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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Aug 6, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 2:44:49 14.41(11:26) 23.19(7:07) 110
  Total6 2:44:49 14.41(11:26) 23.19(7:07) 110

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Saturday Aug 6, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering (middle Red) 44:33 [4] 4.82 km (9:15 / km) +110m 8:18 / km
shoes: O: Falcons 2010

Map had some problems. Marshes were all open areas and they were not mapped as such. A few had some rough open but it was so light you couldn't see it. There were other unmapped: open areas, marshes, and at least one trail. This messed me up several times.
I did have one bad route that looked good at the time but wasn't optimal.
2 PM

Orienteering (sprint) 14:50 [5] * 2.7 mi (5:30 / mi)
shoes: O: Falcons 2010

I had a fairly clean run. Navigation was very easy. I ran as fast as I could but couldn't run fast enough. John Torrance started a minute in front me and passed me half way through the course. I just couldn't keep up.

Thursday Aug 4, 2011 #

2 PM

Orienteering race (mass start sprint motala) 7:50 [3] 0.91 mi (8:36 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

There was a mass start. The idea was to not be distracted by all the other runners. It was a great ide and lots of fun except on detail: the maps were printed without yellow. The green veg was blue (same as water): Try looking for a pond which is really a bushy area or finding a stream running through the green. The open area was the color of the parking lot.
Needless to say, I screwed up the first control and ran to another one first. I didn't know it until they told me at download. Still fun but very fustrating. I thought it was just my map but it was all of them.
3 PM

Orienteering (mass start sprint motala2) 9:30 [2] 0.92 mi (10:19 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

I talked with the meet organizer and found all the maps are bad which is bad as I don't want to train on a wrong color map. They did find one batch printed before they ran out of yellow ink so I got that for the next event. I think The course was printed with symbol set (lines to thin). Nonetheless, I ran by the first control (litterally, I saw it and ran by it without punching thinking I was going to #2. When I got to 2 I realized by mistake and didn't want to go back to number one so just jogged the course.

Orienteering (mass start sprint motala2) 6:46 [4] 0.86 mi (7:52 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

I didn't want to run with a bad color map, so for the next mass start I ran without a map in order to get more training in. I ran the same course I did the first time (including running to the wrong first control). MSP/DNF #3

Orienteering warm up/down 8:48 [2] 0.88 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

Jogged the course one more time as a warm down.

Orienteering (shadowing Kathleen) 25:02 [3] 1.73 mi (14:28 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

Kathleen Lennon wanted to do a Sprint (she was carpooling with me) so I decided to shadow her. She did well until she got tired then made a few mistakes. Lots of good things we can work on to improve her orienteering.

Wednesday Aug 3, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering 15:22 [3] **** 0.74 mi (20:46 / mi)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

Coaching Clinic. Doing a Precision Compass exercise that I failed miserably. Thing didn't work out, I got lost, removed the wrong control.
5 PM

Orienteering race (Sprint A Letchworth) 19:53 [5] ** 2.3 km (8:39 / km)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

Didn't do a good job. Just not in physical shape.

Orienteering (Sprint B) 9:12 [3] ** 1.5 km (6:08 / km)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

I lost time at number one. Control was over the edge and I just didn't see it. Rest was just tired I was 10 seconds slower on the finish leg.

Orienteering (super streamer-O twice) 3:03 [3] 0.5 km (6:06 / km)
shoes: O: falcons 2011

The first time I ran this as a competitor. I was carrying a map and compass.
time :1.39. The second time I freed up my hand and carried my dibber in my hand rather than on the finger. I was 1:24. I was in first for about 10 seconds then Ethan Childs took over first place.

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