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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 1 days ending Oct 11, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:36:12 3.23(29:46) 5.2(18:30) 225
  Total1 1:36:12 3.23(29:46) 5.2(18:30) 225

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Sunday Oct 11, 2015 #

Orienteering race 1:36:12 [4] 5.2 km (18:30 / km) +225m 15:13 / km
shoes: IceBug Olx 4

Boulder Dash Green, Day 2. I'm much happier with my navigation today, and I felt good all the way, except for one control, see below. But I guess I paid the price in the form of slow pace. I was surprised by the time, I thought I was faster.

I had no problems at all on the first 6 controls, spiking each time. I felt like I was synthesizing the rock and contour detail, which I've never been able to do before, sort of like walking and chewing gum at the same time. I thought about the long leg for quite a while, and decided to take the trail all the way around to the N of the control, crossing north over the logged area and picking up the trail across the marsh near #10, and passing by 9 and 8. The attack in to #7 from the north was fine. The only problem was I lost the trail about a half-dozen times getting there, losing tens of seconds each time backtracking to the last blaze.

After that, there were issues. I wanted to take the trail back to 8, but couldn't find it. Went back to #7 and tried again, slower this time, and picked up the trail this time. It happened again from 8 to 9, couldn't find the trail at all, gave up and crossed the stream (should have gone right there in the first place) and the control was easy from there. And then I found the trail just fine on the way to 10 but wasn't paying enough attention and went back and forth on the trail for a while looking for a solid attack point.

I must have had a total burn-out on #11. Not careful about where I crossed the marsh, couldn't relocate on the other side, ran in circles for a while looking for identifiable features, and finally found a cluster of them, but they were other green runners. I shamelessly followed them to the control. Then I hared off to finish way ahead of the pack. I can still run fast, even if I can't navigate for squat.

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