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Training Log Archive: slow-twitch

In the 7 days ending Mar 29, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run3 2:12:00
  Orienteering1 1:28:00 4.66(18:53) 7.5(11:44) 18026 /33c78%
  Total4 3:40:00 4.66 7.5 18026 /33c78%

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Sunday Mar 29, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:28:00 [4] *** 7.5 km (11:44 / km) +180m 10:29 / km

Tui Ridge (Vegas). First o for ages. Fun, but lots of it. Most of the course was fairly sprint styles so gave myself a good little talking to before starting that with 7+ km I couldn't afford to go full tit like it was a sprint race. Then went off at full tit like it was a sprint race. Strangely, things started to fall apart a bit in the last third. Was doing good things like planning ahead rather than just navigating the current leg, but on the other hand was being a bit lazy about things like checking the map was oriented. Almost wish that last had got me in to trouble somewhere along the way but hopefully just the fact I noticed will help the old self-discipline. Applying the Jamie Stewart Moment Theory to the biggest time loss incident (#15), misread a long narrow gully as a long narrow ridge as the spot to jump off the road into the forest and when I realised just dived off into the forest rather than stopping and figuring out how to fix the damage. Other than that just a few too many controls where I wasn't really figuring out what was happening inside the circle until I got there or choosing the wrong times to trust the veg mapping. Only 25 mins behind pcbrent so reasonably happy, especially as I reckon I dropped a disproportionate amount of that towards the end. Brent had his gps watch thingy and ran about 9.5 km, I imagine we all did a fairly similar distance.

Friday Mar 27, 2009 #

Run 29:30 [3]

Mailbox run, aiming for a fairly easy recovery pace (helped by the good workouts the last couple of days), yet strangely doesn't seem to take any longer than the days I really go for it!

Had planned (after an admin visit to TK) to have a cruise on the Mangaokewa walkway just out of town, but in my hurried packing (had had to get to the post shop before closing and thought I was cutting it fine by the time I left home) grabbed everything I needed except any sort of running shoes. Oh well, looks nice, I'll put it on my ever growing to-do list!

Thursday Mar 26, 2009 #

Run hills (terrain) 1:02:30 [3]

Shame I'm not in training for Pamplona. Had discovered a really neat plateau and valley while doing telemetry yesterday, and figured it would be a fun place to try and get in a good hour's work (though wasn't looking forward to what would have been a fairly punishing uphill to get to it). Found bulls had been moved into the one unavoidable paddock to get there. Plan B: no, beasts in here too, Plan C: this paddock looks empty, ...apart from the beasts hiding over the first spur.... etc etc. Somehow all this plan changing and backtracking managed to make up the hour I wanted, though very stop-start. Maybe I'm being a wimp, but being cornered a couple of days ago by some large grumpy looking animals does that to a person.

Need to get a rumour started that the beef market is about to crash, and all the money's going back into sheep.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2009 #

Run hills (terrain) 40:00 [3]

Up to the top of the airstrip (18 minutes - but prob only a bit quicker because I accidentally took a fairly direct route across a paddock I'd normally skirt round) then not much tiki touring back to home. Good enough for a return to action and a nice compromise between not wanting a long jaunt but not enthusiastic about doing just the mailbox run.

If Fly'n ever gets bored of blasting away at bambis and feels like a change, the goats over the fence in Herekawe SR are starting to get a little cheeky

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