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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 7 days ending Mar 7, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 4:26:00 32.31(8:14) 52.0(5:07)
  Orienteering5 2:50:33 13.86(12:18) 22.3(7:39)
  Total10 7:16:33 46.17(9:27) 74.3(5:53)

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Monday Mar 7, 2016 #


Damn, forgot to make a meme out of this one
7 AM

Running 35:00 [3] 6.7 km (5:13 / km)

Loosener around Taylor - legs were quite stiff to start with and felt alright by the end, so it must've worked.
5 PM

Running 45:00 [5] 7.0 km (6:26 / km)

Ran hard up Mt Tennent, but probably a bit too hard on the lower section as I was properly rooted by the time it got steep. Kept pushing though and found a second wind on the fire trail near the top. Ended up 2mins behind Marty's strava record, which I was pretty pleased with. Had a nice sit down at the summit taking in the cracking views in warm evening sunshine.

Running 38:00 [3] 7.0 km (5:26 / km)

Jog back down - feeling quite sore and tired. Left achilles a little achy. Treated myself to a maccas on the way home.

Sunday Mar 6, 2016 #

8 AM

Orienteering 48:00 [3] 6.0 km (8:00 / km)

Put the final flags out, then ran round all the controls waking them up - fortunate thing about a convoluted middle race is that none of the controls are that far away, so it didn't take very long. The race itself went as well as I could've hoped really - people seemed to enjoy it and the winning times were about right. It was a fun area to plan decent challenging courses on with so many great features and varied vegetation. It's hard to plan anything between hard (off paths) and easy (on paths) on this map, so it would've been quite a challenge for the less experienced orienteers. Still, everyone got back in one piece. The window of useability was pretty small - it would've been hard to plan much longer than the Course 1 (4.7km) without going into some proper foul bits of bush. Hopefully the section of map I used will remain 'nice' for future events here...
2 PM

Orienteering 34:00 [3] 4.0 km (8:30 / km)

Picking up some flags.

Saturday Mar 5, 2016 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (ACT Sprint Champs) 15:38 [5] 3.6 km (4:21 / km)

Fun course around CIT, with quite a bit in the bush. Had heard about #1 being a teaser before I started, but still managed to bin 20secs on it. Vegetation had grown, but distance, direction and the power pole behind should've been enough. Put it behind me and managed to string together a good race from then on. Lost another ~15secs on #12 by not being confident with direction again in the bush. Marty and I were 8secs ahead of the whole field on #20 - presumably no-one else crashed through the hedge? Pretty sure it's not the outlawed black/green so I'll count that as a mistake by everyone else.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3] 2.0 km (5:00 / km)

8 PM

Orienteering 1:00:00 [2] 6.0 km (10:00 / km)

Went down to Honeysuckle to camp for the evening. Plan was for some peaceful R&R and a bit of running before the race tomorrow - but the place was packed with campers. Poured with rain when I got there though so, rather than put the tent up in the rain, went and put some controls out. Got really lost though, so it took a bit longer than planned. Came back to the tent and everyone was packing up and going home even though the rain had stopped. Winner! Sat around for a bit, then decided to do Course 1 in the dark with my headtorch...

Man that was hard. Obviously helped knowing the course, but being unable to see rocks unless you were right next to them was challenging. Also couldn't really avoid all the thick bushes. Got round to #9 ok and really enjoying it, then somehow drifted on #10 passing through areas of large rocks without seeing them and hitting Honeysuckle Creek at the bottom of the map. No idea where I was so wandered around for a long while. After finally finding it I'd lost all confidence and the same thing happened again on #13. Packed it in then, short-cutting to #16. Good fun though!

Friday Mar 4, 2016 #

12 PM

Running 37:00 [3] 7.9 km (4:41 / km)

Lunch run up Red Hill for a change.

Thursday Mar 3, 2016 #

5 PM

Running 50:00 [3] 10.4 km (4:48 / km)

HFW with Tomas.

Wednesday Mar 2, 2016 #

6 PM

Orienteering race 12:55 [5] 2.7 km (4:47 / km)

Fun 1:2000 sprint around a couple of schools in Quangers. Took a bit getting into it on the first one, then came pretty unstuck at #4 - 50% my error going right where there was no way through (although I thought the building grey and canopy grey were very similar) and 50% getting thrown by the new building work. After that pretty good though and really enjoyed the twisty turny intensity.

Running warm up/down 11:00 [2] 2.4 km (4:35 / km)

Tuesday Mar 1, 2016 #

12 PM

Running 40:00 [3] 8.6 km (4:39 / km)

Red Hill loop at lunchtime.

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