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Training Log Archive: Torino

In the 7 days ending Aug 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 5:15:32 12.28(25:42) 19.76(15:58) 1696
  Hiking3 1:30:49 2.84(31:57) 4.57(19:51) 621
  Mountain Biking2 40:00 5.59(7:10) 8.99(4:27) 131
  Running2 22:59 1.3(17:43) 2.09(11:01) 158
  Total7 7:49:20 22.01(21:20) 35.42(13:15) 2605

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Saturday Aug 10 #

9 AM

Orienteering 56:06 [3] 3.46 km (16:13 / km) +666m 8:16 / km

Friday Aug 9 #

8 AM

Mountain Biking 19:54 [3] 5.08 km (3:55 / km) +52m 3:44 / km

Riding to the event centre

Hiking 26:09 [2] 1.81 km (14:29 / km) +240m 8:42 / km

Hiking up to the start.

Orienteering race 1:14:11 [5] 4.08 km (18:12 / km) +483m 11:26 / km

Day 5 of SOW.
12 PM

Hiking 45:33 [2] 1.96 km (23:14 / km) +256m 14:04 / km

Riding up with gondola steeply to La Videmanette and hiked a little loop. Spectacular scenery. Exhausted though.
3 PM

Mountain Biking 20:06 [3] 3.91 km (5:08 / km) +79m 4:40 / km

Biking back to Saanen and then with the bus to the hotel. Couldn't go any longer, needed a break.

Thursday Aug 8 #

11 AM

Running 5:47 [2] 0.44 km (13:07 / km) +56m 8:02 / km

Warm-up to the start.

Orienteering race 57:01 [5] 3.77 km (15:08 / km) +149m 12:38 / km

Day 4 SOW. A better day, though still very steep and going around the slope to the final basin before going up steeply to the finish.
The first control was in an area which I thought was quite dangerous with tons of blocks of rocks with deep gaps in-between and it was so complicated, it was hard to make out what was what and where. Lots of orienteers scrambling around, I'm amazed if nobody seriously got hurt in that area. No idea why they send the very young (kids, and the older orienteers in there!). The rest was fine, still very steep on meadows.

Came in 14th out of 44.

Tuesday Aug 6 #

8 AM

Hiking 19:07 [3] 0.81 km (23:38 / km) +125m 13:19 / km

Early (!) hike up to the EC. Then, a coffee! No breakfast.

Orienteering race 1:13:43 [4] 4.05 km (18:12 / km) +204m 14:32 / km

Not my day, not my terrain, not my idea of orienteering fun.
I have no idea why in the world, they would even produce a map in an area like that. The map actually did not show everything that was actually in the woods. The creeks were actually really steep gullies. I mentally gave up after I couldn't find #4 which looked easy and straightforward on the map but probably wasn't awake enough to notice certain things. But I was initially always in the "neighborhood", just missed the flag which was quite hidden in big leafy shrubs. At one point, I was close to the finish and considered whether I should just give up as this would become my throw-out day anyway. However, my head would not hear of it and I did the 100m-descent to later climb it all and more back up.
Should have stuck to my resolution to never orienteer in that kind of mountainous terrain again.

Monday Aug 5 #

12 PM

Running 17:12 [3] 1.65 km (10:27 / km) +102m 7:58 / km

Warm-up to the start, had to hurry and it climbed quite a bit.
Even though I was early at the event center and the finish area, I spent quite a bit of time talking such as with Monika B returning from the 6day of MTBO in Denmark and then seeing Walter Siegenthaler and chatting the most obvious things first before I really had to rush to my start.

Still had a 2 km, 130 m climb up to the event center walking.

Orienteering race 54:31 [5] 4.41 km (12:22 / km) +194m 10:08 / km

Day 2: SOW long course and quite high up. Had incecurities the first 4 controls bc of steepness of the area, then a murderous climb almost back up to the start and 2 quite simple legs along the altitude on a trail that was so irrregular and deeply rutted from the cows, I could not really run or jog normally. Made a mistake to #8 and had to turn around (it lay on the ground hidden) and another very steep hillside jog around the lake into the finish. Was proud of my time under 1 hour but it turns out to be slow, only about in the middle of the field of W65. Disappointed kind of.

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