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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer3 2:16:22 2.24 3.6 19375.5
  run/walk1 1:05:00 4.35(14:57) 7.0(9:17) 123195.0
  weights2 45:0060.0
  hike1 30:0030.0
  Nordic track1 15:0030.0
  Total6 4:51:22 6.59 10.6 141690.5

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Friday Oct 19, 2018 #

2 PM

orienteer race 51:22 [4] 3.6 km (14:16 / km) +19m 13:54 / km

US Nationals, Middle Course, St Patricks Park, South Bend IN and crossing in to MI

This did not go as planned. It started out well, I was moving smoothly and reading well through 5. At 6, I decided to follow a young guy into the woods even though I knew it was too early.

Then it fell apart for the next few controls. Actually, my brain turned off/ Missed the elephant tracks leading right to 7, and didn't follow my compass well, so I wandered in some tall crap before I bailed out. Leaving 8, it took so long to get to the trail, I misunderstood which one I was on. Figured it out and ran to 9.

I was desperate to keep moving and I did not read the map well from 9 to 10. I got the tiny stream (on the map) and I hesitated for a bit, actually considered turning back. But then I saw some leaves about 6 inches below the surface. So I stepped in. And promptly found myself buried in mud up to my chest. Ugh! that was so unexpected, good thing I didn't lose my map or compass. I sort of swam on the surface, pulling myself along on some branches until I got out of there. Boy that was a mess!

When I got out to the road and realized it truly was an uncrossable fence, I was confused. Turned north because I thought I could go on the road to the west, but I saw that the gate was closed there. Did I see the route that went just a bit further north along the road? No, I did not. I turned around and ran all the way south. I thought I could get through the fence at the first bit of green (just east of 10) but I was wrong. So I had to keep going south to the fence end, then head back north. Lost a lot of time on this stupid route.

Lost more time on a bad execution of the route to 11, but then I relocated quickly. That helped turn my brain back on for the rest of the course and I moved well to the end.

I'm disappointed. I wanted to do well this weekend, nice clean runs, with good concentration. Let's see how the next three races go.

Edit: wanted to capture that we went to the history museum and Oliver house in the morning. And were very grateful that our hotel had a washing machine, so that we could clean our muddy clothes (Mike also crossed the "stream" aka mud pit).

And it was very cool to run in two states today: thanks OCIN and SMOC!

Thursday Oct 18, 2018 #


Short travel day to South Bend IN. We went to the campus art museum, which was quite nice. Then an early (delicious) dinner at Chicory Cafe.

Wednesday Oct 17, 2018 #

weights 30:00 [1]

An easy session this week due to the Nationals

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 #

hike 30:00 [1]

Quick hike around Sandy's neighborhood, being pulled by her dog Kiri. Nice to see her. Our weekend schedules are really busy lately and we have a hard time getting together.

I passed Mike on West campus as I drove home. I usually call out something from the car (in reference to his body :) but there was a woman walking on the sidewalk near him and it just didn't seem like the right time.

Monday Oct 15, 2018 #

Nordic track 15:00 [2]

weights (Arms) 15:00 [2]

Sunday Oct 14, 2018 #

10 AM

run/walk 1:05:00 [3] 7.0 km (9:17 / km) +123m 8:32 / km

orienteer 25:00 [2]

Mike and I went out for a trail run at Rockhaven. I got confused at some new trails, missed a junction (I now know) and I wandered a bit trying to figure out where I was. That's why I'm logging part of this as orienteering. Once I figured out where I was, I decide to go back and get through the trails I had intended, so that I could conquer this and pay attention the second time.

Saturday Oct 13, 2018 #

orienteer 1:00:00 [2]

checking out control locations at Park University for the Pre-Possum course.
I had to completely change my courses, so I spent more time here than I planned.

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