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Training Log Archive: Hawk 3Peat

In the 7 days ending Mar 31:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:07:00 7.77(16:21) 12.5(10:10)
  Running1 32:00 3.23(9:54) 5.2(6:09)
  Total3 2:39:00 11.0(14:27) 17.7(8:59)

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Sunday Mar 31 #

Orienteering 1:24:00 [3] 8.5 km (9:53 / km)

Long event at Hill End. Uninspiring course with 2 long legs that asked the question which track is best. By control 7 I was spent and did a lot of walking. Nearly didnt make it up out of the gully going from 8 to 9 as it was so steep. Would like to have been competitive to compare splits going from 9 to 10. Seemed to me the track route to the right would be significantly slower and tougher.

Saturday Mar 30 #

Orienteering 43:00 [3] 4.0 km (10:45 / km)

NSW State event at Hill End. Was cold. Spent the whole weekend convincing myself I was ok and did not have a urinary tract infection. Fooling myself and am now on yet another bout of antibiotics. Need less to say I ran like s***t. No mistakes but sooo slow and had to walk anything that was up.

Did get to run quite fast at one stage. Across a road and down into an erosion gully the side of which was so slippery my feet went out from under me and I crashed bum first at the bottom. Unfortunately I landed on my whistle which smashed, cut my bum and back in 2 places and put a massive bruise on my buttock. This proves whistles cause more problems than they solve.

Whistles? Are they required. Have Oed for 35 years and have never heard of them helping anyone. The only time I heard a whistle blast, 5 people abandoned their course to help only to discover the person was confused as to which track they were on.

Tuesday Mar 26 #

Running 32:00 [3] 5.2 km (6:09 / km)

Run from home and only short as I dont want to risk the calf. Actually ran well. Such lovely running weather. Calf seems fine.

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