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Training Log Archive: Clara

In the 7 days ending Apr 21, 2014:

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  Orienteering4 3:34:25 13.24(16:12) 21.3(10:04)
  Total4 3:34:25 13.24(16:12) 21.3(10:04)

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Monday Apr 21, 2014 #

Orienteering 1:06:12 [3] 5.6 km (11:49 / km)

Easter day 4, Cherry Farm, Clandulla. 18th.
Loved this race.
Did the splits analysis, and the leg where I based my route choice on which way would be most fun was also one of the legs where I had my best placing :) 151-150: going down along the cliff line was faster, AND more fun!
Made a really bum route choice to #1 - must have panicked at the start and forgotten Kez's route choice training. At least I got to use the ladder twice.
Enjoyed things a lot and was happy running until the slog back to 14. Came in from behind the OOB buildings in an effort to avoid climb, but possibly added too much distance. Smashed it up the hill to 16 to keep in front of Tracy, but was a bit hesitant coming into 17 and 18.
Overall 15th. Very happy with how I felt physically. Slightly more regular training makes Easter much easier! Room for improvement though! Not often that my running goes better than my nav.
Outcome of the Easter Clare B challenge - Brownridge 3: Baker 1, taking the total to Brownridge 6: Baker 2. The prize - Bakers had to look after me during the week.

Sunday Apr 20, 2014 #

Orienteering 1:37:44 [3] 9.5 km (10:17 / km)

Easter day 3, Prosser's Reef, Clandulla. 15th.
Lost some time on 1 already - termie on a spur. Was doing well until halfway to 4, when I crossed the spur before the control higher than expected and kept going. Didn't take me too long to relocate once I figured out things weren't right, so good practise for something. Took the track route to 6 as I didn't want to have to concentrate for so long. Clean through 7-9 but drifted on compass to 10, crossed the track too high and went down towards 11. Found 11, went back to 10 but still wasn't sure going in to it. Lost another short amount of time to 13, and a few sec on 15 where I must have zoned out already.
Wasn't doing well with compass - something to practice.
On the plus side, legs felt good, which is a huge achievement for me in a long. Was running up some of the hills thinking back to the dark, wet hill ints the other week - cheers Ezy and Rob :)
Disappointed to have made some fairly big errors, but happy with the physical side.

Saturday Apr 19, 2014 #

Orienteering 34:18 [3] 3.8 km (9:02 / km)

Easter day 2, Carwell's Labyrinth, Clandulla. 13th.
Clean through 1-6 but lost some time in 7, coming in to the left after recognising it as a dangerous control. Don't think I recognised a clearing in the forest at any stage at Easter. Came in too far right to 10, losing a little time. Lost concentration to 12 and drifted on a short leg. Chased Aislinn up the hill and then made a public error, going to the wrong spectator control.
Probably needed to be more careful coming over spurs into the rock - I knew I needed to take it carefully but didn't follow through enough.
Would have been happy with the time minus the errors, but that's not how orienteering works! Legs were feeling good though.

Friday Apr 18, 2014 #

Orienteering 16:11 [3] 2.4 km (6:45 / km)

Easter Prologue, The Common, Rylstone. =5th.
Just for the record, I was as surprised by the result as anyone. When I heard them saying through the spectator that I was on a good run my immediate thought was 'I hope I haven't missed a loop or done something out of order'.
Never really felt on top of it and wasn't reading ahead, as evidenced by my 360° turn leaving the spectator. Legs weren't feeling quick either and couldn't move Kelly at all. Ran straight to all the controls though, and didn't really lose any time. Maybe forest sprints are my thing, like the '06 Bendigo prologue.
Good start to Easter :)

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