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Training Log Archive: fletch

In the 7 days ending Apr 26, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:40:34 9.18(10:57) 14.77(6:48) 38717 /22c77%
  Total1 1:40:34 9.18(10:57) 14.77(6:48) 38717 /22c77%

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Monday Apr 26, 2010 #


Feel a little happier about Yesterday's run now. More than 15 minutes of the 20 I was behind Ben was on the 2 controls I totally stuffed. I missed my planned route on 9, but corrected well, 10 was terrible and major wobbles on the way to 11. 16 makes sense now I've seen it - didn't go where I intended on the first half of the leg, so does 6, where I thought I had run much further down the watercourse than I had approaching the control, hence didn't leave from my intended attackpoint, which explains why it didn't quite make sense at the time.

So, lots of errors, but the other legs I ran almost completely to plan and wasn't relying on stumbling blindly on to them, which is a big positive for me at this stage.
Given how conservative I was trying to be, happy to be close to Ben's pace through to 9. Faded pretty badly at the end, but not unexpected.

Sunday Apr 25, 2010 #


Managed to leave my watch at home, so ran with Penny's. She had autostop on, which I hadn't realised. Came up with at time of 9534, so five minutes stopped time!! Got some work to do...
9 AM

Orienteering race (Umuna H1) 1:40:34 [4] *** 14.77 km (6:48 / km) +387m 6:01 / km
ahr:118 max:122 spiked:17/22c shoes: x-talon 212

Hoped that I was healthy enough to cope with the long course, but it was fairly apparent by the time I was half way through using the down hill first leg that I was using as my warm-up that I was in for a big struggle today. Found my way fairly cleanly through the first 4, a little sloppy getting in to 5, planned the long leg to 6 well, but failed to execute in the last 150m, punching a wrong control before quickly correcting. Clean through to 9, but I was dead going back over the ridge and somehow managed to do a 180 out of 9 and ran 3-400m in the wrong direction, before figuring things out again and slowly correcting.
Something was confusing in the mapping in the circle at 11. Had a couple of mid-leg directional wobbles too, but nothing too serious. Then strung a few together again to get to 15. Happy with the plan for 16, but never made my attackpoint, got vagued out and went on a wander a few hundred metres further down the hill than I should have been. Wheels had well and truly fallen off by here. Briefly contemplated pulling out at 17, but stuck it out, and crawled my way cleanly through to the end.
Shame not to feel healthier and be able to run harder. Happy with most legs, but two errors were monumental.
Feet not quite as comfy today. Both ankle braces broke by number 2 and were digging in pretty bad for the rest of the course. Also same rubbing spot from the top of the heel of the shoe, despite using tape. Will try vaseline instead next time and see what happens. Need to order some carbon fibre braces :)

Friday Apr 23, 2010 #


Getting a bit better. Certainly slept better last night. Had a bit of a kick of the footy today and only felt half dead. Still some chance of running on Sunday, but I doubt I'll be 100%

Wednesday Apr 21, 2010 #


Almost hopped on the windtrainer for an easy spin, but went and bought some stuff for the weights room instead. Tomorrow?

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