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Training Log Archive: RHF

In the 7 days ending Jan 26:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:02:45 20.81(8:47) 33.49(5:27)
  Yoga/Stretching/S&C4 3:00:00
  Running2 27:14 2.09(13:00) 3.37(8:05)
  Total9 6:29:59 22.9 36.86

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Sunday Jan 26 #

12 PM

Yoga/Stretching/S&C 30:00 [1]

Saturday Jan 25 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 7:58 [2] 1.51 km (5:17 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:08:29 [5] 11.22 km (6:06 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017

BKO Star Posts Brown 5th +8:30 on Tom
Last time here in 2014, I had one of my two ever Did Not Finishes. Fortunately finished this time! ... Realised it's 3 life DNFs, two orienteering (here in 2014 and Scottish 6 Days 2015 final day) and one mountain marathon (LAMM 2014).
Found the area quite tough and physical off path. Unsure if I nailed the long route choice, decided to go for as straight as possible but the paths were very wiggly in the middle section (then a small miss in the circle, a bit too high). +2:02 on Tom but that may be a fair amount down to running speed! Lost a bit of time on a few other controls
12 PM

Running warm up/down 19:16 [2] 1.86 km (10:22 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017

Cool down to collect Nick's shoes

Friday Jan 24 #

Yoga/Stretching/S&C 45:00 [1]

Thursday Jan 23 #

5 PM

Yoga/Stretching/S&C 45:00 [1]

Wednesday Jan 22 #

2 PM

Orienteering tempo 58:40 [4] 10.94 km (5:22 / km)
shoes: X-Talon 212 2017

MLS Fritham Brown 2nd +6mins on Tom + WU/WD
Nice afternoon off work, not as good weather as it had been! Damp and cold. Worked a long half day then headed over, drive was really quick. Most people had started earlier so had a lot of the Forest to myself. Lost 80s to number 13, couldn't cross the stream were I wanted to and then was in an area of broken ground and lots looked like they could be small pits. I looked around a bit then decided to bail out and reattack. I usually take a long time getting to this stage. On the way out, I found the control. Felt a bit tired at times, could have been straighter on a couple of controls. Maybe being a bit more precise with my rough bearings?
Plan had been to practice distances and saying out loud how far stuff is away, but got a bit in the racing zone when I knew it was fast. Happy to beat Dave and Nick.

Monday Jan 20 #

12 PM

Yoga/Stretching/S&C 1:00:00 [1]

6 PM

Orienteering race 55:36 [4] 11.33 km (4:54 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Paradox 4 2019

Wessex Night League Andover
Hunting for another 500! Decided to leave work early to try and avoid the traffic. Using an urban ISOM map was a bit weird. Planned to roughly do the top loop first and then get the park done early. A bit indecisive off the start then settled into a rhythm. Decided to run down the road, not across the park so crossed the stream 3 times! This may not have been the best decision. It was knee deep and my legs got pretty cold. A couple of tricky controls in the middle that I couldn't decide when would be best to get them. Worked my way round and was running hard when I could. Saw Nick and realised I'd done enough to beat him so kicked for home. Happy to get my 6th win and almost the League wrapped up (depends a bit on what happens in a tie).

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