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Training Log Archive: simmo

In the 7 days ending Apr 18, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road cycling1 1:20:00 20.51(3:54) 33.0(2:25)
  Orienteering2 1:18:56 5.84(13:31) 9.4(8:24) 23537 /41c90%
  Running1 33:59 4.04(8:25) 6.5(5:14)
  Total3 3:12:55 30.39(6:21) 48.9(3:57) 23537 /41c90%

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Sunday Apr 18, 2010 #

Orienteering race 1:03:12 [4] **** 6.6 km (9:35 / km) +235m 8:08 / km
spiked:11/15c shoes: Inov8 Mudclaw 330

First bush race for 2010, not too bad error wise, except for the first and last controls, went wide on a couple of others but recovered quickly. At 1 there were lots of blackboys and zamias around, thought I'd done the right distance from a prominent cluster AP, but turned round and saw I'd passed it by 50m. At the last, on the approach I was looking for a small spur with 3 boulders in a line, saw a control and knew it wasn't mine but took it to be on a cluster on the next spur over. Corrected my bearing accordingly and missed the last because the control had actually been on the 3 boulders in a line! When I finally got to the area of the last control, I couldn't read the neighbouring rocks correctly, and took about a minute of searching to find it.

GPS distance 7.68km - I was pretty close to straight except for the two errors and two legs where I was maybe 50-100m off but on a curve, so I wonder if the official distance was correct? Presumably it was measured by Corpse or Condes?

Hot day - needed more than one water drop. Fortunately I passed a water drop on another course, there wasn't much left and I thought about not drinking but I was really dry by that time. Hope someone else didn't suffer, but really Organisers should put extra water out when 29C is forecast.

Saturday Apr 17, 2010 #

Road cycling 1:20:00 [3] 33.0 km (2:25 / km)
shoes: Bike: Bianchi Coast to Coast

To Bassendean along the river and back via the rail line.

Orienteering race 15:44 [5] **** 2.8 km (5:37 / km)
ahr:144 max:152 spiked:26/26c shoes: Inov8 X Talon 212

Nav Dash race at Aquinas College, no mistakes but with so many short legs had to stop twice to reorient the map. Total stopping was 1:34 according to the Garmin, so probably taking me about 3 secs to punch each control. Also, fastest pace was 5:09, checked back to Mt Lawley and UWA where I reached 4:05 and 4:28 respectively. Obviously these days I need longer legs (orienteering ones that is) to wind up the speed! The short legs at Aquinas just didn't do it for me.

Tuesday Apr 13, 2010 #

Running 33:59 [3] 6.5 km (5:14 / km)
shoes: Asics GT 2150

Short Kings Park lap in the pouring rain.

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