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Training Log Archive: GlenT

In the 7 days ending Jun 30, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 2:15:45 7.97(17:02) 12.82(10:35) 27629 /32c90%44.8
  Trail Run2 51:38 4.49(11:30) 7.23(7:09) 15915.6
  Walking1 35:00 2.0(17:30) 3.22(10:52)3.5
  Total5 3:42:23 14.46(15:23) 23.27(9:33) 43529 /32c90%63.9

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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.

Saturday Jun 29, 2013 #

Trail Run warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Scarpa Spark Trail Shoes

Warm up jogging to and from car and restroom.
10 AM

Orienteering race 29:51 [4] ** 4.93 km (6:03 / km) +37m 5:50 / km
spiked:19/20c shoes: Scarpa Spark Trail Shoes

Park-O at Washington Park in Albany. Mostly open land (mowed grass) with many mature trees, a few statues and fountains, some playground equipment, a long narrow lake (with a bridge near the middle), and an amphitheater (where they were prepping for a production of Spamalot). Some contour detail, particularly near the lake. Phil H-T recently remapped the area so the map is vastly improved over the 1988 version.

Frank Boscoe and Brenan Tarrier made good use of the entire park and got a 4km course on a ~0.5 km^2 map. Since this is a very urban park, they used small pin flags to mark control locations (with a letter at each location which we noted on our punch cards).

An OK run with one significant error when I went to a control on an adjacent spur rather than the correct one. Also lost some time (15 sec) waiting for traffic to cross a street (3 cars, 4 Harleys). Took one longer route choice when I noticed a group posing for pictures on the bridge I wanted to cross and ended up going around the lake. Probably could've been 1.5 - 2 min faster. Mostly cloudy and muggy.

HRM needed a new battery (now fixed).

Thursday Jun 27, 2013 #

5 PM

Trail Run 41:38 intensity: (53 @1) + (9:53 @2) + (23:23 @3) + (7:29 @4) 3.87 mi (10:45 / mi) +159m 9:32 / mi
ahr:134 max:152 shoes: Scarpa Spark Trail Shoes

At Constitution Hill in Lanesboro MA, a BNRC property where we did a snowshoe race this past Winter. There was less snow but more mosquitoes and mud. Trails are mostly jeep road/ATV width (without too much ATV damage). A couple of muddy spots, lots of soft spots due to plenty of rain recently. I ran most of the interesting parts of the snowshoe race (i.e. not the part in the field, which is currently thigh-high grass), plus a couple of additional out-and-backs. Quite muggy.

Didn't push, didn't get hurt.

Wednesday Jun 26, 2013 #

Walking 35:00 [1] 2.0 mi (17:30 / mi)

Stroll with Janet into "town" after dinner.

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