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Training Log Archive: jed

In the 1 days ending Jul 20, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 58:45 6.14(9:34) 9.88(5:57)
  Cycling1 17:14 4.08(4:13) 6.57(2:37)
  Running1 6:46 0.62(11:00) 0.99(6:50)
  Total1 1:22:45 10.84(7:38) 17.44(4:45)

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Friday Jul 20, 2018 #

Orienteering 25:21 [3] 4.37 km (5:48 / km)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine 7

Hallglen. Map memory. Decided to do this first so couldn't use any prior knowledge. The first few went fine but on number 5 I decided not to go the really simple route and had to come back and try again. I struggled again on the next few and had to come back again on 9 but identified it was the last part I was losing confidence on and forgetting so tried to ensure I had a good plan all the way on the final few and it went well again. Afterwards I was annoyed as this went badly as had "failed" on a few but Dad reminded me that errors in training are positive as can improve. I also didn't see what the point in this was in relation to my actual racing as seemed very artificial so had a good chat with Chris (after a sort of argument with Dad) - I'm not expected to remember the entirety of a long complex leg but this session was training my memory as such so that I can remember more and know the important things to look for, therefore in a race I will use this technique in a way. I was then much happier that this session had done some good.

Orienteering 4:07 [5] 0.96 km (4:17 / km)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine 7

Hallglen. Route choice part 1. Head to head against Dad. Forced me to be less hesitant. Again went well and managed to break away. Subconsciously found myself using "map memory" as was definitely had head in the map a lot less. Missed one route but never stressed and always committed to one I was on.

Orienteering 4:57 [4] 1.14 km (4:21 / km)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine 7

Hallglen. Route choice part 2, solo. Less pressure but same process and made pretty good route choices without hesitation.

Orienteering 24:20 [3] 3.41 km (7:08 / km)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine 7

Hallglen. Line course. I wondered what I could get out of this session since following accurately with head in the map is something I'm good at and trying to get away from. Chris recommended that Dad and I went together with one person in front doing the line course, the other following along and at some point telling the other to put the map away to see how long could keep going. This brought in a element of planning ahead but only at the point it was possible. Did the first half like this and then second half solo. It was very interesting and forced simplification and by the end I felt really in control, flowing, moving a lot quicker. Good session and best use of a line course for me - definitely a session I'd do again.

Running warm up/down 6:46 [3] 0.99 km (6:50 / km)
shoes: Saucony Peregrine 7

Wee warm down jog with Mum into Callendar Park. Another good day. Left all eating until after today and less high intensity so feeling better and hungry by the end.

Cycling 17:14 [2] 6.57 km (2:37 / km)
shoes: Nike

I bought a bike...and successfully cycled it home! Excited for x-training to not necessarily mean sitting in a gym.

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