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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 1 days ending Dec 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:01:46 5.38(11:29) 8.66(7:08) 242
  Running2 14:45 1.37(10:48) 2.2(6:42) 4
  Total2 1:16:31 6.75(11:21) 10.86(7:03) 246

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Sunday Dec 3, 2017 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down (Trail) 13:17 [3] 1.24 mi (10:43 / mi) +4m 10:37 / mi

Warmup for the Mid Atlantic Championships at Fair Hill State Park, MD. I looped both sides of the creek from bridge to bridge; one was a covered bridge.

Orienteering race (Foot) 47:38 [4] 4.06 mi (11:44 / mi) +166m 10:25 / mi

DVOA: Mid Atlantic Championships at Fair Hill State Park, MD. This was a poor outing for me and I wasn't to into it going into the week before it. I hadn't been able to workout much leading up to this so I just planned on keeping a steady pace without errors. I got moving okay, chasing Istvan Naggy and Andras Revesz about 3-4 minutes after Andras took off.

S-1 I ran across the down-sloping field quickly and then just before going into the forest, I had sudden doubts about whether I'd been following the right bearing. I stopped and after a while went on, entering the forest to the left, realizing that where I was about right after all, then going to the control. I lost about 45 seconds.

1-2 - I ran more or less straight but paced myself. I was a bit too careful reading things along the way, partly shaken by my mess at #1.

2-3 - I angled left to the trail and ran along that until the 2nd stream bend. From there it was easy with little green terrain in the way.

3-4 - I intended to go along the right side of the stream for a short way until I could cross. When I dropped, it was too thick so I went on, hesitating on the flat where it took me a while to be sure of the partly open ground. I got on a trail and didn't find an intersection that would have let me go straight. I improvised staying low and got really hung up in the green. I finally got to a trail and didn't recognize it (not reading my bearing that well) until I got to a real dirt road--that was way far to the left of the line. I ran across fields and made good time doing that but the damage was done. I think I lost 6 minutes or so.

4-5 - I popped across the field and back in (from the trail bend), basically spiking it, but I was slowing down in the clumpy grasses. Another guy running faster (Len Policelli?) caught me.

5-6 - The other guy drank water; I ran on getting out of the woods awkwardly to the left. Going across the field, I felt silly running parallel to the road, however it also didn't seem worth going out of the way. I put the band of trees on my right and spiked the control. The other guy was right on my tail despite him drinking at #5.

6-7 - The other guy went for the field. I ran left to the road and trail, and spiked the somewhat too easy control.

7-8 - I started aim for the trail but it looked hopeless. I dropped to the road instead and took the other trail there. I could hear the other guy who'd caught me at #4, not far behind.

8-9 - I climbed straightish--it was higher than I thought it'd be. Going across the field the other guy was right behind me. I might have been caught on the downhill, but with a horse coming across my route from the right, I stopped. The other guy didn't. After a few seconds, I went on behind him.

9-10 - We got out pretty close to the same time. I went right across the field to a trail and the other guy went left to a different trail--one that I hadn't seen. He came out ahead of me. I closed-in but still got to #10 after him.

10-F - I ran fairly hard trying to catch the other guy who'd been nearby since #4. Maybe too hard give the lack of training.

It was a disappointing race but not too much.
1 PM

Running 1:28 [3] 0.13 mi (11:38 / mi)

Orienteering race (Foot) 14:08 [4] 1.32 mi (10:43 / mi) +77m 9:04 / mi

DVOA: Mid Atlantic Championships Relay at Fair Hill State Park, MD. I ran on a team with Laura, and Greg Lennon. We finished in the middle. My course was easy with only one control being a point feature. The others were somewhat White/Yellow in technical skill. My lack of running showed but I did move fairly well considering how hilly it was. I got passed by Greg Balter and Vido Aleksiev when going wide left through a field, but with Greg taking a risky route choice and getting stuck in the green and a fence, I got ahead again. I was able to keep up with Vido on the downhill and pass him in the sprint finish (he did make-up a minute on me as he caught me).

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