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Training Log Archive: ccsteve

In the 1 days ending Sep 19, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:24:55 4.47(18:59) 7.2(11:48) 28023 /34c67%
  Total1 1:24:55 4.47(18:59) 7.2(11:48) 28023 /34c67%

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Saturday Sep 19, 2009 #

Orienteering race 30:35 [4] *** 2.6 km (11:46 / km) +60m 10:33 / km
spiked:9/17c shoes: Integrator

Best way to sum this experience up is not-quite-ready. I was set for a late start after working the finish for a while, but in order to be available for the YNN videographer, I ran just before the event was to start.

It was the right decision, but it left me not quite prepared mentally. Too many errors to note, though the one thing I realized well into it was that the flags were mostly hanging at ground level, and my "spot the flag" technique doesn't quite account for that.

I felt good about a few of the controls, and was happy with some of the decision making, but not overall.

Orienteering race 54:20 [5] *** 4.6 km (11:49 / km) +220m 9:32 / km
spiked:14/17c shoes: Integrator

Much better outing on the middle distance event. Five minutes lost on control 6, and I'm not in love with that bit of map...-) Since I was later, there wasn't a lot of activity around it that might have helped.

Bobble at 10 as I lost focus.

Thought I picked a good line (around the meadow hill to the right) to 15, but then popped into the field for 16 at a spot slightly off form where I was - lost a 20-30 seconds there.

Felt much better about it overall.

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