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Training Log Archive: AndreM

In the 7 days ending Apr 25, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:55:49 15.01(11:43) 24.16(7:17) 556
  Road bike1 1:16:00 28.58(22.6/h) 46.0(36.3/h)
  Total5 4:11:49 43.6(5:47) 70.16(3:35) 556

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Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Easter M21AS Day 3) 45:54 [5] 6.45 km (7:07 / km) +165m 6:19 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212

Started out really well to first two controls, then a big directional error to 3. 4,5,6,7 ok, and then directional error to 8. Cassie with me from 2 to 8 and witnessed my fumbling. Approach to 9 could have been better - went through the thick bush when I could have run around. Again found seeing someone else on the course a distraction, even though I gained correction from them regularly.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Easter M21AS Day 2) 57:34 [5] 7.8 km (7:23 / km) +193m 6:34 / km

After only just getting to the start on time I started fine and by cp4 had caught up with Sten who started 2mins ahead of me. We then travelled together until he sped up the hill to 8 winning that split (together we made about 30 sec on the leaders up this hill). Then my best leg - the long one from 8 to 9 (gaining 1:05 over Juffy here). Went high to stay on the orange and by the time I hit the granite I could see Sten and someone else a couple of hundred meters behind. Kept working carefully, caught Jen and then bulls eyed it through the sparse woodland. At this point I had the lead on the race over Juffy by 1:25. Had a drink and off to 10 - but saw on my card that 10 is the one with the water, so back to 9 to double check. Read the number in error and kept going down the hill. Then realised not good, ran back up and by then Sten and Jen arrived at 9 - lost 2:07 right there (from Sten's split to 9). Then the wheels gradually fell off as Sten, Jen and I stumbled through what was slowly becoming a horror show. Me going too low to 11, corrected by seeing Sten above. Then I overshot a knolly turn to 12 by mistaking a granite patch (8th fastest time to 12, 2:20 off the best split). Then worked hard to open a gap to 14 but misery when I arrived as Jen, Sten and I ran laps of the area looking for the control (2 mins off the best split). The rest was back to normal, but arrived 5mins off the leaders. This calls for a miracle tomorrow since my cumulative time is 11:03 from Juffy in first, 7-8mins from Tyson in 2nd, about 3:30 from Sten in 3rd.

Saturday Apr 23, 2011 #

11 AM

Orienteering (Easter M21AS Day 1) 49:58 [4] 6.78 km (7:22 / km) +198m 6:26 / km
shoes: X-Talons 212

6 mins off the leaders time. This was a group start for the 21AS "Sledge" category. A quick run up the hill to the first control and then a pack of 3-4 (once Tyson cottoned on just before reaching 2) of us pretty much followed Paul to 2, 3, 4, 5. Then we came up the side of the hill a bit wide of the mark for 5 and I fell for it - thinking we must be on track and hence the control a bit to the right. Meanwhile Paul corrected and shot off like he had found 5 and was going for 6. I scrounged around and finally found 6 and by 7 (thus winning the descent shorts!) was with the B pack of Tyson and Mike (no not Mike Tyson). The splits show me being only a minute off the lead here and what I should have done was hoofed it up the hill along the fence. But paced it with the others and hit 7 a bit slower, then I lead to 8, gained pep and raced off to 9 successfully and then opened the gap to 10, but went high and hit the boulders SSW of 10, eventually getting it after the B train left, losing 2 minutes. Despondent I had directional problems going to 11 - lost a minute here, and then made it back with the calf in tact feeling ok. In hindsight - sticking close to Juffy would have been the better thing to do.

Friday Apr 22, 2011 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Prologue) 22:23 [4] 3.13 km (7:09 / km)
shoes: X-Talons 212

Held back and kept a steady pace since this was my first full run on the calf since injury - and it held up fine. Started last with a minute gap in front, so did not see anyone on the course. Big mistake overshooting 6 by about 100m. A little trouble finding 17. Happy with the run and that the calf was fine.

Tuesday Apr 19, 2011 #

6 AM

Road bike (Floreat Renegade) 1:16:00 [5] 46.0 km (36.3 kph)
shoes: Amiata Torino

Didn't know what to expect after last nights depletion effort on the ski. But it turned out my legs were good, and I think the sprint racing must have made my chi angry because I felt I had a good amount of energy. This was probably my best ride to date. Kept up thoughout. Finally rode the Mosman Park hill properly with only out of this world Chris passing me by in the middle section and the rest far enough behind. Tooms, Dalto, Chris, Shane, Jake and I. About 15 C at the start - put on two jersey's but didn't need the 2nd after about 10mins.

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