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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Feb 3, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteer2 2:24:08 7.44(19:22) 11.97(12:02) 101
  cycle1 45:00
  yoga1 30:00
  weights1 30:00
  sprint drills1 30:00
  erg1 20:00
  Total6 4:59:08 7.44 11.97 101

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Saturday Feb 3, 2018 #

11 AM

orienteer 1:00:00 [3] 6.81 km (8:48 / km) +31m 8:37 / km

Got up in time to go out for a run on the Stanford campus. Beautiful day, beautiful campus.

Unfortunately, I was using a map from 2010, so there were a few surprises. Like a brand new building near 4, which threw me for a bit. Then I decide that I didn't want to go all the way to 5 (no fun). After I turned around, I saw a couple walking a horse on campus. This was weird enough that I had to stop and ask. The horse is boarded, but likes to get out and see things, so they walk her everyday on campus.

Passed lots of Chinese tourists taking campus tours. Couldn't get to 12 due to construction, and then I decided to stop because I had to go pick up Mom.

Mom and I went to visit my brother Patrick and SIL Laurie for a nice lunch. Then a quiet dinner at home with sister Kathleen and SIL BJ.

Friday Feb 2, 2018 #


I intended to get in some training today, but as often happens on a travel day, it didn't work out. Off to see Mom (and siblings+spouses) in the Bay Area. Nice visit with Mom before dinner at Casa de Haha (Kathleen and BJ)

Thursday Feb 1, 2018 #

erg 20:00 [3]

Wednesday Jan 31, 2018 #

weights 30:00 [3]

yoga 30:00 [1]

Tuesday Jan 30, 2018 #

cycle 45:00 [2]

I was working at home today and it was going to be fairly warm (11c). So when my boss cancelled our 4:00 meeting, I jumped on my bike for a mid-winter ride. I had to pump up the tires a bit but otherwise the bike was fine.

Heavy winds out of the south meant I actually had to pedal down the Kasold hill. But boy, did I enjoy the tailwind when I returned!

So fine to be able to ride in the winter!

Monday Jan 29, 2018 #

sprint drills (stretch) 30:00 [1]

some sprint drills and strength training in the basement.

The best part of the day was coming home to see our finished bathrooms! 90% of the work was completed on time (2 weeks) but then we had to wait an extra week for the shower door to arrive. They installed it today, and now we're all done!

Before and After photo albums are here:
half bath
master bath

Sunday Jan 28, 2018 #

7 AM

orienteer 1:24:08 [3] 5.16 km (16:18 / km) +70m 15:16 / km

Hanging markers for today's event.

About 8C and sunny to start, but cloudy later.
We had a great turnout, including 3 women who had been at our recent training events. 47 starts, almost a record for us. But there must have been about 70 folks total, almost looked like a real athletic event. I think we are reaching critical mass for advertising our events on Facebook and other places and the word is spreading about O.

We have one regular participant, a woman (in her 20s?) with an intellectual disability. Her mother comes with her, and I assumed she knew how to read the map, but let her daughter read it sometimes. But I was wrong. After 2 hours they were not yet back from the intro course. Fortunately, I had their phone number (the daughter calls me a lot!) so I called them and tried to figure out where they were. It was difficult, because the daughter told me they were passing a tree with mushrooms on it, or a downed tree or a rock wall. Finally I understood they were on a trail and heading west, so I took an educated guess and headed to meet them. Found them 30 minutes after the courses closed. I had designed the intro course to leave the trail, follow a rock wall and field edge, then follow streamers to the next trail. The mom said that she had been told that the intro course is always on the trail so she never wanted to leave the trail. They wandered for a long time, but finally realized they should turn around (thankfully!)

So now I know I have to teach the mom to read a map. We also need to find a way to teach folks who are moving up from Intro to Intermediate. Blair suggested a "Step Up Training" along the lines of our beginner's briefings. I'm willing to try that.

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