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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 1 days ending Sep 4, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 55:27 3.79(14:38) 6.1(9:05) 5519c
  trail run1 10:00 1.0(10:00) 1.61(6:13)
  Total1 1:05:27 4.79(13:40) 7.71(8:29) 5519c

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Sunday Sep 4, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering 55:27 6.1 km (9:05 / km) +55m 8:42 / km
ahr:174 max:188 19c shoes: Icebugs

DM Relay. I ran anchor leg for the OK Linné second team. Our first leg runner, Rebecka, had a good solid run and passed off in 5th, only about 3 minutes behind the leader. Then Lisa totally rocked it and came through the spectator control in 1st! Cue suddenly nervous me! She held onto the lead and passed off to me in first.

I felt good, attacked into the first control... and nothing was there. I ran around the boulders, checked out the other control near there... I had stopped too early in a flat area that was just wetter than usual and I thought it was my swamp. About 4 minutes lost there, I suspect. The second place team only started about 30 seconds behind me and passed me there without me ever seeing her. Things, luckily, got a lot better after that. I still bobbled the next few, but stayed in contact. I then lost contact on the way to #5. I actually ran right by my boulder - even the side with the control on it!- but was focused on a bigger boulder further on. Once that boulder didn't have a control I decided to start bailing out to the field. I hit a cliff with a control on it and was able to relocate off it. I took a safe route to #6, but then missed from my attackpoint. 7 went well, and then I was standing right next to #8, but didn't see it until a dude came in and punched it. Then I tried to follow him to the last control instead of the spectator control :)

After the map exchange things really came together. I was careful, but sure. I managed to hold off the others behind me and we finished in second! My first Swedish DM medal!

Map 1
Map 2

And I managed to break 10m/k - a feat that really shouldn't be this hard!

4.62mi

trail run 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Icebugs

Warm up.

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