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Training Log Archive: niallmac

In the 7 days ending May 6, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:37:21 13.96(11:16) 22.47(7:00) 700
  Running (Road) 1 29:49 3.26(9:08) 5.25(5:41) 50
  Running (Grass/Trail) 2 17:00 1.74(9:46) 2.8(6:04) 40
  Total4 3:24:10 18.96(10:46) 30.52(6:41) 790

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Monday May 6, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering 39:31 [3] 6.12 km (6:27 / km) +200m 5:33 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Léim Oirthair
Irish Orienteering Championships / Relays
Open Premier Leg 2

What a relay. First serious relay (a big step up from last year's Junior 48 relay!) Felt real nervous in the start box with Colm Hill + Kev O' Boyle. Josh was right up there with the pack and made a superb sprint finish to send me out with a few seconds ahead of the rest of the pack in 1st place.
Gaffeled to first control, which was cool. Got control 1 fine and then started the accent to 2 with the pack. I think it was just down to myself, Colm and Kev by control 3, then the brutal climb up, before running back down the other side of the hill to 4. Colm in front and got his control, but I knew it wasn't mine, foo far from the lake. Across to 5, fine, then running with Kev to 6, (Colm having made a mistake?). Down to 7, 8, up to 9, across to 10, still the three of us. Then I made my blunder to 11, stopping up too short and hesitating, losing Kev and Colm, and binning 1m30s. Fine to 12 + 13, before making my second mistake on 14. Then 15 to 19 and finish was fine, and passing on the race to Pat O Donovan.
Second Place in men's open!

Sunday May 5, 2013 #

12 PM

Running (Grass/Trail) warm up/down 9:00 [1] 1.3 km (6:55 / km) +40m 6:00 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Orienteering race (IOC 2013) 1:33:21 [4] 12.2 km (7:39 / km) +400m 6:34 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Lough an Cogair
Irish Orienteering Championships / Long Distance M18A
Good God what was I at.

Started really solid with 1-7. going well and really happy. Then a bad route and stupidity near the circle for 8. Coming downhill to 9 I was going perfect, and then just lost concentration completely and went just past the control, then started running around to the couple of nearby boulders before getting the control. Spiked 10 and then near-perfect from 11-14. Then atrocious to 15, bad bearing coming out of the control and no attack point. One of those "Ah shur its a short leg, be grand" moments. Complete fuck up. 7m30s binned, followed by a disaster to 16; over 6mins binned. 17 was much better, but not perfect, then alright 18-20, 3mins binned to 21. 22-27 and finish was grand.
Overall very disappointed with this race, starting well and then falling apart completely. Looking back on the GPS is painful for such controls as 15 and 16.

Saturday May 4, 2013 #

5 PM

Running (Grass/Trail) warm up/down 8:00 [1] 1.5 km (5:20 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Orienteering race (IOC 2013) 24:29 [4] *** 4.15 km (5:54 / km) +100m 5:16 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Cnoc Mhám na mBó
Irish Orienteering Championships / Middle Distance 3.6km 90m climb
Real happy with this race. Started well to 1, 2 and 3, happy with attack-points and route choices, and leaving each each control with real good flow and on a bearing. Uphill to 4 however wasn't great, going of my bearing and not making much sense of the contours, but was able to relocate off the boulders finding myself a bit too far west. Again happy out with 5, then down to 6 and 7. Leaving control 7 I saw Jack in the distance running to 8 so obviously that was a massive psychological boost. Good attack point to 8 but could see Jack so couldnt go too far wrong. Running together by 10 then tried to push but with no real success. Coming out of 12 onto the path was a bit dodgy, but yeah, really delighted over all, winning m18 middle distance again (not that last year was very competitive) and having fasted course time.
6 PM

Running (Road) 29:49 [2] 5.25 km (5:41 / km) +50m 5:25 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 212 #1

Run from event back to car park.

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