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Training Log Archive: xc-racer4

In the 7 days ending Aug 23, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 3:52:33
  Total5 3:52:33

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Thursday Aug 23, 2018 #

Orienteering 54:50 [3] **

COC long. This course had a lot of trail options on it, and I felt that it could have been a little more technically challenging but in all it was an enjoyable course. I messed up one control big time though, and made one or two other minor errors, so maybe it's a good thing that it wasn't! This race reinforced the fact that I need to have a plan for each control and that I need to concentrate on my own race, not where everyone else is going. I ended up coming 2/3 three...again! Whatever else I may be, I really am consistent!

Tuesday Aug 21, 2018 #

Orienteering 20:11 [3] ***

7/44 on my course and fist in my category, this felt like a very solid race despite a mishap on control one. I had a big advantage on this course because I started one minute after Keeya so I had somebody to chase. I learned that I am very competitive in this race! I started getting a bit tired at control 10 but then I saw Keeya in front of me and my feet grew wings! Although I glimpsed her now and then through out the rest of the race, I concentrated on my own race, stayed calm, made a plan for each leg and felt like I carried them out fairly well. Due to a disqualification, I took the gold medal in this NAOC/COC sprint.

Monday Aug 20, 2018 #

Orienteering 37:11 [3] **

This was the NAOC relay, a fun run around a biathlon trail network that had a lot of target animals in the bushes! It was my first relay experience, and I was feeling the mass start pressure (inexperienced me against three JWOC girls!?!?!?) and was very nervous going onto the start. My plan was to just stay really calm even if I had to go slow and not to take a lot of risks. First leg for the Canadian Junior women B team, I felt like I carried out my plan well, or maybe even a little too well! Since I did not take a lot of risks and am not a super strong runner, I tagged off in a solid third (of four) place after a slow but clean race. However, my team pulled a big surprise and after a 34 minute leg for Robin and 32 minute leg for Maya we came in second, beating out the Canadian A team! It was very exciting and I am really proud of how my team kept cool and pulled through. Nice job team!

Sunday Aug 19, 2018 #

Orienteering 33:03 [4] ***

This was a really smooth race for me and over all I was happy with it. It started with a two minute error on the first control, and after that I only made one or two small route choice errors. Although it was the NAOC middle course, there were not a lot of route choices and most controls I was able to run on trails. Once again, I was 2/3, but a different competitor took gold.

Saturday Aug 18, 2018 #

Orienteering 1:27:18 [3] **

Okay, I am finally updating my training log again! This was the NAOC long course and was definitely not my best race! However, I learned that I have to stay focused on my own race and not be distracted by other orienteerers. After totally blowing the first control, I had a fun though fairly slow race and was second of three.

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