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Training Log Archive: Bradders

In the 7 days ending Apr 3, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:51:58 7.42(15:05) 11.94(9:23) 47024 /36c66%
  Running3 1:40:00 4.85(20:38) 7.8(12:49)
  Sprint/Urban Orienteering1 16:15 2.0(8:07) 3.22(5:03) 1910 /20c50%
  Total3 3:48:13 14.27(16:00) 22.96(9:56) 48934 /56c60%

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Saturday Apr 3, 2010 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 35:00 [2] 3.0 km (11:40 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra

Got too warmed up

Orienteering race (Cookworthy, JK Day 2) 50:34 [3] *** 6.0 km (8:26 / km) +125m 7:38 / km
spiked:8/17c shoes: VJ Supra

(insert rude word here) this one up too

Very edgy and same attitude as yesterday, quick quick quick...

1- Wanted to catch Luke Addison and did but at the cost of a 35s mistake, overshot
2- wanted off the muddy path but wasted time because i went back on it later where it wasn't muddy
5- No plan really Got to path then started along it, changed my mind and climbed a bank, looked horrible so started back towards the junction 30s
6- stupid plan lost time 30s
7- No plan and found myself on the wrong side of a lake thing 20s
9- Too low then too high 35s
13- Crossed too many streams 20s
14- Lost contact with the map and overshot 1min 50s (Jack Benham, Jack miller and Luke caught me)
15- Hit the wall

About 6min 30s which is crap
not yet sure if it was an improvement on yesterday (I forgot to stop the timer)

Friday Apr 2, 2010 #

Event: JK 2010
11 AM

Running warm up/down 30:00 [1] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra

Sprint/Urban Orienteering race (Bicton College, JK Day 1) 16:15 [3] *** 3.22 km (5:03 / km) +19m 4:54 / km
spiked:10/20c shoes: VJ Supra

Actual course 2.7km 40m climb

Stupidly easy course which i messed up big time.
I think the main issue was running faster than reading (not planning the routes) and loosing contact with the map.

3- thought it would be faster using the style and inside path so doubled back 8s
4- Wanted to catch Harry(?) Miller so just ran to catch him but he went wrong so I didn't know where i was 5s
-Got crowded on the stupid raised walkway and punched the wrong control then had to queue up to get to mine 10s
5- No plan + got stuck in a queue again, someone fell off the walkway because they were in the way 10s
6- No plan ?s
7- got confused over the wall 3s
9- No plan, went to the wrong feature and didn't check the clues 10s
10- Miss-read the pvt land 3s
11- Got fuddled over where i was allowed and missed a much better route choice and a path 20s
12- Parallel error 5s
13 bad route choice 5s

1min 9s

Good start to the jk (sarcasm).... crap race

Thursday Apr 1, 2010 #


finally no school.. its the holidays!!
7 PM


Traveling with family + alex K down to JK xD

Wednesday Mar 31, 2010 #

8 PM


JK preparation-
Got some good insight into the JK areas and preparation, I think im mentally set for all the races but physically... not so much. Hopefully the sprint and day 1 will get me warmed up for the energy sapping sand dunes though none of the areas seem to favour me...

Monday Mar 29, 2010 #

(rest day)

Chiropractor attacked my foot some more and told me my foot should be fine if I keep up the exercises. She said also to do Achilles strengthening and ankle strengthening because my ankle being tight was the cause, and my achilles is weak too causing rubbing and soreness at the tendon =S

Sunday Mar 28, 2010 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 35:00 [2] 2.8 km (12:30 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra

Warm up + chatting

Orienteering race 1:01:24 [5] **** 5.94 km (10:20 / km) +345m 8:01 / km
spiked:16/19c shoes: VJ Supra

Course distance: 4.9km 345m climb (same climb... interesting)
Oww hamstrings.... Its allot steeper than it looks

Mistakes were all just getting on the wrong side of a crag or small hill, 1min 25 in all.

4- wrong side of a slope 25s
10- wrong side of a crag 20s
11- went off of my original route choice.. not sure if It was the best
13- wrong side of a crag - ended up getting stuck in a small tree trying to get down it 20s
15- bad routechoice
16- fast the first bit but really slow going up the hill off of the marsh then stood at the top trying to spot it for 20s when it was right in front of me. (and no, i did check my clues)
Also 20s of retrieving my compass (4 times) and map (1 time) from the man-eating Trossach heather.

The event was great fun not to mention my result, i cant wait to run there again. (GPS)
Trossacks Selection race, 28th march 2010

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