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Training Log Archive: AdventureGirl!

In the 7 days ending Jul 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 4:17:23 20.07(12:50) 32.29(7:58)
  Running8 1:43:11 9.05(11:24) 14.57(7:05) 23
  Total14 6:00:34 29.12(12:23) 46.86(7:42) 23
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Sunday Jul 15 #

Note
(rest day)

Travel day from Kecskemét to Helsinki

Saturday Jul 14 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 20:00 intensity: (8:33 @1) + (7:07 @2) + (4:20 @3) 2.46 km (8:09 / km)
ahr:137 max:162 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

12 PM

Orienteering race 36:56 [5] 5.7 km (6:29 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

JWOC Relay Leg 1

(Straight line distance)

GIV’ER was again my keyword for this race, and I did just that right off the bat. Was in the lead pack until I decided that it would be smart to run through the juniper instead of the open yellow. Pushed hard to catch back up. Was smooth sailing from 2-7. I was making up spots and I think I was in the top 5 at one point going to 6. Then going to 8, a short leg, I just thought to myself ‘oh it’s just over the hill’... then I went over the wrong hill. The pack was gone and so was my energy so it was a struggle to get through that spectator chute. Small mistake on 13 but that last loop was pretty quick.
This was my fastest time behind the winner in a JWOC relay so I’m pleased with that and the first bit of the run, but disappointed with the large mistake.

Anyways, a fun way to wrap up a very exciting and emotional week, and my last JWOC (*tear*)!

Friday Jul 13 #

11 AM

Orienteering warm up/down 28:36 intensity: (6:22 @0) + (13:17 @1) + (6:33 @2) + (2:24 @3) 2.47 km (11:35 / km)
ahr:134 max:162 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

Orienteering race 37:38 [5] 3.6 km (10:27 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

JWOC Middle A Final - 38th place

(Straight line distance)

So my leg that was killing me before the sprint? Didn’t feel it at all today or in the relay. So weird.

I was nervous to actually run in my first A final, but I had a plan of doing the course nice and controlled and to have fun.
Big mistake on #1. I made a parallel error and ended up in a different depression than I thought. Eventually relocated and realized that I had to go further up the re-entrant. After that I re-focused and told mysel to make better plans. I was on my way to 4 but it was feeling shaky so I went out to the open to attack from a different direction. By this point I was getting frustrated with the juniper. I literally got so stuck that I was pushed back and ended up sitting in the middle of the tree where all the trunks come up. Not comfy.
Little hesitation in the circle at 6 but after that it was a solid performance and a really good final loop.

Very happy with this result - my best forest placing at JWOC :)
12 PM

Running warm up/down 4:11 intensity: (15 @0) + (13 @1) + (47 @2) + (2:56 @3) 0.69 km (6:04 / km)
ahr:154 max:168 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

Thursday Jul 12 #

10 AM

Orienteering warm up/down 31:46 intensity: (50 @0) + (13:12 @1) + (10:30 @2) + (7:14 @3) 3.12 km (10:10 / km)
ahr:143 max:171 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

11 AM

Orienteering race 29:16 [5] 3.5 km (8:22 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

JWOC Middle Q (3)

(Straight line distance)

Plan was to run this race carefully, and make sure to switch styles between the green juniper and the open woods. I started slow and was nailing everything so I upped the pace. A little off on #6 where I came too far over the crest of the hill. Then the race went more into the forest and I could speed it up some more. Going to 13, I was off on my compass and realized I was going into the wrong depression right as I got caught in some brambles. Whoops. Hard push right to the end made this race good enough for the A final!
12 PM

Running warm up/down 6:00 intensity: (13 @0) + (3 @1) + (30 @2) + (5:04 @3) + (10 @4) 0.96 km (6:14 / km) +1m 6:11 / km
ahr:156 max:182 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

Wednesday Jul 11 #

Note
(rest day)

Tuesday Jul 10 #

7 AM

Running 15:00 intensity: (28 @0) + (1:09 @1) + (3:37 @2) + (9:46 @3) 2.85 km (5:15 / km) +8m 5:11 / km
ahr:153 max:171 shoes: Saucony Guide ISO

3 PM

Running warm up/down 23:00 intensity: (5:00 @0) + (4:33 @1) + (5:23 @2) + (8:04 @3) 2.94 km (7:49 / km) +1m 7:48 / km
ahr:142 max:174 shoes: NB Vazee Summit

4 PM

Orienteering race (Sprint ) 16:53 [5] 3.7 km (4:34 / km)
shoes: NB Vazee Summit

JWOC Sprint - 6th place

(Straight line distance)

Wow. A week later and I’m still in shock.

My leg was killing me while warming up. A super sharp pain I’ve never had before. Soon enough the adrenaline kicked in though, and I had my plan and I knew what I had to do to execute it.
Debatable route on the long leg to #3, and I definitely didn’t pick the most optimal routes in the tricky, multi level stuff around 5-8, but I picked what I knew would work and I ran them hard. Simona caught me at #9 and I knew that it was gonna hurt after that. It did.
Mistake going to 17 where I was just planning ahead and missed the turn. Figured I could just run around and run extra hard instead of losing time to turn around. The second last control was so confusing with all kinds of tape and gardens but found it eventually, definitely not the right route.

I think that GIV’ER was an appropriate key word for this race, and I’m so incredibly stoked by this result. And thankful for everyone’s support and kinds words :)
5 PM

Running warm up/down 5:00 [1] 0.9 km (5:33 / km)
shoes: NB Vazee Summit

Monday Jul 9 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 25:00 intensity: (15 @0) + (6:57 @1) + (2:46 @2) + (15:02 @3) 2.97 km (8:26 / km) +12m 8:16 / km
ahr:152 max:170 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:16:18 [5] 10.2 km (7:29 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

JWOC long - 71st

(Straight line distance)

“If only I had” ... was the theme of today. I was a little off on #1 since I didn’t really pick a good attackpoint, but recovered quickly. Then it was smooth and fast sailing all the way until 11 which was a short leg and I just turned my brain off and didn’t check my compass. Relocated and refocused and got back on track until I made a nice big 90 degree turn about 2/3 of the way to 12. I found a fence and if I gone another 2m I would have seen some ruins and known exactly where I was. Instead I made about an 8-10min error, which cost me a crap ton of places and possibly a top 15 finish. My anger led me to make up some time in the last loop.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda. That big error sucked but I’m so happy with the my performance in the whole rest of the course.

Things I learned: check compass always.
Plan plan plan even if it’s such a short leg.
Don’t let your mind wander off when the Nav feels easy.
11 AM

Running warm up/down 5:00 [1] 0.8 km (6:15 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 200

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