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Training Log Archive: Thompas

In the 1 days ending Aug 23, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:34:26 7.84(12:03) 12.61(7:29) 429
  Total1 1:34:26 7.84(12:03) 12.61(7:29) 429

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Thursday Aug 23, 2018 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:34:26 [5] 12.61 km (7:29 / km) +429m 6:24 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

COC Long

368 controls

1: Slow. Detail was hard to read so I wanted to take this one with care. I didn't every find that indistinct trail. I also didn't see just how easy the control is. Just run downhill, it's quite difficult to miss. To be fair, contour directions are hard to read.
2: Again, focus on nailing the navigation. Hit the open area then in.
3: Compass.
4: Hit the reentrant then compass. Compass was off and I struggled to move quickly in the green, but went alright.
6: Along the spur to the trail. Was going to drop to the open area I hit on the way to 2 then run across, but it looked hella nope so I switched plan and ran some ridges. End of the route was the same.
7: Hard part was attacking the control without clear ideas but it worked.
10: Leif went right as I was entering 9. Took 10 seconds to decide, and the hill on the left route halfway through looked more difficult than the pretty flat running on the right, and I couldn't tell which one was longer anyway. Plus, if I went right, I could guarantee that I stayed close to Leif while reading the rest of the course.
11: Turns out I didn't climb the yellow hill where I expected because I was tired. When I hit the trail closer to 11, glanced at my compass to make sure I was going northeast before turning in.
12: Leif left me when I stopped to tie my shoe, then some pretty sketchy navigation on my part into the depression.
13: Long spur with the lake to my left then trail. Didn't really read the map at all.
15: Around looked more appealing to me, but according to my split comparison with Leif, going up and over versus down and around are pretty damn similar.
16: Wow that was awful. Read the map like I didn't know what a map is. When you don't cross a trail then you don't cross a trail, you don't just forget the trail exists.

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