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Training Log Archive: jed

In the 1 days ending Apr 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 1:26:24 10.07(8:35) 16.21(5:20) 122
  Orienteering1 40:28 5.85(6:55) 9.41(4:18) 63
  Total1 2:06:52 15.92(7:58) 25.62(4:57) 185

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Saturday Apr 3 #

Running warm up/down 47:10 [3] 8.63 km (5:28 / km) +80m 5:13 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Absolutely beautiful morning, not a breath of wind!! Can't believe this is the one Saturday I'm not doing a hard running session or a big day in the hills!

Orienteering 18:37 [4] 4.05 km (4:36 / km) +20m 4:29 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

KO sprint quali. Dodgy map at 1 then very bad route on 2 and longer routes on 3 and 14 (basically anything not a control pick). Either feel I'm running fast but out of control or just jogging along to get it right, can't find that happy medium.

Orienteering 8:03 [5] 2.01 km (4:00 / km) +12m 3:53 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

KO QF. Peter organised lots of sprint training for a small group of Edinburgh based orienteers on decent areas (all within both the Covid and embargo rules!), Graeme even put tapes out for this course which was a bonus. Few steps the wrong way out of 1 so had to push harder than wanted early on. Sat in for a bit and made my move at 7. Orienteer much better with others around.

Running warm up/down 39:14 [3] 7.58 km (5:11 / km) +42m 5:02 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Legs got going ok for the evening session. Jelly babies got me home after. As close as I'll get to a warm weather training camp today.

Orienteering 5:56 [5] 1.4 km (4:14 / km) +14m 4:02 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

KO semi. Terrible start trying to turn left before the start put me instantly off the back but picked a decent course choice. Big accelerations are not the best use of energy, especially so early on. Fought my way through with few turns on the front, made a move at 10 and cheeky elbows out at the finish to hold my place. Encouraging that I can recover well after giving everyone a head start (did this in both Q&SF) but really annoyed with my poor orienteering.

Orienteering 7:52 [5] 1.95 km (4:02 / km) +17m 3:52 / km
shoes: Nvii Terra+

Struggled with start (annoyed as I had a working strategy before) so big acceleration required again!! At least I know what need to work on. Ran out of luck though with two bad routes (no longer have local knowledge here) and legs done couldn't quite get to the front. Another good day of training though and definitely shows that adding some race sort of pressure to training is really important as it's a different game, much harder to stay calm and orienteering well. Really good to get a full knockout sprint day in.

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