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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 1 days ending Sep 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 1:51:35 4.78(23:19) 7.7(14:29)
  Total1 1:51:35 4.78(23:19) 7.7(14:29)
averages - weight:118lbs

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Sunday Sep 20, 2009 #

orienteering race 1:51:35 [3] *** 7.7 km (14:29 / km)

I was a little worried about this race; I wanted to do well but wasn't sure how I'd hold up. I held up pretty well, but I only navigated okay and not great so I'm feeling both very good about the race and a little disappointed.

I had four 1:30-2:00 errors in the first 3 controls (two route choice and two being sloppy). After that I settled down and did a bit better although probably lost another 2 minutes from hesitating and drifting a bit. I also lost over a minute to Mary Jo on the last two controls which were basically running in the fields. I'm working on getting my overall fitness up but it shows I still have a ways to go.

I looked at the splits and I'm not sure I can get much information other than I'm relatively slow downhill (which I knew) and I don't always see the best route choices particularly when they involve trails. I think of myself as so slow a runner that I figure straight has got to be faster, but not when straight goes through scuzzy woods. Need to remember that.

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