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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 1 days ending Apr 19, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 59:59 3.73(16:05) 6.0(10:00) 19018 /18c100%
  Total1 59:59 3.73(16:05) 6.0(10:00) 19018 /18c100%

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Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering race 59:59 [4] *** 6.0 km (10:00 / km) +190m 8:38 / km
spiked:18/18c shoes: Yellow NB T840

Classic Green Y course at West Pt. A little stiff after yesterday. Couldn't quite face the climb right out of the start that was best to #1, so took the trail N to the reentrant and climbed up there. Cost a few lines, but seemed worth it at the time to let me ease into the course. John Campbell passed me pretty smartly at #2, and took a route a bit more left to #3. I went up the broad saddle then a little trail and curved around, coming in from the W. #6 was a good leg, moving fast down the spur and picking up the trail over the knoll. Took the trail from 7 to 8, and had a hard fall on the way off the road. Caught my foot on a stick and down in a bunch of rocks. Hit my forehead between two big pointy ones, which was a bit of a shock to the system. Walked it off for a bit and then kept going, but it sure was a hard hit.

Checked my watch around #9, and then on the way from 12 to 13 and began to think I had a shot at 60 minutes, which was pretty motivational. A little fuss getting from 16 to 17 because of the barberry and marshy stuff, and leaving 17 I could see that it would be really close. Seconds ticking away as I got into the field and ran really hard to the finish to make it by 1 second. Most satisfying.

Felt like a really good run, but the wily George was even better.

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