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Training Log Archive: R Anderson

In the 7 days ending Apr 30, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:35:00
  Orienteering6 3:29:00 9.94 16.0
  Cycling1 50:00
  Total10 7:54:00 9.94 16.0

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Saturday Apr 30, 2011 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 30:00 [1]
shoes: Inov 8 oroc (july 10)

Orienteering race 40:27 [4]
shoes: Inov 8 oroc (july 10)

Started off well. Some hesitation and a questionable route to 4. Got to the area of 6 and thought I nailed the control but was on the parallel hills, perhaps confused by additional unmapped vegetation? Small bobble on 8 but smooth until 14. Drifted to the left with Mike Sandstrom, started to recover well but then followed him to the other control.

Lost over 4min overall so not too pleased, but it seemed everyone messed up...
2 PM

Running warm up/down 30:00 [1]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Orienteering race 16:18 [4] 2.5 km (6:31 / km)
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

A solid race.

Lost some time to 6 on a bad route down and around to the small trail. Then going into 8 I rolled my ankle, which was a bit of a distraction for the rest of the race. A 15s miss on 16 which felt like an eternity, was standing right above the cliff but couldn't see the flag.

Happy with the result.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011 #

Running 1:10:00 [3]
shoes: Asics GT2150 (Feb 11)

Wednesday Apr 27, 2011 #

12 PM

Running 1:05:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT2150 (Feb 11)

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #

6 PM

Orienteering 50:00 [2]
shoes: VJ Ints (Aug 10)

Great training set by Jeff. Took it easy and cruised through the controls, enjoying the newly updated map.

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

5 PM

Cycling 50:00 [1]
shoes: Shimano R086

Easy evening ride with lots of stretching afterwards.

Sunday Apr 24, 2011 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [1]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

10 AM

Orienteering 35:00 [4] 3.9 km (8:58 / km)
shoes: Inov 8 oroc (july 10)

Stage 7 - Middle Distance

Very excited for this one because I really like this map, turned out to be quite the embarrassment though.

Agreed to wear the head cam again, which was a big mistake.

Started off well, nailing 1 at a fast pace, then got to the area of 2 and spent a long while trying to find a boulder which was more like a knoll. Serghei caught me here and I got super flustered thinking about the camera. Was trying to run too fast the rest of the course and made ridiculous mistakes. Was getting super frustrated because I couldn't making sense of the map at all. It's always annoying when you feel great physically but your brain isn't there...

12 PM

Orienteering 30:00 [1] 3.6 km (8:20 / km)
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Went out on my own after the morning disaster to figure things out.

Took what Igor had said and practiced straight routes with the compass a lot. Re-familiarized myself with how the terrain is represented and got some of my confidence back.
2 PM

Orienteering race 37:15 [4] 6.0 km (6:13 / km)
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Stage 9 - Middle Distance

Was completely in race mind-set for the final stage which I think helped things a bit, plus I was eager to redeem myself and didn't have the head cam.

Basically was just running as hard as I could while staying in control. Used my compass really well and focused on it more than trying to pick up every little hard-to-see hill, like I was trying to do in the morning. Made a few small hesitations and hooks but nothing major. Didn't feel nearly as fresh as the morning but still ok.

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