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Training Log Archive: jcampbell

In the 7 days ending Oct 18, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:25:20 5.41(15:47) 8.7(9:49) 14010 /0%
  Total2 1:25:20 5.41(15:47) 8.7(9:49) 14010 /0%
averages - sleep:4

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Monday Oct 13, 2014 #

Orienteering race 23:00 [5] 3.5 km (6:34 / km) +20m 6:23 / km
shoes: Innov8-2(Yellow)

NAOC 2014 - Sprint Race: Arnprior
I grew up in the next village to the Arnprior in Scotland that this town is based after. A big difference. Arnprior is Scotland has speed cameras and if you drive at the 30mph speed limit you will be through the village in less than 30 seconds. With maybe 20 houses at most it would not work for a sprint race.
Anyway, I do not seem to be able to fully kick this stomach bug. That said it was a beautiful day and decided it was all the more important to focus on the race at hand and enjoy Randy Kemp's courses. Off to a strong start in the town and happy with route choices through 6. 6-7: the first leg in the woods lost time as there were quite a number of rootstocks so did not hit the right one to start with. No problems 7-8-9. 9-10: lost time as drifted to the right and 10-11 hesitated a bit. Pushed hard 12,13,14,15 and 16. 16-17: lost some time working out which tree. 18-Finish: Not clear which direction so went right to start with and had to backtrack.
Pulled my calf muscle 3 controls out which is a bummer, but overall happy with result.

Good that Alison had a good sprint race and sprint relay with strong runs from Tori, Erin, Will and Alison.

Sunday Oct 12, 2014 #

Orienteering race 1:02:20 [4] **** 5.2 km (11:59 / km) +120m 10:45 / km

NAOC Ottawa: Long- Carp Ridge - hidden Meadow Farm
A dreadful nights sleep. Don't know what I ate for dinner that I deserved this. Major diarrhea! Hardly got any sleep and even debated whether to run. Opted for the Coke trick which worked for the race.
11.00am: Slow and steady to 1, 1-2: went too far right and when hit trail a bit uncertain where I was, opted up hill, relocated and then bobbled a bit in clearings. (Lost a good 1-1.5mins). 2-3: a good long leg which executed well. 3-4: ok including pit stop and saw Ernest Linder pass,so had caught 2 mins on him. 4-5 Ernest got away at control so didn't see him.Trail leg with lots of junctions. Ended up at control circle before Ernst. 5-6: Straight line parallel with Ernst. 6-7: Another trail leg, Ernst got ahead a bit. 7-8: Hesitated on the trails. 8-9: the bad leg: looking back I went more NE than NNE which made me hit a different trail and got really confused with trail junctions. Stopped, tried to work it out a couple of times, then took a risk to follow trail. When crossed stream in clearing realized I was further east than thought, but in a better spot. Up hill and nice wood to power lines and straight forward to control. 9-10: just tried to keep running hard.
Turns out my error/hesitation had cost me about 5 mins over Ernst so he got me by 4 mins. Overall happy with run considering my lousy stomach situation.

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