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Training Log Archive: Boyzone

In the 1 days ending May 5, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:47:56 9.51(11:21) 15.31(7:03) 372
  Total1 1:47:56 9.51(11:21) 15.31(7:03) 372

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Sunday May 5, 2013 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 1:47:56 [5] 15.31 km (7:03 / km) +372m 6:17 / km

Irish Classic Distance - Oughterard, Galway. This was a classic distance in the purest sense, the ground seemed to suck you in with every step. Or maybe my legs were tired from the middle and probably I hadn't done enough strength work and long runs but I died a slow and painful death out on the course. I did have some acceptable mistakes like at control 12 and hesitations at 8 (where the mapping seemed a world apart to the other side of the river!) and 4. But my biggest time loss came the longer I was out, my brain function was going and my legs did not work but somehow I still managed to drag myself up that last bloody hill on the way to 25 and what seemed even harder was contouring around to 26. Looking at the splits I had just snuck into 2nd place overall at control 24 (1.5km from home) but then I died more quickly than the others (my dying had started by number15). The only person who seemed to have the strength to the end (at the sharp end of the results) was the old man pinker! I was dead to the world at the end but what is surprising is how I managed to get around the last few controls without mistake functioning just on necessity of getting back (without dnf-ing of course). Finished 6th

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