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Training Log Archive: jfredrickson

In the 1 days ending Nov 9, 2002:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 50:51 4.35(11:41) 7.0(7:16) 275
  Total1 50:51 4.35(11:41) 7.0(7:16) 275
averages - sleep:7.5

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Saturday Nov 9, 2002 #

Orienteering (Local Meet) 50:51 [3] 7.0 km (7:16 / km) +275m 6:04 / km

Local meet at Winding Hills. I ran the Red course but regretted it quickly after starting. I was still worn out from the weeks training and yesterdays basketball game. Going up the first big hill to number one I could feel that I was going to have trouble finishing the course.

My technique was very clean since I wasn't running full speed, but I still managed to make a really stupid error at number 3. Looking back at the control afterwards I realize that I simply misread the map. I somehow read the area near the control and the area just off the trail before the control as two different segments and didn't connect them right. When I exited the area just off the trail and entered the area near the control circle I thought that I was in a different place than I really was. I ran right by the control and continued up the reentrant looking for the control. I quickly realized that I had made a mistake and relocated on another trail and reattacked the control. At the time I thought that I had just run too far, but looking at the control later I realized that I just didn't read the map right and went the wrong way from the trail.

Other than that I had a nearly perfect run. I lost maybe a total of 1 minute on route choices and zigzagging a little in the woods, but I was basically clean. I didn't make any mistakes at the controls and hit each one as I had intended. I still felt awful though and couldn't run any faster than a fairly slow jog. I couldn't get up the hills and had to walk since they were so steep. We had three hills that added up to a total of 275 meters of climb and the rest of the course was flat. They were pretty big and steep!

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