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Training Log Archive: basilbrush

In the 7 days ending Aug 28, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:19:46 7.26(19:14) 11.69(11:57)30c
  Total2 2:19:46 7.26(19:14) 11.69(11:57)30c

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Sunday Aug 28, 2011 #

Orienteering race (State League) 1:31:49 [3] *** 7.4 km (12:24 / km)
13c shoes: OROC 380

State League 11 - Baronga Creek (Red 7)

Judgement Day - needed to win or at least beat RL to maintain my top spot on the league ladder - FAIL!!!

RL started 2 mins behind me and caught me by the 1st control. To which my approach has me stumped - for some reason i went high ealry and had to cross the gully from one side to the other rather than run the gully from the start :(

We dogged each other until control 3 when I assumed he got ahead of me as he is faster on tracks and it was a track leg from 3 to 4. So i put the pedal down and dug deep. 4 and 5 were good. Maybe should have not descended between 5 and 6 and tried to contour around. 6-7 to far to the left and had to readjust. 7-8 entered the green to early which slowed me down some. 8-9 stayed on the track and then contoured around to the control which seemed much higher. 9-10 considered hitting the track again but decided to chance it and run the pine tracks. Turns out this was a great idea as there were new trails that were reasonably clear which made the run easy. 10-11 - is it fell apart. fixated on a rock i could see that was the right height and missed the fact it was only supposed to be 2 contour lines off the creek. I went 5 up the hill... brain implosion. Saw RL for the first time since 3! He had been behind me. This mistake had allowed him to catch and overtake.. 11-finish was just trying to catch him up with no luck (in the end he had 5 mins on me) Too tired and too exhausted.

As it turned out he didn't win either DM came through and blitzed us all!

One final note... it was a Long event WHERE WAS THE WATER STOP!!!

Final final note MB beat me again today - thats 2 days in a row...

Saturday Aug 27, 2011 #

Orienteering race (State League) 47:57 [3] *** 4.29 km (11:11 / km)
17c shoes: OROC 380

State League 10 - Belanglo State Forest - Miners Despair

All on the line today. I needed 2 wins in the nest 4 events to outright win. But today was not going to be it. RL got it and drew himself level with me on 5 wins apeice for the season.

Was a day marred by mistakes. Can i blame it on wterproofing fumes and assignments... maybe not but i'm going to.

Misread totally the contours on 2 and stood on the spur next to it wondering where all the rocks were!?!. Got my head together and 3, 4 were on the money. The leg to 5 was too low and missed the gully i wanted and had to backtrack. 6-11 were all on the money. 12 i was too far to the left despite following a good north line. to 14 i stayed descended and stayed low until the car wreck and then powered up the hill. 15 was a absolute disaster must have walked past the control at least twice :( give me a nice new flag anyday this one was so faded it was nearly the colour of the rock. RL passed me at this point and i knew it was all over as he had started at least 6 minutes behind me. the run home from here was straight forward.

NB: MB beat me for the first time this season (at least with a run that actually counted)

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