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Training Log Archive: Clara

In the 7 days ending Apr 26, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 4:29:35 16.96(15:54) 27.3(9:52)
  Total4 4:29:35 16.96(15:54) 27.3(9:52)

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Saturday Apr 26, 2014 #

Orienteering 1:28:26 [3] 10.1 km (8:45 / km)

NSW Long champs, Gardens of Stone, Ben Bullen. 11th.
Thanks to the other Clare B for the panadol before the race :) Got me through relatively unscathed. This felt like how I'm used to long races feeling. A slog the whole way round, but pretty happy to be only 3 mins down on the other Clare B. A clean run, until the last 3 spectator controls where my brain had already turned off.
The outcome of the Clare B challenge 2nd weekend: a clear (which coincidentally is pronounced the same as Clare in Kiwi) victory to Baker, so now I have to bring my road bike to Melbourne. 2014 total - Brownridge 6: Baker 4. The comeback has begun!

Friday Apr 25, 2014 #

Orienteering 17:13 [3] 2.1 km (8:12 / km)

Mixed relay, Lithgow TAFE. 4th leg for Asha, Rob B, Matt.
Not feeling 100% beforehand.
Headed out just behind Jas (same course) and the other Clare B (opposite course) and just in front of Jacqui (same course). Lost Jas after 3 controls, but came into the spectator just in front of the other Clare B (with her having done the longer loop). Probably should spend time less time while on the course cheering competitors.
Got to 10 on the boulder as Jas was leaving, and left it as Jacqui was approaching. Then ran to a fence that wasn't on the map. Tried to play catch up with Jacqui after that. Luckily I'd heard about the old 62/64 trick, so the only time I lost there was from not checking descriptions and seeing it was below.
A full 90s down on the other Clare B, but just glad I made it through without vomiting :)
All formed part of the best day ever, as the race was followed up by a trip to Ironfest where I got to dress in chain mail.

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.

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