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Training Log Archive: HannahH

In the 7 days ending Aug 27:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering Event4 2:20:25 8.21 13.21 15241 /47c87%
  Run2 1:06:33 6.8(9:47) 10.94(6:05) 140
  Other1 40:00
  Total7 4:06:58 15.01 24.15 29241 /47c87%
  [1-5]6 3:31:58

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Sunday Aug 27 #

11 AM

Orienteering Event (White Rose Long) 52:32 [4] *** 5.42 km (9:42 / km) +55m 9:13 / km
spiked:9/11c

Rubbish nights sleep. Again very hot and sunny weather. Not sure about my route to #1 - found the control alright but don't know if there was a quicker route. Definitely took a bad route to #2 as I got confused with all the paths and headed up a parallel one to the one I wanted - realised and kept going but meant I had to use some small paths that were slow to run along (and there was a massive ant hill in the middle of one which took some negotiating). Then I found the mapping of rough open and clearings a bit hard to get into so walked the last part of the leg. 3-7 were alright on the whole but #8 was awful. Wasted about 4 minutes going through the thickest green on the map and had no idea how to get out. I missed the clearing leading straight to the control by only 15 metres. Spent the next two controls pulling all the twigs and spiders out of my hair. Then to #11 I couldn't find the ride - I think as I had an early start the ride was there but under loads of bracken. Took a much slower route through the brashings instead and hit the track about 70m further up from the control.

Saturday Aug 26 #

1 PM

Orienteering Event (White Rose Middle) 30:36 [4] *** 3.88 km (7:53 / km) +77m 7:10 / km
spiked:14/15c

Really hate ant hills and they were everywhere ...
Got pretty hot and sunny and felt a bit light-headed and not with it near the end. Went past #6 by a few metres before realising and leading everyone else into it. My split for #14 was really slow as the ride had really deep puddles along it and I kept having to go through the brashings instead.
2 PM

Orienteering Event (Trail-O) 35:00 [0]

Got 10/12 correct on course and both timed controls right.
4 PM

Orienteering Event (White Rose Sprint) 22:17 [5] * 3.91 km (5:42 / km) +20m 5:33 / km
spiked:18/21c

Got confused in circles of #7 and 9. Wasn't looking at the map properly for #12 so was on the wrong side of a small hill. Wasted quite a lot of time at #17 because the box took about 10 seconds to bleep. Again I didn't feel great on the way round (mainly towards the end).
About 20 degrees.

Wednesday Aug 23 #

11 AM

Run (Jog) 28:27 [3] 4.32 km (6:35 / km) +40m 6:18 / km

82% humidity apparently. With mum so kept waiting for her and walked up last stretch with her. Not sure why but breathing was really tight.
7 PM

Other (Squash) 40:00 [2]

Ran into the wall and hit myself with my racket a few times which hurt but it was good fun.

Tuesday Aug 22 #

5 PM

Run 38:06 [4] 6.62 km (5:45 / km) +100m 5:21 / km

Very humid. Had to stop at 10 gates; briefly at the top of a potato field as I couldn't find the path through it (found it in the end) and about half way round when I encountered a stretch of path covered in nettles. Had a headache for first 2km.

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