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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 1 days ending Jul 11, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 34:52 3.43(10:09) 5.53(6:19) 79
  road run1 19:43 1.84(10:43) 2.96(6:40) 15
  Total1 54:35 5.27(10:21) 8.49(6:26) 94

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Wednesday Jul 11, 2018 #


Ahh, I couldn’t keep my mouth shut in the JWOC discussion about Emma. I know answering trolls is the wrong thing to do, but I’ve been victim of bashing on attackpoint and it’s so hard to stand up for yourself. I’ve always been grateful when others have stood up for me. Plus, you can’t be mean to a female junior orienteer and just expect me to sit by quietly. Though I’ve told myself that I’m done, and answering will just prolong the unneeded conversation.... but there are people wrong on the internet. ;)
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road run 19:43 [2] 2.96 km (6:40 / km) +15m 6:30 / km

Orienteering 34:52 [3] 5.53 km (6:19 / km) +79m 5:53 / km

Middle final. I started well and had good route to the first 3 controls. I hesitated a bit when leaving 2 to make sure I had a plan for 3. Then leaving 3 I heard someone behind me and turned around to see the woman who started after me punching. I somehow lost about 45 seconds to her without making any mistakes! The back was very sore again, so it does take me awhile to warm up. Promptly went braindead on 4, but then got my act together and sped up as it was shameful how much faster than me she was running.

I was cleaner than her, but could never get away. Then made a big mistake on 9 (2 minutes), and so was alone for a bit of the way to 10 before she caught back up to me. I heard in the arena that I was in 13th place, which was disappointing but must have lit some fire in me. I flew around the last loop, catching 1.5 minutes on the lead even with a small miss on one control. Felt great to run hard and really feel like I was attacking the course and leaving everything out there. If only it always felt that good to orienteer!

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