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Training Log Archive: pi

In the 7 days ending Jul 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering Forest5 3:00:22 15.78(11:26) 25.4(7:06)
  Hiking1 2:00:00
  Total6 5:00:22 15.78 25.4

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Sunday Jul 24, 2011 #

Orienteering Forest 40:59 [4] 4.5 km (9:06 / km)

COC Middle at Lewes Lake. Very, very detailed map. The white was gnarly and you had to work hard for every inch. Was trying to be very conservative and safe in the navigation and I did many map stops to make sure I was in touch. Clean the first loop and felt really good at this point. Made a parallel mistake to 11, where I came up on the wrong ridge and attacked from the wrong place. Figure I lost a about 2 minutes here. After that point, my energy started to fade and it was more about surviving the last 1 km home. Felt tired physically and mentally after an intense week with not much sleep. In the end, my time was good for 4th after many runners lost too much time on mistakes. Very happy for Brian May to win his first COC gold!

Saturday Jul 23, 2011 #

Orienteering Forest 1:29:47 [4] 12.0 km (7:29 / km)

COC Long. Mind blowing terrain in the Carcross Desert. Difficult first part of the course in the sand hills, then a section of more "traditional" forest terrain. Clean but slow up to control 14, then missed the obvious route choice to 15 along the trail, followed by running around in circles close to the control. Lost 3 min here. After that came one of the most exotic legs in my orienteering life, climbing up a massive wall of sand. 3 controls in the rocks and then back down the sand wall. Was basically clean for the rest of the way home. I did not fade in my running towards the end, but the pace was never super fast anywhere out there. Margins on my side again and was able to defend my gold from last year! Robbie was 47 seconds behind and Mike was 1 min behind.

Friday Jul 22, 2011 #

Orienteering Forest 15:00 [4] 2.7 km (5:33 / km)

COC Sprint. Amazing open forest with subtle hill and depression features. Small little hooks here and there, especially to the 1st and 4th control. Overall fairly smooth and good race, perhaps a bit conservative pace in favor of navigation. 7th place in M21E, but Graeme Rennie had a faster time than me in M20 and so did Brent L in M35. Great arena and it was intense to do the race announcing today!

Thursday Jul 21, 2011 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [1]

Hiked up King's Throne in Kluane. Very steep and the trail was lose gravel the whole way. This made the way down super tiring. So overall the hike was pretty tough. Was out there for 6 hours, logging 2.

Wednesday Jul 20, 2011 #

Orienteering Forest 20:00 [5] 3.5 km (5:43 / km)

HPP Fundraiser Relay. James paid $25 to run with me ;) 4 legs, each runner ran twice. Mass start was intense! Great little forked courses by Eric Kemp. Only mistake was to 12 on the first loop where I went too far left through the green and ending up at the wrong fork. Came in perhaps around 1 minute behind Will C? Second time out I was alone the whole way. Really fun!

Monday Jul 18, 2011 #

Orienteering Forest 14:36 [5] 2.7 km (5:24 / km)

WCOC Sprint. A course with longer legs and more route choice. Found a good route to 2 through the residential. Missed the faster route on the road to 6 and lost some seconds on that. Also lost some seconds to 10 with the wrong route. No control mistakes. Easy orienteering, a runner's course, so I was happy to be 5th again. There is some speed in the old legs...

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