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In the 1 days ending Sep 4, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Sprint O1 35:02 3.96(8:50) 6.38(5:29)
  Road1 7:31 0.67(11:12) 1.08(6:58)
  Total1 42:33 4.64(9:11) 7.46(5:42)

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Saturday Sep 4, 2010 #

Road warm up/down 7:31 [2] 1.08 km (6:58 / km)
shoes: Asics gel-1140 #2

Sprint O 35:02 [3] **** 6.38 km (5:29 / km)
ahr:172 max:190 shoes: Asics gel-1140 #2

I did a sprint O race in the town of Draguignan. My first race for Valbonne Sophia Antipolis Orienteers (VSAO). Unfortunately the map was crap! You wouldn't find this in Ireland! The buildings were fine but it was everything else like passages through residental areas that weren't mapped right and just other general poor mapping. A real shame! It was ISOM too!!
The fourth control wasn't put out even. So i skipped the 5th and 6th because i couldn't get into the 5th, and the 6th was a dog leg from where i would approach after skipping the 5th. I also skipped the 10th due to it being a boring residental area (seeing as i've already got a no finish result due to the 4th shite) and favouring going back into the town. At the 9th i did also check my watch and it was on like 15mins already, and there were 27 controls. Soooo, yeah a really shitty planned sprint course. The distance was 3.6km! And 100m climb.

Lots and lots of shit, some nice running in the town regardless of the crap map. And i just ignored the O and looked at the buildings. I'm aiming for sprint next year so it was good to get used to a French town nevertheless today.

Yeah, and my quads are in total bits!! Too much road running after a break from running.

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