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Training Log Archive: Bruce

In the 7 days ending Apr 22, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 6:12:33 34.18(10:54) 55.01(6:46) 1013
  Running1 51:02 5.18(9:52) 8.33(6:08) 51
  Total6 7:03:35 39.36(10:46) 63.34(6:41) 1064

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Monday Apr 21, 2014 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:07:31 [5] *** 9.8 km (6:54 / km) +338m 5:53 / km

Easter Relay Distance

After a few nights of freezing cold camping, I was surprised to still be feeling ok on the Easter Monday. However, I was didn't feel like I had a lot of strength left in my legs, so I wanted to look for flatter track options where possible.
The course was great for a chasing start. I noticed that we had individualised control descriptions, so this hinted at some butterfly legs. In fact, we had to sets of butterflies on the course to avoid big groups on the reverse chasing start event. This should be encouraged for all future Easter chasing start races.
I started conservatively. I took the track route to 2 and planned ahead. Rob Baker almost caught me 2 minutes. This triggered me to put my foot down, and I was able to hold him off for the rest of the course, and even pull away near the end.
I was careful not to make any mistakes in the rock, and I managed to get away with only a 20 second error at #3.

We stayed around for the presentations as the rest of my family were all receiving awards. It did drag on for a long time though. I am sure that I got through them much faster last year at Bendigo.

Orienteering warm up/down 25:00 [1] 4.0 km (6:15 / km)

Sunday Apr 20, 2014 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:43:22 [5] ** 17.77 km (5:49 / km) +330m 5:19 / km

Easter Long Distance

This was a fairly straight forward course. It was steep early. Then a couple of long route choice legs were set. I always took the tracks where possible as this suited me best.
At one point Hanny caught me in the forest on a long leg. I kept in front on the tracks, but she took the lead in the forest. I was going to be out for a longer than her so I wasn't too concerned.
Matt Crane caught me at 8 and then again at 16, so either I was doing ok, or more likely he made a mistake.
My run was very clean, maybe losing only 30 seconds at 16.

Orienteering warm up/down 26:00 [1] 1.92 km (13:30 / km) +46m 12:04 / km

Warm down on novice course with Sophie. I had to walk up a few of the hills!

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [1] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Saturday Apr 19, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 37:17 [5] *** 5.9 km (6:19 / km) +179m 5:29 / km

Easter Middle Distance

I took the start carefully after identifying a tricky first control that required careful direction to hit the rock face at the right location after approaching from a broad hillside.
I overshot #3 and lost 30 seconds. From then on I picked up my speed and had a good race.

The course was well set and very enjoyable.

Orienteering warm up/down 19:11 [1] 2.01 km (9:33 / km) +28m 8:56 / km

Warm up watching Torren run the M10A course.
Warm down on the novice course with Sophie.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [1] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Friday Apr 18, 2014 #

Event: Easter 2014
12 PM

Orienteering race 14:40 [5] *** 2.84 km (5:10 / km) +46m 4:47 / km

Easter Prologue

A good smooth solid run with no mistakes. I just couldn't move as fast as the top runners. I can usually find that extra gear in an urban sprint, but not in the forest sprints.
2 PM

Orienteering warm up/down 19:32 [1] 1.78 km (10:57 / km) +46m 9:42 / km

Included short course warm down shadowing Sophie.

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [1] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Thursday Apr 17, 2014 #

(rest day)

Travel day from Melbourne to Bathurst.

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 #

8 AM

Running 51:02 [2] 8.33 km (6:08 / km) +51m 5:57 / km

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