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Training Log Archive: furlong47

In the 7 days ending Oct 18, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:09:48 6.15(30:51) 9.9(19:10) 10034c
  horseback riding (english)1 1:00:00
  hiking1 15:00 0.75(20:07) 1.2(12:30)
  Total4 4:24:48 6.9 11.1 10034c

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014 #

7 PM

horseback riding (english) 1:00:00 [1]

Lesson on Griffin

Monday Oct 13, 2014 #

9 AM

orienteering race 25:25 [5] *** 3.4 km (7:29 / km) +20m 7:16 / km
20c shoes: Asics Enduro

NAOC Sprint - Arnprior - F21-34A (Course 4)

Majorly fun urban sprint. I love the urban/campus type races and had been looking forward to this all year!

Body felt very tired and worn out, yet I was really fast (for me, anyway). No major mistakes, just a few steps down the wrong street once between 1 and 2 while still getting my bearings in the street grid. Going to 6 I intended to take the curved path to the control, but overshot that and cut in on the North side of the buildings. It was fun running down the empty streets lined with businesses and on the churches, schools, etc. And the end section in the park was very dynamic, bouncing around from control to control while trying to ignore all of the many other bags in the vicinity.

AND I got WRE points beyond the minimum that they give to pretty much everybody. Now ranked 1063rd in the world in Sprint. Hahaha.

Sunday Oct 12, 2014 #

9 AM

hiking 15:00 [1] 1.2 km (12:30 / km)
shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

Walk to start
10 AM

orienteering race 2:44:23 [4] *** 6.5 km (25:17 / km) +80m 23:49 / km
14c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

NAOC Long - Carp Ridge & Hidden Meadow - F21-34A (Course 8)

Started out OK. Missed a little on 3. Thought I knew where I was whole way to 4, attacked twice from a known place (beaver dam), wandered about checking every dot knoll in sight, felt ready to quit. Bailed to marsh near power line and finally found it on reattack.

On to 5. This was the control I accidentally found yesterday, so you think it would have been easy. But the area seemed to look totally different this time and I did take some time to get there. 6 was close and relatively simple. Took left route to 7 which was probably dumb. My intention was to cut across the indistinct trail to the powerline, but I lost it partway and ended up in green. Another person was in there too and we both ended up trapped by a lake and some green. Had to back out and struggle over to the open. This was the second time I considered packing it in.

After that 7 & 8 weren't bad. Intended to follow fence down to 9 from the trail, but only ever found a handful of posts, so picked my way across using features. The rest were not hard with all the trails in the area, and I finally knew I would make it in time. Just very tired and with sore foot. A rough day in all. Looking forward to different terrain of the sprint.

Finished last today except for those who had DNF. No medals deserved anyway for this mess.

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