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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 1 days ending Jan 29, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running1 1:17:59 4.1(19:01) 6.6(11:49) 280
  Orienteering1 40:00 1.86(21:27) 3.0(13:20)
  Total1 1:57:59 5.97(19:47) 9.6(12:17) 280

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Sunday Jan 29, 2017 #

Road running 1:17:59 [3] 6.6 km (11:49 / km) +280m 9:45 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

QOC PWFP Green. This time we were in the Pine Grove section, right by the parking and visitors center. There is some really beautiful forest in this area, starting only about a half-mile off I-95, and navigating it keeps your constant attention. I had a shaky start -- I thought the ridge was obvious, until it stopped making sense, got to where I thought the control should be, backtracked some, then kind of figured it out but still stayed too close to the road and overran the actual control.

Then Mr. Smart took over and ran pretty good routes, except at #14, where Mr. Stupid wrested control away and totally messed up. Unlike some other runners, I recognized the deep gully on the map and aimed for it, but unlike those folks, I never saw it. Instead I wandered around until I saw dogs in front of me and knew I was near the trail above the control. A little bit of relocation and I was back on track, losing more than 5 min. in the process.

Vido set a nice course, and if I got into a little too much downfall it was probably my fault. The couple of flags that were hung low in pits had enough nearby attackpoints that they could be excused.

And hot dogs! OMG, who knew that's what you crave after a long run in the cold, but as soon as I saw them I knew that was it! Thanks for those.

Orienteering 40:00 [3] 3.0 km (13:20 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

Control pickup. Sam and I drove to the little parking lot by the lake and we each ran a sort of linear route out and back from there. Actually, we both walked. Then we met each other in the woods about a kilometer from the car, great timing. Good and tired after that.

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