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Training Log Archive: Cat T

In the 7 days ending Sep 3:

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  Running - easy12 5:42:00
  Orienteering - hard3 2:25:23
  Orienteering - easy2 2:07:00
  Orienteering - medium1 48:00
  Total13 11:02:23

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Sunday Sep 3 #

11 AM

Orienteering - hard race 1:20:00 [4]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

Long race. After making a pigs ear of the first three i settled for a learning day. Bit of a plod before (further mistakes at 5, 6, 7 later) i got caught by a big train. That seemed to triggar an extra gear and i could run away and started to enjoy life. Good running to 10 and 11 then really bad direction to 12 to under my hard work. Time for two more poorly executed legs before the finish but the contrast to last time i was here was huge - so pleased i got stuck in and enjoyed the challenge! And certainly moving fine when i get going in the right direction. Learnt a lot this weekend.

Running - easy warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

The 9.40/km warm down...

Saturday Sep 2 #

8 AM

Running - easy 26:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

Morning jog
11 AM

Orienteering - hard race 43:00 [4]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

chase. i felt quite a lot of pressure starting with a small lead and unlike yesterday didnt find enough confidence to take my time. ended up running way further through the flat than i thought to the first control, eventually climbing up again one ridge to the right of my intended line. it was actually an okay route if id have known which hill i was on, but i didnt and when it got a bit doubtful and i resorted to compass back-up it took me waaaaay off the right track. so after that it was a bit of an anticlimax. i tried to find some fight and motivation to climb back up the train but the wind had gone out my sails a bit. i think in the past i might have given up altogether, but these days that's not really me.

i suppose a smart tactic looking at just today's result would have been to wait for the pack at the start, but that's not me either and like to think this experience was a little bit more formative for more important races in the future, even though it was painful!

Running - easy warm up/down 15:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

6 PM

Running - easy 28:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

Late warm down. Wanted to check inside l ankle which i twinged a bit. Probably okay tomorrow but might need a paracetamol or two.

Friday Sep 1 #

8 AM

Running - easy 48:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

There were a few times yesterday when i wasnt feeling like i was living the dream but this morning i found the ridge path and norway redeemed itself. Then spent ages faffing about looking for a supermarket.
5 PM

Orienteering - hard race 22:23 [4]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

Euromeeting middle prologue. didnt not feel prepared to race well in this kind of forest but went in with an open mind, which helped. result was quite controlled and i didnt miss any controls but i did get hesitant in a couple of places. so it was the best race i could have done on the day i think but still a lot to learn about getting the smartest routes and lines here, not just getting somehow from a to b.

set myself up for an interesting chase...

Running - easy warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

hardly any warm down, straight back to get some food

Thursday Aug 31 #

6 PM

Running - easy 30:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

Really long day with early morning trains, loads more work and an afternoon stuck in Oslo traffic. Round moss to de-stress a bit!

Wednesday Aug 30 #

10 AM

Orienteering - easy 47:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

training map just by town. did some longer legs, practicing basic compass stuff. went fine after the first. some parts lovely and others more overgrown than on the map. so a few extra path routes but seeing as i have the time it's good to get the feel for these here too.

Running - easy warm up/down 34:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

there and back
5 PM

Running - easy 42:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

more work spoiling the party... at least went out to relive a few bits of the sprint from the other day and to make sure i can get to the airport okay tomorrow. then some drills and strides in the park under the castle and up the main steps. ive really enjoyed latvia! looking forward to hopefully coming back.

Tuesday Aug 29 #

7 AM

Running - easy 20:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

Haines tours, Ligatne. cool village!
9 AM

Orienteering - medium intervals 48:00 [3]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

Euromeeting middle course today... Ran as intervals but not really having any gears beyond i3. Technique fell apart near the end, had to stop and give myself a talking to.

Running - easy warm up/down 15:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

6 PM

Running - easy 44:00 [2]
shoes: Saucony Kinvara - July 2017

Left to fend for myself in Cesis, where fortunately even though my somewhat soviet apartment isnt on the side of town i'd have chosen, it's still an okay distance to run to the forest. unfortunately work ruined today too and this was all i could fit in until tomorrow.

Monday Aug 28 #

11 AM

Orienteering - easy 1:20:00 [2]
shoes: Inov-8 XTalon 212 April 2017

Bit tired after yesterday, easy round some of last year's Euromeeting men's long course. Enjoyed the forest. Good to explore what kind of tactics work well here, will have to look at the answers later. But mostly working and washing running clothes while i have the chance.

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