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Training Log Archive: undy

In the 7 days ending Oct 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  bush walk1 3:00:00 7.46(24:08) 12.0(15:00) 500
  orienteering3 2:14:21 9.08(14:48) 14.61(9:12) 141
  Total4 5:14:21 16.53(19:01) 26.61(11:49) 641

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Sunday Oct 4 #

9 AM

orienteering race 53:41 intensity: (9 @1) + (1:09 @2) + (9:18 @3) + (21:12 @4) + (21:53 @5) **** 7.33 km (7:19 / km) +73m 6:59 / km
ahr:146 max:162 shoes: Hoka OneOne SpeedGoat 2

Rawnsley SA OY M55
29c wind 40 km/h NW
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I'm up the hill looking over the map tapping this, can see someone lost in the dust below me.
Tougher navigation than yesterday, a lot of vague topography and variable tree cover.
After attacking a bit short at #1, fairly steady run until 10, when I tried to pick the harder of two routes through the green, got on the wrong side of a spur and eventually bounced off a fence. Will need RG to figure out what I did.

There were flocks of budgies, black kites and eagles up this ridge yesterday, today it's just dust and some swallows.... Tell a lie just seen some medium bird of prey below me.
12 PM

orienteering 45:52 intensity: (14:08 @1) + (31:40 @2) + (4 @3) 2.01 km (22:52 / km) +9m 22:23 / km
ahr:103 max:121

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Saturday Oct 3 #

1 PM

orienteering 34:48 intensity: (19 @1) + (23 @2) + (3:00 @3) + (7:35 @4) + (23:31 @5) 5.27 km (6:36 / km) +60m 6:15 / km
ahr:153 max:173 shoes: Hoka OneOne SpeedGoat 2

Flinders 3 days, day 1. Hard 2.
33C, which was pretty uncomfortable.
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Fairly clean run, deciding whether to go straight and perish in the vague bits or pick a route using the valley handrails was the main focus. Did lose contact a few times but pushed on and relocated, including off Alexa who I caught near the end.

Survived without water but a bit longer would have been a problem.

Thursday Oct 1 #

bush walk 3:00:00 [1] 12.0 km (15:00 / km) +500m 12:25 / km

Tanderra saddle return (outer track)

Passed a guy with a big pack looking a bit disconsolate between 4 and 5 km signs. Left Lyra and Alexa at 5 km sign, then bustled up to the saddle and back before setting off back with Lyra (who was a bit sick), while Alexa carried on.

We come across two guys I had seen earlier with big packs. They ask if we have seen their friend, since they have found his backpack and water bottle at the bottom of a cliff. I can see the backpack about 60m away down the slope (which is steep but not a cliff).

The description of the guy fits disconsolate dude. I suggest retrieving the guys gear but they seem happy to leave it there, but claim they have a GPS reference. Then they just walk off back towards the trail head.

Somewhere between odd and scary.

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