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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Feb 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 5:08:33 29.18(10:34) 46.97(6:34)30 /188c15%
  Running3 2:03:20 14.18(8:42) 22.82(5:24)
  Soccer1 1:20:00
  Total5 8:31:53 43.36 69.7830 /188c15%

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Saturday Feb 20, 2010 #

10 AM

Orienteering 4:02:02 [3] ** 21.85 mi (11:05 / mi)
150c

The Super Long World Champs.
An awesome day of sun, fun, and suffering on the North Shore of Sydney. There were 11 of us starting, and the map consisted of a double-sided A3 sheet with 150 controls, course designed by andyhill. The rules are simple_ the first person to get to every 10th control get a point. We then wait for everyone to catch up and restart for the next set of 10. The person with the most points in the end wins.
My main goal was to survive all the way to the finish - we started at Ezy's house in Pymble and finished at Glenn's place in Waverton, where cold beers, fruit salad, sausages, and heavenly muffins were awaiting us.
Right from the start, Mounty set the tone by attacking relentlessly on virtually every round, with the rest of trying to convince someone to chase him. I had very little energy, probably partly due to the heat and mostly due to being out of shape, and so I only tried a couple of attacks. One ended when I went over on an ankle and limped to the finish, and another when Mounty and I both missed a small path leading to the second-to-last control, letting others get ahead. We stopped at McDonald's after 50 controls, and at a convenience store for some Coke after 100. The last fifty controls were a struggle, but we kept moving along, and Andy staged an impressive comeback to win the last two points and tie Mounty for the overall win.
A great day. Thanks for everyone for the company!
Map and pictures later.
P.S. Mounty's GPS said we did 40km. Don't know why mine is off by this much.

Friday Feb 19, 2010 #

Soccer 1:20:00 [3]

Soccer with the Biology department at University of Sydney. Main goal was to not injure my boss. Success.

Thursday Feb 18, 2010 #

Note

Ugh, my email account got hacked. Sorry if I spammed anyone.

Wednesday Feb 17, 2010 #

5 PM

Running 39:42 [2] 5.0 mi (7:56 / mi)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Running from Surry Hills to Glebe and back.

Orienteering 47:52 [4] *** 8.7 km (5:30 / km)
spiked:20/26c shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Sydney Summer Series - Rozelle Bay / Glebe
My worst summer series effort so far. Feeling tired, physically and mentally and confused by the vagueness of the map. Managed to gash both my shins on a fence, too.

Tuesday Feb 16, 2010 #

Running 53:38 intensity: (27:26 @2) + (26:12 @3) 6.31 mi (8:30 / mi)

Evening run from home to Centennial Park, then a course that was on the map of the park that Andy gave me, then back home. This was a nice way to see the park and some of its more off-the-beaten-path corners.

Monday Feb 15, 2010 #

6 PM

Running 30:00 [2] 4.61 km (6:30 / km)
shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

Warm-up and cool-down with Andy, running above huge cliffs and by the beach.

Orienteering 18:39 [5] *** 3.1 km (6:01 / km)
spiked:10/12c shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

Sydney Sprint Series #7 - Watsons Bay

This sprint was in a cool location, with us getting to run on the beach overlooking Sydney Harbour and CBD and climbing up to the top of the cliffs with awesome views out onto the ocean. Very cool. The map itself wasn't extremely interesting and had some oddities, like the use of yellow to indicate out of bounds. This tripped me up on the way to #1, as I expected the "field" to the NW of the control to be passable. My big mistake, though, came on 3, where I could not find the strip of yellow going through to the trail, cut through the woods and mistook the trail junction for the other junction further east. There were some extra trails there that added to the confusion, but I should have slowed down and thought about it rather than rushing off. Clean after that, but tired on the hills climbing back to 11 and 12. Then lost 14 seconds to Andy on the leg from 12 to the finish, just pussy-footing it on the stairs running down the hill.
Ended up 4th again, 2 minutes behind Andy.
Map: http://www.dxdeluxe.se/linnekartparmen/show_map.ph...
Results should be here: http://www.nsw.orienteering.asn.au/sprintseries/sp...

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