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Training Log Archive: Jon X

In the 7 days ending Aug 3, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:30:41 13.64(11:03) 21.95(6:52) 298
  Running3 53:27 5.55(9:38) 8.93(5:59) 161
  Total4 3:24:08 19.19(10:38) 30.88(6:37) 459

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Monday Aug 3, 2015 #

1 PM

Running warm up/down 10 [3] 1.2 km (8 / km)
shoes: VJ Falcon Aug 2015

Had to run to the start. Again. Big queues for punching starts after all the parking issues but managed to get there 2mins before my start time and go on time.....

Orienteering race 1:04:58 [5] 7.75 km (8:23 / km) +163m 7:35 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon Aug 2015

Day 2, Glen Strathfarrar, 32nd place
Winner Stefano Maddalena 51:10

Still putting on descriptions at the start, dropped a minute bashing bracken to #1.
Late start though and made good use of the big tracks after that, two wobbles in the circle but generally good and pushing hard, caught Fraser at #12.
Got into the last bit with tricky controls in green, nailed the first one, pushed on and made a 90s mistake at the next.
Course basically over from there so legged it....into the wrong block and into total confusion! Went a long way too far, in the end had to exit the forest and run down a track back to the correct crossing point!
A full 5 mins dropped here and down from 14th to 32nd in the final short section. D'oh!

Sunday Aug 2, 2015 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3] 2.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: VJ Falcon Aug 2015

Had to run to the start.

Orienteering race 1:05:47 [5] 9.9 km (6:39 / km) +100m 6:20 / km
shoes: VJ Falcon Aug 2015

Day 1, Achagour. M45L, 23rd place.
Winner James Logue 53:41

Not really up for it on arrival but pepped up a bit by the news that Jase was starting 1 minute behind.
Didn't handle that too well and binned a minute to #1, got caught at #2 and passed to #3. Knew where #4 was from my wanderings to #1 but then went to the wrong knoll at #5 and got dropped.
Okay after that for a bit but then scrappy through 10-11-12. Then worse in amongst the archery targets, dropped over a minute at #14 and left with bad direction, got the wrong side of big marsh and dropped nearly 2mins getting back across to #15.
Ahead of me Jase couldn't find #16 and was maybe only 30secs out of the control as I headed into it, that cheered me up so I set out to chase. Got sight of Si Patton at #18 but couldn't catch him or see Jase, then got confused by the paths to #21 for 20-30secs.
At #23 in the green, all of a sudden there was Jase coming into it from the wrong direction to cheer me up all over again :)
Struggling to catch and Simon appeared again to pass me. Penultimate was tricky and Simon missed, then I managed to get past on the run to the final one.
Better result than performance, not many Brits ahead. Looks like a strong field in M45L though!

Then on to watch the Sprint Finals. No voice left afterwards!

Saturday Aug 1, 2015 #

8 PM

Orienteering race 19:56 [5] 4.3 km (4:38 / km) +35m 4:27 / km
shoes: Saucony Kinvara 2013

Nairn Sprint after spectating the MSR. Fun run round, nearly got caught out after the spectator run-through - the route I wanted from watching WOC was not available to punters and had reverted to olive green on our maps!

Friday Jul 31, 2015 #

(rest day)

Up to Forres, too late for a run before spectating. Everyone through safely, good start to the week!

Thursday Jul 30, 2015 #

7 PM

Running 38:17 [3] 5.73 km (6:41 / km) +161m 5:51 / km
shoes: Inov8 Xtalon 2015

Alistair C-W staying on the way north so would have been rude not to show him the neighbourhood.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 #

(rest day)

Travel back from York. Long day, pouring rain, worn out, no training!

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015 #

(rest day)

Travel to York then a dinner.

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