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Training Log Archive: TheInvisibleLog

In the 7 days ending Mar 12:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:40:49 12.21(13:10) 19.65(8:11) 295
  Real Orienteering2 1:33:50 5.1(18:25) 8.2(11:27)27 /30c90%
  Back, core and achilles2 1:25:00
  Total7 5:39:39 17.31 27.85 29527 /30c90%

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Sunday Mar 12 #

Real Orienteering 54:00 [3] ***** 4.9 km (11:01 / km)
spiked:13/15c shoes: Salamon Speed Cross 4 Black

Day 2 Pittwater Dunes

Started in light rain. This revealed some issues. I had abandoned contact lens because I can't read the map with them. I chose to wear glasses instead. But the humidity meant they were continually fogged. So I removed them and ran without visual assistance. To read the map I needed to read it close to my face with my short sighted eye. Every map read meant standing still.
Made two significant locational errors on 4 and 5. Each cost 4 minutes. Four was particularly annoying as I was very close but didn't see it as it was obscured by a pine tree. I was convinced I was in the correct place and almost was. It seems my troubles always occur in the combination of scattered trees and undergrowth hatching which makes it very hard to read the map. The map would have been more fun at 1:5000 or with the brown darker and thicker. Once we were back in the more readable white I spiked the rest.
Julie won her class today.

Saturday Mar 11 #

1 PM

Real Orienteering race 39:50 [3] ***** 3.3 km (12:04 / km)
spiked:14/15c

Day 1 Pittwater Dunes
Superb assembly area on one of Australia's most interesting maps with lovely weather for running.
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First day of a now almost annual reaquaintance with dune terrain. Middle distance in the most challenging part of the map- the open end of Pittwater.
Only one locational error on control 2. This cost me cost me 70 seconds. Main errors were route choice.
S-1. Took the wide track option to be super safe. Should have gone more direct along the veg boundary. Probably lost a couple of minutes.
5-6 Went out to the depressions next to the beach as they looked to be a hand rail right to the control. But the marram grass was thick and high and really slow. Bailed out back inland. You can't tell this from the map. Local knowledge would have helped. Lost 2-3 minutes.
Main issue was speed. I think its clear I have cracked a rib. It doesn't encourage hard running.

Thursday Mar 9 #

Running 1:20:41 [3] 8.42 km (9:35 / km) +165m 8:44 / km
shoes: Salamon Blue

Check run of a combination of course 1 and course 2 for the Royal George Company event. Some changes to map again, some corrections to green, and some controls dropped from the short hard course to reduce physical difficulty.
Longest run since back injury. Progression now is uncomfortable downhill and only niggling on up hill. Might actually enjoy the running is Tassie this weekend.

Note

Drawing sprint maps is tedious.

Wednesday Mar 8 #

8 AM

Running 44:50 [3] 5.78 km (7:45 / km) +105m 7:07 / km
shoes: Salamon Blue

The course setting factory on early shift again. Test ran easy and moderate courses for next months event on Royal George Company. The map is less than a year old, but updates to tracks required. This is the cost of terrain in proximity to a major town.
Back still uncomfortable. This was enough.
10 AM

Back, core and achilles 40:00 [1]

Monday Mar 6 #

7 AM

Back, core and achilles 45:00 [1]

8 AM

Running 35:18 [3] 5.45 km (6:29 / km) +25m 6:20 / km
shoes: Grey Kayano

Still in the uncomfortable phase. But happy to managed over 5 kilometres.

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