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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Oct 12, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:11:45 15.56(16:11) 25.05(10:03) 29045c
  Total3 4:11:45 15.56(16:11) 25.05(10:03) 29045c

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Sunday Oct 12, 2014 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 2:10:18 [4] **** 12.1 km (10:46 / km) +150m 10:08 / km
24c

I would have preferred to skip this race had I not been concerned/unsure about the rules regarding relay participation. More very technical navigation over the same area as the middle for the first half of the course, then a map exchange and another few loops around an area with some small lakes and a fairly extensive trail network.

I felt good over the first half, and for several controls was running easily with Erin, Boris, and eventual silver medalist Wil Smith. After the spectator loop, however, I just plain ran out of energy, which hasn't happened in a while. I neglected to bring a Gu or anything, and most likely didn't eat enough beforehand. I'm blaming this one on poor race preparation more than poor fitness.

Saturday Oct 11, 2014 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 46:27 [5] **** 4.9 km (9:29 / km) +90m 8:41 / km
21c

Yikes! This was arguably the most technical course I've ever run, the 2.5m contours being perhaps the biggest issue. I lost a ton of time on 1, 3, 6, and 16 for a total of about 11 minutes. Almost nobody had a clean race, which meant that any of about 30 guys could have won a free spot at WOC. Crazy.

On the positive side, I felt great physically and had a top split!

Friday Oct 10, 2014 #

3 PM

Orienteering 1:15:00 [2] 5.0 mi (15:00 / mi) +50m 14:33 / mi

Model map explorations! Whaaaat is this place??

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 #

Note

Curse you, Delta Airlines/KLM/Air France Customer Care. Curse you.

Monday Oct 6, 2014 #

Note

I hope I can sneak onto one of the NAOC Sprint Relay teams, but I fear my relative lack of notoriety may work against me.

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