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Training Log Archive: Cat Dealer

In the 1 days ending Nov 9, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 40:35 3.29(12:19) 5.3(7:39) 10524.4
  Total1 40:35 3.29(12:19) 5.3(7:39) 10524.4

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Saturday Nov 9, 2019 #

11 AM

Orienteering 40:35 [4] 5.3 km (7:39 / km) +105m 6:58 / km

WCOC Ansonia Nature Center Blue
6.83 km (5:57 / km) +143m 5:23 / km
Map

Really fast terrain, and minimal climb! Pretty much an ideal course for me; yet, I managed to botch this race up pretty badly. A bunch of small mistakes as well as a rather large mistake lost me quite a bit of time. Came out of the race pretty frustrated with my performance, another potential great physical run was squandered, but I think that might be part of the problem. I am too focused on running fast and getting good times right now. I need to place navigation and orienteering first, and then if everything is going well, then amp the speed.

Errors:
2. 20s
4. 15s
5. 3m20s <- Yikes
6. 1m10s
7. 25s
10. 20s
11. 20s
12. 15s
14. 15s
Total: 6m40s

Cause:
Most of the mistakes here were due to a very poor contact with the map. Honestly I was running and gunning for a lot of the controls, and would not have been able to pinpoint where I was on the map. Not exactly a great idea.
Other big mistake was poor exiting out of controls / poor compassing. This was the route of my mistake to 5. Exited 30 degrees the wrong way. Had no idea where I was after a little bit. Saw a control, it was my 13, and then exited from there 30 degrees the wrong way again. Now that's embarrassing.

Solution:
Uhh actually read the map. Ok that's a pretty good start. Keep contact with where I am, and what I am heading towards. Have attack points in mind before hand to check of, instead of hitting a feature, realizing I am there, and then continuing.
Other thing is compassing out of controls. Need immediate attack points to help give me feedback I am going the right way.

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