Mass start. Blue boxer/undies. Enough said.
Fun race. Half the field went left/straight, the others went right. I went right with Juffy and Tyson although left may have been marginally quicker. Pack split quickly with Stuart Lawrie and Juffy and I out from 1st control. Juffy made an erro on 8, and I missed a massive opportunity to open a lead by getting sucked into the wrong creek when i was on the right line. Then made poor choice on long leg to 9. We all met up again by 10 and zigzagged the last few controls before I eased back to have a crack at the finish shute - which saw me shift from the blue to the green boxers. BOOM.
Covered 5.8kms so pretty efficient. Could have cut distance out of 8 and 9.

Friday Apr 3, 2015 #

Orienteering Stuff (Jamestown) 2:20:00 [3]
shoes: New Balance

Putting out controls / picking up controls / and lots of other stuff around the prologue.
Event went well IMHO, although plenty of discussion around whether a clearly marked olive green section was OOB. I suspect that if the area was policed than most of the field would have disqualified. Not an ideal outcome.
Winning times were spot on top side of specs although average time for rest of field probably a little longer, but as there was minimal climb it was probably a non-issue.
Glad its over - sprints are very stressful given the microscopic over analysis of every detail of the map/course.

Thursday Apr 2, 2015 #

Conditioning (usual) 10:00 [3]

6 AM

Cycling (commute) 20:00 [3]

Wednesday Apr 1, 2015 #

6 AM

Cycling (commute) 25:00 [3]
shoes: New Balance

5 PM

Cycling (commute) 20:00 [3]

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