39/2004 FC -short and relay
15:20 PM: 15' running + 60' football + 15' cycling. 8km.
19:16 PM: 29' running + 58' floorball. 11,5km. Tough to play (last game
some months ago, but good training though).
Running 29' (HR)
11:20 AM: 70' running/hiking. 10km. Sore legs.
17:22 PM: 10' running + 45' football (training) + 5' running. 8km.
17:23 PM: 75' orienteering. 9km. Easy speed. Trying to ease the pain in
muscles. Worked fine, I think.
Easy orienteering 75' (HR)
10:00 AM: 20' running + 25' orienteering + 15' running. 11km. The qual.
went well and I finished in 1st place. Some minor mistakes.
15:32 PM: 20' running + 26' orienteering + 5' running. 9km. Finnish Champion
in short distance for the third time! I had planned to do a perfect orienteering
performance, even if it might drop my speed down little bit. Plan worked very
well and I was aware that I was doing well and was leading the race. I managed
to talk with myself rationally to the 10th control. It was a public control where
I could hear the speakerman's voice: "he has a lead of 29 seconds" and "last time
Pasi was in a situation like this (btw in 2002), he really did mess it all up"
Excitement level raised to the red area and I started to orienteer as safely as
possible. According to the books, changing your way of thinking is not the
right thing to do. I slightly begun to take my orienteering more carefully and
it made the situation even more stressful. I made small mistakes (or lost some
time) on every control after that all the way to the finish. I wasn't really
good managing my thoughts but this time I was good enough and won the C-ship!
(Very nice that Jonne and I took the two first places again. After 2001 there
hasn't been a Finnish Champion in short distance than youngster studying in
Jyväskylä and born in 79'/80'. And for some people's misery, they love football
and other ball games ;))
-MAP & ROUTE-
Qualification 25' (HR)
Orienteering 26' (HR)
11:50 AM: 40' running + 52' orienteering. 15,5km. Twisted my ankle after 1km's
running. Managed to run through the race (because it was a relay) and we ended
up on 7th place, less than two minutes after winner. My orienteering was almost
mistakeless - maybe the slow running speed helped me to focus on orinteering
-MAP & ROUTE-
Relay 52' (HR)