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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 1 days ending Apr 27, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering2 1:36:51 4.66(20:47) 7.5(12:55) 570
  Total2 1:36:51 4.66(20:47) 7.5(12:55) 570
averages - sleep:6

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Saturday Apr 27, 2019 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:09:06 [3] 2.75 mi (25:08 / mi) +438ft 21:50 / mi
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

The first two controls went OK, but throughout the course I was (again) moving very slowly on the rocky ground.

I wasted a bunch of time getting to #3, picking my way across a really steep & rocky slope about halfway through the leg (yeah, the V-shaped cliff area), and then walking back and forth along the wrong level of cliffs before I spotted the flag below me.

I also bashed my shins on rocks and logs and stepped into leaf-covered, ankle-twisting holes multiple times. The worst encounter yielded what I've done often enough to make up my own word for it: an "abrusion" (bruise + abrasion), swollen into a painful lump on the front of my shin. :-\


12 PM


A fun outing with Kris in between events: a trip to the West Point Visitor Center, and then quiche and a mini-whoopie pie at Bear Mountain Bakery. :-)

4 PM

Orienteering race 27:45 [3] 1.91 mi (14:32 / mi) +132ft 13:38 / mi
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)

The Sprint was a blast -- except that I mispunched at #2. Sigh...I *never* mispunch! But, I misread the tiny details of the building / outer wall and did not think to look or go UP to the balcony level. ARGH! I don't do enough Sprints to think about the potential multi-level aspect of the map & course; next time I'll know to look up and down... I moved on after a few other people in the area speculated that the control was missing -- but they must have eventually figured it out.

Otherwise, just a few small miscalculations at #8 & #9, and one big time-wasting mistake at #11.

It was great to have the field house to hang out in after finishing -- especially after standing around in the cold rain while waiting to start.

Had a nice dinner with Kris afterwards, and then a visit with vmeyer, Pepper & Dee Dee. :-)


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