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Training Log Archive: Zed

In the 7 days ending Apr 13:

activity # timemileskm+m
  run4 4:32:00 25.1(10:50) 40.4(6:44)
  cycle1 2:20:00 2236.94(4) 3600.0(2) 514
  orienteering1 1:56:00 7.0(16:34) 11.27(10:18)
  Pilates1 1:00:00
  Total7 9:48:00 2269.04 3651.67 514

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Saturday Apr 13 #

run (dog jog) 1:29:00 [2] 11.85 km (7:31 / km)

Saturday morning jog with crazy Roo. Walked some of the uphills and slow running downhill in order to stay upright.

Friday Apr 12 #

run 54:00 [3] 7.6 km (7:06 / km)

Hilly Dog jog up to Station road back via railway and Redwoods . Roo was pulling hard while Callum hung behind.

Thursday Apr 11 #

run 54:00 [3] 8.65 km (6:15 / km)

With Jenny and Callum, up the boundary fence back via the valley. Started in the sunset finished with torches.

Wednesday Apr 10 #

run 1:15:00 [3] 12.3 km (6:06 / km)

An old favourite loop up Pole road down the valley up QJD with Roo, who ran like a proper running dog. Knees a little sore. My asics trails don't feel that comfy.

Tuesday Apr 9 #

Pilates 1:00:00 [1]

With Tarn . Lynley was grumpy tonight.

Monday Apr 8 #

cycle (commute) 2:20:00 [3] 3600.0 km (2 / km) +514m 2 / km

Commute Ironbank to Marion via Belair and back. Headlight failed on way home (in the Park so no traffic luckily) had to use phone torch. Started to rain heavily 5 minutes after arriving home.

Sunday Apr 7 #

orienteering 1:56:00 [3] 11.27 km (10:18 / km)

Narrinyeri orienteering. Somehow managed to do over 11 km 7.7 km course! Took lots of track options.

I actually enjoyed doing a longer course and having a good 'tour' of the map. I was sloppy the whole way round, undershot 2 and 4, my 2 in particular should’ve been very straight forward. On the way to 8 when I wasn’t seeing the control as soon as I expected I was starting to have a familiar o-course conversation with myself along the lines of ‘ I am going to give up orienteering, I am too dumb for this sport ….I will just check that rock’ …control was there – I had been just a tad out on distance estimation and hadn’t gone far enough. I took too long to make a decision on the longest leg to 9 – and couldn’t find a little track I wanted so turned back to the main all the way round track – took 18 minutes on that leg – never lost and no trouble finding the control just took a long time to get there. I can see spots now that I should’ve been way more careful with my bearing eg south of the road as the handrails were vague on the ground and other spots eg my 15 I could’ve approached better. It felt like an epic all up, and I decided I need to wear long sleeves at Narrinyeri next time.

A goal of mine this year is to try to find ways of focusing better when on course. I don’t think I will ever get faster at reading the map, well not much, but I should be able to get better at focusing. I am going to try and think of ways of doing this - I did notice an ad generated by this site coming up next to my log advertising a memory and focus tonic - perhaps I need to try it!

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