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Training Log Archive: CaptainControl

In the 7 days ending Jun 19, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 7:22:47 11.2 18.02
  Running4 2:03:00
  Speed Work1 5:00
  Total7 9:30:47 11.2 18.02

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Sunday Jun 19, 2005 #

Orienteering race (Leg II Jukola) 1:23:30 [4] **** 11.2 mi (7:27 / mi)

I was a bit dissapointed in my overall result at Jukola. I ran well, and was quite satisfied with my physical performance, but my technical performance was less than par. I messed up the first leg, even though I knew I was messing up the first leg. I was in a train that I knew was going to the wrong place but I still went to the wrong place. AHHH. I had another mistake later in the course, where I left the train way to early, assuming that I had a fork that no one else had. I was way short of the control, a pitiful mistake. I just need to focus completely on orienteering. I think that I was a bit flustered by my early mistake. Overall, I was a bit dissapointed but I was glad to see that I only gave up 10 places, even though I felt like I lost 500. I had about 6-7 min of error. In hindsight, this past week was my first experience with night orienteering, and I am pretty happy with this initial glimpse of a new variation on classic O. I hope to spend more time in the woods at night. All in all, a great event!

Saturday Jun 18, 2005 #

Running warm up/down (Before Jukola Leg II) 30:00 [2]

Running through the army tents, and in the change over area. I felt pretty relaxed before the race, even though I still had horrable concentration during the race.

Friday Jun 17, 2005 #

Orienteering (Model Event) 1:09:00 [2] ****

Eric and I went out and ran the model course, at night (if there is night in Finland during the summer). We both ahd troubles at some points. I many made mistakes when I stopped focusing. I beleive that this is the major flaw in my orienteering right now. I have the means to get to every control quite quickly. I just don't always do it because I am tired, or have laziness programed into my head. I must fix this problem. I feel that a breakthrough in my orienteering is near.

Thursday Jun 16, 2005 #

Running warm up/down 25:00 [2]

Orienteering race (Forssa Games) 35:17 [4] ****

H21A, a tough race, the elite can run really fast!

I ran faster than usual, and held off the runners behind me, until the 4th control (1 min start intervals). I felt like I was still lacking a distinct plan in my orienteering. This was most likely due to the fact that I was running much faster than i could navigate really precisely. I was caught by a train of very fast orienteers before control 6. I tried to stay with them, but even just trying to keep up physically left me more drained than any other orienteering race before.

They elite do run fast, but I also think that the course wasn't all that technical. I believe that I will be able to run that fast one day. I just need a few years.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2005 #

Running 58:00 [3]

Running with Eric in Helsinki. We jogged through a series of parks in Helsinki. A great place to run, and just hang out!

Speed Work 5:00 [5]

1 min on, at close to full speed, and then 1 min off. 5 Reps.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2005 #

Orienteering 1:10:00 [3] ****

Running during the day at Jukola Specific terrain.

Orienteering (Night O) 1:05:00 [2] ****
shoes: Da Integrators

Night O on Jukola specific terrian. A great time!

Monday Jun 13, 2005 #

Running tempo 10:00 [2] ***
shoes: Da Integrators

Orienteering 50:00 [3] ****
shoes: Da Integrators

Orienteering (On old Fin5 map) 1:10:00 [3] *****
shoes: Da Integrators

Control Picking on an old Fin5 map. AWESOME terrain, prehaps the most beautiful oreinteering forest I have ever encountered. Amazing, it makes me want to live here.

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