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Training Log Archive: TheInvisibleLog

In the 1 days ending May 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Real Orienteering1 5:30:00 12.3(26:49) 19.8(16:40) 71612 /13c92%
  Total1 5:30:00 12.3(26:49) 19.8(16:40) 71612 /13c92%

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Saturday May 18 #

Real Orienteering race 5:30:00 [2] *** 19.8 km (16:40 / km) +716m 14:07 / km
ahr:100 max:149 spiked:12/13c shoes: Altra Olympus 5

6 Hour rogaine at Kara Kara NP. Julie was under medical instructions not to run for two weeks, so we walked every step of this one. Not one step of running. Even finished half an hour early to avoid any last minute rush. Walking speed means few navigational issues. We made one parallel gully error in an approach across flat featureless country, but recovered quickly. Made some longer than necessary route choices to maximise ridge walking opportunities in glorious weather with views to enjoy. In other words, were were quite relaxed about scores. Despite the reduced effort, I was well in bed and asleep back home before the 12 hour event finished. Really tired. I might have been walking but there were some brutal climbs which got the pulse rate up to 150.

As one would expect, with Derek and Ted involved, every checkpoint was absolutely accurately placed. There were even map corrections!!!! Was this a rogaine or retro orienteering? Chatting with Derek and Ted revealed that there was a combined 3 weeks work in getting the controls placed and checked. Helps me feel comfortable with the work involved in setting an orienteering course. Lots of extra volunteer work involved as it was a 12 hour event. I have organised one six hour event in the past and am musing about another - but it won't be longer than 6. Everything to streamline the work. An assembly area with existing structures to make tenting redundant is a must. Not sure if food supply is required. Would prefer not, or if unavoidable, really simple. Time will tell. There is an Easter to get through first and an area to map.

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