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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 1 days ending Feb 23, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:27:36 5.28 8.5 240
  trail run1 10:00
  Total1 1:37:36 5.28 8.5 240

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Saturday Feb 23, 2008 #

Orienteering 25:00 [1]
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

We arrived early at the meet site, so I had a chance to go run on the training map. It was a good warm up and I was glad to see how they were mapping the trees.

Orienteering 42:53 [4] 5.6 km (7:39 / km) +150m 6:45 / km
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

My first green course in many years :) I am running Varsity so that I can qualify for World University Champs this summer in Estonia. I was quite nervous before I headed out, but #1 was pretty straight forward. The course went well for me, no errors over a minute. I lost a bit over 30 seconds on #7 by running into the wrong reentrant, but I was aware that I was probably going to. And #6 came up sooner than I expected so I had to stop to figure it out for a moment. Otherwise I think I made some not so great route choices to some controls - like 5 and 10. Much to improve on, but nice to have a more or less clean race!

trail run 10:00 [1]
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

warm up before the sprint. They were running a bit ahead of schedule, so I was running strides on the road when I heard my name. I was well warmed up when I started!

Orienteering 19:43 [5] 2.9 km (6:48 / km) +90m 5:53 / km
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

Sprint course in the afternoon. I didn't have a clean race like this morning. I stopped in confusion on the way to 3 and 4, but managed to find 3 with some scanning of the grasses. On 4 I stopped on a spur which it was on, but that was more luck than anything else. The vegetation didn't seem to match up at all and I couldn't figure out what I had done. I think that when they blew the 1:15000 map up to 1:5000 the vegetation was stretched out, or something, because it didn't seem to match up quite as well as it did this morning. I figured out where I was by seeing others run by which forced me to turn my head 90 degrees and then the terrain made sense. After 4 I was pretty clean. Quite tired though, especially with all the ups and downs the course made you do.

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