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Training Log Archive: Xena

In the 1 days ending Apr 25, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:17:14
  Running1 30:00
  Total1 1:47:14

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Saturday Apr 25, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 30:00 [2]
shoes: Puma narabota

Orienteering race 33:49 [3] ***
shoes: Puma narabota

Semi-final Red at Pine Hill. Not feeling so good before start, almost nausious but trying to keep my concentration on what I have to do. I have to say I've succeeded at keeping my pace under control and not screwing up majorly on the course. The heat bothered me quite a bit but since I wasn't running terribly fast, it wasn't a killer.

Orienteering 43:25 [4] ***
shoes: Puma narabota

Final Middle course, longer with more trail running.
Since I placed third at the semi-final, I started in third to last spot, 2 minutes before Pavlina and 4 minutes before Erin. I might have ran-off to the first control a bit too fast but settled in hitting every control until I got to 6 (trail run basically). Then the heat got to me and I lost my concentration, the last half of the course was a battle, with the hills being especially miserable. I screwed up #11, thinking i was turning at the right trail but in actuality turning sooner and needlessly adding extra climb. Seeing an almost naked man on top of the hill did not add to my enjoyment of the course. The last hill was a killer and I barely made it to the finish, messing up the last control slightly. Overall result is second place but I'm not sure it is worth all the effort and pain that went into the course, maybe....

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