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Training Log Archive: Craney

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 2:46:00 19.26(8:37) 31.0(5:21)
  Orienteering3 2:19:28 15.84(8:48) 25.5(5:28)
  Total6 5:05:28 35.11(8:42) 56.5(5:24)

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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.

Saturday Apr 19, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Easter Day 1 (2)) 34:56 [5] 6.0 km (5:49 / km)

At Charwell's Labyrinth. Came 6th, 2.48mins back on another good run from Lachy. A good fun course in amongst some cool big rocks, with some tricky micro-routechoices. Came unstuck on pretty much every leg which involved running over vague stuff and dropping into the rocks, including #1 which put me in a big boo from the off. Turned out I wasn't doing as bad as I thought until I chose a stupid route on the long leg after which I really was doing as bad as I thought.

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

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

Friday Apr 18, 2014 #

Event: Easter 2014
1 PM

Orienteering race (Easter Prologue) 13:18 [5] 3.5 km (3:48 / km)

At The Common in Rylstone. Came 4th, 16s back on a good run from Lachy. Fun terrain with some patches of bare rock, but pretty simple when you boiled it down and the close results showed that. Not very happy with how I felt out there but clearly wasn't going too badly.

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Thursday Apr 17, 2014 #

(rest day)

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 #

7 PM

Running 43:00 [3] 9.0 km (4:47 / km)

Night run up Davo. Pretty heavy-legged but saw a tawny frogmouth so all good.

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014 #

6 PM

Running intervals 12:00 [5] 4.0 km (3:00 / km)

8x90secs at East Lake. Pretty flat out - felt quite good.

Running warm up/down 18:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:00 / km)

Warm up and down, and 30sec recoveries.

Monday Apr 14, 2014 #

6 PM

Running 43:00 [3] 8.0 km (5:23 / km)

Gentle night run with Lachy and Lukas on Ainslie before a good map geeking sesh.

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