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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 7 days ending May 19:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:52:00 15.66(14:49) 25.2(9:12) 740
  Running4 2:30:00 18.27(8:13) 29.4(5:06) 340
  Total8 6:22:00 33.93(11:16) 54.6(7:00) 1080

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Sunday May 19 #

10 AM

Orienteering 48:00 [3] 7.3 km (6:35 / km) +190m 5:49 / km

NOL relay at Awoonga, 2nd leg after Paul ran a blinder setting me off in 2nd just behind Ali for the Stingers. Still had him in sight at the start flag, just. The rest of my run was a little scrappy and my injuries weren't great after all the travel this week and no time for doing exercises etc. So I was well off the pace, which is starting to get quite annoying. Anyway, it was a really fun course, well set for a relay. I've always enjoyed this map with its very runnable round contours but scattering of detail so it was great to have a national race here.

Saturday May 18 #

9 AM

Orienteering 46:00 [2] 5.9 km (7:48 / km) +170m 6:49 / km

Wakey wakey controls. Nice to actually run around some controls without carrying anything but a dibber (and a map). Cool but still this morning, good conditions for the race.
12 PM

Running 16:00 [2] 2.0 km (8:00 / km) +50m 7:07 / km

Shadowed Florence around the very easy. The taped routes did turn out to be 9 year old proof. Big herd of sheep hanging around one control though. She was the first finisher which gave me a good intro into commentating.
3 PM

Orienteering 18:00 [2] 2.0 km (9:00 / km) +80m 7:30 / km

Control collecting. It all seemed to go pretty well, which was a relief. It is a tougher than expected area physically with the climb adding up and rock hopping taking its toll. I think the long grass covering rocks slowed down the mpks quite significantly, but perhaps the courses were still a touch on the long side. I thought it would be quite close racing with few perfect runs, but not too many big mistakes either, which pretty much turned out to be the case. Always nice to see the pink splodges on winsplits scattered across most legs, but without there being too many of them either. Big kudos to Alex's mapping - once I'd got into how he'd done it (on my second visit), it made sense and there was nothing I would have changed. And thanks heaps to Cath for some good suggested improvements and to the Scowns for the endless hard work organising.

Friday May 17 #

11 AM

Orienteering 2:00:00 [1] 10.0 km (12:00 / km) +300m 10:26 / km

Control hanging at Wee Jasper. Got it all done in pretty good time. Bright sunny day and such a beautiful area with amazing views. Wedged tailed eagles and sea eagles circling above. Very much enjoyed myself. Then retreated to an old homestead with Cath, the Scowns and the Lawfords for a good feed and some gin.

Thursday May 16 #

(rest day)

Busy day in Sydney

Wednesday May 15 #

6 PM

Running 42:00 [3] 8.7 km (4:50 / km)

Flew to Sydney early and had a long day in the office. After work I ran around Barangaroo with Caitlin from work, who went on to run sub-37 in the Sydney 10km, which probably explains why I found this shakeout run to be quite honest. Felt relatively ok though for a change. Then had to do a lot more work long into the night :(

Tuesday May 14 #

7 PM

Running 48:00 [3] 10.0 km (4:48 / km) +160m 4:27 / km

Post dinner run around Farrer, then down to the playing fields where I thought I'd pick up the pace a little and focus on form. Slow (of course) but felt quite in control and not too sore, which was mildly promising.

Monday May 13 #

6 AM

Running 44:00 [3] 8.7 km (5:03 / km) +130m 4:42 / km

Usual jog with Sam. Annoyingly not feeling that great after the positive signs over the weekend. Ho hum.

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