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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Mar 18, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:05:26 6.75(9:42) 10.86(6:02) 20036c
  Running1 5:27 0.53(10:12) 0.86(6:20) 10
  Total2 1:10:53 7.28(9:44) 11.72(6:03) 21036c

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Friday Mar 18, 2016 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 35:12 [4] *** 5.5 km (6:24 / km) +125m 5:45 / km


US Champs Middle. Same old story of missed opportunity.


What went wrong: three 90s+ errors - ran right past 7 and ended up at 9; bad route choice to 11; confused in the rocks around 20. Two 15s errors - one rock too high at 6, one rock too low at 18. Hit a bit of a wall and bled time compared to J on the hill-climby 16-17-18 legs.

What went right: Fitness not as poor as I was expecting relative to the field given lack of recent training. Five top splits and four second place splits. Had a couple stretches of great orienteering - 1-5 (was apparently leading the race at 5) and 12-15, where I was moving well and navigating cleanly, but within my ability. My problem in general is that 95% of the time I'm unable to string these good stretches together into a full race.

Thursday Mar 17, 2016 #


Here are a couple of my longtime O' goals:

Win the Cascade Winter Series
Win an individual US championship

Accomplished the first one last month; will take another wild swing or three at the second one this weekend.

Saturday Mar 12, 2016 #

8 PM

Orienteering race 30:14 [4] ** 5.36 km (5:38 / km) +75m 5:16 / km


Night-O @ Lincoln Park.

As a rule I'm relatively awful at night orienteering, but this was one of my best efforts - main reason probably being that J fortuitously left his headlamp in my car last weekend, and his headlamp is way better than mine. Lost maybe 45s on 3 when I couldn't parse the small trails and had to bail out, and about a minute on 13 when I ran right by the feature without seeing the control (flag was somewhat hidden) - should have recognized where I was at. 7.5/15 top splits.

Running warm up/down 5:27 [2] 0.86 km (6:20 / km) +10m 5:59 / km

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