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Training Log Archive: Frostbite

In the 7 days ending Aug 20:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 2:55:06 8.08(21:41) 13.0(13:28)
  running1 40:29 4.8(8:26) 7.72(5:14)
  Total4 3:35:35 12.88(16:44) 20.73(10:24)

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Sunday Aug 20 #

orienteering 54:13 [4] 4.2 km (12:55 / km)

Hemfosa Middle Distance. This area was a bit more mixed than the previous day with bits of track running and some rough flat areas and more steep sided and rocky hills. I was a bit rubbish. I lost a couple of minutes at #3 going round in circles trying to make sense of where the control was. I was on the right hill but could not make sense of the detail in the circle, or even of the control description. I can now see (by enlarging the digital version of the map) that the crag faces the other way to what I was expecting and is on the side of a knoll that I couldn't see because of all the rock detail.
Then I lost 3 more minutes at #8 where I stupidly took the track route and even more stupidly failed to correctly identify the large open knoll I was using as an attack point, so I hunted around in the wrong place for a while. Finished feeling very tired.

22nd place, 15 minutes down.



Saturday Aug 19 #

orienteering race 1:15:53 [4] 6.3 km (12:03 / km)

Hemfosa Long Distance. I lost 9 minutes before I started, having to deal with a junior who had been stung on the way to her #1. Went round steady with a little bit of time lost at #4 where I wandered around a little bit on the edge of the circle before working out where I was (2 minutes). Lost a bit more at #6 where I aimed too low down the spur and had to climb back up it (45 secs). Not too bad, shame about the late start.

It was pouring down all morning but it stopped by the time the first people were starting. By the time I finished it was nice and sunny.

12th place (out of 18), 23 minutes down. If I could have my 9 minutes back I would have been 8th maybe.



Friday Aug 18 #

orienteering 45:00 [1] 2.5 km (18:00 / km)

Map walk with the YHJS around the area near to Tullinge club hut. We were trying to show them what to expect from a Swedish map prior to racing the following day - the first experience of Swedish orienteering for many of them.
I think it proved worthwhile - lots of bare-ish rock and barely visible paths. Having told them marshes would obvious, it turns out that round here they aren't.

Wednesday Aug 16 #

running 40:29 [3] 4.8 mi (8:26 / mi)

Went for a run. Seven Arches.

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