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Training Log Archive: Tim C

In the 7 days ending Dec 29, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running5 5:04:16 21.88(13:54) 35.22(8:38) 2250
  orienteering4 2:09:41 12.05(10:46) 19.39(6:41) 45025c
  hiking1 40:00 0.62(1:04:22) 1.0(40:00) 150
  Total10 7:53:57 34.55(13:43) 55.61(8:31) 285025c

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Tuesday Dec 29, 2015 #

10 AM

orienteering race 41:50 [4] ***** 7.06 km (5:56 / km) +150m 5:21 / km
25c shoes: Inov8 X-talons 212 blue

Big5 day 1- Rockery.

Not great, but not terrible either. Lots of smallish mistakes + a couple of not so small ones.

#1 overshot (forgetting its 1:5000), must've run just next to it though+ ended up at #3 (1min)
#2+3 okay
#4 too far left+ went a bit past and to the edge of the valley (25secs)
#5 had planned on taking the path round the right, but went too far+ ended up crossing in some really crappy green stuff (got stuck in some neck high brambles..) (1min)
#6 okay
#7 was exactly where I wanted to be, but must have passed about 5m from it and carried on up to the higher re-entrant and then eventually ended up at #12 (1min)
#8 not keeping in contact with the map coming out of 7 and was a bit confused as to which path I was actually on, missed the controls by a few metres again+ went back to the path+ eventually found it (2:30)
#9-#16 okay
#17 passed just to the right of it+carried on before realising (30secs)
#18 came round the left+ struggled to find it (15secs)
#19 just being lazy.. Came out of 18 and saw a control in the distnace and assumed it was mine, so stopped navigating.. (45secs)
#20-#25 okay,just a couple non-optimal routes (30secs).

So nearly 9min of mistakes.. Which is actually pretty terrible.. Ended up 7min back on Hector Haines and 4min on Brad. At least we destroyed the Irish though.

Monday Dec 28, 2015 #

10 AM

orienteering 40:00 [1] 4.0 km (10:00 / km) +100m 8:53 / km
shoes: Nike Free 5 (lumo)

Lowveld Botanical Gardens. Put some 'controls' out on the medium course for the polokwane guys+ then walked arounf with one of them.
11 AM

orienteering 16:18 [4] 3.31 km (4:55 / km) +100m 4:17 / km
shoes: Nike Free 5 (lumo)

Ran the Long from yesterdays warm-up event. Had to go under 17:33 to beat Sabine Hauswiths time. Reasonably easy in the end (I did however have the advantage of not having to punch controls+knowing the area a bit better).

Sunday Dec 27, 2015 #

6 PM

orienteering 31:33 [2] 5.02 km (6:17 / km) +100m 5:43 / km
shoes: Inov8 O-rock 280 blue #2

Battery Creek. Put out the controls for the training. Such nice+runnable forest!!! :D

Also did a bit around town checking the other control sites.

Saturday Dec 26, 2015 #

7 PM

running 23:04 [3] 5.02 km (4:36 / km) +100m 4:11 / km
shoes: Nike Free 5 (lumo)

Nice sunset run around the neighborhood. Van riebeck, leslie, westway, back.

Easy pace besides for the middle km (3:56), just testing if the legs work.

Friday Dec 25, 2015 #

9 PM

running 15:12 [2] 3.1 km (4:54 / km) +50m 4:32 / km
(rest day) shoes: Inov8 race-ultra 270

Short night run in Fernwood to get the 3km in. Been storming most of the afternoon, so didn't get out for a longer one.

Ran into a herd of Zebra and gave them a bit of a fright (and myself..)

Thursday Dec 24, 2015 #

9 AM

running 1:55:00 [3] 8.4 km (13:41 / km) +1500m 7:14 / km
shoes: Inov8 race-ultra 270

Up Sterkhorn via sphinx+blindmans. Don't think I actually made it to the top (just went to the crosses) Stijn?

Pretty hot out, so just taking it nice and easy.

Up to blindmans: 56min
Blindmans-sterkhorn: 59min
11 AM

hiking 40:00 [2] 1.0 km (40:00 / km) +150m 22:51 / km
shoes: Inov8 race-ultra 270

Walking around the top trying to find a route up the other peak, but couldn't find anything that I was completely comfortable climbing up (well more so worried that I wouldn't get down again).
12 PM

running 1:01:00 [3] 8.5 km (7:11 / km) +200m 6:25 / km
shoes: Inov8 race-ultra 270

Back down sterkhorn and then down keartlands and to a small pool near the entrance for a swim. Seriously hot down in the valley!! (37 or so)

Appreciating how fast Johardt van Heerdens sterkhorn FKT is! About 2:56min for me today (I was going rather slow, but still don't think I could go much quicker than 2:30), which is still 12min slower than his time.

6030/8850 (gonna extent it until Saturday- not going to get all the way therean but hopefully to at least 7000m)

Wednesday Dec 23, 2015 #

7 AM

running 1:30:00 [2] 10.2 km (8:49 / km) +400m 7:23 / km
shoes: Salomon sense mantra (270ish)

From Monks Cowl to the grotto, via the lower path. Managed to miss the path a couple times (rather overgrown at the moment), so ended up doing a lot of bundu bashing the last few km+ then came down too early+ended up walking down the river above the grotto and having to jump down next to it.

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