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Training Log Archive: Run_Bosco

In the 1 days ending Feb 14, 2016:

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Sunday Feb 14, 2016 #

Orienteering (2-Person Relay) 21:00 [4]

I love how a lot of people go into this thinking, "oh, I'll take this race easy because it doesn't count..." but then you get swept up in the excitement and totally end up running harder. At least that's what happened to me!

Plus, my Expert partner gave me a great lead so I got to run in front of a lot of Elites for awhile.

Fun race!

Orienteering (UBC Setup) 19:35 [4]

Finally running like I mean it!

Unfortunately 1 big mistake, that was a result of over-running.

Got to chase Emily around towards the end, which was fun.

Orienteering (UBC Butterflies (Chase)) 19:54 [4]

A weird and wonky race for me. Ended up in a heat with Carol, Sue, and Marie-Josee. When we started, no one was running aggressively and we sort of trailed Carol around for a bit. Reminds me of bike racing! ha.

Then at the fork, Marie-Josee and I were stumped by the control that was up a level. Shoot!

Overlapped Sue for a bit, which helped my speed a little.

But overall, I felt like I was shuffling slowly around. I'm not sure why I couldn't get myself to GO. I guess I was anticipating getting some energy off of others in head-to-head racing, but the small heat and tons of forking didn't result in that. I felt similarly about the final forked race in SART too. I really prefer the regular Chase format, where everyone is definitely going the same route, and you can spot people and work hard to reel them in.

To me, forking doesn't have the benefit of following much, and doesn't have the benefit of being in your own race much, and so I don't get why it's popular.

So I shuffled around like Eeyore, and that was enough to let Sue pass me in overall rankings! Oops!

Lesson learned: I need to practice pacing and pushing myself when I'm all alone (which is most of the time in orienteering). It doesn't matter if I improve my top speed if I don't know how to use it!

Ah, well.

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