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Training Log Archive: GlenT

In the 1 days ending Jun 30, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:45:54 4.9(21:36) 7.89(13:25) 23910 /12c83%26.9
  Total1 1:45:54 4.9(21:36) 7.89(13:25) 23910 /12c83%26.9

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Sunday Jun 30, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:45:54 intensity: (3:56 @1) + (1:02:44 @2) + (31:56 @3) + (7:18 @4) *** 7.89 km (13:25 / km) +239m 11:39 / km
ahr:127 max:153 spiked:10/12c shoes: VJ Falcons 4 (yellow)

Red course at DVOA local event at Hickory Run SP using the original 1:15000 offset printed map. Map was made in 1988 (!) but is still very good - mapped by Pat Dunlavey, Mark Dominie and Eric Weyman - a classic. Vegetation has thickened a bit with lots of smaller trees having grown up over the years. Courses used the westernmost part of the map which consists primarily of broad, flat hills bisected by Black Run and Fourth Run streams.

Orienteering was slow and quite physical due to summer vegetation with ferns obscuring the footing and lots of rock underfoot. The blandness of the terrain and reduced visibility meant a lot of reliance on the compass. I did fairly well with the compass work and was able to pick up terrain subtleties near the controls to find them (also followed a few "hunches" which turned out to be correct). Only real misses were getting off line on one control and checking 3 or 4 incorrect boulders before finding the correct one at another. Plus lots of hesitations. A fun course by Rob Wilkison. Straight line distance 6.75 km.

A warm, muggy day. Some distant thunder and then some light rain as we finished up.

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