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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 7 days ending Oct 1:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:49:55 17.28(13:18) 27.81(8:16) 883
  Running4 2:14:53 12.79 20.58 53
  Biking2 45:00 13.67(18.2/h) 22.0(29.3/h)
  Swimming1 30:00 1.24(24:08) 2.0(15:00)
  Total8 7:19:48 44.98 72.39 936

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Sunday Oct 1 #

8 AM

Orienteering 3:49:55 [3] 27.81 km (8:16 / km) +883m 7:08 / km

Saturday Sep 30 #

1 PM

Running 36:11 [1] 6.09 km (5:57 / km) +25m 5:50 / km

Thursday Sep 28 #

9 AM

Biking 20:00 [1] 10.0 km (30.0 kph)

7 PM

Biking 25:00 [1] 12.0 km (28.8 kph)

Tuesday Sep 26 #

7 AM

Running 32:00 [1] 6.0 km (5:20 / km)
shoes: 201702 Asics Gel-contend

Monday Sep 25 #

7 AM

Running 46:42 [1] 8.5 km (5:30 / km) +28m 5:24 / km
shoes: 201702 Asics Gel-contend

3 PM

Swimming 30:00 [1] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)

After a few hours of talks, we had three hours of designated "recreation time;" I went canoeing with some peeps - Ben, Francis, Karina, James -, then took the James Hawley challenge of swimming out to a buoy and back around to the beach. I mostly swam backstroke, as it was the most sustainable for me. Front crawl is good, but looking down in the lake repeatedly didn't appeal. I also struggle to keep my breathing steady for more than a few minutes of front crawl and not overexerting myself. Afterwards, we threw a frisbee and football around and generally socialized. I put on sunscreen, but I fear some of it washed away in the lake, so I may be lightly toasted.
5 PM

Running 20:00 [1]

One of our social events was a team scavenger hunt. The hunt was quite complex - there were twelve teams of five (a mix of new and returning students), and there were three ways of scoring points:
  1. 14 Trivia questions printed on the packet (trivial, as it were)
  2. 30 photo questions of varying difficulties (e.g. a picture of the team with the department head, a picture of the team with a squirrel, a photo of the team on the docks)
  3. Activity minigames dispersed throughout the facility. The activities were harder to access because you had to have obtained a riddle directing you to the centre to gain access; we were handed two riddle cards at the start - only one of which we solved - and obtained additional riddle cards as we completed minigames. We only made it to three of eight possible minigames before the hour time limit elapsed, but apparently this was more than anyone else. It was logistically improbable to complete the event.

This is notable because while my team did not set out with great ambition, our efforts increased as the hunt went on. Everyone bought in to the maximal effort, and we were the only team that I saw that was running. I had grabbed a paper map of the facility, so I even got to orienteer a little.

Our team obliterated the competition and won eternal glory (and a Starbucks gift card or some such).

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