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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Sep 2, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:22:30 19.63(10:19) 31.59(6:25) 74972c
  Running2 52:38 6.58(8:00) 10.59(4:58)
  Total5 4:15:08 26.21(9:44) 42.18(6:03) 74972c

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Sunday Sep 2, 2018 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 1:18:05 intensity: (14 @1) + (11 @2) + (5:28 @3) + (1:12:12 @4) *** 12.02 km (6:30 / km) +288m 5:48 / km
ahr:160 max:179 23c

RMOF Day 5. RG

Nearly got the Bonesaw today, a great battle. We were never more than 76s apart, though unlike yesterday there were a number of legs where there was a clear winner whether due to route choice, speed, or execution, and we were frequently seesawing back and forth within a minute either way. 10 was the worst control for both of us (naturally, a rocky cliff on a rocky hillside), while 14 was the decisive point where he got me by 63s with a superior route and took the lead. I was surprised because I had thought my route was solid - drop down from 13 to a flat, fast streambed for several hundred meters before climbing back up the hill - but Bonesaw's choice to stay high and save climb was apparently much better. I forgot that, hey, it's *all* runnable. I lost about 2min on 10, and ~20s in three different spots in the control circle in the rocks. Always the damn rocks.

Saturday Sep 1, 2018 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 1:26:00 intensity: (19 @1) + (47 @2) + (7:18 @3) + (1:17:36 @4) *** 13.0 km (6:37 / km) +337m 5:51 / km
ahr:162 max:178 19c

RMOF Day 4. RG

A good race except for 13, where I lost more than four (!) minutes. The deceptively tricky thing about the terrain here is when controls are located along the very rocky linear ridges and hillsides - if you're not careful it can be easy to lose track of where exactly you're entering and consequently where your control is among all the giant rocks. In this case I wasn't even close; I attacked about 100m too low and was completely baffled for a good while.

I had a couple other ~30s errors, but was pleased that Bonesaw and I had essentially the same speed and I might have gotten him if not for 13. I was holding a pretty steady 1-2min lead through 12.
9 AM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Friday Aug 31, 2018 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 38:25 intensity: (19 @1) + (6 @2) + (4:26 @3) + (33:34 @4) *** 6.57 km (5:51 / km) +124m 5:21 / km
ahr:167 max:179 30c

Rocky Mountain O Fest, Day 1 (or Day 3). RG

Had the speed to match the Bonesaw and was in the lead at 10, but I was way too sloppy. Hooked 3 for 10s, took a totally wrong exit from 10 for about 45s. Dumbest one - 15-18 was a butterfly loop, and out of 15 I headed for 17 instead of 16 (i.e. started going around the triangle the wrong way) which cost me a minute. Also lost 30s at 19 when I was a bit confused by the rocks, 30s at 22 for being lazy, and 20s at 23 when I was too low. Pretty poor orienteering - to wit, Bonesaw covered 5.9k, I covered 6.6 - but really fun. The terrain here is, as always, glorious.

Thursday Aug 30, 2018 #


Me -> Denver -> Laramie!

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018 #


REI contacted us a while back about doing a feature on orienteering for their "REI Trailheads" video series, which eventually resulted in them sending a crew to one of our events last month. Pretty gimmicky and over-produced but still kinda cool. Cameos from Bob Forgrave and (I think) the Jonesaw.

Surprisingly, their video already has substantially more views than all of my Willvision series videos combined. I will have to retool my marketing strategy, and possibly rebrand.
6 PM

Running 42:38 [3] 5.58 mi (7:38 / mi)

Ye olde Bridle Trails loope.

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