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Training Log Archive: Lizzie

In the 7 days ending Aug 17:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 3:50:35 20.78(11:06) 33.45(6:54) 610
  Running7 2:35:00 15.29(10:08) 24.6(6:18)
  Total8 6:25:35 36.07(10:41) 58.05(6:39) 610

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Saturday Aug 17 #

4 PM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [3] 3.2 km (6:15 / km)

Orienteering 34:50 [5] 5.6 km (6:13 / km) +180m 5:22 / km

WOC Relay 1st leg, 14th

Out there to enjoy it today. Had a clean enough run, no real time losses aside from cutting corners in terrain here and there, and that shitty green stuff toward the end of the course.
Unfortunately had a longer split on the first loop, and was a bit back at the run-through. From there I had my group and stuck with it. Worked my way up the pack to lead the group for a bit, but the last patch of green toward the penultimate control mixed up the group.

Nice weather for a run.

Friday Aug 16 #

2 PM

Orienteering 49:15 [5] 6.5 km (7:35 / km) +180m 6:39 / km

WOC Middle Final 38th=

Yeah, not what I was aiming for. Big disappointment. And for the most part, the main failing today was mentally. I got negative from around #4, and let it ruin my race. Complete opposite from the long distance mentality. Staying positive I could have still had a decent result, I wasn't running badly. But got inside my own head and then blew up on #11. The bullshit leg from #12-13 just did it for me, and from there it was a matter of getting through to the finish. There were fighting moments, but overall, just, not happening.

Bit of a kick to the guts to have such a shitter of a race on this particular day. But ,life goes on!

Running warm up/down 35:00 [3] 5.3 km (6:36 / km)

Thursday Aug 15 #

6 PM

Running 18:00 [1] 3.2 km (5:37 / km)

jogs from the accomm. sussing out the way home from the party for Saturday ;)

Wednesday Aug 14 #

2 PM

Running warm up/down 24:00 [3] 3.6 km (6:40 / km)

Orienteering 1:28:50 [5] 14.45 km (6:09 / km) +250m 5:39 / km

WOC Long distance, 25th.

Good physical feeling throughout this. A bit surprised to have the short loop at the start before getting into long legs really. Actually threw me off a bit. Was scrappy to #1, before getting #2 and #3 cleanly. Saw my Ukrainian 3min girl exiting onto the long leg as I headed to #4. However, I then slipped on the wrong hill and lost 30s on #4. Stood for a while at the control figuring my route. Saw Left straight away and was about to head that way (biased by seeing the Ukranian), when I did a second check for alternatives. Spotted the route to the right, through th emiddle of the fields, which had a nice line into the control, so opted for that.
However, my exit to the road was very sub-par. Didn't realise quite how bad until I saw the tracking after, but yeah...a couple of minutes lost :/ Once through the fields, I opted to take the safer option out to the far W and the track which took me within 100m of the control. However, a bit more faff enroute to the track lost me another 30s+. Can see here that taking the terrain route was faster, and perhaps at WOC I should be taking that risk. I mean, when else to take it?
Nice and clean through the shorter legs and into the second long leg to #8. Opted for the track out to the road again, which I'm fine with as a decision. However, my line from the road through to the control again lost me a lot of time. Should have gone along the road further to shorten the terrain bash.
Was caught by Eveli at #8, which was disappointing, as I'd been feeling physically good. We ran together through to 10. Then the track option to the L on #11, out to the golf course. Here I could see just how she'd caught me, as as soon as we were on track she was 20m ahead of me! She cut through the terrain at the end of the leg, however, allowing me to sneak ahead.
We caught Aislinn just at the run through, and headed out on the last loops as a three. However, Evelii split from us to go straight, while I followed the fairway before following the line of the terrain down to the control, with Aislinn alongside. No sign of Eveli at the control, but we caught up my Ukranian 3min girl again (disappointed I saw her so early on , and not again until here.)
I got the wrong route choice back through the golfcourse to the third last. Very annoying, and not helped by the tiny blue stream on the map being very un-jumpable on the ground. And then, moment of the day, half way to the penultimate control, when the Ukranian suddenly started Maria-Sharapova-screaming with every breathe she took! Absolutely hilarious/horrifying, and led to a fast finish from me, as I was running for my life from her!

Happy in the finish, but with analysis can see I lost a lot of needless time on the long legs. Always room for improvement eh. Best long result for me since France 2011 (and honestly, that was an anomalous year!). So gotta be satisfied with the come-back

Tuesday Aug 13 #

10 AM

Orienteering 32:40 [4] 4.4 km (7:25 / km)

WOC middle qual

A steady race, not pushing the pace too hard, as I knew a clean enough run would have me in the top 15. And if not, a cleanish enough run should have me in as top kiwi.

So took it careful on the longer leg to 3, across the strike of the land, as i've been messing up similar legs lately. Got a glimpse of Svetlana behind me as I came into #5. Decided to stay higher on #6 for the easier runnability. However, I got my compass wrong and ended waaay too high. Svetlana came past beneath me and I knew I needed to be on her line. Unfortunately there was a giant marsh between us that took a bit of getting through. Stayed calm and corrected my mistake, but peeved to lose 1min+ through sheer misconcentration.
From there through the next controls it was leapfrog with Svetlana, until she got a gap on me on the rock climbing section of #10. Direction was a bit off on #11, dropping some more time, but kept it steady into the finish.
Through to the final in 11th place, feels like job done, but not a very satisfying race tbh.
Ankle OK throughout but not appreciating the angled field we had for warmdown!

Oh, and moment of the day when a Belarussian did an epic faceplant right into a mud puddle, right infront of me in the finish chute. He did not recover aye, i finished well ahead.

Running warm up/down 21:00 [3] 3.3 km (6:22 / km)

4 PM

Running 19:00 [1] 2.8 km (6:47 / km)

Monday Aug 12 #

11 AM

Orienteering 25:00 [1] 2.5 km (10:00 / km)

modelling skjog

guess on time and distance as didnt have my watch on. Did one leg twice as i messed it a little first time and didnt need that fresh in my memory tomorrow. :)

Sunday Aug 11 #

5 PM

Running 18:00 [1] 3.2 km (5:37 / km)

little skjog from the team accomm. Nice hill just across the road, found a sweet tree house, a disappointing ropes course, a couple of deer and some fun rocks (but maybe not in running shoes, after rain, 2 days out from WOC...)

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