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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Apr 11:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:52:25 15.24(11:19) 24.53(7:02) 389
  Cross-Training2 1:35:01
  Running3 59:12 4.19 6.75 138
  Total6 5:26:38 19.43 31.27 528

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Sunday Apr 11 #

9 AM

Running 9:00 [2] 1.16 km (7:46 / km)
ahr:133 max:182


Orienteering race 1:37:10 [3] 14.19 km (6:51 / km) +187m 6:25 / km
ahr:147 max:167

COC Ultimate Orienteer #2 - Quincy Lakes

This started out ok and then rapidly went downhill. I was pleased with my route to 4, and was actually in the lead at that point (a whopping 12 minutes into the race). That's probably when the positives stopped. I was wobbly and a bit unsure to 5, but got it ok after spooking a herd of sleeping deer and a big owl (?).

Then on 6 I was fighting my compass the entire time and coming off my bearing. This probably cost me 1:30 or so. Control 7 was ok, but on 8 the wheels came off. I came very close to the flag, didn't see it, and instead of pausing and taking another look, I took off to relocate. Multiple relocations led me to the same spot, and I never went the additional 10 meters or so that would be needed to spot the flag. Eventually I got it.

I thought about quitting at that point, but then decided to get my money's worth and keep going. I am glad I did. It was a really enjoyable course in a great area. I navigated ok after this, except for a 30 second parallel error on 14, but the intensity wasn't there.

I'll chalk this one up to being rusty and out of shape. Both of these things are fixable.

Thanks to COC for a really fun weekend in great terrain! I'll be back.

Saturday Apr 10 #

Running 15:00 [2]

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:15:15 [3] 10.33 km (7:17 / km) +202m 6:38 / km
ahr:158 max:176

COC Ultimate Orienteer #1 - Bishop's Land, Central WA

Inara and I drove five hours to Quincy, WA for a weekend of races and hanging out. It was great. It was so fun to orienteer again at an event organized by someone else. It was easy to remember why I love this sport, and also easy to focus on my weaknesses in it.

But first, the positives:
1) It was fun, and I really enjoyed the terrain!
2) I managed to get into the map and terrain pretty well right from the beginning.
3) There were a number of legs that I executed well, especially in the middle, technical section.

Now, the negatives:
1) I lost focus on two of the longer legs (14, 15) and lost a bunch of time.
2) I made a number of bad decisions about what could and could not be climbed up or down, losing a bunch of time, especially on 4 and 15.
3) I had no extra gear - I felt like I was in zone 3 the entire time and couldn't increase my speed at all.

Will destroyed me by 15 minutes. A clean race would have had me about 7-8 minutes behind him, which is still a lot, but there is no good reason I should be any closer right now.

It was so much fun to race again - first races of any kind in nearly a year, and first ones with serious competition since the Georgia Navigator Cup in January 2020 - seemingly a lifetime ago.

Afterwards Sarah and I took Inara around the Beginner course and on an (unsuccessful) cactus search, and Inara got to drive Will's Tesla back to the event center. A good day!

Thursday Apr 8 #


- Got our events listed listed in the Daily Inter Lake and the Ravalli Republic.
- Ordered porta-potty for Soft Rock.
- Listed our event on the Missoula Nordic FB group. There seems to be a good amount of initial enthusiasm there.
- Spent three hours mapping at Soft Rock and tagging control sites.
- Talked to Lubrecht about moving forward with the permitting process for the May 22-23 events. Their one concern was that there is a missing person who has been out on the map somewhere since January...


- Got insurance form for Lubrecht
- Drafted Lubrecht courses and sent to the forest manager for approval
5 PM

Running 35:12 [3] 3.47 mi (10:08 / mi) +138m 9:01 / mi
ahr:139 max:189

Wednesday Apr 7 #

Cross-Training 50:00 [3]

Hydrow rowing intervals, 4x3', 4x2', 2x1', 1x30". Good workout.

Tuesday Apr 6 #


At one point, I remember seeing bbrooke record her RMOC-related activities on her AP log. I think that's a good idea, and I will see if I can do that for GrizO here, mainly just to keep some sort of record of everything we need to be doing.

Today has been all about outreach:
- Reached out to the Ravalli Republic, the Interlake Daily, and the Flathead Beacon to get our events on their event calendars
- Reached our to reporters at the Republic and the Daily to see if they want to do a story on us
- Posted on Rocky Mountaineers page, after getting permission
- Reached out to Missoula Nordic Ski Club to see if they would let me post on their page
- Reached out to homeschooling group to see if they want to do a second clinic for their kids (first one sold out)

Other stuff:
- Sent in permit fee for Soft Rock event
- Did price comparison on porta potties for our events
1 PM

Cross-Training 45:01 [1]
ahr:106 max:130

Finally back to working out again after dealing with a cold the last few days. Still didn't feel particularly strong today.

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