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Training Log Archive: Bruce

In the 7 days ending Feb 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walk1 5:54:02 8.29(42:42) 13.34(26:32) 1621
  Orienteering8 2:30:26 16.54(9:06) 26.62(5:39) 161
  Running6 1:11:40 4.57(15:41) 7.36(9:45) 9
  Total10 9:36:08 29.4(19:36) 47.32(12:11) 1790
  [1-5]10 9:35:47

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Saturday Feb 1 #

10 AM

Running 7:15 [3] 1.24 km (5:52 / km)

Orienteering race 17:25 [3] ** 3.58 km (4:52 / km) +16m 4:46 / km

2020 Sprint the Bay Stage 3
Arataki
27th/64 Elite Men

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Fast and flat. Not really any difficult legs, and no time loss on any controls.

Running 4:24 [3] 0.36 km (12:17 / km)

6 PM

Running 10:54 [3] 0.96 km (11:18 / km)

Orienteering race 16:51 [3] * 4.02 km (4:12 / km)

2020 Sprint the Bay Stage 4
Fore!
29th/64 Elite Men (just 3 seconds ahead of Mason)



Two small splitting loops, but overall this was very simplistic. It reminded me of navigation in M13.
It was not really head to head orienteering. It was just a cross country run.

So after 4 stages, there has really only been 1 stage (Te Aute) with any significant navigation required. That's been the disappointing aspect of STB2020 so far. Very little navigation required. Mostly just running races.

Friday Jan 31 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 15:33 [5] *** 3.8 km (4:06 / km) +24m 3:58 / km

2020 Sprint the Bay Stage 1
EIT
Mass Start race
30th/64 Elite Men

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I am not a fan of mass start races. There were only 2 variations, and it was just follow the leader for 15 minutes. I don't consider this to be sprint orienteering. It is just a running race.

Running warm up/down 31:21 [3] 3.03 km (10:20 / km) +2m 10:18 / km

6 PM

Orienteering race 18:28 [3] *** 3.5 km (5:16 / km)

2020 Sprint the Bay Stage 2
Te Aute
34th/64 Elite Men
My lowest place of the weekend, but also the one where I gained the most time on the Black Jersey leader (Martin Dent). Unfortunately Martin gained too much time on me in the running races, and there were not enough navigating races over the weekend to make this up. Martin was too good for me this weekend.
My hopes were raised when I saw him standing still a few times looking confused. However, there were top elites running past every minutes, so this minimised any big time losses for Martin.


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The first real navigational challenge of the weekend. The course was quite good, and there were several good route choice legs. I chose poorly on 11-12 and lost 30 seconds.
However, the mapping was illegible on a couple of occasions. The control circle was not cut clearly at 9 and many people were tricked unfairly by this. Also, the wall between 6 and 7 was both passable and impassable. The new symbol for passable wall is terrible, and the cartography did not help at all. It was impossible to tell on the run which parts were passable. Orienteering should not be a test of eyesight!

Thursday Jan 30 #

3 PM

Orienteering 38:11 [3] **** 3.33 km (11:29 / km)

Splash Planet sprint course from 2013.
(taking it easy without running over all of the patrons in the pool)

Re-run of controls inside the Splash Planet land.
6 PM

Running 6:19 [3] 0.75 km (8:27 / km)

Monday Jan 27 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 13:31 intensity: (12 @0) + (28 @1) + (56 @2) + (20 @3) + (4:20 @4) + (7:15 @5) ** 2.76 km (4:54 / km) +58m 4:26 / km
ahr:154 max:181

Lonely Mountain Sprint Mixed Relay
Devon School

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Unofficial team with Mason. We finished about 10th in the MWOpen class.
11 AM

Walk 5:54:02 intensity: (9 @0) + (2:21:41 @1) + (2:28:16 @2) + (59:50 @3) + (4:06 @4) 13.34 km (26:32 / km) +1621m 16:30 / km
ahr:109 max:156

Mount Taranaki summit
2518m asl

The toughest day walk I have ever done. The first 4.5kms were super steep, but on good surfaces. The last 2 kms were extremely difficult surfaces on scree slopes and technical rock climbs. Getting down required less fitness, but super concentration to avoid injury.

Hack of the day was wearing my spare socks as gloves to avoid injuring my hands in a trip or fall.

Sunday Jan 26 #

8 AM

Running 8:14 intensity: (3:01 @1) + (31 @2) + (2:04 @3) + (2:38 @4) 0.6 km (13:47 / km) +2m 13:37 / km
ahr:117 max:158

Orienteering race 15:47 intensity: (31 @1) + (4 @2) + (33 @3) + (7:01 @4) + (7:38 @5) *** 2.95 km (5:21 / km) +36m 5:03 / km
ahr:155 max:169

Lonely Mountain Sprint 3
Pukekura North
1st M40

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12 PM

Orienteering race 14:40 intensity: (25 @1) + (15 @2) + (1:00 @3) + (4:30 @4) + (8:30 @5) *** 2.69 km (5:27 / km) +28m 5:11 / km
ahr:156 max:171

Lonely Mountain Sprint 4
Pukekura South
1st M40

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Running 3:13 intensity: (30 @4) + (2:43 @5) 0.42 km (7:41 / km) +5m 7:14 / km
ahr:163 max:172

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