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Training Log Archive: jennycas

In the 7 days ending Jun 2:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering4 2:29:59 9.26(16:12) 14.9(10:04) 230
  running4 2:09:51 4.1 6.6
  Total7 4:39:50 13.36 21.5 230

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Saturday Jun 2 #

11 AM

orienteering race (Rototoa am middle) 54:43 [4] 3.4 km (16:06 / km) +130m 13:31 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon bluegreen

This map was last year's Oceania Long and I'd enjoyed it, especially the low-vis stuff among the pampas grass. I nailed that section ok this time around too, but was getting the vague-and-hungries by the time I'd crossed the road into the open-but-confusing lumps & bumps of the fun manuka section, and managed an impressive 45-degree error which resulted in my going to 12 before 11. Tried to take it more carefully after that but gambled and lost on the ascent of the escarpment back into the vortex of pampas central, which eventually spat me out at the correct place after nearly 10 minutes of searching - oops. Clearly I was running faster than I was thinking today because it's so long since I've done a proper forest race. But it was so much fun, and I couldn't stop smiling afterwards, because...orienteering!
2 PM

orienteering race (Rototoa pm chasing start) 44:36 [4] 4.0 km (11:09 / km) +100m 9:55 / km
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon bluegreen

This afternoon's race was a reverse order chasing start but because of my prior incompetence I didn't have anyone else in 21s coming after me for about 7 min and so I made it through the pampas on my own (annoyed to lose 2-3 min on 4 by getting suckered into the wrong shallow gully) and then probably foolishly took the through-green-brashings route out to the east (managed not to quite fall and break my neck when I tripped coming down an embankment - these shoes are half a size too big so I keep catching my toes) and Bridget hooned past me in the lovely open forest while I struggled to put one foot ahead of the other because I have no terrain fitness. Found a 1-2 min vortex at no. 13 too - this map is almost as much fun as the Bermuda Triangle!

Friday Jun 1 #

3 PM

orienteering (Auckland Uni) 20:40 [3] 3.1 km (6:40 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 19

Don't reckon I got any more sleep by flying to Melbourne last night and overnighting in the plastic capsule hotel then flying to Auckland this morning with Blair, than when G & I spent overnight on the plane in April 2017. So I wasn't feeling very awake for a run on this year's NZ Champs W21 sprint course (same venue as last year's WMOC sprint final) but got around ok despite the fact that much of the time I couldn't read the control site detail at all and had to go purely by what the description said. I may have to think again about glasses, which I haven't really worn for some years...

running warm up/down 20:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 19

We'd parked at the back of the Domain, so there was kind of an uphill on the way back to the car. Also a massive traffic jam on the way out of the city towards Muriwai, which is why I don't live in Auckland.

Wednesday May 30 #

7 AM

running 39:56 [3]
shoes: Asics Nimbus 19

Tempo-ish run across to Mitcham & back on a nice cool morning. Quite pleased to squeak in under 40 for this route despite knee twinging rather more than I'd have liked.

Tuesday May 29 #

6 PM

running (North Adelaide) 34:55 [3] 6.6 km (5:17 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus 19

600, 600, 600, 200, 400, 200 with 200m floats plus warmup/warmdown laps. Still very slow compared to everyone else :(

Monday May 28 #

5 PM

running (Shepherds Hill) 35:00 [3]
shoes: Asics Kayano 22

Didn't have time for anything longer, but at least this turned out slightly faster than I had expected for recovery pace.

Sunday May 27 #

11 AM

orienteering (Belair golf course) 30:00 [3] 4.4 km (6:49 / km)
shoes: Inov8 X-Talon bluegreen

Thought I'd try out in daylight the course from the night training which I missed a few weeks ago, but was so tired today after staying up to set Belair courses that this was slower than most people's night-O times. (I failed to find the ghost kitty marked in the middle of the map; hopefully she was safely at home.) Then spent 5 hours walking around checking/taping control sites for the July 8 event, by which time I was completely exhausted. Don't think I'd have been up for a rogaine this weekend :( Grey cloudy day - what happened to the sunshine which was originally forecast for this weekend? - so I saw heaps of roos.

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