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Training Log Archive: CaptainControl

In the 1 days ending Dec 5, 2004:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:26:48 3.98 6.4 265
  Total1 1:26:48 3.98 6.4 265
averages - sleep:8.5

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Sunday Dec 5, 2004 #

Orienteering 56:48 [3] 6.4 km (8:52 / km) +265m 7:21 / km
ahr:160 max:172 slept:8.5 shoes: Da Integrators

Last WCOC meet of the year... I am sad that I missed some their best terrain this year, but perhaps there will be other opportunities in the future. I basically did what I wanted to do today: I wanted to run slow and really treat this meet as training (how I should treat all local meets). This has been a problem for me... I get caught up in the race and my competitiveness grabs me and I run too fast, get tired, and make too many mistakes. I was pleased that my mindset has changed (for the moment).

I only had a couple of small errors in the circle and other than that I was pretty clean. My compass seems to be getting a bit better, although I am not nearly as comfortable using it as I should be. I am glad that I will not be too tired for running next week.

Orienteering (Control Pickup) 30:00 [1]
shoes: Da Integrators

I went out with a nice fellow who just moved to RI and was getting back into orienteering after a 6 yr absence. We walked around and picked up a bunch of controls on the flatter part of the map. I was probably out for about an hour and 15 minutes but I will claim 30 min of training.

The pick up was so low in intensity that I don't think it will have an adverse effect on my training next week.

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