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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Aug 23, 2020:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering8 3:41:24 18.32(12:05) 29.49(7:31) 51610c
  Running6 1:25:30 7.46(11:28) 12.0(7:07) 230
  Cycling1 1:00:52 17.44(17.2/h) 28.07(27.7/h) 198
  Total9 6:07:46 43.22(8:31) 69.55(5:17) 94410c
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Sunday Aug 23, 2020 #

10 AM

Cycling 1:00:52 intensity: (9:28 @1) + (13:44 @2) + (37:40 @3) 17.44 mi (17.2 mph) +198m
ahr:119 max:156

Took my bike in for a thorough tuneup last week, so now it's in top shape. Legs in a bit of a state after the past couple days.

The last couple days, I participated in an under-the-radar orienteering event put on by one of the local WIOL school teams, called "Chase for the Ca$e," because the prize was a mystery briefcase. There were 30-35 participants, mostly kids <15, a few older kids and parents, and myself playing the part of the orienteering role model / "fast guy." As someone with at least some relative accomplishment on the orienteering resumé it's always fun to get to play that role once in a while in the appropriate situations, and to get the "woah" reaction from people relatively new to the sport when they hear things like "National Team," "World Championships," etc. And to get to tell parents (in more diplomatic language) about how I was just as dumb and bad at orienteering at age 10 as their kid is.

Anyway, the event was in the style of Sprint Camp or SART, with seven well-organized, high-production-value, mostly sprint races over two days, all set with either pin flags or real orienteering markers and on six different quality orienteering maps all made by the school team themselves without assistance or guidance from Cascade OC. The scoring was done via handicap system, which was excellent, as it kept everyone invested and gave all the kids a chance to "win" any given race if they could run well and outperform their handicap.

What this group has been able to do is just awesome; they have a real program going, have been sending contingents to Junior Nationals for several years now, and have some kids who show real orienteering ability. They have team spirit, team apparel, team maps, team training sessions (or, did at least). I wish we had many more schools like this, and feel sad that there aren't more than maybe one other team in WIOL (and probably few even nationally) near their level of organization, participation, and enthusiasm. Their kids are already winning most of WIOL, and then they go to Nationals and win a lot of stuff there, which is great and all, but also for them has to be something of a "Is this all there is?" kind of feeling. Just another troubling sign of the sport's health at the youth level.

Saturday Aug 22, 2020 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 9:23 intensity: (1:22 @1) + (7:58 @2) + (3 @3) 0.9 mi (10:24 / mi)
ahr:107 max:122

Orienteering race 13:02 intensity: (30 @1) + (30 @2) + (8:37 @3) + (3:24 @4) + (1 @5) 2.5 km (5:12 / km) +55m 4:41 / km
ahr:148 max:181

Race 4 - Loops
12 PM

Orienteering 29:44 intensity: (15 @1) + (55 @2) + (28:27 @3) + (7 @4) 4.79 km (6:12 / km)
ahr:139 max:162

Race 5 - Score-O
2 PM

Orienteering 18:44 intensity: (2:00 @2) + (16:00 @3) + (44 @4) 2.27 km (8:15 / km)
ahr:136 max:170

Race 6 - Relay (leg 2)

Orienteering 12:59 intensity: (14 @1) + (25 @2) + (11:06 @3) + (1:14 @4) 1.32 km (9:52 / km) +11m 9:28 / km
ahr:141 max:168

Relay leg 4
6 PM

Running warm up/down 10:25 intensity: (1 @1) + (41 @2) + (9:43 @3) 1.75 km (5:58 / km)
ahr:126 max:136

Orienteering race 16:20 intensity: (28 @1) + (2:39 @2) + (7:24 @3) + (5:46 @4) + (3 @5) 3.43 km (4:45 / km)
ahr:145 max:180

Race 7 - Chase

Friday Aug 21, 2020 #

2 PM

Running warm up/down 2:35 intensity: (24 @0) + (30 @1) + (1:36 @2) + (5 @3) 0.26 mi (9:50 / mi)
ahr:97 max:121

Orienteering race 11:01 intensity: (27 @1) + (2:01 @2) + (7:28 @3) + (1:05 @4) ** 2.69 km (4:06 / km)
ahr:143 max:167 10c

Chase for the Ca$e, Race 1 - Time Trial

Running warm up/down 12:03 intensity: (1:34 @1) + (3:22 @2) + (7:07 @3) 1.02 mi (11:52 / mi)
ahr:116 max:129

5 PM

Running warm up/down 10:05 intensity: (14 @1) + (1:36 @2) + (8:15 @3) 1.03 mi (9:48 / mi)
ahr:124 max:144

Orienteering race 13:06 intensity: (18 @1) + (34 @2) + (31 @3) + (11:31 @4) + (12 @5) 3.4 km (3:51 / km) +12m 3:47 / km
ahr:166 max:181

Race 2

Running warm up/down 6:01 intensity: (36 @2) + (5:25 @3) 0.53 mi (11:23 / mi)
ahr:126 max:142

8 PM

Running warm up/down 10:35 intensity: (43 @1) + (59 @2) + (8:53 @3) 1.01 mi (10:30 / mi)
ahr:128 max:142

Orienteering race 15:40 intensity: (21 @1) + (33 @2) + (13:43 @3) + (1:03 @4) 2.23 km (7:01 / km)
ahr:144 max:165

Race 3 - Night-O

Running warm up/down 4:26 intensity: (13 @1) + (3 @2) + (4:09 @3) + (1 @4) 0.36 mi (12:11 / mi) +24m 10:05 / mi
ahr:137 max:163

Monday Aug 17, 2020 #

5 PM

Running warm up/down 19:57 intensity: (48 @1) + (4:44 @2) + (14:25 @3) 1.26 mi (15:48 / mi) +206m 10:30 / mi
ahr:125 max:143

Orienteering 1:30:48 intensity: (17 @1) + (41 @2) + (49:16 @3) + (40:29 @4) + (5 @5) 6.85 km (13:15 / km) +437m 10:03 / km
ahr:155 max:182

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Squak Mountain training. This was a bit brutal, even for my depraved tastes; I should set smarter courses. I think I sweated off about 5lbs.

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