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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Dec 3, 2012:

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  Course set-check-pick1 40:00 1.55(25:45) 2.5(16:00) 12
  Total1 40:00 1.55(25:45) 2.5(16:00) 12

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Sunday Dec 2, 2012 #

4 PM

Course set-check-pick 40:00 [1] *** 2.5 km (16:00 / km) +12m 15:38 / km

Picking up exactly one ultralong control at East Fork.

I had been saying that my biggest regret from the weekend was not getting out in the woods at all. But, Friday was the first time I had ever used OE2010 in an event. Saturday was a blur with the team assignments---I knew hardly anything that was going on in the relay until over an hour into it. Sunday was my only legitimate chance of getting out there. But the excuses to not go were easy. Rain. Mud. Lots of people finishing. When Mike asked me to go, half of me didn't want to. But I wanted all the ultralong controls out-of-the-woods by dark, and it was me or Mike, and he had four more to get.

It was so nice. It was a tough control, 65. I took a trail route there, but I actually missed left (to the west) at least 25m. Then I left the control to the south---I thought---and noticed later that I was going north---I really want to see the track to see what happened. Then I came back another way, forming a big clockwise route. {Edit: Okay. That's a weird error for me. I left the control correctly, to the south, but at some point I got turned 90 degrees to the right and then almost exactly back north. I must've had some major loss of concentration. Weird.}

The weekend was a blur. I saw a lot of people I don't see much, but read about all the time. I saw some really good orienteers moving fast. OCIN won its first relay medal ***ever***. An orienteer on Friday stopped at the download and asked to borrow a headlamp, because her battery was dead and she "had come a long way for this," so I loaned her my incandescent 10W/20W Silva 480, and later figured out it was Iliana S, from Halden Skiklubb---too bad it didn't didn't help her time much.

We were out of the parks way earlier than expected on each day. On Friday, we were driving out of Mt Airy at 1205am. The relay took longer than expected---I can't remember right now, but 5-ish. And the Ultralong---right at dark---say 530pm. It is remarkable to have the Ultralong taken down that fast. If you've ever set an Ultralong, you know what I mean. It takes a lot longer than you imagine to get all those controls into the woods.

Guy got the last controls---the model event at Sharon Woods---on Tuesday afternoon. And the results went up reasonably fast. We didn't set any records or anything, but it was reasonable.

One thing I learned at the 2009 relay was that I need sleep to properly run the download. In 2009, Gerald realized it a few minutes before I did, but my brain wasn't operating properly. This year, I finished with the Night Results and final Relay set-up (software) at about 4am. But I've had a shoulder injury, and I didn't fall asleep until just after 6am. I had about 2 hours of sleep for the relay. That was about enough, but when I got home about 6pm, I sat down to modify the relay results for Attackpoint, and I literally was nodding off as I typed. I sat down in a chair with the electric blanket and slept for 20 minutes, then went to the Team Social. (Tried Lakrisal! for the first time.)

Got home 10-ish, went to bed---Had 8 hours of sleep for the Ultralong, but felt exhausted anyway. Sharon Crawford helped after the event again, but had to leave early for her flight, so she missed the after-action food at City BBQ (which Guy thought was a tradition---But isn't! We just eat somewhere cool. It doesn't have to be City BBQ. Duh.)

Thursday Nov 29, 2012 #

Note

I had a followup about an MRI I had Monday.

1. The bone is contused. (meaning deeply bruised or slightly fractured).
2. The rotator cuff is probably damaged.
3. The labrum is uncertain.

Recommendation is to try Naproxen twice-a-day plus some physical therapy, and see what happens. Possibly a scope operation in several or many months.

It feels a lot better, but certain motions hurt, and when I do big motions I get lots of tendon or ligaments snapping in there.

I took a serious painkiller last night, and slept really well---first time in a long time. It seems that I have trained myself to not roll over onto the busted shoulder---mostly.

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