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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 1 days ending Apr 20, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:31:14 9.94(9:11) 16.0(5:42)
  Running1 15:00 1.24(12:04) 2.0(7:30)
  Total1 1:46:14 11.18(9:30) 18.0(5:54)

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Sunday Apr 20, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Easter Day 2 (3)) 1:31:14 [5] 16.0 km (5:42 / km)

At Prossers Reef. Came 3rd, 5.03mins back on a strong long performance from Simon. This race should've suited me: long, easy, undulating and runnable (I've changed!). A shame that this type of terrain was chosen for this race, but them's the breaks and it should've played into my hands. Started cautiously in the steep rocky section, but took a poor line to #3 dropping a bit of time. Slow to #5 while I decided my route to #6. #6 was a very long, but very simple, leg and I opted for the round boring option, which I think turned out best. Unfortunately we'll never know because 6 of the next 7 SI units weren't working! Given that I didn't do #7 or #8 very well, I may well have picked up 1min on #6. Went well on #9 through to #12. I think I did the long leg back to #13 poorly - chose a bad line and lost aggression on the uphill. Wouldn't be surprised if Simon took 1-2mins out of me on that leg. Again, will never know. Still, within 1min of him at this point. Then it was time for everyone's favourite game: termite mound bingo! Except with the added twist that the 60cm high termite mound wasn't quite in the right place in relation to the only available attackpoint. Well, the flag was hung high and no-one else seemed to lose much time, except muggins here who spent nearly 4mins running around in circles in roughly the right place before eventually stumbling across it. Angry. The rest of the course was pretty straightforward re-passing people who I'd passed many minutes earlier.

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)

Mainly warm-up, plus a token effort warm-down.

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