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Training Log Archive: Craig

In the 7 days ending Oct 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:14:36 10.0(13:28) 16.09(8:22) 405
  Total3 2:14:36 10.0(13:28) 16.09(8:22) 405

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Sunday Oct 2 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 49:54 [4] 5.3 km (9:25 / km) +175m 8:05 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 b

Australian Middle Champs at Cascades North.
Made the decision to switch from M40A to M21E for this one about an hour before entries closed. After yesterday's effort I was having some regrets about that decision but I had a much better run today and enjoyed it a lot more. Did much better today at making sure I had clear plans and most of the time was able to identify something up ahead before running to it so felt in control for the whole race.
Tried to have a bit more urgency in my running as well and thought I was going ok for the mostly flat and downhill start through to number 8 but found the climb to 9 a real struggle. Kept going ok through to 13 but by 14 I was really starting to tire and struggled to maintain concentration through to the end rather than picking up the pace as it got easier. Still happy that I did manage to keep it together to the end and pretty satisfied with a middle of the field result (19th of 38 finishers) given my current fitness.
11 AM

Orienteering 8:56 [3] 1.3 km (6:52 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 b

Went straight from the finish to shadow Amy around the M/W10N course. I should have had 10 minutes but they were pushing the kids through a bit ahead of schedule so Amy started 4 minutes after I finished.
Amy did this really well. I never said a word or looked at the map at all, just followed around at a pretty steady run. I was actually dropping off a bit on each leg and just catching up at the controls. She had a bit of hesitation at the same points that confused Liam but did the right thing each time without any input from me. She was pretty pleased to get the win and on the way home she was asking if she could start doing courses by herself next year.

Saturday Oct 1 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:15:46 [4] 9.49 km (7:59 / km) +230m 7:07 / km
shoes: Inov-8 X-Talon 212 b

Australian Long Champs at Amiens.
Careful on the first then embarrassingly stupid on the second choosing a good safe route and then deciding to leave the track just before it led me to the control and wandering around clueless for a couple of minutes [Actually, looks as though I must have been on an unmapped track, which explains why nothing made sense after I left it, but I think if I had stayed on it it would have run into the mapped track and I would have been fine]. Rest of the course was ok but lacking purpose and confidence. Had a few times when I thought I knew exactly where I was and then felt completely lost a few seconds later but generally worked it out again pretty quickly.
Bashed my right shin on a rock walking slowly out of a drinks control staring at my map to plan a longer leg. Felt the rock on my toes but kept going thinking it was just a small one only to hit the top of it just below my knee and then fall over it dragging my shin along the top.
Finished nearly 10 minutes behind Bruce which is about what I expected.

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