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Training Log Archive: Kanantaluttaja

In the 7 days ending May 22, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Night Orienteering1 2:26:31 3.79(38:39) 6.1(24:01)
  Running1 1:35:57 13.11(7:19) 21.1(4:33)
  LS -37 maastotestijuoksu @ Hakalaukunsuo (XC runni1 26:37 3.11(8:34) 5.0(5:19)
  Total3 4:29:05 20.01(13:27) 32.2(8:21)

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Sunday May 22, 2011 #

Running race 1:35:57 [4] 21.1 km (4:33 / km)

½ marathon @ Uusi Lahti -juoksu.

I started under 4:15/km pace 'cause I wanted to see if I could finish under 1h 30min. At 4 km point I realized that I was already 20 sec behind that pace and I didn't feel like I could go after that I just relaxed and stayed in the comfort zone.

I finished 12th out of 95 which made me the best runner of the organizing team, Lahden Ahkera. What a joke :) I joined them a week earlier only because it cost exactly the same as the price of the race, plus joining brings some other small benefits.

I went to bed at 4 am the night before but I was still awake at 6 pm. Slept really bad even after that. (I've been working on my Master's Thesis until the mornings). Anyway, even if I had slept well I'm not so sure if I'd been able to run faster.

The happiest thing about the race was that my legs didn't hurt! Running on asphalt - 2 or 3 times per year seems to be ok ;)

Thursday May 19, 2011 #

10 PM

Night Orienteering 2:26:31 [2] **** 6.1 km (24:01 / km)
shoes: Puhkikuluneet vanhukset '02

Night orienteering, mainly to practice for the Jukola Relay where I'm running the opening leg for SK Kanantaluttajat.

2½ hrs for 6 km - not bad, eh!

Although considering I've orienteered a 15 km track in 2 hrs, this may not be my best achievement ;)

I was never really lost (except a bit at the end when I mistook a pathway for another). The problem was reading the details...

The controls that took most time to find (24:46 and 36:31 mins) were just 100 and 200 m from the road. On the first one I was searching 50 m in the wrong place and the second was was just hard, nothing to read on the map, nothing. I was measuring my steps and looking at the compass constantly trying to find it - had to return to the road a few times and try again.

I wasn't really running, just jogging at a leisurely pace to save my legs for Sunday's half marathon - but still I was running, so maybe with perfect map reading I might've made it under 2 hrs ;)

I may be somewhat dysfunctional in the brain, even at night it shouldn't be this hard...

What I learned: I just have to be more careful when reading the map and need to understand map reading better. My problem isn't running too fast, it's that I'm too fucking stooopid and incapable of finding the controls.

Wednesday May 18, 2011 #

LS -37 maastotestijuoksu @ Hakalaukunsuo (XC runni race (= xc running) 26:37 [5] **** 5.0 km (5:19 / km)
shoes: Puhkikuluneet vanhukset '02

4 x 1,25 km running on narrow pathways and across a small marshland, with moderately steep hills. It took some time to figure out where to course is going since it was my first time there...didn't get lost too bad though ;-)

Started too fast, had to even walk some meters at mid-point. On the other hand, I know that if u start too slow, u won't get those seconds back...

Lap times:

total time 26:37.

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