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Training Log Archive: Bruce

In the 7 days ending Oct 5, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:51:30 7.95 12.8 70065 /67c97%
  Running4 1:40:00
  Total6 5:31:30 7.95 12.8 70065 /67c97%

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Thursday Oct 5, 2006 #

Orienteering race 14:15 [5] **
spiked:23/23c shoes: VJ Sarva #3

Australian Championships Sprint Distance - York, WA. 6th place.
A beauty. Ran hard and was as close to 100% clean as I could expect in an orienteering race.
Again went out hard, trying to catch 1minute on Blair as soon as possible. Got throught the early stages quite cleanly and started to get in touch with Blair at 14 on the other side of the river. Sat on him for a couple of controls through the thickets, and then accelerated away for the last 4 or 5 controls. I was surprised not to have Grant Bluett catch me a minute, or even get close.
Another 10 seconds would have got me 4th place, but I can't really see where I could have made that up. Possibly 5 seconds could have been saved by jumping the end of the footbridge, but I read it as unpassable, so I didn't want to risk it.
A good reward for some speed training over the past few months. I think I got the most out of my ability today, which is all that I could ask for.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [1]

warm up/down for Sprint race.

Running 10:00 [1]

Early morning jog around Shenton Park lake and stretching.

Wednesday Oct 4, 2006 #

Running (Recovery) 40:00 [2]

Easy run from Hale oval playgorund, through King's Park botanic gardens and back to Shenton Park. A magnificent route for a run.

Tuesday Oct 3, 2006 #

Orienteering race 44:15 [5] ****
spiked:18/19c shoes: VJ Sarva #3

National Orienteering League - Peterdene Hill
Same course as Australian Schools Champs.
6th place, only a few seconds behind Kerrin, Grant and Gareth.
A very good run in wet and windy conditions. I felt good after Sunday's long race and ran well right from the start. Only lost 10 seconds at a couple of early controls and caught Blair 3 minutes by #5. Led him for the rest of the course, pulling away slightly on each leg, but then having to slow down a little in the circle to pinpoint the boulders/cliffs in the complex open areas.
Beat the schoolies by 5 or 6 minutes, and was only 3 or 4 minutes down on Julian.
One of my best NOL races for the year in a high quality field.

Running 10:00 [1]

Stretching and early morning jog around Shenton Park lake.

Monday Oct 2, 2006 #

Running warm up/down (Recovery) 20:00 [1]

Recovery session at Cottesloe running on the beach with Mason and wading in the water.

Sunday Oct 1, 2006 #

Orienteering race 1:53:00 [5] **** 12.8 km (8:50 / km) +700m 6:56 / km
spiked:24/25c shoes: VJ Sarva #3

WA Championships - Day 2 - Long
NOL round. 4th place - best of "division B" after Julian, Rob W and Grant took the placings.
This was always going to be a tough day, but I wanted to do well after a dissappointing start to the carnival. I felt good on the warm up ( after doing all the right recovery activities from yesterday).
Going out hard I caught Jim (4mins) and Scotty (2mins) by number 3. Jim and I were together for most of the day and helped each other get through bad spots at various stages of the course. I almost caught Craig (6mins) before the long leg, but he chose a better route, and got about 4 or 5 minutes of the time back on the rest of the course. Jim, Scotty and I all took different routes on the last long hilly leg, and Jim and I came out almost together. I was relieved as I was very tired by this stage. I navigated well at the end and finished a minute or two ahead of those guys.
This was my 3rd best ever NOL place in my elite career.

Saturday Sep 30, 2006 #

Orienteering race 1:00:00 [4]
shoes: VJ Sarva #3

WA Champs Day 1 - 8th place.
Early mistake at number 4 - lost about 5 minutes looking too low for a creek bend in Blackboy bushes. I was certain that I had kept my height around the hillside, but somehow dropped a couple of contours. I did not use my compass as a backup and therefore did not realise my mistake.
Ran the rest of the course at 80% to save more energy for the long NOL race on Sunday.

Friday Sep 29, 2006 #

(rest day)

Flying to Perth today to avoid all of the Eagles supporters on every street corner in the Melbourne CBD!

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