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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 1 days ending Jul 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 38:07 2.86(13:20) 4.6(8:17) 75
  Total1 38:07 2.86(13:20) 4.6(8:17) 75

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Wednesday Jul 11 #

2 PM

orienteering race (WMOC middle final) 38:07 [4] 4.6 km (8:17 / km) +75m 7:40 / km
shoes: Inov8 Oroc spikes

So, it turns out that the church bells across the road from us chime every hour, day and night - and I heard all of them. At 6am I admitted defeat and went for a nice stroll down to & along the beach, since it's only 2 blocks away. Before 10am I was back at the Tisvilde Hegn arena, and 4 hours later I was finally running...

Had kind of forgotten that I'm actually NTB at middle distance navigation (middles are often in terrain which is too rough for my knees and ankles) but suddenly remembered this while I was trying to keep cool before the start, and thought about how I actually enjoy hunting for controls in low-vis light green. Took it very cautiously through the first few controls, saving energy for the arena passage - which was indeed down a hill into the basin in order to run through the crowd and up the hill on the other side - and more than once I passed people in the green, slipped in and punched the control and headed off before they'd caught on :)

Am annoyed with myself that I didn't navigate properly to the control at the top of the spectator runthrough but just followed a herd of elephants into a patch of green. Legs & brain started to get a bit wobbly in the second half of the course and I didn't focus on my compass quite enough, so drifted a bit left on 15 & 16, but after that it was basically the end of the course and the last 3 controls were a gimme. Very happy to be only 10 min behind Simone Niggli (although I don't think she had a clean run) and guess I have to be satisfied with =22nd given that there were no less than 5 women in the minute ahead of me.

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