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Training Log Archive: nicki

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 5:05:00
  Running3 1:45:00 11.5(9:08) 18.5(5:41) 70
  Crossfit/Gym/Weights/Core2 1:30:00
  Bike Commute1 1:00:00 9.32(9.3/h) 15.0(15.0/h)
  Total7 9:20:00 20.82 33.5 70
averages - weight:66.3kg

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Monday Sep 9, 2019 #

Running 30:00 [3] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)

Morning Run

Crossfit/Gym/Weights/Core 30:00 [1]

GMB and NatMov at home

Sunday Sep 8, 2019 #

Orienteering (Long course) 1:09:00 [5]

Wakana (the course setter) said this race would suit my strengths - as a fast runner with mediocre orienteering skills!!

And it did.

I had a near perfect race and maintained a max speed throughout. I was reading the map, reading ahead, and making good plans. My route choices were not always the most direct as I chose to play it safer and use the trail system. It added distance but reduced the hestitations.

I only got a little confused once when leaving #3 when I went the wrong way on a faint trail for a few meters.

YAY! A great way to end the weekend.

Ended up beating Tori by 6 seconds over almost 69 minutes ot running. Crazy.

Saturday Sep 7, 2019 #

Orienteering (Sprint) 29:00 [4]

My weekend started with a trainwreck of a race. It's been a long time since I've done a 100% forest sprint and I was thrown by all the detail at 1:5000. I blew at least a minute on the first control when I angled incorrectly from the start flag. I hit the next 3 controls no problem and start to get a feel for how close everything was. Leg 5 was a long leg that took us to the other side of the golf course via forest trails, but I misread my map while sprinting too fast and ended up right in the middle of the golf course, which was clearly out-of-bounds. It's no wonder the map didn't line up with what I was seeing around me. While I was pretty close to control 5, I knew I needed to backtrack rather than illegally cross the immaculate green. I lost at least 5 minutes.
I was so frustrated and wanted to go back and start again....if only that was an option in orienteering! The last nine controls were OK - no major mistakes but definitely some less than stellar approaches into the flag.

Oh well, a bad day of orienteering is still a million times better than a good day sitting at home.

I came dead last.

Orienteering (Middle) 1:12:00 [4]

I was determined to redeem myself from this morning, so decided to have a good plan for every control rather than just run at it.

I lost a minute or so to control 1 which wasn't a fantastic start, but then spiked the next eight in very detailed terrain. I was feeling confident again and reading the map properly. But then I went toward #10 without a good plan except a hail-mary bearing. Of course, I ran right passed it in the thick vegetation and without catching nearby and not really sure where I was, I made the quick decision to bail out to the road which was 200 m away. There were a few other people out on the road too, obviously having the same troubles as me. I went back in on a careful bearing and trying to read the terrain and somehow ended up at my #11 control, which was very close by. I was able to use it to navigate back to #10.

The next three controls went OK, but then I screwed the second to last one after contouring around a hill in what was supposed to be a mixture of white and yellow "runnable forest". I was thrown off by the head high dark green wall of bush that had grown up since the map was made and struggled to get around the hill in a purposeful way. Once I hit the mountain bike trails, I took another minute to figure out where I was before heading back up to the control.

Not a great race either, but still lots of fun.

Friday Sep 6, 2019 #

Bike Commute 1:00:00 [2] 15.0 km (15.0 kph)

Thursday Sep 5, 2019 #

Running 35:00 [3] 6.5 km (5:23 / km)

Morning run

Orienteering 45:00 [1]

Run the Wild scouting

Wednesday Sep 4, 2019 #

Running 40:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:43 / km) +70m 5:27 / km

Evening "morning" run

Crossfit/Gym/Weights/Core 1:00:00 [3]

Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 #

Orienteering 1:30:00 [3]

Run the Wild scouting

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