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Training Log Archive: fletch

In the 1 days ending Feb 5, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 34:25 5.16(6:40) 8.3(4:09) 72
  run1 22:00 2.49(8:51) 4.0(5:30)
  Total1 56:25 7.64(7:23) 12.3(4:35) 72

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Saturday Feb 5, 2011 #

5 PM

Orienteering race (MetrO Kingsley) 34:25 [4] 8.3 km (4:09 / km) +72m 3:58 / km
shoes: Kswiss somethings

A couple of poor route choices early (to the first and third controls that I did probably cost me a couple of hundred metres, and put me behind a bunch of people after 5 controls. Very frustrating to see the people at the head of the queue disappearing into the distance as you wait in line to punch.
Fortunately had the legs to run through everyone in the space of one long leg, and didn't look back. Had people streaming in behind as I left for a couple of controls, then strangely quiet and I had an unnerving feeling that I had missed an obvious route option.
Sten was leaving a control looping in the opposite direction as I approached. It was my 11th, so I figured we crossed pretty close to 10.5 controls in, with 21 to get... Made a late decision to throw in a loop up the hill, which I think worked out OK.
Unlike previous weeks I didn't cook, as the temperature was only high 20's and without the humidity. Ran strongly but with just a little in reserve as I was more intent on being smooth through the controls and not screwing up like I have on the previous couple of races.
Surprised to have a comfortable win when I got back to the finish. Can't remember who came in what order after, just that Craig and Oscar finished ;right next to each other.

run warm up/down 22:00 [2] 4.0 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: Kswiss somethings

About 3km before, 1km after. Legs felt pretty reasonable after the first km of WU.

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