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Training Log Archive: Chas

In the 1 days ending May 5, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:05:09 6.0(10:52) 9.66(6:45)
  Total1 1:05:09 6.0(10:52) 9.66(6:45)

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Sunday May 5, 2019 #

1 PM

Orienteering race 50:09 [4] 5.0 mi (10:02 / mi)
shoes: VJ Integrator (blue)

British 'Long Distance' Champs, Arncliffe and Kilnsey North.
M55L(?) 7.3km, 310m.
There must be a story behind the short courses but I haven't heard a convincing one yet. I was on Enquiries from 0830 to 1030 which meant a 0630 alarm. Not ideal preparation for a 1330 start.
I set off early to the start and had a walk/jog around the warm up map. Despite my best efforts it never really felt like the British Champs. I set off hard (as it was obviously a short course) and had JonX for company for the first 8 controls (M50 and M55 were a bit like a gaffled relay). We both made mistakes in this section but nothing major. Then we had the dead running section to #9. A downhill leg of over a km which was taking well under 5 mins for the speedy guys. My Achilles didn't like this and started to get sore, further distracting me from the task in hand. I missed at #11 (control sneakily tucked behind a tiny spur) and struggled to keep running on the fell race section #11 to #13. I then fell into the obvious trap of running from #13 to #16, realising quickly but then losing further time locating #14. OK after that but the damage was done.
Knew I hadn't run fast enough for a decent result and not surprised to be well beaten by Tim and some better runners.
5th place, just over 3 mins down on Tim.
Relegated myself to the 3rd team tomorrow so that I can jog rather than stress my Achilles further.

Orienteering 15:00 [2] 1.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: VJ Integrator (blue)

Walk/jog on the warm up map and to the start.
Achilles sore on finishing so virtually no warm down.

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