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Training Log Archive: levitin

In the 7 days ending Oct 12, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:25:28 8.12(25:19) 13.06(15:44) 346
  Walking1 50 2.5(20) 4.02(12)
  Total2 3:26:18 10.61(19:26) 17.08(12:05) 346
  [1-5]1 3:25:28

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Sunday Oct 12, 2008 #

Orienteering race 43:41 [4] 2.79 km (15:39 / km) +70m 13:55 / km
ahr:150 max:171 shoes: Jalas2

Beaver Brook.

Orienteering race 36:57 [4] 2.38 km (15:32 / km) +70m 13:32 / km
ahr:146 max:171 shoes: Jalas2

HB High School.

After the race, I chatted with one of the women there for the car show. She asked what we were doing. I showed her the map, said there was a cluster of maps in the town, an active club in the area, and great times in the woods.

I think by and large each group looked at the other one with thoughts like "Will you get a load of *those* weirdos?" One group sweaty and wearing funny clothes, the other group obsessively cleaning glass windows and buffing hubcaps of their muscle cars.

Orienteering race 40:51 [3] 2.12 km (19:16 / km) +36m 17:46 / km
ahr:153 max:178 shoes: Jalas2

My worst leg of the day. Could not get into the 1:3000 scale. I've been on the map once a long while back, but I had problems, even running off the west edge of the map on #11. I began this stage with my backup compass (with the air bubble in it), stopping by my car on the way to #10 to get the main compass. Still, I made serious mistakes on leg 3, leg 7, leg 8 (big one), and 11. Not good.

Orienteering race 54:10 [4] 2.99 km (18:07 / km) +70m 16:13 / km
ahr:153 max:174 shoes: Jalas2

Only 2 major errors, on leg 4 and leg 9. Still, not concentrating uniformly well.

Orienteering race 29:49 [5] 2.78 km (10:44 / km) +100m 9:05 / km
ahr:165 max:185 shoes: Jalas2

Mass start. I think the navigation began around leg 4. Got sloppy on leg 7 as I exited the orchard. I went WSW from #6, then through the open almost over the top of the hill, but I expected the cairn to be farther into the forest.

I was with Aims from 12 to 13, but I cut in sooner and punched first. To 14, he angled up but I ran around, so he punched first. In the 2 seconds (it seemed) that I took to punch 14, he disappeared, and when I next saw him on the sprint to the finish, he was halfway there. He said he heard footsteps, but I was so far behind him that it couldn't have been me.

Pete and Lex put on an excellent serious of events. It was great fun.

Saturday Oct 11, 2008 #

Walking 50 [0] 2.5 mi (20 / mi)

Walking around the neighborhood w/ Daniel, and then w/ Susan. Beautiful view west toward Moreland Hill from the side of Westwood.

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