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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Jul 6, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 51:25 3.36(15:19) 5.4(9:31)14 /16c87%
  Total1 51:25 3.36(15:19) 5.4(9:31)14 /16c87%
averages - sleep:7

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Thursday Jul 6, 2006 #

Orienteering race (JWOC) 51:25 [3] **** 5.4 km (9:31 / km)
spiked:14/16c slept:7.0 shoes: Standard White O-Shoes

JWOC Spectator Races: Stage 3 - Petrosku Miskas, Lithuania. H21S (i.e. M21L) 30C, cloudy.

The shortest day's running, and thankfully some cloud cover to keep the sun off the back - however after yesterday's nightmare and pain later that evening, I was taking no chances, and fully hydrated and fuelled before going out. This was technically my cleanest race, with just two significant mistakes.

Control 7 was in a very vague area, a jumble of paths and very small hills on the map confused me - it was difficult to know what was mapped and what wasn't - and I was 100m too far to the east. Perhaps 90 seconds was wasted in this area.

Control 14 was a very traumatic control for me. It was very near the end, so I had stopped concentrating, and swung too far to the right. The control itself was in a pit, surrounded by green forest, and was really a pot luck control. Having wasted 3 minutes here, I bashed my head hard on a horizontal branch. One control later I felt my head and realised I was bleeding quite badly. I was only a minute away from finishing the race though, so carried on, and must have looked quite a state at the finish line. However, the wound healed quickly and I don't seem to have suffered any concussion. It was a really nasty blow though and if I had had more of the course still to do, I would probably have retired as a precaution.

This time I was able to beat everyone in JOK, although by a much smaller margin than on Day 1.

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