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Training Log Archive: AngusL

In the 7 days ending Dec 3, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:41:34 13.88(11:38) 22.34(7:14) 22335 /55c63%
  Total2 2:41:34 13.88(11:38) 22.34(7:14) 22335 /55c63%
  [1-5]2 2:41:33

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Sunday Dec 2, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (forest) 1:21:16 [4] 12.71 km (6:24 / km) +140m 6:04 / km
spiked:17/30c shoes: Inov8 MudClaw 333

SLOW Esher Commons - OK Nuts
A race of two halves, or rather of two thirds and a third. Had a good, unplanned warm up, running from registration to start to start to registration delivering control boxes. Headed off carefully, but warmed to the task and made good progress through #2-6.

Caught up a few other competitors and we moved quickly - perhaps too quickly? - sharing the lead amongst us. Good independent route choices to #10, #12 and #14. Fading by #16 and ended up heading due north rather than north west.

Paused at the road crossing and got back into it to #21, but suddenly started to feel very odd - low sugar? Went too far north to #22, led astray by being on the wrong path and then approaching the control after correcting felt a bit dizzy.

Tiring down the riverside, to the extent that I overshot #24 and then visited #25 twice - absolutely no recollection of visiting it first time round. Had to walk over the brow to #26 and made an attempt to get some speed up for the final run in but was absolutely spent. Had to sit down and eat for five minutes at the finish. I must be getting old…

Saturday Dec 1, 2012 #

6 PM

Orienteering (night) 1:20:18 intensity: (1 @0) + (50 @1) + (8:22 @2) + (12:40 @3) + (12:11 @4) + (46:14 @5) 9.63 km (8:20 / km) +83m 8:00 / km
ahr:183 max:228 spiked:18/25c shoes: Inov8 MudClaw 330

SLOW Esher Common - Southern Night Championships 2012
First night out since March, and it showed on the way to the first control - stumbling while trying to read the map as if it was daylight. A coupe of major errors on the first half - detailed comments against the controls - but I messed up #4 and managed to make a complete hash of #8, losing about 10:00. I wasn't the only one, but I have learned I need to radically change my approach when things are going badly wrong.

On the positive side, I recovered well and spiked the next few controls through to #17 which was a bit of a wade through saplings. Good again after that and finished well.

A good run once I got into it, spoilt by two big mistakes. Shame, but lessons learned.

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