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Training Log Archive: nmulder

In the 1 days ending Jan 7, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:39:14 8.08(12:17) 13.0(7:38) 31019 /27c70%
  Total1 1:39:14 8.08(12:17) 13.0(7:38) 31019 /27c70%

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Saturday Jan 7, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Big 5 O-Week) 1:29:14 [5] *** 11.5 km (7:46 / km) +310m 6:50 / km
spiked:19/27c shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 280 #2

Day 4 of the Big 5, at Klipkraal near Sabie, 1:15'000.

Had a middle start. Slightly overcast, so the summer heat wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Off to a good start, hitting the first few okay. Slow into #3 as I struggled to read the map detail. Found a good crossing point to #4 and hit it pretty well. Then the tough slog to 5, 6 and 7. Pushed this hard, but still felt very good.

Got it right by going around the right to #8. Then hesitant into #9 due to low visibility, but not much time lost. The long leg was the most interesting leg of the day. I decided to go straight, but I don't know yet whether the left option was faster.

Hit #12 spot on, a nice one given the low visibility on approach. On 13, I got pulled by a ditch not on the map and ended up 40m too low. Took the wrong route choice into #14, going left of the green instead of right. 15 went well, but I was slightly off bearing into 16. Also wrong route into #17, when I circled round the right instead of going straighter / left.

18 was in the wrong spot, but I didn't notice till afterwards. At 19, did a full lap of the boulder before finding the control. Finally started catching people at #20, first Frey, then Garry. Got away from them going straight and hard to #21. Got pulled by another control just before #22, which I also struggled to read.

Big mistake of the day was #23, where I didn't realise the O on the map was a fence post. Went right past it before circling back. 1 min lost. Snuck out just as Frey arrived. Pushed hard from here, hitting the rest spot on.

Overall a good run. Finished about 14 mins behind Taivainen and only 30 secs behind Lundanes, who was on a training jog before the WRE on Day 5.

Started my GPS tracker late.

From Orienteering Maps

Orienteering warm up/down 10:00 [3] 1.5 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 280 #2

First time this week for a bit of a warm-up, the steep hill to the start (x3).

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