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Training Log Archive: z-man

In the 7 days ending Oct 10, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:36:46 8.33(11:37) 13.4(7:13) 220
  Running1 25:00 2.8(8:56) 4.5(5:33)
  Total3 2:01:46 11.12(10:57) 17.9(6:48) 220

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Saturday Oct 10, 2009 #

Orienteering 32:56 [5] 4.7 km (7:00 / km) +110m 6:16 / km

WOC'93 Re-run. I really wanted to have a decent run and given the settings and atmosphere I got really pumped up while waiting for Peter's countdown at the start triangle. Got off to a fast start nailed the first three controls but slowed down around #4 before the rock just to the north of the bag where I caught up to Sam and saw Clem cutting towards the control. Stayed behind him to #5 and then pushed really hard to #6 and #7. Lost my head after crossing the stream on the way to #8 (didn't check my compass) and was surprised to see stone walls that I did not expect. Took me a while to figure out where I was and ended up losing ~3.5 min there. At this point I got really mad at myself and started pushing again. Lost another 20 sec on #10 as I stayed too high. Kind of missed the road crossing somewhat as I ran on top of the cliff as opposed to running at its food, but crossed the road in correct spot after jumping off the cliff. Caught up to Clem once again at #13 and we finished together (slightly behind) after a little hesitation at the last control.
Figured that I lost ~4.5min out there with one really huge mistake at #8. Cracking 29min would've been really sweet, as I am not sure I will ever get another chance at this course, plus it wouldn't be as fair anymore since I have a very good memory of places that I've ran at already.

Tuesday Oct 6, 2009 #

Running 25:00 [3] 4.5 km (5:33 / km)

An easy run to Verona park late at night + a few pull ups while in there.

Sunday Oct 4, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:03:50 [3] 8.7 km (7:20 / km) +110m 6:54 / km

BD-Blue-Day2. This was a long day for me as I didn't feel very fresh off the start + couldn't get my mind into the race for the first couple of bags. Did a little U-turn on the way to #2, then totally boomed #6 (4.5min or so). Searched all the spurs below and finally decided to relocate using stone walls. Stumbled upon the bag on my way up. Then met Joe at #7 who started 4min behind me, this was somewhat discouraging for a minute or so, but decided that I had to try to pull away and get those 4 min back. This didn't take too long as he jumped into the woods too early on the way to #8. Though I saw him later on at #9 and then at #11, as I kept making little silly errors, I finally put it together and had a very clean run from then on. Was especially happy with my run in the flats and then to see Joe coming in just a bit over 4min back :).

Time to regroup and begin training in one form or another. Just looking towards this winter to see if I still have it (physically).

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