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Training Log Archive: basilbrush

In the 7 days ending Sep 11, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:40:14 7.98(20:04) 12.85(12:28) 39316 /13c123%
  Total2 2:40:14 7.98(20:04) 12.85(12:28) 39316 /13c123%

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Sunday Sep 11, 2011 #

Orienteering race (State League 13) 1:48:05 [3] *** 8.73 km (12:23 / km) +286m 10:38 / km
13c shoes: OROC 380

Right here goes - i turned up then i competed... that is all!
What a disaster. If the map scale the day before had been in my favour somewhat then todays totally destroyed me.

I hiccuped on 1 chasing an on flag on someones pants.. bloody thing kept moving. then undershot 2 by 400m and spent time circling around 6 and 7 trying to get my head around the whole fractal gully thing. 33 mins later i got to 2... At this point i gave up and decided to do this as a navigation exercise. Slow and sure had already lost the race anyway!

The rest was uneventful. Except i overshot 6 and found 7 first. Irony since i'd already been there. Stuffed up 11 as went overland instead of hitting the track.

All in all a bad day orienteering. That i finished 30min behind the 2nd last tells the whole story.

As for the state league - well i continue my form of getting worse and worse and as it turns out i ended up with 677 for the year well behind RL on 692.

Saturday Sep 10, 2011 #

Orienteering race (State League 12) 52:09 [3] *** 4.12 km (12:39 / km) +107m 11:12 / km
spiked:16/shoes: OROC 380

NSW Med Champs.

My chance to claw something back.. and it didn't work.

Lost a minute at the start trying to work out what was going on with the tracks. Then has a slow and shakey 6mins into the first control as i sorted out navigating in the pagodas. After that it went well and i seemed to be dead on (slow compared to others but at least accurate). I think the 9-10-11 leg was a waste since it just a backtrack along the same route from 10 as going there. 11-12 could have been better as well. should have stayed high. From 13 though it all went totally wrong as I left the pagodas and went into open country.

Got really confused on the accuracy of the map near 14 which cost me and severly undershot 15 and then in the confusion messed up 16 :(

This day should see RL definetly overtake me for 1st in the State League. No real surprise - i'm unfit and carrying more wieght around than i was at the start of the season.

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