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Training Log: Lizzie

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 2:19:00 12.92(10:45) 20.8(6:41) 400
  Orienteering2 1:47:20 9.72(11:02) 15.65(6:52) 300
  Mtn Biking1 1:18:00 9.63(8:06) 15.5(5:02) 250
  Total4 5:24:20 32.28(10:03) 51.95(6:15) 950
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Wednesday Jul 18 #

Note
(rest day)

Got home from work 7pm. Then went and picked raspberries. Hoping my ankle cooperates so that I can at least do some hiking in the mountains this weekend. Otherwise it will be mountain blueberry foraging and yoga by the river. Which doesn't sound like a bad plan either :)

Tuesday Jul 17 #

2 PM

Orienteering 1:00:00 [3] 8.0 km (7:30 / km) +200m 6:40 / km

Went out to skårefjell to do some O-intervals.
Positives:
- My first time out o-training alone since my SCA, yay, go me!
- I saw a moose. It was very big, rather close and as surprised to see me as I it.

Negatives
- On seeing the moose, I promptly lost concentration and did my ankle :/
- It was way too hot and very heavy under foot, so I cut the session almost in half.

More positives:
- it was hot and very heavy under foot, but I did at least half the session.

Monday Jul 16 #

5 PM

Mtn Biking 1:18:00 [3] 15.5 km (5:02 / km) +250m 4:39 / km

Høiåsmarka; Venås single tracks to start, then up lysøpa to høiås. Then I remembered someone (maybe? Or maybe I made it up?) telling me the yellow trail was alright for biking down. It actually was OK, or at least, better than the blue trail. Surprisingly still enough mud to get bogged down in at times (when I missed the wooden planks ;) and a few bits I'm either not good enough or not confident enough to tackle. All in all good fun though. Back on to gravel paths again at Eklimoen, then home via a good 15min blueberry picking session, which, let's be honest, was my main motivation to get out in the first place.

Sunday Jul 15 #

3 PM

Running 1:49:00 [3] 15.8 km (6:54 / km) +400m 6:07 / km

A slow long run out at Ertemarka. Not going to lie, I'm a bit worried about the WOC long distance. While my shape at the moment is fine for sprint or middle, getting around a world champs long distance is another level altogether.
High time for some decent long runs to at least give me confidence I can get around in a decent time!
Headed to Ertemarka for a change of scenery, and also because it has lots of nice lakes for mid and end of run dips. Which were well appreciated given that Halden is still as warm or warmer than Denmark last week!
Ended up doing some bonus terrain running in parts, sometimes through remembering wrongly about the presence of minor singletracks, or taking short cuts to avoid 2km extra on paths, or from missing overgrown turn offs. The off track parts slowed things down a bit, but did come with the delicious bonus of blueberries.

Saturday Jul 14 #

Note
(rest day)

Didn't bother waiting around for prize giving yesterday, which is just as well it turns out. In line with the level of attention given to the open courses this week, it turned out to be too hard for the organisers to combine the results from the 5 days, so they scrapped having any final results or prize giving!

Just an amusing end-note. I'm not bothered in the least, I'm not sure there was ever an overall result or prize planned for Open 2, and I don't think I ran good enough in the sprints to win W21, even if I'd successfully entered myself in it!
I heard some grumbles from others, but I actually really enjoyed the no-fuss organization of the open classes. We weren't the main focus of the week after all. and the courses were well done in the main, even if they were on the 3rd choice terrain (behind A finals, then B-E finals). The sprint starts were a bit of a mess, especially the first day, but aside from that, I don't see how they could have made it much better. Was nice to have free start any time between 10-1 at the forest events, so I could spectate and support and fit my run in when suited.

The result I really want to know about though is the Blair vs Lukas ice-cream eating challenge!

Friday Jul 13 #

11 AM

Running 14:00 [2] 2.3 km (6:05 / km)

Orienteering 47:20 [4] 7.65 km (6:11 / km) +100m 5:48 / km

WMOC day 5.
Pretty scrappy as forest today, but strangely enjoyable. Hit #1 for the first time in 3 days which was nice. Legs were a bit smashed from early on, and the heat didn't help things, but pushed on through.
First multi-day event where I've managed to run all of the days fully and properly in a long long time. Feels pretty darn good :)

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Running 16:00 [2] 2.7 km (5:56 / km)

longer than expected warmdown running back to the car and back.

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