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Training Log Archive: apope

In the 1 days ending Nov 10, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:03:44 5.1(12:31) 8.2(7:46) 14515 /20c75%38.2
  Total1 1:03:44 5.1(12:31) 8.2(7:46) 14515 /20c75%38.2
averages - sleep:5.5

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Saturday Nov 10, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Mofolo Park) 15:14 [4] 2.9 km (5:15 / km) +40m 4:55 / km
slept:5.5 shoes: Saloman XA Pro 3D

The Park World Tour is here and the club is putting on a show for them. We had an event in Soweto, at Mofolo Park. The local school was there singing and dancing and the Scandi's seemed to love it.
Short fast course with no mistakes. Was running well within myself. Felt a bit fatigued still, but better than I thought. Was beaten by two foreigners.
Interestingly, if Jeremy did had the same time as I did for #9, we would have had exactly the same time. He wasted 3 min there. It was in the wrong place, but luckily I spotted it.

Orienteering race 48:30 [4] *** 5.3 km (9:09 / km) +105m 8:20 / km
spiked:15/20c shoes: Saloman XA Pro 3D

Another Park World Tour event, this time at Groenkloof. The map was updated a bit and the courses were fun and interesting.
Went quite well till 8. Lots of direction changing - could have been faster with compass, or maybe less reliant on the compass. I think 8 was in the wrong place - waste 5 min looking until I decided it obiously wasn't were I thought it should have been and moved NW. Should have done that after 2 min of looking. Was confused about the roads to 9 but recovered ok. Then spent 3-4 min on #11 walking within 10 meters repeatedly. Wasn't much of a crag really. Poor route choice to 13. And stuffed around a bit on 15 and 18.
I enjoyed the area a lot. Hopefully the Juniors coined it with the wine drinking Scandi's


Based on comparison with Sarah, I could have saved 8 min of mistakes in the afternoon, just based on the splits she beat me on (!). These were #8 and #11. And there were some bad route choices :(

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