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Training Log Archive: helena

In the 7 days ending Oct 11, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running3 2:14:00 13.21(10:09) 21.26(6:18) 60
  orienteering3 2:04:00 6.52(19:00) 10.5(11:49) 2060c
  cycling1 50:00 9.94(5:02) 16.0(3:08)
  Total5 5:08:00 29.67(10:23) 47.76(6:27) 8060c

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Friday Oct 10, 2008 #

orienteering 45:00 [1] 3.0 km (15:00 / km)
shoes: Asics

Setting out controls for afternoon schools orienteering club at Riccarton.

running 24:00 [3] 5.0 km (4:48 / km) +60m 4:32 / km
shoes: Asics

1.5 miles steady around Riccarton after putting out controls, in the morning.

1.5miles steady to collect the car at Currie High in the afternoon, more climb on this run.

Thursday Oct 9, 2008 #

running intervals (track) 1:00:00 [5] 6.6 km (9:05 / km)
shoes: Asics

800m warm up.
4x200m easy, with jog 120m recovery.
5min rest.
8x200m steady, with jog 120m recovery.
5min rest.
4x200m fast, with jog 12om recovery.
800m warm down.

Wednesday Oct 8, 2008 #

running long 50:00 [3] 6.0 mi (8:20 / mi)
shoes: Asics

Run with Bev and Mary, down the dell to Blinkbonny, up Poets Glen around the resevoirs and back down through Bonaly back into the Dell. Perfect morning, ran well.

orienteering 29:00 [1] 2.5 km (11:36 / km)
shoes: Adidas Swoops

Needed new batteries in my head torch so didn't run too fast. Made errors at Nos. 3, 7 and struggled to find path to 14. Lovely night.

Tuesday Oct 7, 2008 #

cycling 50:00 [3] 16.0 km (3:08 / km)

Cycled to work and home. A little wind on the way home up the hill.

Monday Oct 6, 2008 #

orienteering (labrynth 'O') 50:00 [1] **** 5.0 km (10:00 / km) +20m 9:48 / km

This was an idea we got from the Holland 5 days although we didn't try it there. We made a maze out of tape and put 20 controls in the maze. There were 3 diffirent courses (only 2 infact, as I had made a mess of copying the maps) however as Quirky said you couldn't even tell that you were repeating yourself.

It certainly didn't seem to help the fact that I had planned it, although I did do it a few months ago. The most difficult thing was locating your next control on your map and I found that I couldn't read upside down. If you wasted 10secs at each control doing this then you would lose over 3mins on each run. I couldn't plan ahead as I was too busy concentrating on where to go without banging into someone.

It was good that it was done in the dark as you then couldn't see the maze and needed to use the map but I wonder what the locals thought with about 30 torches weaving around a 24x24 square.

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