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Training Log Archive: Vector

In the 7 days ending Nov 4, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 1:55:23 8.84 14.22 12024 /54c44%
  X-cntry running1 17:00 2.21(7:42) 3.55(4:47) 30
  Legs and/or sprints1 10:00
  Total7 2:22:23 11.04 17.77 15024 /54c44%
  [1-5]6 2:17:23

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Saturday Nov 4, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 21:04 [4] *** 2.4 km (8:47 / km)
shoes: Icebug

Enjoyable course, but a so-so performance. Guessing getting only 2 hrs of sleep the night prior didn't help (don't know why my body couldn't fall asleep till 4:30 am-- maybe the dulce de leche?) Was deliberately not pushing hard due to 2nd sprint later in the day but even w/o pushing hard I got way too wobbly on my navigating more than once. For some reason I was having trouble maintaining contact with the course lines and circles and kept losing my place on the map. I really should have done better on this one in retrospect. Ugh. The tent platforms all over gave it an interesting maze dynamic, loved that aspect of it. Love forest sprints and wish we did more of them as an O community.

CY17 control goal count = 1,072
2 PM

Orienteering race 17:01 [4] ** 2.7 km (6:18 / km)
shoes: Icebug

Sprint at PSU Berks. Felt better than in the morning after small nap. Speed was ok. My goal was simply to just do a clean race and not mispunch to secure a good Blue ranking for the year. I mostly accomplished that. Didn't mispunch, and all controls were clean except one minor mistake going to #12. I accidentally ran around a building north side the wrong way instead of between buildings...came out of 11 going around the wrong building. It still took me to 12 but was a wider and not optimal route that cost me precious time and at least three places in the results. Proof yet again that at this level of competition just one mistake has huge cost.

Overall I was successful w/ some of my goals and that may have been my last national of the year, but I also didn't really do as well as I know I can so I'm wondering if I should try to end the year on a better note. Still it's been a much improved year over the previous and this race locked that in, I've already scored in the 70s on Blue twice this year, and I had a fun time at this great event. Looking forward to building on it all going forward.

CY17 control goal count = 1,088

Friday Nov 3, 2017 #

11 AM

Orienteering 30:00 [2] **** 2.4 km (12:30 / km) +50m 11:19 / km
7c shoes: X-Talon 212

Ridley Creek SP, PA. Memory-O'd part of an old Blue course w/ friend.

CY17 control goal count = 1,023

12 PM

Orienteering 16:00 [4] * 2.65 km (6:02 / km) +50m 5:31 / km
spiked:9/10c shoes: X-Talon 212

Ridley Creek SP, PA permanent course - short.

CY17 control goal count = 1,033

8 PM

Orienteering 5:00 [0] ***


CY17 control goal count = 1,053

Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 #

Orienteering 26:18 [3] ** 4.07 km (6:28 / km) +20m 6:18 / km
spiked:15/17c shoes: X-Talon 212

Galen's training sprint at Cherry Creek SP. Mostly good. Big buck stared me down on way to #5 and looked to be pretty territorial, so I swallowed my pride & detoured around him. Doing well in some places, a little sluggish in others, but good nav overall except for one control. Perfect running weather!

Surpassed 1,000 controls either visited or armchaired this year! Goal was 2,000. Its late in the year so probably not going to make 2,000, but 1,000 is pretty nice and I do think its helped improve my navigation a little.

CY17 control goal count = 1,016

Legs and/or sprints 10:00 [1]

Tuesday Oct 31, 2017 #

X-cntry running 17:00 [3] 3.55 km (4:47 / km) +30m 4:36 / km
shoes: Asics

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