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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Jul 7, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 58:04 3.6(16:07) 5.8(10:01)14 /19c73%
  Total1 58:04 3.6(16:07) 5.8(10:01)14 /19c73%
averages - sleep:6.5

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Friday Jul 7, 2006 #

Orienteering race (JWOC) 58:04 [4] ***** 5.8 km (10:01 / km)
spiked:14/19c slept:6.5 shoes: Standard White O-Shoes

JWOC Spectator Races: Stage 4 - Petrosku Miskas, Lithuania. H21S (i.e. M21L) 31C, sunny.

The most physical day, although good planning kept the course largely in cooler forest, sometimes quite thick, so the heat wasn't felt nearly as much as for Days 2 & 5. Leg 2-3 was a 1km leg, alternating through steep hillside, rough open in the heat, and thick undergrowth - a true challenge, but a clean leg for me.

My only serious mistake was the second long leg (9-10). I decided to avoid the thick green forest and go around on an inevitably track. I stopped concentrating on this leg, and upon plunging back into the cooler forest, didn't start concentrating again. I badly overshot the control, ending up 300m away in intensely technical terrain. I needed to very carefully recover from it, costing 3 minutes. Apart from that there were 4 silly mistakes near controls, each costing perhaps a minute and again due to my lack of concentration. I'm just not used to orienteering in such hot climes!

Overall a good run and I again (just) beat my contempories in JOK.

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