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Training Log Archive: GraceE

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 2:26:00 13.91 22.39
  Orienteering2 1:23:08 7.38(11:16) 11.88(7:00)35c
  Total5 3:49:08 21.29 34.2735c

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Sunday May 19 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Course dist. 5.2km) 40:18 [4] *** 5.81 km (6:56 / km)

NOL Relays at Awoonga, in a team with Tara and Shannon.
Tara and Shannon both won their legs, sending me out with a big lead according to David on the mic. This meant the pressure was off but I still wanted to run well. Out of the start triangle I struggled with the scale a bit and got confused, wondering if I'd done something stupid like a 180. Eventually I got to the fence/track running down the hill and found a marked crossing point and made a concerted effort to concentrate. The terrain is super fast but deceptively tricky and running over the wrong hill or down the wrong spur is easily doable so I was always making certain, especially as I was out alone. My nav was solid in the end, except for being a tiny bit off on the last few. Fun day out!

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Saturday May 18 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Course dist. 5.2km) 42:50 [4] **** 6.07 km (7:03 / km)

Final individual NOL for 2024, Wee Jasper Middle, "Cooradigbee".
Amazing intricate limestone area, and a nice sunny afternoon for it (after a cold and windy start in Canberra). I had a pretty good run considering the difficulty and it was enough to give me the win :). Physically I found it hard to run strongly when it was rough underfoot which was quite often. My direction was pretty good and I tried to use features other than rock to get me most of the way to the control, then would slow or stop to look at the map and work thinks out if unsure. This approach worked pretty well, and I mainly only dropped 20secs on 13 (wrong depression) and 15 (looking at my map too much instead of looking up), and 30secs on 19 (a bit uncertain as to which cliff/line of rocks the control would be behind). Great course-setting by Matt and I particularly liked the cave control followed by the control in the passage between two giant rocks.

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Friday May 17 #

Running 26:30 [3] 5.0 km (5:18 / km)

Farrer streets leg stretch. Feeling a little flat/run-down.

Thursday May 16 #

(rest day)

Wednesday May 15 #

Running 37:00 [3] 6.22 km (5:57 / km)

Mt Taylor, with an effort up “the steepest path” for old times’ sake (~6.5mins). This plan was decided not long before the run, but I found it gave a bit more purpose to an otherwise uneventful run, and broke it up well into segments. Whatever helps you get out the door.

Tuesday May 14 #

5 PM

Running 52:30 [3] 11.17 km (4:42 / km)

A lap of the east basin after work, trying to beat the fading light. Anticlockwise for a change due to running-out-of-light considerations.

Monday May 13 #

(rest day)

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