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Training Log Archive: grilla

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:15:19
  Run4 1:15:00 5.59 9.0
  Total5 3:30:19 5.59 9.0

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Sunday May 1, 2011 #

Orienteering (Aus Middle at Marginata) 42:14 [3]
shoes: Inov8 X talon

The legs I did well, I did well. The legs I did badly, I did VERY badly indeed.

Still extremely annoyed with myself after this run. I wanted to have a great day today and should be able to do this better. That is what I was thinking every time I was making a mistake, rather than just concentrating on what I should be doing.


Spent part of the course wondering what happens if you have to catch a 2:30 plane and suddenly become the drug testers' new best friend for the afternoon? I had considered loading up on water before the race but was glad I hadn't taken that option.

Run warm up/down 5:00 [3]
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Not enough warm up. Had intended to but got chatting to Blake part way down the hill so went straight to start instead of all the way down and back up. This cost me time as I suffered on the first (uphill) leg. Will I learn my lesson???

Saturday Apr 30, 2011 #

Orienteering 20:05 [3]
shoes: DS Racer

Aus Sprint at Mandurah. Not warmed up enough by the look of the splits. Ran past 5 and when I turned back Rachel was already punching it, so that was the only time I saw someone on the course. Made the wrong route choice to 12 (left instead of stairs). Could not run aggressively due to distance. Finished OK. Would have been fun to do the close tricky controls with others around. Would have been nice to do them earlier when running harder too.

Run warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: DS Racer

Run and stretching to get left leg moving. Seemed to work well. Probably needed a longer warm up to get rest of system firing though.

Friday Apr 29, 2011 #

Run 30:00 [3] 5.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Up to the lookout at Reabold and back down. Took it very easy, walked when I felt like it and enjoyed the views! So peaceful here :)

Legs slightly better than yesterday.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011 #

Run 25:00 [3] 4.0 km (6:15 / km)
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Ran home to Nicole's after a lovely sunny play at the Pioneer Womens' wooshies (Hunter's term).

Started out thinking - wow a perfect downhill spin, but really struggled to keep legs moving. A run up the DNA tower included, just to enjoy the views. She-oaks very yellow, but wonderful to run in my dear park.

Did some short sprints and drill type exercises to try and get legs feeling better. It didn't work.

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

Orienteering 20:00 [3]
shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 14

Collecting controls - fairly useless (me that is) - still completely unable to master this hillside (start of Day 2). Ridiculously slippy shoes.

Orienteering 53:00 [3]
shoes: Inov8 X talon

Easter Day 3, a better day. Flet really at home just after the start triangle. Slow through the green, but hapy despite looking up at 2 seeing Jasmine not too far behind. Got 3 OK but couldn;t find control (further around rock). Poor route to 4, should have gone higher earlier. Did 5 well and repassed Jasmine ho'd been out of sight on previous. Wonky to 6. Wrong route to 9 (too much climb). Got 10 well and again caught some time back on Jasmine. Completely stuffed 11 and must have gone past it 3 times before finding the control... Rest of course not too bad. The Vanessa/Kathryn/Shannon train came through at 15 but I forgot to jump on and went my own silly way to 17. Was quite annoyed to be bumbling along part way to 17 and hearing them finish.

Normal sleep last night - I think that helped enormously.

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