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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 7 days ending Apr 4, 2021:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:01:38 16.84(10:47) 27.1(6:42) 870
  Running7 3:00:00 22.68(7:56) 36.5(4:56) 675
  Total7 6:01:38 39.52(9:09) 63.6(5:41) 1545

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Sunday Apr 4, 2021 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Day 2) 2:01:27 [4] 16.5 km (7:22 / km) +580m 6:16 / km

At Gumble Pinnacles, came 3rd, +10:31mins to Brodie. Absolute quality top notch orienteering. Still frothing at this one despite a pretty devastating run for me. Mainly low vis forest with huge rocks generally scattered about. Brutal course which was relentlessly challenging technically in so many different ways and super tough physically - and just one drink point on a near 30deg sunny day :s

Played it fairly cautious in general - but got off to a sloppy start with misses at #2 and #3 putting me back about 1:30mins. Then flowed well over the longer legs to #10 taking some safer routes that were more runnable. The percentages paid off and I caught sight of Brodie (2mins ahead starting) at the drinks point. Unfortunately a quick swig wasn't going to be wise and so he had long gone by the time I was ready to get going. Turns out I held the lead to #14 and #15 where I then had another scrappy section losing another min or so. #14 in particular was a super tricky control though.

Took more safe easy running routes to #17 and #18 and although Brodie had regained the lead on the day I was now winning overall. This was of course unbeknownst to me though as I was just feeling real tired and heavily cramping (despite multiple magnesium tablets before the run) and just felt like I'd been out plodding for aaages. And so it was I left #19 without bothering with my strategy of the easiest running route and subsequently got confused on a steep rocky slope where relocating just took a long long time. 8mins lost on a 2min leg - and the last tough control after going through so much to get there. At the time I was just glad to find the control and bumble around the fairly flat control pick to the finish. It was only after that I realised how costly that was. A start with the young boys in the chase would have been fun. Didn't sleep well that night - still buzzing from the challenge and rueing what happened.


Running warm up/down 6:00 [2] 1.2 km (5:00 / km) +40m 4:17 / km

Warm up only.

Saturday Apr 3, 2021 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Day 1) 44:00 [4] 6.9 km (6:23 / km) +210m 5:32 / km

At Noah's Ark Ridge - came 7th, +5:06mins to Aston and Doyley. Proper good middle distance race this in some real tricky weird linear rock stuff. Unfortunately I managed to balls the hedge control before we even got into the tough stuff! After that just had a frustrating run where I seemed to lose 30secs-1min on every 3rd control - perhaps rushing a little bit, and also struggling with some of the controls being tucked away behind features that were less prominent on the ground than on the map. Hot day and got super drained over the last few. Thought I'd be a lot further down than I was, but I think everyone was a bit scrappy. Awesome fun being back racing in this sort of terrain though.

Running warm up/down 11:00 [2] 2.1 km (5:14 / km) +40m 4:47 / km

Not a warm down day today.

Friday Apr 2, 2021 #

1 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Prologue) 16:11 [5] 3.7 km (4:22 / km) +80m 3:57 / km

At Charles Sturt Uni, Orange - came 9th, +1:44 to Aston, which is about what I expected. Not a bad run, felt like I was running ok most of the way, fairly drained at the end! Had Doyley (1min behind starting) slowly closing in on me through the course and just stayed ahead. Not a bad little uni campus but nothing particularly tricky.

Running warm up/down 27:00 [2] 5.5 km (4:55 / km) +50m 4:42 / km

Thursday Apr 1, 2021 #

12 PM

Running warm up/down 21:00 [3] 4.3 km (4:53 / km) +40m 4:40 / km

Jogging, stretch and a few drills at the oval. Not a pretty sight.

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021 #

1 PM

Running intervals 10:00 [5] 2.8 km (3:34 / km) +50m 3:17 / km

10x1mins at BMP. Going ok but struggling to stride out.

Running 23:00 [3] 5.2 km (4:25 / km)

Tuesday Mar 30, 2021 #

8 PM

Running 42:00 [3] 7.4 km (5:41 / km) +320m 4:40 / km

Late run around and up Taylor. Beautiful night for it.

Monday Mar 29, 2021 #

9 PM

Running 40:00 [3] 8.0 km (5:00 / km) +135m 4:37 / km

Very late run around Taylor.

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