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Training Log Archive: macey

In the 7 days ending Oct 5, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:31:47 12.43(12:13) 20.0(7:35)
  Running4 1:30:27 9.13 14.7
  Total4 4:02:14 21.56 34.7

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Saturday Oct 5, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 46:01 [5] **** 5.0 km (9:12 / km)
shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #3

Aus middle. Absolute shocker.
Super keen before the start for today. after climbing up the hill to #1 I couldn't really make the map fit to the ground very well and ended up in the boulders to the left of the control. not a huge time loss here but wasn't great for confidence. climbed a bit out of #1 on the way to #2 and it all went wrong here. looking at it afterwards I didn't really have a good attackpoint and again I struggled to make the map fit the ground. having pretty much lost contact I bounced around off several other controls that weren't mine. eventually whilst trying to relocate I found #3 and was able to get #2 from there, although still not cleanly. almost 5 mins gone straight away and steve had caught and passed me. chased him down for the next few controls, missed #5, probably another 30 secs here, then thought I needed to climb a bit to #7. ended up way too high, lost another minute and steve was gone. not a happy chappy at this point and wanted to run hard to make up but the terrain was holding me back. got the next few ok with only a few small misses and could see a glimpse of blue up ahead every now and then. caught steve on the downhill to #14 and then ran with him to #17 where we both missed it a little. got a little ahead to #18 then decided that I would risk going straight to #19 and hope I could power up the hill. worked reasonably well although I walked a lot of the hill, hesitant into #19 but got it ok. felt better about the course now but still a little hesitant to #21, especially because I knew you could see it from the arena. good finish after that.

disappointed with my start and the inability to get my head into the rock detail, but happy with how I managed to improve as the course went on. really seem to struggle with granite hillsides. finished well down today. would have been stoked with 40mins. hopefully the relay tomorrow goes better!

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]
shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #3

Friday Oct 4, 2013 #

5 PM

Running 27:23 [3] 4.7 km (5:50 / km)
shoes: Nike Flyknit One+

easy cruise with angus around bruce ridge after sitting in shit traffic all day

Thursday Oct 3, 2013 #

(rest day)

Wednesday Oct 2, 2013 #

5 PM

Running 43:04 [3] 10.0 km (4:18 / km)
shoes: Nike Flyknit One+

Run from dads to merewether along the path, then slog along the beach back to bar beach and up over the hill. Then along to Nobbys to finish. Right calf sore at times, could be an issue. Everything else was fine. Really nice arvo yet again

Tuesday Oct 1, 2013 #

(rest day)

left ankle/lower left leg and right calf still feeling pretty tight and sore, so an extra rest day for them to hopefully improve

Monday Sep 30, 2013 #

(rest day)

My left ankle is feeling really weird today like I rolled it yesterday or something. Legs a bit sore also

looking at the splits for the weekend was pretty interesting. really had a good start in the sprint and for a fair while was sitting in the top 10 until dropping away with a few slower splits in the middle.

however in the long where i thought i also had a good fast start, my splits weren't as good as i thought early on and a good 2 or 3 mins was lost on my route to #12.

Sunday Sep 29, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:45:46 [5] *** 15.0 km (7:03 / km)
shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #3

Australian long, 15th. Mixed feelings about the result. Nav was ok for most of it, probably lost a min at #6 and 30secs at #21. But on the earlier long legs I drifted way too far to the left and lost time, especially on #11 to #12 where I nearly ran off the map. Was disappointed to just miss Rob Walter coming through me as was hoping for a tow there. Shep caught me at #14 but I stayed in front more or less until my miss at #21, then after that was happy to be towed to the finish. Began to cramp in the last open loop so couldn't open up as much as I would have liked.

Reasonably happy with the result for my first year in 21E, but I had hopes of cracking the top 10 today and another 5 mins quicker would have got me there. Which I feel like I probably could have managed. Looking to next week now for hopefully a good clean run in the middle

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]
shoes: Inov8 x talon 212 #3

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