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Training Log Archive: xc-racer5

In the 7 days ending Jun 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 3:18:39 13.14(15:07) 21.14(9:24) 924
  Total3 3:18:39 13.14(15:07) 21.14(9:24) 924

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Sunday Jun 2 #

8 AM

orienteering 56:29 [1] 4.0 km (14:07 / km) +127m 12:11 / km

A little bit of control setup for the Adventure run in Larch Hills. Managed to make a mistake even with my phone GPS, which is quite impressive. It's a good thing I didn't have to run the adventure run, I was very tired, and needed to be at least mostly recovered for work on Monday. Ended up just running around the top of Treebeards instead of cutting up the hill to Forest Fantasy, I didn't want to cut up the hill to get back to the car, and I haven't run around up there a ton, so I decided I might as well.

Saturday Jun 1 #

Event: Sage Stomp
9 AM

orienteering race 1:30:08 [4] 11.57 km (7:47 / km) +553m 6:17 / km

Sage Stomp long at Dirty Beetle. Quite happy with my race, wasn't sure how my legs were going to do, my entire body has been sore since I started working construction, so I wasn't sure how fast/much I would be able to run. My legs were definitely more tired than usual, but it wasn't as bad as I expected, I was still able to run reasonably fast. Plus, after wearing steel toed boots all day every day for the past few weeks, my feet felt really light in normal running shoes, which was great. Navigationally my race was quite good, I made a few mistakes, but nothing massive, and I figured it them all out pretty quickly. I think this is the first race in a long time where I didn't mess up the first control, which was confidence inspiring for the rest of the race. The finish chute was cruelly placed on an uphill (thanks David) and my legs were dead by that point, but I still managed to win the split. The only other leg that I won I thought I messed up on, I felt like I was moving pretty slowly through some green coming out of the control, and the entire leg I was just thinking about when my next trail running segment was so I could eat my gel. Apparently the thought of food made me fast on that leg. Maybe I need to start bringing really tasty snacks to eat after all my races so I go faster to get them sooner.
3 PM

orienteering race 52:02 [4] 5.57 km (9:21 / km) +244m 7:40 / km

Middle at Park Hill. Legs were hurting a lot, and for some reason I didn't wear full leg cover, which was dumb. I was moving slowly, but my navigation was pretty good, other than #9, where I ended up on the wrong ridge and spent 5 minutes bashing my way through nasty green sidehill instead of just dropping to the trail. My legs were absolutely dead, I was walking a lot more than I would have liked, but I still had a pretty ok race.

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