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Training Log Archive: Psuba

In the 1 days ending Jan 12, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Urban Orienteering1 59:50 7.23(8:17) 11.63(5:09) 47
  Running1 3:35 0.4(9:01) 0.64(5:36)
  Total1 1:03:25 7.62(8:19) 12.27(5:10) 47

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Thursday Jan 12, 2017 #

6 PM

Running warm up/down 3:35 intensity: (1 @2) + (44 @3) + (2:50 @4) 0.64 km (5:36 / km)
ahr:151 max:160

Urban Orienteering race 59:50 intensity: (21 @1) + (15 @2) + (1:29 @3) + (34:10 @4) + (23:35 @5) 11.63 km (5:09 / km) +47m 5:03 / km
ahr:162 max:177

Romsey Wessex Night League, more a Street-O type event, except that there were proper controls out (thank you) as opposed to the SLOW Street-O events where you have to write down clues at every "control". Touch-free punching also meant better flow in/out of the controls (usually - I had to double back for a few that didn't register first).

Well planned by RHF, you really had to think and there were quite a few options, not only for the generic strategy but specifically in between quite a few pairs of controls the route to choose. This is in my mind an indication of good planning as it reduces dead running - even though some of that is inevitable in a street event and there was some here too. A really nice intricate area in the NE corner of the map, had to take it carefully and almost felt like a Sprint event in that area with lots of rapid decisions and the opportunity to practice route simplification a bit.

2nd place, exactly like I expected when I went through in my head driving there trying to guess the likely contenders. Dave C won, and whilst in hindsight I don't think my strategy was the best, he seems to have followed most of the same strategy, so this was purely about him being faster than I am. Not really a surprise there, but a confirmation of an aim for myself to work towards :)
Made a few errors amounting to about 2 min altogether (this includes changing my mind and doubling back a few times), and from a running perspective felt quite tired in the middle section. Once I conquered the uphill it became easier and somehow I also felt fresher from that point as well, so tried to push.

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