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Training Log Archive: slow-twitch

In the 1 days ending Apr 4, 2009:

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Saturday Apr 4, 2009 #

Orienteering (technical training) 45:00 [3] ***

Brent's not so secret training weekend stage 1 (all times for the weekend are very approximate). "Start practice". If I learned anything from this (other than the fact that Weiti is turning into a bit of a jungle), it's that I might have a tendency to commit to the first good route for leg 1 I see when I pick up the map, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I could miss seeing things like the big clearing attack point above the first "first control" that would have made it quite easy. Missed the final section and had a nice track run to advance directly to...

Orienteering (technical training) 1:00:00 [2] ****

Slopes and contouring. Valuable session. This can be a bit of a weakness of mine, so good to get some non-race practice and bring "the process" a bit closer to the front of the mind. I'll be the one at the MD next weekend running round spurs mumbling things like "am I rising or falling, will the control be above or below" to myself. Unfortunately the last few green controls became more about relocation practice as getting through the bush became more about finding the gaps than navigation. But I can always use more relocation practice, so still valuable.

Orienteering (technical training) 40:00 [2] ***

"putting it together" - basically a mock course strong on the skill set we'd been working on, to get back to the start point. Did the first 3 controls nicely, wasted a bit of time figuring out the distressed sounding animal down by the main track was a hedgehog, missed the 3 "bush" controls (aware that nobody had come past since halfway through the last exercise), just jogging up the hill track instead, then tried to do the last 2 controls but had pretty much lost focus. Ah well, did the first 3 controls nicely...! Getting back to base found everybody else there, so therefore many people had wimped out even more than I did! And also found the proposed final session was being told where it could stick itself.

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