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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 1 days ending Dec 5, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:53:00 4.41(25:37) 7.1(15:55)
  Total1 1:53:00 4.41(25:37) 7.1(15:55)

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Saturday Dec 5, 2015 #

Orienteering race 1:53:00 [4] 7.1 km (15:55 / km)
shoes: IceBug Olx 4

What devil did I cross? Whoever he is, I hope he's satisfied.

Here's my run: fast and straight off the start, punched two controls, then I noticed that the second one wasn't on my course... and that meant neither was the first one.... So with the devil on my shoulder, I consulted the other side of the map, figured out where I was, and visited the actual first 3 controls. Then with the map upside down I ran 300m in the wrong direction, wondering why this awful crap was marked light green, cresting a hill and seeing... what?? Jeez, what a mess. So, falling into old patterns, I blundered around after that, hardly ever sure where I was, tentative at every step. It was hard work to finish the course, but what's this? Missed #10? Yes, I had punched at the wrong rootstock, and didn't check the number (I had actually seen it on the approach to #9 and therefore knew it had to be right). That's fitting.

But hey, let's look at the good side: how great is it to be running around in nice woods in short sleeves in December?

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