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Training Log Archive: Hirppa

In the 7 days ending Nov 1, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:20:48 15.09(9:20) 24.29(5:48)
  Hiking1 2:00:00 6.21(19:19) 10.0(12:00)
  Orienteering1 1:10:23 6.9(10:12) 11.1(6:20)
  Floorball1 45:00
  Total4 6:16:11 28.21 45.39

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Sunday Nov 1, 2009 #


Kuivannon kymppi LIVE at 12 o'clock. In some point under 40min was the goal but the preparation hasn't been the best... It would after all mean 3'45/km.
Edit. OK. It was 45.28 last year and not 43.28 as I remembered... So googbye under 40. Maybe 41-42 will be closer.

Running warm up/down 35:00 [1] 4.0 km (8:45 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel DS Trainer XIII

20min up, 15min down.

Running race 40:48 [5] 10.6 km (3:51 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel DS Trainer XIII

Kuivannon kymppi. 7.5km on tarmac, 3.1km on gravel. Few 15m high hills.
As I wrote above, I had to re-think the goal for the race. 40min sounded so far fetched that I settled for 41min goal.
Running felt good at the start. Almost excelent. For a while I almost changed my goal to 40min. RaVa heavy dudes, jleh and aaanttol were in the same bunch for the first 4km. In the uphill, right before the gravel I made my first move to shake them off. Actually I did it also cause this one guy kept on cutting me off the road and once he spat me to my face. My small increase in speed did its job. Only one guy followed me from that quite big group.
The gravel part was slippery in many places. It was necessary to change lane all the time to get the best grip. After the mid-point I made a brief look back and realised it was aaanttol who made the sprint to follow me from that group.
The last part of the gravel was murder. The uphill took the juice out of me. Legs were like led and stomach cramped badly. Fortunately it was followed by a small downhill on a tarmac road. Legs went from led to nickel but stomach got worse. At some point I realised aaanttol was in trouble to follow me. This gave me bit of extra energy. I started the sprint to the finish way too early (at 10km post). 300m to finish and my legs weren't moving at all. There was so many people cheering that I didn't have the guts to crawl into the finish, I stayed in upright position.
4'40 off from last year's time so I should be pleased. But I'm not... Somewhere in the back of my head I was reaching for that 40min goal anyway and it was 5s/km away. Oh well, next year under 39min!

Route from GPS

1                   3:37    38:20
2        7:32     3:55     39:56
3       11:25     3:53     40:20
4       15:22     3:57     40:43
5       19:11     3:49     40:40
6       23:01     3:50     40:40
7       26:48     3:47     40:35
8       30:47     3:59     40:47
9       34:38     3:51     40:47
10     38:23     3:45     40:41
10.6   40:42    3:52    40:42

Saturday Oct 31, 2009 #

Event: Raatojuoksu

(rest day)

Only physical excercise was to walk/run ~600m long 111m high hill up with over 10kg of liquids in my hands.

Maps ("kokonaan" just to give the idea of the whole thing)

Friday Oct 30, 2009 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [1] **** 10.0 km (12:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Panther

Putting the K-18-Suunnistus controls to the terrain. It was over a four hour job and still few is missing (I'll put them tomorrow if I have time...).
The route will give the participants the worst and the best what Päijät-Häme has to offer. I might publish the map tomorrow after start which is around 12:30.

Floorball 45:00 [3]
shoes: Adidas Stabil

Thursday Oct 29, 2009 #

(rest day)

Was supposed to go put K-18-Suunnistus control points to the forest but couldn't. My left foot's big toe got really sore after Smålkku and same thing after Yökuppi. Hopefully it's nothing major.

Wednesday Oct 28, 2009 #


Yökuppi Grande Finale 2009.
I was one of the guys last year that was complaining about the short distance of the finale. This year Voimis said "careful what you wish for" and put 11.1km for A-class distance. Even B-class is longer than any of the A-class distances this year.
LIVE is on at 18:00 (17:00 CET). It's a MASS (100 entries!!) start. Me, Jusbet and Terkelsen have a bet about the race. Gives me a little bit more boost.
Unfortunately Assu is not running so one LIVE man down (maybe he'll lend his equipment to someone..?). Terkelsen=KLe, Antti Ö=AÖr and Yäkurko=?(maybe MTe) should be on the line. Also jleh=JLe, Jarno K=JKä and Topi P=TPe might be there.

Running warm up/down 15:00 [1] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: VJ Panther

Only up. Should've done also down...

Orienteering race (night-o) 1:10:23 [5] ** 11.1 km (6:20 / km)
shoes: VJ Panther

Yökuppi finale. Tapanila.
I was nervous as hell. Probably more than in any other competition this season. Had to get back home two times cause I kept on forgetting stuff. Then on start I was totally late and missed the start probably by ½min. I put the LIVE on at the way to #1. Compared to these premises, I got a solid performance put together.
Running felt pretty good. I ate less than 2h before the start and that gave me some stomach cramps in downhills. But uphills, my god how they felt good. Few minor mistakes on the first forking. The biggest mistake was on second forking on #11. First a 45s mistake and then 15s of looking where to punch (it had snowed a bit which camouflaged the punch box). Then rest of the second forking was flawless. Then on last forking I made only few 10s mistakes. I couldn't keep the pace up on flats but uphills went really well. On the last cp I saw Vaajakosken Terä shirt and that gave some speed to flal as well. I beat him in the final sprint.
I am VERY satisfied about this race. Less than ½min/km to the winner who is in "B-national team" and got bronze from Finnish long distance Champs and I beat Finnish Night champ by almost 5min. Quite a few other really good guys also behind. Good ending for Yökuppi season!


It felt better than it looks..

Tuesday Oct 27, 2009 #

Running 50:00 [1] 7.69 km (6:30 / km)
shoes: Asics Gel DS Trainer IX

First set of K18-suunnistus ("R-rated orienteering") terrain view.

Monday Oct 26, 2009 #

(rest day)

I would've gone to monday run if Assu would've been there. Instead I thought to stay on couch and zzz...

Looks like my top3 goal for wednesday seems a bit optimistic. Assu will not run but JB made an entry a while ago.
There's almost a 100 runners that've made entry for Yökuppi Final. It'll be awesome! I would like to be photographing this event but unfortunately I'll have to earn myself a free meal by kicking Terkelsen's and Jusbet's ass.

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