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Training Log Archive: Lizzie

In the 7 days ending Jun 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 6:21:40 34.86(10:57) 56.1(6:48) 690
  Running - trails1 36:32 4.11(8:54) 6.61(5:32) 42
  Running2 29:05 3.13(9:17) 5.05(5:46) 12
  Total9 7:27:17 42.1(10:37) 67.76(6:36) 744

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Saturday Jun 18 #

2 PM

Orienteering 53:23 [5] 8.69 km (6:09 / km) +149m 5:40 / km
ahr:170 max:185 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Venla 2nd leg ❤

Running warm up/down 15:28 [2] 2.86 km (5:24 / km) +9m 5:19 / km
ahr:143 max:168 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

3 PM

Running warm up/down 13:37 [2] 2.18 km (6:14 / km) +3m 6:12 / km
ahr:135 max:154 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Friday Jun 17 #

11 AM

Orienteering 57:30 [3] 7.2 km (7:59 / km) +119m 7:22 / km
ahr:155 max:173 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Thursday Jun 16 #

4 PM

Orienteering 1:05:41 [3] 9.08 km (7:14 / km) +145m 6:42 / km
ahr:151 max:178 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Wednesday Jun 15 #

5 PM

Orienteering 54:22 [3] 6.92 km (7:52 / km) +107m 7:18 / km
ahr:155 max:175 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Jukola training. Had trouble with my compass again today. On inspection, it's very slow to stabilize and has a habit of wandering while on the run. This could explain those terrible starts in the sprints. Have lost confidence in it, so will be switching to ol' silva tomorrow (a silva from back in the days when they made reliable ones).
Other than the compass work, i could read the terrain OK. Damn our NZ forest is clean and fast to get through compared to anything here though! And this is fast finnish forest too!

Tuesday Jun 14 #

5 PM

Orienteering 1:07:07 [3] 10.07 km (6:40 / km) +88m 6:23 / km
ahr:155 max:180 shoes: VJ IROCK 2021

Joined Paimion Rasti's tuesday evening training. Was set as a relay training, but just took it at a measured pace while I got my head back into things. Got caught out by a thunder storm which did it's best to destroy my map, made me feel just like home :)

Monday Jun 13 #

5 PM

Running - trails 36:32 [2] 6.61 km (5:32 / km) +42m 5:21 / km
ahr:136 max:153 shoes: NB 2022

Landed in Finland. Easy jog with Eveliina and Jesse from their place north of Helsinki.

Sunday Jun 12 #

10 AM

Orienteering 45:15 [2] 6.52 km (6:57 / km) +28m 6:48 / km
ahr:138 max:168 shoes: Asics 2022

British Sprint Champs qual.

Another "take it as it comes and don't push more than I feel up to" day. Body was better than yesterday but still something is off. So hard to tell if it's just jetlag or something more. Still negative.

Another mistake out of the triangle today. This time not getting my map oriented properly, getting confused by the gardens, and overshooting my little path. Still not quite sure how I managed it! A fast start in the open moor park, then over to the uni. I had to wait for a bus and the following cars on the un-manned road crossing to the uni, which I was pretty unimpressed about, and on the splits I've lost 10s.
Was happy to get in to the uni as it meant less straight running and hopefully a chance for more flow than speed. Unfortunately the course setting wasn't the best, with multiple dog-legs disguised as routechoice. Got through without any major problems, although lost another 10s on one leg, and slower on subsequent legs after being completely taken out by a teenage guy on one corner. Honestly, I think I need to bulk up so that basic physics doesn't annihilate me in these collisions every time.

Was again disappointed with how far behind I was, but felt a bit better after looking at splits and realising most time loss was due to #1 (my fault), the road crossing, and the collision, plus not being at full speed. I know my training has gone well up to leaving NZ, so just have to trust the form will come back over the next couple of weeks
2 PM

Orienteering 38:22 [3] 7.62 km (5:02 / km) +54m 4:52 / km
ahr:150 max:193 shoes: NB 2022

British sprint champs final.

A fair bit of faff from the organisers deciding whether us internationals could run the A final or not. Originally we were in the A start list, but then a revised list came out that demoted us to the B/C finals. The boys had a chat to the organisers and managed to get an A final run, but given how I've been feeling I didn't think it was worth arguing and was happy running the B final. Just protecting my ego and confidence a bit ;)

Made another(!) crap start, making a 90deg mistake out of the triangle. But then realised my 90deg mistake had actually taken me the way I wanted to go...two wrongs making a right. Once I had my map facing the right way, things got a lot easier. Had another time loss on #3 where I didn't spot the sneaky gap in the multilevel mapping (almost identical leg and same mistake I made at JK2016, so a bit of prep could have saved that one!). From there I felt smooth, just slow, which was the plan really.

...went to chat about the course to Laura and Kirsten afterwards, only to be told we were on different courses...they were running W35. Haha, we've spent so long running against each other, I just assumed! Guess I can rejoin them next year :)

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