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Training Log Archive: johncrowther

In the 7 days ending Sep 9:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering3 6:46:32 21.85(18:36) 35.17(11:34) 2807
  Running2 2:12:08 11.18(11:49) 17.99(7:21) 1662
  Cycling2 1:52:07 22.39(5:00) 36.03(3:07)
  Yoga1 1:00:00
  Total8 11:50:47 55.42 89.2 4469
  [1-5]7 10:50:47

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Saturday Sep 9 #

12 PM

Orienteering 3:18:35 [4] 14.44 km (13:45 / km) +1631ft 11:44 / km
ahr:143 max:184

Camp Tahosa. Messed up no 1 (didn't see the flatter area on the map), but then had a fairly good run for a while (although I went to no 11 on the way to 2). 2-5 were through an area of glacial moraine and fairly tough to get through with lots of deadfall, but after 2 I was pretty accurate. 5-6 was the longest leg on the course but was relatively easy with lots of trail running.
On 6-7 I got caught crossing some barbed wire. Then I was with a couple of other people on Green for a few controls.
11-13 were back in the moraine - I was especially wary of 13 as it was close to the edge of the map, but found it with no problems.
13-14 was a long leg without much in the way of handrails. I got most of the way with no problems, but in the last couple of hundred meters I lost map contact, and drifted too far to the north. There were several re-entrants that I thought were one I was looking for on the map, but then nothing else lined up. At one point I saw Graham looking lost - couldn't be a good sign. I eventually tried to to relocated using a kink on a steep slope to the east, but though I'd gone south off the map so went too far north. Going back into the map I saw Mariah (on Green) leaving my 15, found 15, and then (knowing where I was) managed to find my way back to 14 (still not without some difficulty). Time lost, approx 30 minutes!
I met Galan at 14, but then I was more accurate on 14-15 (helped by the fact that I'd been there before). 16-18 were easier, but then I had problems on 19 and met Galan there again. I couldn't keep up with him on the final sprint through 20 to the finish.
Not my greatest run by a long way. The course was rather long, but I think I'd have been about 2:45 without the mistakes on 1 and 14. Before my big mistake on 14 I was in 3rd place (really 2nd as Yves who was in second made the map and helped put out some of the controls)!

Friday Sep 8 #

Cycling 59:44 [2] 10.51 mi (5:41 / mi)

Thursday Sep 7 #

8 AM

Cycling 52:23 [2] 11.88 mi (4:25 / mi)

Commute + extra
12 PM

Yoga 1:00:00 [0]

6 PM

Running 1:15:10 [4] 5.63 mi (13:21 / mi) +1515ft 10:38 / mi
ahr:145 max:168 shoes: Asics pair 7

DTR at Mount Falcon. Accidentally wore my road shoes, but it didn't seem too much of a problem.

Wednesday Sep 6 #

6 PM

Running 56:58 [4] 5.55 mi (10:16 / mi) +147ft 10:01 / mi
ahr:145 max:171 shoes: Asics pair 7

City Park with Cally.

Monday Sep 4 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 2:11:59 [4] 12.81 km (10:18 / km) +678ft 9:32 / km
ahr:137 max:166 shoes: Innov8s

Rocky Mountain Goat at Diamond Bay. Air was smoky from fires further west and north. Feeling a bit slow but took a good route to no 2 and was surprised to reach it at the same time as Neal. 3-4 was a bit tough as my eyes were stinging (sweat, smoke, allergies etc), but that got better after a while. From 5-16 the only person I saw was a MNOC person - we couldn't get away from each other. We both had problems with 10, then I got away from him on 12-13, but messed up 14 so he passed me. I met him again at 16 (after he'd messed up) but beat him to 17 and finished ahead of him.
Results for all 4 days (using decimal seconds!).

Sunday Sep 3 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:15:58 [4] 7.92 km (9:35 / km) +498ft 8:45 / km
ahr:147 max:172 shoes: Innov8s

1 cowboy relay at Idowannabe (NW portion of Pelican Bay map). One of my best orienteering performances for a long time. The race started with 3 loops (Motola style) and I think I was the fastest person with my first loop (which was the longest of the 3) - at least I saw no-one else going to my first control. I saw winkepp finishing her first loop at the same time I finished mine so assumed at least one of the others was shorter (she'd had the shortest first) - I was right. I ran the other too loops on my own (seeing others in the forest on their loops) and set off on the fourth and final (shared by everyone) loop on my own, but knowing at least Brooke and Galan were behind me (I'd seen them during my last of the initial 3 loop).
The final loop was much longer and the only people I saw on it were Tori and daughter Anna (who hadn't done all 3). Tori made a mistake just after passing me and I was on my own for the rest of the loop. Good navigation and good running lead to an 8th place finish!

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