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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Sep 17, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:16:22 3.29 5.312c
  PT3 1:30:00
  Cross-Training1 1:00:00
  Total5 4:46:22 3.29 5.312c

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Saturday Sep 17, 2016 #

Orienteering race 46:22 [3] *** 5.3 km (8:45 / km)
12c shoes: VJ Supra Fall 2015

I ran the M-Green class on the Green-Y course at Day 1 of the US Classic Championships at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation on the border of New York and Connecticut.

This was one of my favorite places to orienteer when I was younger and lived in New York. It was then off-limits to orienteers for a long time, so I was thrilled to come back and get to run here again, even if I am far from 100% able to compete.

My route is here:

The Green course was a good challenge for me, and it was very clear for me that my orienteering skills were rusty. I opened well, winning the splits to 1 and 2, but was sloppy after that. I lost around 30 seconds in the circle on 3, and picked an atrocious route choice to 4, climbing up the steepest, rockiest part of the slope. My route to 6 was good on paper, but the woods were much junkier in reality. It might have been better to go around on trails to the west.

I was clean from 7-11, but slow on the climb to 10 - I lost that split by 3 seconds despite hitting the control right on.

I then did a stupid thing to the last control and ran straight through the field, picking up lots and lots of burrs in the process - as can be seen in the picture on Thierry's log: . Kristin Hall got 20 seconds on me on this leg.

Overall, it was a solid run given my physical limitations right now. I won the Green Y course by about 4 minutes over Kristin, but she had a 2 minute mistake, so our speeds were pretty close.

Friday Sep 16, 2016 #

PT 30:00 [1]

Thursday Sep 15, 2016 #


Note to self for future sanctioning committee improvements: when a year starts, send out a poll to all the clubs proactively asking them whether they plan on hosting National Events the following year, and whether they plan to bid on any championships. That way, we can minimize any conflict over proposed bids, or at least settle it in a timely fashion, without hurt feelings or lost hard work.

Wednesday Sep 14, 2016 #

Cross-Training 1:00:00 [2]

Elliptical at the gym at home. Listened to more of the Hardcore History podcast about Anabaptists.

PT 30:00 [1]

Did a full set of my exercises after the workout. Dog was not helpful.

Sunday Sep 11, 2016 #

Orienteering 1:30:00 [1]

Alli and I finished off the weekend by going out together on a Green course. We mostly walked, with a bit of jogging in the beginning. Alli did most of the navigation, and I made suggestions and corrections once in a while. She did great - I think she has improved a lot since we've moved back to the States.

On the way home, after picking up Barnacle, we stopped by Clem and Dasha's place and spent a couple of hours with the delightful Forestik.

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