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Training Log Archive: Leakie

In the 7 days ending Sep 6, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:26:09 10.87 17.5 45520 /30c66%
  Running1 43:00 3.91(10:59) 6.3(6:50)
  Total4 4:09:09 14.79 23.8 45520 /30c66%

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Sunday Sep 6, 2009 #

Orienteering warm up/down 20:00 [2]

Orienteering race 40:21 [5] *** 6.0 km (6:44 / km) +140m 6:01 / km
spiked:9/14c shoes: Orange Inov8

JHI relays - Team 117 (florence, becky & me) 2nd =)

Very pleased & kind of disappointed with this run at the same time.

Went off right in the lead pack with all the other top teams cos all our 14's came back together. Managed to ignore everyone else & avoid following & making mistakes which a few people did I think - lost some time at no. 2 (was just below the re-entrant & had to double back to it). Felt extremely tired, had to work very hard to keep up the pace through the earlier part of the course.
Then I managed to get out on my own, which probably wasn't a good thing. I think I slowed up & was far too cautious at this point - wasn't really sure what was happeneing cos we had all been running in a long line & suddenly there was nobody around. Should have just forgot about it but it made me a bit uneasy thinking had i missed a control or taken a bad route & gotten behind.

Anyway I was actually first through the spectator control but by this point I could hardly put one foot in front of the other I was so tired! was very slow to no. 12 & then I couldn't even read the map. My vision was all blurry (lack of oxygen!) & i couldn't make out what feature I was going to. Ended up drifting off line pretty bad & being overtaken with about 450m to go! No way could I have run that fast at the end though, I was done in.
Tried my hardest, so I know I should be very pleased in myself that I ran so hard & stayed away so long from such better runners than me, but can't help feeling a bit gutted.
Finished 5secs behind :(

On a huowge positive - England thrashed Scotland =D haha
Bring on the JIRCs - Yorkshire!!! :)

Saturday Sep 5, 2009 #

Orienteering warm up/down 25:00 [2]

Orienteering race 51:11 [5] **** 7.1 km (7:13 / km) +135m 6:35 / km
spiked:11/16c shoes: Orange Inov8

Newborough Forest - WJHI's 2009

Such a nice area ~ quite technical which is good for me to get some practise in but probably a little physical for my fitness levels atm.

On the whole not a bad run. I lost 2mins at no. 2 from having a poor attack point & not really being sure about where I had entered the terrain at. I needed to have visualised the area around the control circle as I was pretty much within it but had to relocate. I can see exactly where I went now. Definately the wrong route - straight is much better.
Apart from that it was just a caseof being too hesitant. Often i stopped within about 10m of the control to check the map instead of just believing in myself & going right to it.

I think I simplified well but perhaps didn't always take the best route choice option.

Overall I am quite pleased with my run, but there is a lot of room for improvement.

Wednesday Sep 2, 2009 #

Running 43:00 [3] 6.3 km (6:50 / km)
shoes: Trainers

Recovery run in the rain, felt it in the legs still from the weekend

Monday Aug 31, 2009 #

Orienteering race 44:37 [4] 4.4 km (10:08 / km) +180m 8:25 / km
shoes: Orange Inov8

White Rose Relays

Came 2nd, gutted haha!

Orienteering warm up/down 25:00 [2]

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