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Training Log Archive: Ollie

In the 1 days ending Aug 5, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 56:13 12.87(4:22) 20.72(2:43)
  Orienteering1 24:33 2.66(9:15) 4.28(5:45)22c
  Total1 1:20:46 15.53(5:12) 25.0(3:14)22c
averages - sleep:8

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Wednesday Aug 5, 2009 #

Orienteering race (Scottish 6 Days) 24:33 [5] ** 4.28 km (5:45 / km)
22c slept:8.0 shoes: Gym Trainers

The Sprint Race, during the "rest day" for the Scottish 6 Days, was around the grounds of Scone Palace and Perth Racecourse. I ran the long course - which was slightly shortened from the original planned course as the tide was in, preventing access to a small island in the River Tay near the end of the course.

The first half of the race was in the palace grounds, these were very pretty and the constant changes of course direction, and terrain, tripped me up - with a hesitation on the way to 1 and going out from 2 at right angles to where I should have exited, for several hundred metres. Both these mistakes cost me less than two minutes - but two minutes is an eternity on a fast sprint like this.

The latter half was in flat parkland, dotted with large trees, which was a straightforward tree-to-tree run. The final section was made more interesting by running through the S6D campsite and the buildings near the racecourse, before finishing in front of the grandstand - nice.

I ran at nearly 6pm, it was a hot and sunny day, the weather considerably improved from yesterday - and it looks like it's going to stay sunny for the remainder of the S6Ds!

Finished 38= out of 194 runners. Actual distance run was 5.1km.

Cycling warm up/down (To Station) 26:44 [4] 10.31 km (2:36 / km)

From parents, into Edinburgh Waverley. Pushed hard to see what time I could get. Time doesn't include ~4 minutes waiting.

Cycling warm up/down (Back Home) 29:29 [4] 10.41 km (2:50 / km)

From Edinburgh Waverley, back to parents - the route includes the initial climb from the station, and two further substantial climbs. Pushed hard again, aiming to get a sub-30-minute time (which I did, but need to add ~1-2 minutes for waiting at red lights.)

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