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Training Log Archive: P.Stromme

In the 7 days ending Aug 7, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Strolling9 13:25:00
  Orienteering6 9:50:59 29.48 47.44 284951 /118c43%
  Miscellaneous Activity1 2:15:0011c
  Running3 1:00:00
  Total18 26:30:59 29.48 47.44 284951 /129c39%

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Friday Aug 7, 2015 #

Strolling 1:40:00 [2]

Walk to and from the arena (3k one way), and to the start (about 40 minutes).

Running 10:00 [3]
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Run/walk from finish back to the arena for download.
12 PM

Orienteering 3:06:46 intensity: (1:47:38 @1) + (1:08:01 @2) + (11:05 @3) + (2 @4) 7.04 mi (26:32 / mi) +1094ft 23:08 / mi
ahr:135 max:167 19c shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Brutal!

Thursday Aug 6, 2015 #

Strolling 1:45:00 [3]

To and from arena, to and from laundry, and to and from dinner
10 AM

Running warm up/down (Trail Running) 15:00 [3]
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Jogging to start
11 AM

Orienteering 1:25:35 intensity: (4:41 @1) + (12:37 @2) + (52:20 @3) + (15:57 @4) **** 5.74 mi (14:55 / mi) +224ft 14:23 / mi
ahr:159 max:179 spiked:13/19c shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Wednesday Aug 5, 2015 #

Strolling 2:40:00 [1]

Walking to arena, to start, back to bus, into town, to event center, and back to camp site.
12 PM

Orienteering 1:10:04 intensity: (3:09 @1) + (14:52 @2) + (33:16 @3) + (16:44 @4) + (2:03 @5) **** 4.15 mi (16:53 / mi) +215ft 16:06 / mi
ahr:159 max:186 spiked:11/21c shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

I felt better about my performance today, even though it wasn't a very good race. I think because I felt familiar with the glacial moraine terrain, and the woods were dry.
1 - strong start
2 - veered a bit further left than planned, but I realized it and adjusted my plan to hit the control
3 - too far left and hit the wrong reentrant. Easy fix
4 - horrible. A very short control, I started too far right, but ended up too far left. I think I must have been confused by the white/light green vegetation boundary and the complex network of white and rough open rides through the light green
5 - went right to hit a trail for the easy attackpoint
6 - pretty good. I ended up about 10-15m right of the control, but spotted it easily
7 - there were 5 contours stacked pretty close, so I was looking for a steep slope down. When I had gone too far, I saw that some of them were form lines, so it wasn't as steep as expected
8 - rough open is very hard to run through. I should have hit the trail to the right for faster running to the rough open area, and a shorter distance to go in the rough open
9 - not much detail to go by, and I ended up about 20m too far left
10 - more rough open, but shorter, and there were some pseudo paths to follow for part of it (looked like possibly 100+ year old logging road)
11 - I was in the right spot, and saw the control, but THOUGHT I was in the wrong place, because it didn't look the way I expected. Arghh!
12-15 - good, fairly quick
16 - awful. The first half of the leg was solid, the second half... not so much. It turns out that the area that I thought was medium green was still white. I was all over the place, and ended up going back to 15 to try again
17 - I was right on, but fell for the temptation to check out an earlier control about 75m before my control
18 - solid
19 - clean nav, but I went to the right of the little hill, and should have gone to the left
20 - good
21 - I ran directly to the mandatory crossing point, but when I saw the red and white tape, my brain said "Out of bounds," and I ran a couple of meters past it. A few people passed me there, but I passed them back on the straight run to 21 and the finish stretch

Tuesday Aug 4, 2015 #

12 PM

Miscellaneous Activity 2:15:00 [2]
11c

Walking around Highland O Fest, spectating the WOC Middle, trail-o, and maze-o.
1 PM

Orienteering 2:52 [3] ***
15c

Maze-O at O Fest
4 PM

Strolling 1:30:00 [1]

Walking around the Battle of Culloden Museum and battlefield.

Monday Aug 3, 2015 #

Strolling warm up/down 1:30:00 [1]

Walking to the arena, to the start, cool down after, and back to catch the bus.
10 AM

Orienteering 2:08:24 intensity: (33:56 @1) + (46:32 @2) + (41:08 @3) + (6:28 @4) + (20 @5) **** 5.16 mi (24:53 / mi) +862ft 21:29 / mi
ahr:146 max:183 spiked:10/19c shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Day 2, Glen Strathfarrar. The terrain was very physically challenging. Today went much better than yesterday. I definitely didn't navigate cleanly, but I didn't get completely lost like I did at the start yesterday. At one point i was struck by the sight of an open moor below me with at least 4 dozen orienteers criscrossing in all directions. Something we don't see back home...

First control. I was much more careful (didn't want a repeat of yesterday). But the navigation and terrain were also more difficult. None of the powerlines were on the map; they would have helped a ton. Several of the other runners in the area were complaining loudly that they should have been on the map, but I did see that they announced it in the daily bulletin.

Long leg to 4. I started out OK, but lost track of where I was. This was a leg through a moor along a step hillside (mountainside?) with a lot of marshes and thick bracken along the way. I ended up too far downhill. Fortunately, at the point when I was sure I was too low, it was easy to navigate the climb back up to the control.

Short leg to 16 in a thick pine forest. I went over a spur, and missed the small reentrant on the map. I followed it, thinking it was the bigger one I was looking for. My first relocation was using an uncertain feature. If I was correct, it would have paid off; but I wasn't. Second relocation was better.
4 PM

Strolling 30:00 [1]

Walk to the event center and back, in search of an electric outlet. Caught the medal ceremony for the WOC sprints and Sprint relay while I was there.

Sunday Aug 2, 2015 #

Strolling 1:15:00 [1]

Walking around the campsite, arena, and spectating the Sprint final at WOC. Ali Crocker finished 15th, which I think is the best finish ever by an American.
11 AM

Running warm up/down 35:00 [2]
shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

Run/walk to the start, including a trip back to the arena from about the halfway point to pick up my forgotten compass, dibber, and description holder.
12 PM

Orienteering 1:57:18 intensity: (5:25 @1) + (12:29 @2) + (49:13 @3) + (50:07 @4) + (4 @5) **** 7.39 mi (15:52 / mi) +454ft 15:00 / mi
ahr:162 max:181 spiked:17/25c shoes: Salomon Fellraiser yellow

First race of the Scottish 6 Days, in Achagour. I had a major mistake on the first control. I felt confident, but I confused the real trails and the elephant tracks (from probably about 4000 competitors by the time I started). I eventually relocated by finding my control #7.

Other significant mistakes:
14 - had to navigate through some complex archery range trails. I was doing awesome, running past many others who were looking very confused. But I made a mistake right before getting to my control, and had a hard time relocating because of the trail complexity.
15 - just a bad leg in general. I'm going to blame it on losing focus when I broke through a bog and sunk in thigh-deep.
21 - running along a ride, looking for an intersecting ride to attack from. I completely missed that there were a series of straight, parallel trails through the area. I attacked from one of those trails, and when it was clear that it wasn't right, I just ran parallel to the does ride to my control. The problem was that the whole area was a series of furrows and ditches, about 1 1/2 to 2 feet high, and I was going perpendicular to them. Up and down... up and down... up and down...

Saturday Aug 1, 2015 #

Strolling 2:00:00 [1]

Loch Ness, Urquhart castle, packet pick-up
6 AM

Strolling 35:00 [1]

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