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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Mar 31, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  weights / strength3 3:50:00
  walking3 3:32:00 6.0 9.66
  orienteering3 2:57:29 8.02 12.923c
  trail building / maintenance1 1:30:00
  mapping - field checking1 1:00:00 2.0(30:00) 3.22(18:38)
  bicycling - road1 43:00 9.33(4:37) 15.02(2:52)
  bicycling - stationary1 11:00
  Total7 13:43:29 25.35 40.7923c
averages - weight:158.7lbs

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Saturday Mar 31, 2007 #

orienteering race 1:20:37 [4] *** 8.2 km (9:50 / km)
23c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

DVOA Fair Hill Red Course (Day 1). A pretty decent run for me, except that completely blew by control #7. It would not have added more than a minute to my time. So I'm down as a mispunch. Otherwise, a pretty clean run, with only a minute or so error on #2 due to loss of concentration & not seeing a control that was half buried by fallen leaves.

As I was approaching #2, three things happened. I was a little left of my planned approach, which I should have figured out if I'd maintained concentration. Then, I had to descend a steep hill & a branch yanked my SI card off my finger. I recovered it in seconds, but the stop & turn-around also hurt concentration. Then, just as I got to the bottom of the slope, one of the interscholastic competitors came barrelling down, tripped and did a spectacular Superman imitation, crash landing just in front of me. Checking that the kid was okay threw off the remainder of my concentration as I crossed the creek, looked in the shallow reentrant that I was sure the control was in, failed to see the buried control (which the unhurt youth was scampering to and punching), then wasted almost a minute relocating before coming back to the same spot. The stand was surrounded by dead leaves which came halfway up the bag & when I stepped into the leaves to punch, my feet sank calf deep in the mud underneath (reminds me of another sinking control in Ontario a few years ago).

Otherwise, a fun place to run... a little cool starting off, but a dry day.

orienteering race 20:52 [5] *** 2.7 km (7:44 / km)
shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

Sprint at DVOA Interscholastics, Fair Hill, Maryland. A fun, fast forest sprint... white forest with a web of trails & a few small streams with a couple wet-foot crossings. I felt very stiff before the race & wasn't sure I'd be able to run, but 15 or 20 minutes of thorough stretching & loosening up proved to be adequate & I maintained a run for all but a few steps up a rather steep bank.

Friday Mar 30, 2007 #

orienteering 20:00 [2] ** 2.0 km (10:00 / km)
weight:158lbs shoes: Icebugs

Jogged to a few of the model controls at Fair Hill. Needed to loosen up after 10 hours of driving. The navigation was pretty simple, but a good refresher in Fair Hill vegetation.

Thursday Mar 29, 2007 #

orienteering 56:00 [3] **

setting controls at Camp Friedlander. Pretty easy navigation as O' goes. Did find a new trail connection & an unmapped depression, though. Felt kind of tired.

walking 32:00 [2] **

including a little jogging. Setting controls at Camp Friedlander.

Wednesday Mar 28, 2007 #

weights / strength 2:00:00 [3]

yard work... very muddy digging. Actual time well over 4 hours. My shoulders & back will be sore tomorrow.

Tuesday Mar 27, 2007 #

bicycling - road 11:00 [2] 2.6 mi (4:14 / mi)

trail building / maintenance 1:30:00 [3]

honeysuckle removal.

bicycling - road 32:00 [3] 6.73 mi (4:45 / mi)

sunny day, rolling with a couple big hills (King Rd & S.B. west)

weights / strength 20:00 [3]

garden work - digging

mapping - field checking 1:00:00 [1] ** 2.0 mi (30:00 / mi)
shoes: O T Blaze III

Fieldwork for Miami Univ. trails extension proposal. Lots of new construction since 2005 aerials.

Monday Mar 26, 2007 #

walking 2:00:00 [1] 4.0 mi (30:00 / mi)
weight:160lbs shoes: O T Blaze III

OBBA. Indian Creek Pioneer Cemetery, Oxford Community Park, M U Natural Areas.

bicycling - stationary 11:00 [3]

Sunday Mar 25, 2007 #

weights / strength 1:30:00 [2]

planted 2 new 1.5 meter pine trees, then hauled several wheelbarrow loads of gravel & sod to finish filling the truck rut along the edge of my road.

walking 1:00:00 [1] 2.0 mi (30:00 / mi)

Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas project. mostly listening for woodcock and owls. Miami Univ. Kramer Woods & Environmental Research Center. Actually spent about 1:45 in the woods, but discounting the time for standing & listening.

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