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Training Log Archive: Melonknee

In the 7 days ending Mar 7, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running training2 1:21:22 1.86 3.0
  Orienteering event1 33:10 3.73(8:54) 6.0(5:32)
  Total3 1:54:32 5.59 9.0

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Saturday Mar 7, 2015 #

Orienteering event race 14:43 [3] 3.0 km (4:54 / km)

Smashed the first control 1 but then made a sight wrong turn executing my plan to number 2. Fumbled at 3 and didn't read my control description and punched the wrong control. Only picked up on my mistake because I ran past the right control on my route choice heading to number 4 which wasn't good. This made me wake up a bit and check my numbers for the rest of the controls because I didn't want to miss punch. Also made me slow down and go easy and try to nail the navigation for the rest of the course which in hindsight probably wasnt good because I made an effort to run slower when i probably could have done it faster.
No errors with controls 5,6 and 7. On 8 I didn't look where the control was inside the control circle again so lost about 20 seconds there. Rest of the course was fine with no mistakes. Overall happy with my run as it was relatively clean. Felt I could have pushed harder running wise but besides that it was okay

Orienteering event 18:27 [3] 3.0 km (6:09 / km)

Horrible horrible race.

You know when you've had a really bad race when your mistakes dont even show up in red on the splits!

Picked up the map and struggled to find the start and orientate the map. Was distraced in the start block which is probably why I was so flustered. once I got me calm fine and I could start to plan legs 2 and 3 while running but overall I lost about 15 seconds here. Nailed the second control. Third control was a bit slow in the control circle. was relatively fine for the fourth and fifth controls.
At control 6 everything went down hill... overshot it loosing 20 odd seconds. Didnt plan control 7. Stopped too short of the control which lost me about 30 seconds. Struggled to get my head back into the map.
Made mistakes for every single control up until Olivia caught me. Determined to stay in front of her I led her into the rest of the controls for the entire course. Wasn't fun at all.

Friday Mar 6, 2015 #

(rest day)

Spent all day at work so didnt get a chance to take the legs for a spin before flying out to sydney for the NOL

Thursday Mar 5, 2015 #

Running training 1:10:00 [4]

Long easy run up at morialta, forgot to take garmin though

Wednesday Mar 4, 2015 #

Running training 11:22 [5] 3.0 km (3:47 / km)

First 3km time trial in a very very long time. Pretty happy with my time but hopefully I can get sub 11 minutes before Easter!

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