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Training Log: GraceE

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:17:11 6.09(12:40) 9.8(7:53)
  Total3 1:17:11 6.09(12:40) 9.8(7:53)
averages - weight:59.5kg
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Sunday Mar 26 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 46:22 [4] *** 5.1 km (9:05 / km)

NOL 4 Middle on Isaacs Ridge.
Oh dear, mp. Well TECHnically I didn't mis-punch, a compulsive code-checker such as myself doesn't really ever do that, but I did miss out completely the fourth control.
I got the first three controls pretty well and then must have refolded/turned my map around at c3. I guess I put my thumb at c4 and away I went down the hill to c5. Admittedly it did seem a long way down my line feature to c5, and I stopped too early. I kept going along the line feature and eventually found it. The code didn't match what I had in my head but when I looked up what the code for c5 was, it did agree! I took 2.15 which was actually longer than a few people took to go via c4.
I proceeded on the course and took care in the detail, finding all of the controls in the middle section without problems. Things felt like they were clicking really well. I was also pleased with my long leg to c12 where I climbed up onto the ridge early and then had a nice fast line in at the end, getting the 2nd fastest split on the 7min leg (I assure you I was not the 2nd fittest person on the course).
I started to tire running through the spectator control and then absolutely DIED on the way up the hill to c17 and then c19, where I lost close to 2mins through not understanding the rock and not thinking clearly. Enjoyed the last few short controls back down the hill to the finish.

What a ripper of a course by RobW - I'm obviously a fan of technical middle distances and this didn't disappoint. Made great use of the detail and the lower-visibility areas and the last loop - while brutal - gave us all a good lesson in dealing with oxygen deprivation in the final stages of a tricky course.

Saturday Mar 25 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 15:41 [4] *** 2.2 km (7:08 / km)

NOL 3 Sprint Qual on Red Hill North.
Always fun to do a bush sprint for a change. I felt I was a bit off on the first couple and then settled into some good straight lines. It turned out that my first two were two of my best splits! Probably just died after c2 haha! Clean for the rest but lost some time walking up the hill to c9. Finished 4th.
4 PM

Orienteering race 15:08 [4] 2.5 km (6:03 / km)

Sprint B Final, Girls Grammar School.
Quite unsure on the way to c1 which pretty much set the tone for the rest of the course. c2 was OK but c3-6 were all very hesitanty and just not very pro at all (not that I was expecting amazing things from myself). Was fun to see Shannon quite a few times and then try to guess if I was + or - 1min when I got to the same point. Yes that's how hard I was concentrating :)

Thursday Mar 23 #

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weight:59.5kg

Moved up to a four day working week this week! At least I now have more time to get work done. Missed my baby girl though :(

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