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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Oct 20, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteer4 2:03:37 4.78 7.7 30
  run/walk1 1:05:00 4.35(14:57) 7.0(9:17) 123
  weights2 45:00
  hike1 30:00
  Nordic track1 15:00
  Total7 4:38:37 9.13 14.7 152

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Saturday Oct 20, 2018 #

8 AM

orienteer race 18:54 [4] 2.0 km (9:27 / km) +6m 9:19 / km

US Nationals Sprint 1, Plymouth centennial park

A good race! I was able to run most of the time, I did well reading ahead and knowing where I was going.

Slight bobble at 3 when I couldn't figure out what I was looking for; and less optimal route choice at 9.

I was pleased.
11 AM

orienteer race 28:21 [4] 2.1 km (13:30 / km) +5m 13:20 / km

US Nationals, Sprint 2 Plymouth Centennial Park

I was tired for this second sprint, and it showed, in my thinking. I felt just a few seconds behind on my reading and was not always sharp. Confused at 3, walked past 4 (saw it but assumed it wasn't mine, because it looked like it was on a trail), not planning my attack to 6.

I stood a t 6 for a few seconds to decide if I truly had to run down to the bridge by 4 to get to 7. I didn't want to overlook an obvious other route choice. But yes, I did have to go all the way back down.

Going through the woods to 7 was very rough, tons of downed trees. But after that I was able to take advantage of elephant tracks to get to 8 and 9.

10 was insane. I said to myself, run past the tennis courts, cross the road and go to the shelter. I was just concentrating on running and finishing as soon as I could. I stopped looking at my map away on the way around the tennis courts, and I looked up and saw a shelter way up the road. So I ran up to it (and right past my marker). Ugh, lost 2 minutes here.

Not happy with this run.

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.

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