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Training Log Archive: Clara

In the 7 days ending Jan 10, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 6:54:32 21.19(19:34) 34.1(12:09)
  Total5 6:54:32 21.19(19:34) 34.1(12:09)

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Thursday Jan 10, 2013 #

Orienteering 2:01:58 [3] 9.5 km (12:50 / km)

Oceania Long/Day 5. Another epic. First few controls were nice. Was really conservative again, and went a fair way out of my way to keep out of the gullies (to 6 and 16 especially). First time in a race I've run through the start AND the finish area during the race. Loved the beech forest at 10 and 11. An ankle brace broke somewhere on the way to 12 and was a bit annoying rubbing my ankle. Hit myself in the head with a branch taking a misplaced route to 14. Big slog.

Tuesday Jan 8, 2013 #

Orienteering 26:52 [3] 3.1 km (8:40 / km)

Oceania Sprint/Day 4. Pretty cool to get to run the WC courses, with the added advantage of spectating them running in the morning. Found 2 dead ends on the way to 1, then used my spectator's knowledge to get me through 3-5 (taking Lizzie's route around the school to 5). Slight detour to 6 by missing a path. Read the school pretty well at the end, although I wasn't sure what side/level of the building 15 was on. Was running with Claire Flynn and someone else towards the end which was good to keep my pace up.

Sunday Jan 6, 2013 #

Orienteering 53:58 [3] 4.3 km (12:33 / km)

Oceania Middle/Day 3. A little higher up the leaderboard today. Navigation was a bit scrappy, with bigger misses on 11 and 12 back in the detail. Really didn't feel in control in the white forest and was glad that we'd sent the M35s out earlier to make tracks for us.

Saturday Jan 5, 2013 #

Orienteering 2:03:21 [3] 8.6 km (14:21 / km)

Oceania Day 2. The first of the 2hr+ epics. Really enjoyed the pine forest and felt like I had the hang of it (although comparing routes with Fraser afterwards suggests that I was too soft in always going to the tracks). Lost it a bit in the low vis forest - went out to the beach on the first control which meant I lost track of where I was and lost a lot of time - although from a tourist perspective it was cool to see an NZ beach full of cars/4 wheelers. Overran 16 and struggled a bit getting through the sand dune grass, although I was glad there are no snakes in NZ. The end of the course was a slog and I managed to penetrate some impenetrable green on the way to 25.

Friday Jan 4, 2013 #

Orienteering 1:28:23 [3] 8.6 km (10:17 / km)

Oceania Day 1. Was happy enough with my run so a bit surprised to be so far down the list. Definitely handled the sanddunes better than the last time I was in NZ. Did make a rookie 180 error on a track somehow.

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