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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 1 days ending Jan 17, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:09:49 6.0(11:38) 9.66(7:14) 31169.8
  Running1 27:00 2.8(9:39) 4.5(6:00)8.7
  Total1 1:36:49 8.8(11:00) 14.16(6:50) 31178.5

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Saturday Jan 17, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering 1:09:49 [4] 9.66 km (7:14 / km) +311m 6:14 / km
shoes: 201410 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Day 1 of the Navigator Cup, Red Top Mountain State Park; a lethargic performance. The terrain was open and fast, with rolling hills and reentrants in Piedmont Appalachia. I made about 2:00 of execution errors, and 2:00 of route choice errors. The woods were so visible and the features so large that making big mistakes was difficult.

My warmup was a little shorter than I wanted; my legs felt heavy and sluggish. I couldn't find my O-socks; I thought I had left them back in Boston, but it turns out they were in the bottom of my suitcase. Fail. Anyway, I ran with compression sleeves instead. I've never run with them, so I don't know if they contributed to my general feeling of slowness.

I never felt spritely in the woods, and in comparing splits with Boris and the Keninator, I was running more slowly and losing 10-15s on basically every leg. I'm disappointed by my performance today, but hopefully I can improve in the next few weeks.

I made a 30s error in the circle at 1 when I wasn't confident and had to trundle along the reentrant for a little while to find the cliff. I also knocked the stand over when I punched, so I spent maybe 10s prospecting to put it back up. I made a parallel error at 7 where I exited 6 the wrong way and took a suboptimal route via the road, losing about 45s. I lost 45s total on 3 and 4 with a bad route choice. I then lost about 60s total on route choice to 16 and 17. Excepting the (erroneous) finish split, I beat Ken and Boris on only 6 of 32 possible person-splits, which sort of tells the story of this race. It was cool for CSU to decisively sweep the podium.

Running 15:00 [3] 2.5 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 201410 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Warmup jog on the model map and a run to the start.

Running 12:00 [1] 2.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: 201410 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Cool down run.

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