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Training Log Archive: Psuba

In the 1 days ending Feb 19, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:30:16 12.64(11:53) 20.35(7:23) 14555 /55c100%
  Running1 6:15 0.81(7:41) 1.31(4:46) 4
  Total1 2:36:31 13.46(11:38) 21.66(7:14) 14855 /55c100%

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Sunday Feb 19, 2017 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 6:15 intensity: (12 @1) + (15 @2) + (2:00 @3) + (3:48 @4) 1.31 km (4:46 / km) +4m 4:43 / km
ahr:149 max:160 shoes: VJ iRock 2016

Orienteering race (Brown) 1:24:01 intensity: (6 @1) + (10 @2) + (45 @3) + (32:09 @4) + (50:51 @5) *** 12.35 km (6:48 / km) +85m 6:35 / km
ahr:166 max:178 spiked:28/28c shoes: VJ iRock 2016

Wilverley, Wimborne Winter Warmer, Brown course.

7th/25 - very close as most people seemed to be in around the same time. Really should have been 3rd with only making some of the mistakes - one itself dropped me from 3rd to 7th at one point.

Running wise it was hard work from the beginning, most of the forest was full of brashings so felt a lot more physical than the climb would suggest. It is no wonder that the strongest man posted so much better time (Paul P won with posting a time of around 70 min - which just looking at the map should have been easily possible). The terrain can be deceiving just looking at the map. I would contest a lot of the vegetation mapping, not the shapes but mainly the greenness. I suspect some other smaller mapping mistakes were present as well, which interfered with my route. That said, the majority of the mistakes that did count were fully mine, including the 2 min + mistake I have made on 26 effectively running past the control and into the green below (how could I have misread the maps so badly... other than my tiredness I can't explain), and several times messing up the enclosures on the hillside where 27 was. I reckon 25 wasn't where it was mapped but further E, I was running on a compass bearing only for a short distance and ended up as far from the control as I have ran from the trail, also I strongly suspect 24 was on the knoll NNW to the one it was mapped on.

I have made mistakes elsewhere too though, including #3 which was a total mess on my part, first veering off to the right, then doing a long curve back ending up was too W on the road adjacent to the control, losing almost a minute this early on.

Anyway not under control for enough of the course to be competitive, having lost about 5-6 minutes just on these.

On top of this though, physically just wasn't in the right place to be competitive, I guess the 30k training Friday afternoon wasn't really conducive for my muscles to be in a racing mood today. Nevertheless it is a race I had to run (together with the Blue) to get the distances and get ready.

Orienteering (Blue) 1:06:15 intensity: (30 @2) + (26:35 @3) + (39:10 @4) *** 8.0 km (8:17 / km) +59m 7:59 / km
ahr:147 max:162 spiked:27/27c shoes: VJ iRock 2016

Ran the Blue course to get the distance in, non-competitive as well after the Brown.

8th/67 but this really does not mean anything, because on the one hand I already knew where a good chunk of the controls were, but also was only jogging around so never pushed (as visible from the HR), but wanted to at least maintain a running tempo.

I was really cold initially and almost gave up on my stupid idea after a few controls, but then just kept on going and in the end I glad that I did, as I could finish the course, ending up with another half marathon distance in my legs (plus the toughness of the terrain).

Speaking of which, as I got tired in the second half I did manage to kick rootstocks and brashings with both feet in quick succession, which did not help my toes and in fact I did say a farewell with my big toenail finally that I injured back on the last day of last year.

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