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Training Log: broccolisa

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:04:40 4.8 7.73
  ITB various3 50:00
  Indoor rock climbing1 50:00
  Running2 14:57 1.43(10:28) 2.3(6:30)
  Total8 3:59:37 6.23 10.03
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Tuesday Nov 13 #

Indoor rock climbing (class) 50:00 [0]

Pretty sure the only progress from today was in the formation of some blisters. I think I left my upper body oomph on that red from last week, because it was nowhere to be seen tonight. Struggled with top-rope climbs that weren't all that hard a few weeks ago... Ah well.

Fun trying some of the new boulder routes.

Monday Nov 12 #

Orienteering (Lac Beauchamp) 1:00:00 [0]
shoes: Adidas Kanadia TR 4

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Guess what I found!!!!!!

25 minutes of searching, back and forth, back and forth, with an ever-increasing sense of despair... Was just about to call it quits, when suddenly the clouds parted, a string orchestra played, and my compass appeared!

So happy!

Re-attempted the leg from 16 to 17 and can see exactly where I first went wrong, mistaking a corridor for the trail.

Also took a casual map walk along the trails, mostly in the east area with the open rock that can be so confusing.

Sunday Nov 11 #

8 AM

ITB various 15:00 [0]

Some pre-O stretching and rolling, to see if this helps prevent ITB issues.
11 AM

Orienteering race (SA - Lac Beauchamp) 1:04:40 [0] 7.73 km (8:22 / km)
shoes: Inov-8 Trail Talon 250

Last week I started the course with my compass in my pocket instead of on my thumb; this week I started the course with the compass on my thumb, but ended the course with no compass at all...

Had one of my best races today (assisted greatly no doubt by the leaf-less trees), up to 16 (excluding 15 where I made the mistake of looking for a boulder instead of a knoll). The leg to 17 should have been easy peasy... until I turned west onto what I thought might be the trail, but wasn't. Ended up off course and went through a big burr patch. Stopped for a moment to try to de-burr my gloves, tucking my compass under my arm. De-burring wasn't going well so just tossed the burry mitts into my pocket and continued -- only to find that I had failed to retrieve my compass from under my arm, and it was gone. Looked around a little, but couldn't find it. So, there it remains... The leg to 17 continued to go wrong; if only I had relocated properly and turned left onto the trail to 17! Argh! Instead I went on a grand tour, ending up way back at 16.

Fortunately this was a great place to not have a compass... I would have been in deep doo doo had this been the middle of Gatineau Park or the Barrens!

So, the elusive blunder-free course continues to evade me. Maybe next year!

Clothing note to remember next year: For today's dry/sunny -2 degrees, thin gloves were good, kept hands warm. Long-sleeved shirt was fine on its own without a jacket or sweater -- chilly waiting to start, but then warmed up quickly.
1 PM

ITB various 15:00 [0]

ITB was fine during the race today, until ~40 minutes when it started the slightest whisper, but it didn't worsen at all during the race.

This time I stretched and rolled right after I got home, hoping maybe all the pre- and post- race stretching/rolling might ward off any post-race annoyances.
3 PM

Note

Unfortunately all that stretching/rolling didn't work, as within a few hours it flared up as normal, noticed while walking the dogs afterwards, going down hills. Oh well...

Friday Nov 9 #

7 AM

Running 2:36 [0] 0.4 km (6:30 / km)
shoes: Nike Zoomair

shortest AP running log ever?
8 PM

Running (sum of r:w) 12:21 [0] 1.9 km (6:30 / km)
shoes: Adidas Kanadia TR 4

9 PM

ITB various 20:00 [0]

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