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Training Log Archive: schnitzer

In the 7 days ending Aug 25, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:40:49 9.63(22:56) 15.5(14:15) 45041 /62c66%
  Total3 3:40:49 9.63(22:56) 15.5(14:15) 45041 /62c66%

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Sunday Aug 24, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Sexy Forest) 2:18:54 [3] ***** 9.1 km (15:16 / km) +325m 12:57 / km
spiked:11/20c (injured)

Maple Grove. There's no way I was not gonna run today regardless of the hole in my foot. After three days of competition with my f-ups getting worse and worse I had to put it right. Also I had been looking forward to the long all week. So I doped myself up before the start and jogging was ok. Actually did much better than the spike rate and the time suggests due to a long rest in pain before 11 and most mistakes being mere 30 seconders.

1) Shudda been more confident but started looking around for it a bit early. Fortunately found a rocky pit with a control in it and used that as a attack point.
2) Went thru two blocks of dark green unnecessarily on route.
5) Used a boulder attack point but somehow ended up on the wrong end of the wall - map dodgy?
6) Lost contact near the circle - slight hesitation relocating.
8) Spent a minute or so looking for it a bit too high up in the reentrant.
9) Worst mistake of the lot on the easiest control. Walking around in circles (badly) using the force.
11) Stood on something hard that pressed right against yesterday's wound. F that hurt. Sat down for well over ten minutes, considering retiring but was as far away from the finish as the course went. Pain slowly went away so carried on.
16) Small miss but not my fault. Centre of the circle was boulder field but control was SE on boulder.
19) Small miss - overshot it navigating by out-of-date veg mapping.

It has to be said that Maple Grove in Fundy National Park is an awesome forest (another justification for running whilst being injured) with 6 different types of pine and some fantastic rock and contour detail. Although the vegetation on the map is a lot out-of-date it is obv still possible to navigate near-perfectly as Holgar Hott's times suggest.

Saturday Aug 23, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Forest) 59:31 [4] ***** 3.7 km (16:05 / km) +125m 13:46 / km
spiked:11/18c (injured)

Maple Grove. One of the worst runs I have ever had. Navigated like a beginner, lost my glasses and then hurt myself badly - something I'm getting very used to while o-ing these days.

1) The start flag wasn't quite in the right place but I made it worse by going a lot more S than SE and by ingnoring the contours.
3) Nav thru 2 perfectly and carried on that way until reaching the circle of 3 then ignored the contours again.
4) Completely overshot 4 and hit 5 first.
7) Half way to 7 and passed a control on a boulder and probs because of 4 ran back to check the code.
8) Lost in the circle again. Cudda chose a better route.
11) Drifted off line into some thick green that caught my glasses which fell to the floor. Didn't find them for nearly five minutes. This happened at an event in 2004 as well so I should really get a cord or some contact lenses. After finding them ran out of the green and stood on something really sharp that hurt a lot but not enuff to stop running.
15) Spiked but missed the ultra fast route along the road.

Afterwards thinking that the inch long hole in my left Walsh might have done some damage took it off to find a very red sock and a nasty hole in my foot that just about didn't need stitches. Very painful all day and thru the night.

Friday Aug 22, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Parkland/Urban/Forest) 22:24 [4] **** 2.7 km (8:18 / km)

McLaren Pond.

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