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Training Log Archive: bensmith

In the 7 days ending Sep 16:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 1:44:27 13.22(7:54) 21.28(4:55) 159
  Running1 33:10 3.8(8:43) 6.12(5:25) 83
  Total8 2:17:37 17.03(8:05) 27.4(5:01) 242

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Sunday Sep 15 #

9 AM

Orienteering 14:15 [4] 3.16 km (4:31 / km)
ahr:170 max:183

SART round 4 at Magnuson Park. I had Will, Peteris and Ali C in my heat, so was pretty sure I was going to end up in my usual 6-10 bracket (#stayblueorblueandwhitestripes). But Peteris made a big mistake on the way to 12, and Will made a big mistake by following Peteris. I was unaware of any of this and was just battling Ali. Was very surprised to learn I won the heat. #stayblue

I wasn't totally stoked by the look of this map from the website, but it worked really well for a sprint. Really had to keep in contact of which trail you were on / crossing, or you could really lose time.
12 PM

Orienteering 15:48 [4] 3.19 km (4:57 / km) +1m 4:57 / km
ahr:163 max:182

SART championship round at Magnuson Park. Had Jourdan, Adam, Ian C and Ben B in my heat. All 4 of them had run faster than me in round 4, so I assumed I was going to finish 5th. But the forking and tricky area meant Adam, Ian and other Ben all made big mistakes. It wasn't until the mid-way point of the second butterfly that I realised I was ahead of them by a wing. I ended up finishing 2nd overall, 2 minutes behind Jourdan. Alas, only the winners of each age group get prizes, so I had nothing to declare when crossing the border.

It was a really fun weekend, and huge thanks to Eric J & co for organising. I was happy with my ability to stay in contact with map, and with the speed of my legs in the first few races. I struggled to push as hard in the later races, but super happy that I managed to #stayblue.

Saturday Sep 14 #

9 AM

Orienteering 6:41 [4] 1.54 km (4:20 / km) +10m 4:12 / km
ahr:169 max:178 shoes: Enda Iten Green

SART time trial at Gas Works. Ran harder than I needed to, but wanted an honest start to the weekend. #stayblue
11 AM

Orienteering 11:19 [5] 2.56 km (4:25 / km) +28m 4:11 / km
ahr:175 max:182 shoes: Enda Iten Green

SART round 1 at Woodland Park. Kai mispunched the time trial, so was seeded abnormally low and was in my heat. So rather than coasting like normal in round 1, we raced hard. Was a fun battle. #stayblue
2 PM

Orienteering 12:55 [5] 2.75 km (4:42 / km) +50m 4:18 / km
ahr:174 max:181 shoes: Enda Iten Green

SART round 2 at Woodland Park. Kai was still in my heat, and we had a reasonably speedy junior as well. Managed to pull away on the uphill stretches fortunately. #stayblue
4 PM

Orienteering 12:27 [4] 2.26 km (5:31 / km) +51m 4:57 / km
ahr:169 max:178 shoes: Enda Iten Green

SART round 3 at Seattle Pacific University. Kai had to pull out injured, but I had Will in my heat now. The brackets worked out favourably for me, so I didn't have to push crazy hard to guarantee a spot in the 1-10 section. This was good as my legs were starting to feel tired from the unnecessary efforts earlier in the day. Made one poor route choice but was otherwise clean. #stayblue

Wednesday Sep 11 #

7 PM

Orienteering 31:02 [3] 5.82 km (5:20 / km) +19m 5:15 / km
ahr:144 max:161 shoes: Enda Iten Green

Fun WET at Acadia with lots of artificial walls.

Tuesday Sep 10 #

12 PM

Running 33:10 [2] 6.12 km (5:25 / km) +83m 5:05 / km
ahr:125 max:148 shoes: Enda Iten Green

Easy cruise around PSP, as I didn't want to do a speed workout because my quads are still sore from the weekend. Saturday didn't seem like a particularly tough adventure, so I'm surprised at how sore my legs have been. I guess I haven't been doing enough downhill running, and the descent from Lynn Peak ruined me?

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