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Training Log Archive: ejohnson

In the 7 days ending Apr 4, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering6 7:05:14 18.95(22:26) 30.5(13:57) 717
  Total6 7:05:14 18.95(22:26) 30.5(13:57) 717

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Sunday Apr 3, 2016 #

orienteering race 2:07:00 [3] 6.7 km (18:57 / km) +190m 16:36 / km
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

NSW long dist champs @ snow hills; pretty terrible really. I took a very long route to #1 and then stuffed around close to the control for ages. almost went past #3 but luckily saw it. fluffed around deciding which way to go to #4 for a while and eventually chose a long route which was probably unnecessary. I was happy with my planning of the long leg to #5 but just slow executing it. overall pretty shocking

Saturday Apr 2, 2016 #

orienteering race 59:14 [3] 3.3 km (17:57 / km) +140m 14:49 / km
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

NSW middle dist champs @ snow hills; did some atrocious navigating but somehow finished. missed the spur and went too far around the hill to #1. didn't orientate my map correctly or something before leaving #3 and managed to stuff up a very short leg to #4 (not sure entirely what I did there!). progress to #5 was incredibly slow and I think I stopped at almost every termite mound along the way. #6 was good, sadly there were no cups left for drinks. #7 was terrible (lost about 13 minutes), I dropped into the gully too early on my first attempt and then thought I was at the creek so went back up to where I had come from and actually read my map, realised where I was and approached the control again, this time I got it spot on. last few controls were better (couldn't have been worse)

Friday Apr 1, 2016 #

orienteering 34:00 [3] 3.4 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'control flow' @ mt anslie north; I enjoyed this exercise as it had lots of short legs. made a silly mistake at #5 by not trusting myself (I was right near the control but didnt see it). felt like I had good flow around 8-15 then I didn't correctly orientate and went too high to #16.

Thursday Mar 31, 2016 #

orienteering 27:00 [3] 2.0 km (13:30 / km)
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'attack point' @ isaacs ridge; nav was generally a bit sketchy. wasted a fair bit of time on #6 standing and looking at some boulders. didn't plan a route exactly to the control for #9 and like #6 stood around looking at some rocks for a while. needed to look more closely at the detail on the map at times rather than trying to simplify it.

orienteering 40:00 [3] 2.8 km (14:17 / km)
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'along, down, up' @ isaacs ridge; probably my worst training exercise. I struggled to concentrate and plan my routes and then couldn't fix things easily when they went wrong. #1-#6 were all reasonably ok however I totally screwed #7 and then ended up going straight to #11 and finished the rest from there.

Wednesday Mar 30, 2016 #

orienteering 55:00 [3] 5.3 km (10:23 / km) +346m 7:49 / km
ahr:164 max:190 shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'long leg exercise' @ mt anslie; just a lot of track running for the long leg, much more physical than mental. I enjoyed the short legs after the long leg and my bearings were perfect. I ended up a bit high for #4 and had to go down and back up again which was annoying.

orienteering 28:00 [3] 2.4 km (11:40 / km) +41m 10:45 / km
ahr:138 max:174 shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'downhill legs' @ mt anslie; just very slow. nav was mostly good I just didn't trust myself to run fast/don't enjoy running fast downhill!

orienteering 40:00 [3] 2.4 km (16:40 / km)
shoes: inov8 X-talon 212

training camp 'contouring' @ mt taylor; not fun (also just guessing time here). it was quite steep and there was a lot of green so it was difficult to practice contouring when you were trying to avoid the thick vegetation. nav was ok but I was very tired and did not enjoy it at all.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 #

orienteering 15:00 [3] 2.2 km (6:49 / km)
shoes: brooks defyance 7

mixed sprint relay @ carotel; was a bit of fun, probably not the best for recovery and wasn't at all technical but fun nonetheless

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