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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 1 days ending Dec 3, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:34:28 3.7 5.95 17431c
  Running1 7:05 0.83(8:30) 1.34(5:17) 12
  Total3 1:41:33 4.53 7.3 18631c

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Saturday Dec 3, 2011 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 23:19 [4] *** 2.22 mi (10:30 / mi) +108m 9:07 / mi
ahr:94 max:94 18c

Cemetery Hill Long Sprint

Woo, first real race on Phil's new map! Although have been on it a few times before for training races, so not entirely new to me. Still awesome fun to have other o-folks here!

This one was ok, but not splendid. Some little falters (1- nearly ran by, 4- didn't find right gap first time at beginning), a bigger mistake at 12, was unsure about path, couldn't find it's corner wandered a bit, really more than I should have. Unsure about best route to #16. I went fiddly straight-ish, but maybe just cruise in from the far right is best?

Over 2 min back from Boris, 30 seconds from Ian, 10 from Neil for 4th.

Orienteering race 15:27 [4] 1.48 mi (10:26 / mi) +66m 9:10 / mi
ahr:147 max:147 13c

Cemetery Hill Short Sprint

Brief pause while PG did his sprint so I could re-adopt his Garmin for round 2. And good to get a rest in too, definitely needed to find my inhaler. Cold air + breathing hard + residual irritation from Thanksgiving allergies = not happy airway.

Anyways, then out for the short version. Smoother in general. Found my route to 4 messy to execute, Ian's back out around W seems to have worked better. Oh corn-stalk bashing to 7!! I didn't really mind it too much though, they were hollow, knocked over easy.

Boris again bunches ahead, speedy dude. Then Giacomo and me, meaning I nemisesed Ian for the first time in ages! That ended the preliminary rounds with Boris having a huge gap, then Ian starting just 2 seconds in front of me, perfect setup for a showdown...

Running 7:05 [1] 0.83 mi (8:30 / mi) +12m 8:08 / mi
ahr:105 max:108

Warm up!
12 PM

Orienteering race 20:42 [4]

Cemetery Hill, Western Mass Sprint Champs! Final round...

Soo. Boris goes off, see the direction he goes, then wait, wait, wait. Ian, 2 seconds, me. Scamper off after him!!! He may have started a similar pace to the first leg of Billygoat re-running last week, i.e. hard! Punched 1 still easily in sight though, and then long mostly trail run to 2, kept in contact.

After 3, Ian went the other way that I had decided to route-choice. Score! Time to try to get ahead. But was a bit nasty and I ended up totally caught in barbed wire fence. Foot was caught in one of the squares and pants caught by one of the barbs, awesome. Extracted self, but way annoyed, not going to get ahead with that time sink! And indeed, Ian punched yet again just in front.

5-6-7-8-9 fairly uneventful, happy to be led into 7 actually =). On descent to 10, Ian got trapped by some evil plan, made some noise to that effect, thought I might get a chance to get ahead, then bam, similarily caught myself... But not long after, got that chance as Ian ran wrong side of thickets to 12 and was going ahead to check out a control on a tree or something, nope, I looked around and found depression. Ok, now to lead!

Safe way to 13, but then lost my lead to 14, which I thought I was approaching well, but Ian was faster by just bashing straight. Hmph. Different route choies to 15, I went left with more down then up, Ian went further right on the trail, which comparing with others after, seems to have been best. So trailing leading into a trail run to 16, just couldn't make much of a dent. Brief hope when Ian slowed to check out an earlier control on way to 16, but nope, not fooled =) Came in with nearly same gap as start, fun, fun race. Probably due to constant competition, we were fastest, in front of defensively-running Boris, who easily took the championship.


Orienteering 15:00 [1]

Garmin-less so unsure of time, but went to go pick up 8 controls, mostly ones along the river. Had to pause a bit for last starters to come through, feel bad, guess we should have waited longer!
3 PM

Orienteering 20:00 [3]

Hanging flags for night-o

Balter also volunteered to come help put out controls along with Boris and me, but only had 2 maps, so I sketched the first 6 (easy) controls and set those. Perfect timing really, I had only been done about 2 min before car descended with Boris and Balter. Woo, then for pizza!

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