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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Jul 15, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 9:54:37 33.94 54.62 840153 /199c76%
  Running1 14:37 1.24(11:46) 2.0(7:19)
  Total7 10:09:14 35.18 56.62 840153 /199c76%

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Sunday Jul 15, 2007 #

Running 14:37 [3] 2.0 km (7:19 / km)
ahr:118 max:140 shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Run to the start for the classic race.

Orienteering race 1:20:27 [4] ***** 7.27 km (11:04 / km) +360m 8:52 / km
ahr:161 max:180 spiked:20/26c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Phew! The weather really heated up a notch today, must have been mid 30s. and combining this with deads legs and a tired brain was too much. Was drifting into controls and missing them being really messy, couldn't push hard on the long legs and my hills legs had pretty much disappeared. Was a real missin to get round, but was spiking the complex stuff at the end - struggling to focus in the easy stuff though. Still, the end of a long week, so not too disappointing!

Saturday Jul 14, 2007 #

Orienteering race 50:08 [5] ***** 5.2 km (9:38 / km) +140m 8:30 / km
ahr:176 max:191 spiked:17/24c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Grand Prix Silesia day two, middle race at 1:5000. Again screwed the first couple with scale/mapping issues, then a few unconfident controls with scrappy behaviour in the circle. Not so good!

Orienteering race 36:05 [5] ***** 2.95 km (12:14 / km) +210m 9:01 / km
ahr:173 max:188 spiked:18/26c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

"Sprint" in more quarries at 1:2000. Finally spiked the first control but the contrast between the complex quarries which I navigated well in and then the blank slope was tricky and lost a lot of time on the slope - the only thing really on the map was veg boundaries that didn't relaly seem to exist. Still, didn';t fel like I lost masses of time, but the slope tracked up and was 4 mins or so down. Bit of a shame to have two first starts.

Friday Jul 13, 2007 #

Orienteering race 20:15 [5] ***** 2.2 km (9:12 / km) +130m 7:06 / km
ahr:173 max:189 spiked:15/22c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Silesia Grand Prix Sprint prologue: The craziest race I have ever done in my life! 1:2000 map of an old slate quarry, sprint race with people everywhere and controls every 100m on average! Totally screwed up the scale and lost two mins before I reached 100 metres, got more used to it after that but still a couple of errors when you relaxed even slightly. Didn't even think about being tired as the brain was working so hard. Amazing!

Thursday Jul 12, 2007 #

Orienteering 39:43 [4] ***** 4.7 km (8:27 / km)
ahr:165 max:184 spiked:9/11c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Middle style course from the hotel. Running tired but hard, navigating really well, traffic lighting much improved and wide view really working out well. Finally getting the hang of this stuff!

Orienteering race 23:17 [4] ***** 2.8 km (8:19 / km)
ahr:166 max:184 spiked:8/10c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

"Sprint" round the hotel grounds - the vegetation was much worse than when the Swedes were there, and we did the men's course. Route choice good but legs really really tired and brain slightly lagging a little.

Wednesday Jul 11, 2007 #

Orienteering 1:15:56 [4] ***** 7.4 km (10:16 / km)
ahr:160 max:179 spiked:16/18c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Starting to get tired now, course at Adamov was beautiful but felt like the whole thing was uphill! Really attacking the controls well, a couple of small misses when concentration lapsed. Running up all the hills still, just not particularly fast!

Orienteering 1:05:48 [3] ***** 6.9 km (9:32 / km)
ahr:159 max:175 spiked:11/13c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

"Downhill" course at the hotel. Not actually that downhill at all, and though I was orienteering well my speed was much reduced so it would have been hard not to! A couple of interesting route choice legs, would have been good to have a couple more girls to compare times with on those ones.

Tuesday Jul 10, 2007 #

Orienteering long 1:20:33 [4] **** 9.0 km (8:57 / km)
ahr:153 max:178 spiked:14/15c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Attempted a 12km classic race at Dlouha Voda. The conditions were wet and slippy and the grass was really long, meaning it was physically very challenging. Was very tired by the time I hit number 14, so cut the last loop and dropped off the hill. Navigating positively for a 1:15000, looking ahead well, planning ahead and running strongly but not particularly fast. Hitting the controls bang on with a good picture of the site. Nice!

Monday Jul 9, 2007 #

Orienteering 59:29 [4] ****
ahr:152 max:181 spiked:11/16c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Trains exercise with Andy. Drifted a little on the first set, so upped concentration for the rest. Main issue was the green/light green. Very variable visibility which we soon realised meant you always needed a back up plan to the straight option. Simplify well and use all the detail on the map - never, drift into the thicker stuff or you'll not come out alive!

Orienteering 1:02:56 [3] ***** 6.2 km (10:09 / km)
ahr:152 max:167 spiked:14/18c shoes: Shiny silver integrators

Wide view course - spiking the majority of controls on contour features really confidently, but in the flatter areas still drifting a little - had to go out and come back in to two controls - should have just slowed down and ticked it all off the first time round. Got bitten by something nasty in the calf, making it rock solid and pretty sore for the next few days!

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