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Training Log Archive: Lizzie

In the 7 days ending Sep 28, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:08:00 14.63(8:45) 23.54(5:26) 290
  Orienteering3 1:32:59 10.07(9:14) 16.2(5:44) 355
  Football1 1:30:00 6.84(13:10) 11.0(8:11)
  Mtn Biking1 1:07:00 10.87(6:10) 17.5(3:50) 250
  Total6 6:17:59 42.4(8:55) 68.24(5:32) 895

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Saturday Sep 28, 2019 #

1 PM

Running warm up/down 17:30 [2] 3.1 km (5:39 / km)

Orienteering 17:53 [4] 3.3 km (5:25 / km) +75m 4:52 / km

Oceania sprint champs.

Bit of a laugh, somehow ended up winning despite a shocker of a run. Just turned out I had the least cumulative mistakes on a day where no-one(?) in W21E had a clean run.
Lungs were feeling the long-haul travel during warm-up, but was ready enough to race after a looong wait in quarantine, as the last start of the day. having being kept separate from the public and the race for the last 3 hours, we were then led straight through the arena to the start. Lead being a very loose term, given there was no real marking and we had to push our way through a very packed arena to find the pre-start.
On the start line and I could see Tash take a long time getting to grips with the map before leaving the start triangle. As soon as i flipped my map I could understand her hesitation. The printing was horrific, with bright yellow and olive green merging in the bright light, and the mass of fluoro pink overprint incredibly hard to make out, let alone find the start and first control.
Got on my way, and was smooth through the first couple of controls. Surprised to see both Tash and Krystal as I headed into #2, and this should have maybe warned my brain into caution. But no.
Headed straight off to #3, which looked to be a turning control. Got there, no flag. Checked my description - "top of" looked again...*top of stairs. Look at map closer - there's a tiny set of stairs going into the olive green at the bottom of the uncrossable wall. grrrr. set off back around the building to get to the bottom (have just seen another underpass that i could have used missed on the map - extra black lines made me think it was split level and unpassable). Get #3, grumbling, set off to #4 (again missing the underpass). Down the flag. Look around, nothing. Check descriptions "path, SE end" wtf? inspect map very closely - penny drops and i go all the way back up the stairs and into the dead end that runs parallel to them. Very angry by this point. 5-6-7 go smoothly, and i don't fall into the bridge trap on 7. I do, however, miss the small path through the olive green to #6, so drop another 20s on this leg. So already over 1min of mistakes by #6. Doing well!
Another 5s lost to #8, getting confused with OOB, and then through the arena and onto the rocky hillside.
I had no idea which way would be faster to 10, over the hill or around. Tash had said beforehand that around would surely be faster, but looking at the leg, it just seemed to far out of theway, so I bit the bullet and headed up and over. Went too far left on the way up, avoiding some climb, and very carefully headed diagonally through the detail toward teh control. Very lucky to nail it I think. Very surprised to see Tash at #11, as I knew she was ahead on time at the arena - so a 1min mistake from her there. We ran 12-13 parallel to each other, before I got my direction wrong to 14, and ended at a nice rock which was covered by the #9 on the map. Corrected, but dropped another(!) 20s here.
Through the arena on Tash's tail, fortunately as on the map it was impossible to read the run-through against all of the OOB hashing surrounding it. 16-17 I decided to duck through the buildings. A terrible route-choice compared to gunning it around the edge of the detail, which dropped me ANOTHER 17s. This one I can only blame myself for though ;)
The last loop was easier, although 20-21-22 was very hard to read in the clutter of controls. Tash stood still at 20 for a good 5s figuring it out, I stood still for 2s, chose my route, then ended up running 20-22... :/ Figured it out before I reached 22, but lost yet another 20s on it.
Very very surprised to hear I was winning as I came into the finish. Turned out everyone else made even bigger boo-boos today. Bridget was winning the entire way before avoiding the OOB compulsary run-through, while Tash lost it on the rocky hill.

Overall, just so many things not right with this event. Bit of a shame really, but also a nice rude jump into the deep end of sprint-o for me. Lots of work to be done before China!

Running warm up/down 14:30 [1] 2.4 km (6:02 / km) +30m 5:41 / km

Friday Sep 27, 2019 #

1 PM

Running warm up/down 27:00 [2] 4.74 km (5:42 / km) +60m 5:21 / km

Orienteering 14:06 [3] 3.1 km (4:33 / km) +30m 4:20 / km

Went and ran the ACT sprint champs on Deakin Offices to get at least one sprint in before tomorrow's Oceania champs. Went well, lovely little area and good courses from Shannon.

Thursday Sep 26, 2019 #

5 PM

Orienteering 1:01:00 [2] 9.8 km (6:13 / km) +250m 5:31 / km

Arrival down under. Plane got in at 6.20am and somehow stayed awake all day. Was severely flagging before heading out to this.
Hit up an old course on Stromlo W. Fastest km rate orienteering since I left Aussie 4.5 yrs ago haha. Millions of roos, plus saw a couple of turtles in a waterhole. Good to be back :)

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019 #

12 PM

Running 1:09:00 [3] 13.3 km (5:11 / km) +200m 4:50 / km

A final høiåsmarka tour. Heartbroken that the Eklimoen sheep were nowhere to be seen. Did they hear I was leaving and decide to leave me first?

Sunday Sep 22, 2019 #

1 PM

Mtn Biking 1:07:00 [2] 17.5 km (3:50 / km) +250m 3:34 / km

Spin around høiås, as I had to clean the bike anyway, so might as well go get it some fresh mud first :D good fun as ever.
8 PM

Football 1:30:00 [3] 11.0 km (8:11 / km)

mot FFK at Fredrikstad Stadion (because Sarpsborg wasn't big enough for our massive away crowd last week ;)

Tough match. I was put on left wing as I'm speedy apparently. Spent the first half covering box to box as our defence was stretched and I was needed to cover their right wing, and expected to be up front attacking left wing. Got nowhere as their right back was class, and I'm not a natural attacker.
Subbed into the centre at half time, but tbh we were well outplayed.

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