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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Nov 19, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 57:23 5.15(11:08) 8.29(6:55) 10517 /23c73%
  Jogging1 10:00 0.93(10:44) 1.5(6:40)
  Total1 1:07:23 6.08(11:05) 9.79(6:53) 10517 /23c73%
averages - sleep:7 weight:68.3kg

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Sunday Nov 19, 2006 #

Orienteering (District Event) 57:23 [4] **** 8.29 km (6:55 / km) +105m 6:31 / km
spiked:17/23c slept:7.0 weight:68.3kg shoes: Standard White O-Shoes

CHIG District Event at Epping Forest North. I ran in at the same event in November last year, and, like then, it was very cold and crisp, but dry. I like the Epping maps, they are generally flat, with a nice combination of Scandinavian-style technical bits, and long route choice legs.

After a couple of silly early mistakes in the technical bit I messed up last time, I had a good race, with no further significant mistakes. I won the race, beating 53 other finishers, including quite a few people who generally beat me. :-) I enjoyed the course design, with a nice technical but flat first section, then some good route choice legs with plenty of quick decisions to be made, finishing in another techincal area. I took this last section very fast - risky, and normally I get lost. I got lucky this time though, I made a dog's dinner of it from last year's race.

Afterwards, I had a nice lunch in the adjacent restaurant, looked through Pete's Venice map and the Portugal O Meet flyer, and then cycled back down to the station, stopping to take a few cliched Autumnal photos. Epping Forest was looking very fine indeed.

Mistake analysis - 30s+ mistakes only:
2 - Poor navigation (1m 30s)
12 - Hesitated (45s)

Note

I took my GPS around today's race. I'll download the data file later, and see if I can overlay my track on the map. It's a rubbish GPS though, I suspect it didn't get a satellite fix most of the way around. Update: Looks like it worked well for most legs, now to figure out how to transfer it to the map.

Jogging warm up/down 10:00 [1] 1.5 km (6:40 / km)

Warming down with Pete, along a trail in Epping Forest. The forest is looking lovely at this time of the year.

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