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Training Log Archive: devil

In the 7 days ending Oct 6, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 2:00:31 13.67(8:49) 22.0(5:29)
  Orienteering2 1:39:06 6.9(14:22) 11.1(8:56) 34039 /42c92%
  Total4 3:39:37 20.57(10:41) 33.1(6:38) 34039 /42c92%

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Saturday Oct 6, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:21:48 [4] *** 9.1 km (8:59 / km) +340m 7:34 / km
spiked:16/18c shoes: O shoes

Oceania championships M35A. Came into this race quite unfit and with only yesterday's run in the sprint since the aus championships. Not sure if pulling on the aussie o-top fired me up but I was fairly determined not to make any major stuff ups. Legs felt quite sore from yesterday - I think it was all the steps I'd gone up and down so never really felt like I was doing as fast a pace as I'd like. Took it steady off the start and got a fairly good feel for the map. Lots of fallen timber on the ground so the going was pretty slow in the white. Made a bit of an error at 3, misreading some rough open as open and thinking I was further down the hill than I thought I was. The rest of the course went pretty well, felt like I had good map contact most of the time, a bit wobbly into 8 looking for a shallow gully in masses of fallen timber. Unfortunately finished off with a schoolboy error at the last control, the leg was along a ridge, I dropped off the side a bit to avoid the green on top and followed a stream of runners into the wrong control, lost a minute there I think, which was about the time I was behind Scott Simson. We were both whipped by Jock Davis who did it in 66. Overall was happy with the run, and a big improvement over the aus champs.

Friday Oct 5, 2007 #

Orienteering race 17:18 [4] * 2.0 km (8:39 / km)
spiked:23/24c shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS7

Oceania sprint championships. Was pretty rusty and took quite a while to find the start triangle on the map, and for the first 5 or so controls was taking it pretty steadily but felt like I was getting better as I went on. Sebba caught me about then and was moving at least as fast as I was so I hung on trying to keep map contact. In the bush section I followed Sebba too far right looking to cross a track. I'd seen the control but thought it was lower than we should be and must be the next one. So a bit of messing about probably added a minute to the times. Sebba tired a bit and I got back in front when he made a mistake around 21, I did a poor route choice to 24 so didn't manage to get away again. Was good to race again and now looking forward to tomorrow.

Tuesday Oct 2, 2007 #

Running intervals 1:20:00 [4] 12.0 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline

Bilbys intervals and warm up etc, this was moved to anzac parade as the ocals hadn't been booked. Quite a long set doing 500m efforts going up then an easy 500 down. I tried to make the easy reasonably quick as it was so long. did 9 reps, started at about 1.35 but they drifted out to 1.50 by the end.

Monday Oct 1, 2007 #

Running race 40:31 [5] 10.0 km (4:03 / km)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS7

Had totally messed up the Oceania entries, not realizing that that today would be a public holiday. So I did the sri chinmoy 10k run instead. There was a pretty big field compared to last year with quite a few quality runners. It was billed to start at 9am but the rego was taking the organisers ages, so the start time kept getting put back and back. One dude spat the dummy and set off on his own after 15 minutes of waiting, finally after about half an hour we were set on our way. As I haven't done very much for about 6 weeks I didn't have high expectations, this run also seems to produce slow times. there was also a pretty strong headwind on the way out. I got to the turn in about 20 minutes the bloke on the drinks station asked what i wanted - said water then he gave me a cup and said - 'it's sports drink' took a sip then chucked the rest. Another drinks station at 2 k to go let me get some real water this time although I had to almost to go backwards to grab the cup from the person holding it. Slowed a bit near the end as there wasn't much to chase, had hoped to get under 40, but wasn't too unhappy with the time. Checked my time from last year, when I was even more out of training and it was 42.18.

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