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Training Log Archive: Ricka

In the 7 days ending Oct 11, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:43:06
  Total3 4:43:06

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Friday Oct 11, 2013 #

Orienteering race 18:06 [4]

Sprint run on McMaster U campus. Overall solid run - maintained stronger pace than anticipated. Lots of tricky route choices and passages. Tough to plan ahead but always did know next leg. Two 20 sec bobbles: stopped at wrong control, oops, bit further in courtyard; stopped at correct control but "wrong code" - looked around, "should be correct" rechecked, Yes. UGH.

Good venue, good announcing, perfect weather. Supper with 15 at Bangkok Spoon: Fran, Zan, Alex, Carol & parents, Greg & Ken Sr., Langtons,...

Orienteering 1:00:00 [2]

Walked model event terrain - interesting mix of steep hills/re-entrants and flat stuff. Good map contact but fine detail in hillsides was tough (bit like Beaumont). Feel confident.

Thursday Oct 10, 2013 #

Orienteering 55:00 [3]

Training at Haven Hill map - area of Day 1 2007 A=meet.

Spiked all but one control. Good reading of contours despite medium visibility. Strange low lying vine (honey suckle-ish) made even walking without tripping hard in several areas = never encountered it before. With long run yesterday, this was just what I needed.

Then off to Detroit to visit John King's warehouses of used books wow! Bought several. And on to Chatham Ontario where John Brown planned his raid on Harper's Ferry. Chatham area was primary destination in Canada of underground railway ex-slaves in 1850's.

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013 #

Orienteering 2:30:00 [2]

Brown/Red course from 2007 Team Trials at Peach Mountain.

1st half with Fran, then solo. Good practice, I'm very rusty. Focused on bearings and pace count. Reading terrain pretty well. Woods were probably thicker than spring 2007.

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