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Training Log Archive: Ricka

In the 7 days ending Nov 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:23:38
  Running2 52:20
  Total4 4:15:58

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Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering race 23:38 [4]

Well-designed challenging sprint: Trails first; then 3 medium legs with road vs. straight route choice; then 'run around the yellow'. Looks simple, but lots of errors made overall. My second best A-meet sprint.

Good execution and route choice overall - bit more pace possible early. 6-7: not able to look at route ahead; chose good route, executed to spur/knoll; did not turn, raced down spur to stream - very confused. -2 minutes. Lesson: On fast downhill, be sure to stop at check-off feature. 7-8-9: Very good comparative splits, even though I walked ridge on 7-8 and walked a bit on road on 8-9. Looking ahead on 8-9 made 9-Fvery efficient.

S-1: followed my compass, not reading map or terrain well, drop off field, saw black X, then down to control. Felt slow: 3rd best on M55

Orienteering 45:00 [2]

Sprint model event. Lots of thick vegetation, ragged but good map reading - sprint event was MUCH more open.

Orienteering 45:00 [1]

After Sprint, drove to Classic Model. Bad sign: I got Eric (driver) quite lost on the way - could not read correlate park map with ground :).

45-minute map-walk was very helpful. Lessons: white is quite well-mapped and definitely preferable to green slash or light green - use it if you can; the cairns are really small - too small to rely on as check-off features.

Thursday Nov 1, 2007 #

Running 23:20 [3]

Short last tune-up run in Forest Park. Included two hills and 45-second sprint. Felt great! 60F and sunny.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

Running 29:00 [2]

I did it! Got up for 'early' morning run. It felt good to be out on 40F morning and the 2nd half of the easy pace felt good.

Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #

Orienteering 1:30:00 [2]

'Map jogging' at Babler - parked at Dr. Babler's. Hadn't been on MO's ridge reentrant maps in a while - felt good. Variety of legs, map reading, minor features, etc. Paw paw leaves mostly down, but still limited pace and visibility - hope it felt like Nationals next week.

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