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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Oct 10, 2021:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer3 3:46:03 8.89(25:26) 14.3(15:48) 233711.9
  weights1 30:0060.0
  run/walk1 20:00 1.57(12:46) 2.52(7:56) 856.3
  Total5 4:36:03 10.45 16.82 241828.2

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Sunday Oct 10, 2021 #

10 AM

orienteer 1:24:02 intensity: (6:20 @2) + (39:08 @3) + (37:34 @4) + (1:00 @5) 5.3 km (15:51 / km) +130m 14:08 / km
ahr:142 max:164

Day 2, US Masters, Mille Lacs Kathio Park, MN

Before the start, I decided to switch compasses because my Moscow compass was taking too long to settle. The Kanpas compass (my backup) seemed to be doing better. So, I moved my magnifier to the Kanpas and headed to the start (with the Moscow in my pack as backup).

As soon as I started, the Kanpas started swinging wildly, WTF? I decided right away to switch the magnifier back to the Moscow and use it for the race. Stupidly, I did this while I continued to move towards the first control (or so I thought). Naturally, I was very distracted, and wasn't paying attention to direction. Shit! Lost contact with the map before the first control! I wandered a bit, couldn't make sense of the marshes, and decide to head back towards the start.

After a bit things began to make sense and I finally relocated and moved to the first control. Ended up losing almost 10 minutes here, ugh!

It took me a while to settle my brain, and I made small bobble on the way to 2 and 3. But after that, everything clicked and I was checking off features as I moved.

I walked the whole time because I was tired, and I was afraid of over-running my map reading ability. I did jog downhill when I was confident of where I was, but overall today was a slower pace than yesterday.

I saw Lisa heading back to 3 as I was heading to 4.

I decided to cut through the green on the way to 5, after the error of avoiding green on Saturday. I was slow, but steady, through here. Saw Peggy punching 5 just ahead of me. She ran around the next hill, but I decided to go straight. I kept her in sight for awhile, but she quickly pulled away.

On the way to 6, I saw Kris ahead of me, and was a bit bummed because I knew she had started behind me. I kept thinking about her off and on, but did a decent job of bringing my mind back to orienteering. We were together for awhile, but took different routes to 8, and I didn't see her again until the finish. She still beat me overall for the day (and the weekend).

I got tired near the end. A small bobble on 11, then I just wandered to get to the trail to 12. I knew things weren't quite right but I kept pushing. I should have looked at my compass more. I noticed (looking at RouteGadget) that several of us made parallel errors by going slightly off compass this weekend.

I admit that I never saw the ride on the map, so I thought I had reached the trail. I took off running, but stopped when the "trail" bent in a direction I didn't expect. So I stopped and back tracked, and double checked all the marshes. I figured out that I was right the first time, doh! Back up the ride, which I thought was trail, until someone ran past me on the trail, and I figured it out. Tired brain!

I also ran on the trail to finish, and only moved over to the ride when I saw the flagging.

I was glad to have recovered from the disaster of the first control, I enjoyed the rest of the course.

2021-10-10_US Masters day 2_Mille Lacs route

What a fun weekend with good woods, maps, courses and friends. Thanks to MNOC for bringing us here.

Mike and I drove to Mason City IA and stopped for the night.

Saturday Oct 9, 2021 #

10 AM

orienteer 1:09:01 intensity: (41 @2) + (17:13 @3) + (37:09 @4) + (13:58 @5) 4.5 km (15:20 / km) +67m 14:17 / km
ahr:152 max:171

US Masters, day 1 at Mille Lacs Kathio, MN

I was nervous at the start, because I wanted to have a clean run and this was a technical area. I was happy to see an easy first leg, which helped me get settled. I moved pretty quickly through the woods, too, for the first few controls. I also talked to myself through the whole race; it was a good thing (for them) that I wasn't near a lot of other folks!

A bit of hesitation on the way to 4, when I stopped a bit too soon. A mistake on the way to 7, when I got off the line and came to the wrong side of the big marsh. But I actually stopped right away and figured it out. Yay for me for doing this finally!

Around 45 minutes, I found my mind wandering, so I stopped and ate a handful of gorp. Around 60 minutes, my legs were tired and I started tripping over every little thing. But I talked to myself and said "just keep going". I was happy to reach the trail to the finish, but saw that the run in was too long to sprint. Maybe tomorrow.

Lots of fun talking with everyone at the finish. And Linear Ice showed up!

2021-10-09_Masters day 1 route

Friday Oct 8, 2021 #

10 AM

orienteer 1:13:00 intensity: (20:47 @1) + (28:32 @2) + (17:31 @3) + (6:08 @4) + (2 @5) 4.5 km (16:13 / km) +36m 15:35 / km
ahr:118 max:159

Walking around on the model map in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Wednesday Oct 6, 2021 #

12 PM

run/walk 20:00 intensity: (59 @1) + (1:45 @2) + (17:16 @3) 2.52 km (7:56 / km) +8m 7:48 / km
ahr:129 max:143

A short easy run around Holcom

Monday Oct 4, 2021 #

weights 30:00 [2]

Race week, so it was an easy session.

Set 1:
10X TRX row
20X walking lunge, body weight
15X band press

Set 2:
15X band row
10X elevated heel squat, body weight
10X incline push up

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