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Training Log Archive: EChild

In the 7 days ending Aug 20, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:41:19 10.07 16.291c
  Running2 30:00
  Total3 3:11:19 10.07 16.291c

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Thursday Aug 20, 2015 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Up. Feeling pretty good.

Orienteering race 17:21 [3] *** 4.0 km (4:20 / km)

Walking into the quarantine/arena area we could see a lot of controls. One control was in a re-entrant on a tree. I had a control in that area on my course. After my race I found out it wasn't the same one.

I also screwed up number 3 really badly, but I'm not sure how. I had a plan and then just didn't execute it, so I'm not sure what to say about it. I also think I lost quite a bit of time based on my route choice. I'd say on about half of the decision legs I might have lost a couple seconds, but it's hard to say.

Really not liking how this whole competition has been going for me.

Running warm up/down 5:00 [3]


Monday Aug 17, 2015 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]

Up. Can see a few controls from the top of the bluffs.

Orienteering race 12:40 [3] 2.5 km (5:04 / km)

Hopewell rocks sprint. I think I might have been able to save time by avoiding the mud. It was definitely a lot of fun, though, but I wish once again that I had more speed. It was definitely a great experience running among the rocks and weeds on the sea floor.

Orienteering race 57:07 [3] *** 5.4 km (10:35 / km)

Fishbones Race #1

Similar deal to yesterday, the heat and humidity utterly destroyed me, but at least there was water today. I accidentally skipped my 11th control and didn't realize until after downloading. The 10th control was nearby, and I dud one of those things where you start reading the next leg, so I was able to run from 10-12 almost the same way I would go from 11-12. Oh well, the rest of the race was okay with only a few mistakes so I didn't mind too much. I just wish the weather was nicer.

Sunday Aug 16, 2015 #

Orienteering warm up/down 22:30 [3] ***

Ran on the model map a while before my start. From what I can tell, the green is pretty slow and hard to navigate through, the white is alright, but trail running will be faster and safer in most cases.

It's also super hot and humid and I don't like it.

Orienteering warm up/down 5:00 [3]

A little more on the warm-up map. Had to walk a significant portion because it was up a super steep hill, but I got a look at some of the contour features which I didn't really see on the model.

Orienteering race 46:41 [3] *** 4.3 km (10:51 / km)

Alright, so here's the dealskies. I did make a few mistakes which I could have prevented by paying more attention and not taking unnecessary risk (route choice on 8, compass on 11 and 20). However, the biggest thing for me was dehydration. I had been drinking before my race, but the heat and humidity dried me out fairly quickly, and there was no water on the course (apparently you're not supposed to put water out if the projected winning time is under 35 minutes, which under good conditions would be fine but not for today). The weather did seem to bother me more than other people, though, which I thought fairly strange. Perhaps so much time in Europe where the weather was better suited for running means my body isn't adjusted to the warmer and more humid conditions.

Basically, I was super thirsty and I got really tired and dehydrated part-way through the race.

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