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Training Log Archive: jed

In the 1 days ending Jan 23, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:06:24 4.1(16:11) 6.6(10:04) 330
  Running1 15:00 0.31(48:17) 0.5(30:00)
  Total1 1:21:24 4.41(18:27) 7.1(11:28) 330

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Sunday Jan 23, 2011 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3] 0.5 km (30:00 / km)
shoes: swoops

Jogging about after helping and then some drills.
Stupidly didn't warm down as went straight to change so I could help.

Orienteering race 1:06:24 [5] 6.6 km (10:04 / km) +330m 8:03 / km
shoes: swoops

Blue Course
AWFUL! Had been helping set up until about ten minutes before I started which wasn't ideal but felt ok. Had no plan to one as knew it was one of the re-entrants on the side of the hill even though I knew they were tricky. Saw the people infront of me leave the control from a long way off so headed there. Turns out they were not leaving the actual control. I was too high and the preceeded to go further away from the control and found the other one in the re-entrants before my own. No relocation techniques, no compass, no attack point, no plan = fail and 3:30 binned!
Not a good start but got back into it until 5. Knew the map was a bit dodgey but that was no excuse as should have been right there with the compass but instead let myself go too high. 40 secs gone. Was surprised to see I was catching Jo so yet again let myself be distracted and decided I knew the area and not to use my compass, attackpoint and plan and was pulled left to another control which was totally not mine! Almost 1min gone. Then I got a grip and pulled it together on the butterfly loops and worked hard on the long leg and had made my route choice for 15 on route to 14. Then decided to change my mind. Wrong!!!! Caught Jo and 14 and she went the other way so it was very obvious how much time I lost. 1min I rekon. Next few were a blast and did them well before it was back to the urban. Re caught and this time passed Jo without being distracted this time. Much much better here and was setting times 2nd, 3rd on the course which is much more like it instead of finishing 23 and having 91st splits!!!
Very disappointed with my run as that is not how I orienteer and shouldn't let it happen. Need to be disciplined with the plan and compass and definitely ignore other people as I can do it on my own as the splits show when it is going well I am running very well so there are some positives.

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