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Training Log Archive: TheInvisibleLog

In the 7 days ending Nov 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking2 9:40:00 23.92(24:15) 38.5(15:04)
  Running3 2:22:05 12.74(11:09) 20.51(6:56) 175
  Real Orienteering1 1:50:38 5.09(21:44) 8.19(13:31) 32014 /16c87%
  Resistance training1 21:30
  Total6 14:14:13 41.76 67.2 49514 /16c87%

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Sunday Nov 1 #

Real Orienteering race 1:50:38 [3] *** 8.19 km (13:31 / km) +320m 11:18 / km
spiked:14/16c shoes: Speedcross 7th pair

AWOC Championships. Always an adventure. Last year it was the weather with lightning and a heavy rain dump mid course. This year it was a long tough trip with few tracks and lots of rock, in perfect weather. We joked before the event about taking two hours and it wasn't far off. Reasons for the long time were first the state of the terrain, second some "errors" and third fitness.
Control 2 error - making a few assumptions about seeing the top of the ridge. It was false summit. Worked it out but lost six minutes.
Control 4 error - just a little off, a couple of minutes.
Control 8 error - maybe ten minutes. Walked past the control twice within metres (actually within a metre) and didn't see it. It had fallen into a cleft between rocks. And I wouldn't map a bare rock that small either. Totally lost confidence and went in a random hunt at that stage. Julie (who I had caught the previous control) spotted it and that saved me. There were multiple others wandering so I pulled the stick with the flag out of the cleft and put it on top of the "bare rock".
After that Julie and I sort of shadowed each other, navigating independently and losing sight of the other, but generally arriving at controls at the same time. I think she was happy with this outcome.
The main reason for slow speed though was the state of the terrain. Lots of knee high plants that obscured the fallen timber on the ground and the holes. Running was risky, so took it easy.
All in all, a great day out that justified the six hours total driving. A very different granite experience to Korong.

Last bush event for the year, in a year with precious few chances to orienteer, so decided to preserve the experience on DOMA. May next year will offer more opportunity for Victorian orienteers.

Friday Oct 30 #

Walking 2:30:00 [1] 10.0 km (15:00 / km)

Walking 1:40:00 [1] 6.5 km (15:23 / km)

Thursday Oct 29 #

Resistance training 21:30 [4]

Running 53:26 [3] 7.82 km (6:50 / km) +55m 6:36 / km
ahr:121 max:137 shoes: Speedcross 7th pair

Wednesday Oct 28 #

Running 50:49 [3] 7.31 km (6:57 / km) +60m 6:41 / km
shoes: Speedcross 7th pair

Tuesday Oct 27 #

Walking 1:30:00 [1] 6.0 km (15:00 / km)

Walking 4:00:00 [1] 16.0 km (15:00 / km)

Aim today was to finish off the Dunolly map. Managed that, until I reached the end of the lidar and discovered right on the boundary the start of a new area of mining detail (see photos). Do I attempt to map it with rough 10 metre contours and gps? Back home, after drafting the final version of the days field work, I went looking at the original lidar files, and discovered I have data for much of the "new" area. So the map isn't finished.

Monday Oct 26 #

Running 37:50 [3] 5.38 km (7:02 / km) +60m 6:40 / km
shoes: Speedcross 7th pair

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