Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Training Log Archive: MJChilds

In the 7 days ending May 7, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:10:01
  Hiking1 1:30:00
  Walking2 1:00:00
  Trail running1 36:08
  Total5 6:16:09

» now

Sunday May 7, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Pygmy Goat) 1:30:01 [4]

Pygmy Goat at Ward Pound Ridge near Cross River, NY. Chilly, breezy day, but great running weather in fabulous forest. Wonderful open woods, pretty easy navigation, not too many rocks underfoot. Had a great day--lots of fun. Screwed up 7-8 when I went 7-9 and found the code was wrong. It's been a long time since I've had a tight loop and I was careless. Had I taken the time for a drink at #7, I'd have looked at my map and probably avoided the mistake. Oh, the time I lose trying to save time. Surprised when I returned to #9 when I realized that since I was skipping #10, I only had to get back to the (near) finish where #11 was. Felt pretty good for most of the leg and thought maybe I should have done the full Billygoat, then I had to climb only 2 gradual contours to get to #11 and had to walk. I chose the right course. Enjoyed seeing others out there. Glad there's a Pygmy Goat option. Fun course. Thanks for Rick DeWitt and crew for a great day.

Thursday May 4, 2017 #

Hiking 1:30:00 [2]

Hiked the Ledges Trail at Niquette Bay State Park to see the spring ephemeral wildflowers--an annual tradition. Kim, Laura, Greg, Sara and Me. Lovely day--only nice day all week. A little early with bloodroot and hepatica still in bloom. Not so many of the red nodding trillium this year, trillium grandiflorum glowing where the sun shone on them--some in large patches. Seems like fewer flowers this year--maybe too much dog/people damage from overuse and not staying on the trail. Also saw lots of Dutchmen's Breeches, early meadow rue, columbine, early saxifrage, viola sp., blue cohosh (fewer than usual), spring beauties just beginning, American wild ginger, wild sasparilla, bishop's miter, hobblebush near the lake. Lake was quite high from all the rain this spring--almost up to the top of the boardwalk over the reentrant by the lake. Some trees have now been labeled--surprised by the bark on a big-toothed aspen--just know it by the leaves. Great place. Love it every year. Gave a nod to friend Julie who's ashes were spread there. She introduced us to this wonderful place. Miss her.

Wednesday May 3, 2017 #

Orienteering 1:40:00 [3]

Hanging controls for pernanent course at Dartmouth's Oak Hill. Jogged when it was easy (while carrying stakes, bags, punches). Beautiful forest. Now I understand why people enjoyed the Middle Distance races at the NAOC2016.

Tuesday May 2, 2017 #

Walking 30:00 [2]

The usual w Carl.

Monday May 1, 2017 #

Trail running 36:08 [3]

First run of the season at Catamount. Felt inspired to get out and enjoy the springtime smells and sights. Tough run, but didn't let myself walk. Good for the soul.

Walking 30:00 [2]

The usual w Carl.

« Earlier | Later »