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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 9, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 3:21:11 11.75(17:07) 18.91(10:38) 1056
  Total2 3:21:11 11.75(17:07) 18.91(10:38) 1056

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Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #


Saturday's route. 14 and 15 were a little feeble, got off my line on both and then wasn't immediately sure where I was, but 16 is the real embarrassment. And the further off my line I got, the thicker it seemed to get. Finally relocated not so badly, but by then I'd already spent way too long traveling way too slowly.

And Sunday's route. A minute or two wasted at 8 and 22, but mainly just really tired and slow. Wasn't that hot, but it croaked me anyway. Quite badly dehydrated when I check the scale at home.

So not very happy with the two days. But all my fault. A very nice event put on by UNO, courses were excellent, map was excellent. And we (Charlie, Gail, and me) had a nice overnight visit with my cousin in Durham. So it was all very pleasant except for when I was out in the woods.

And also had a few chats with folks about the state of affairs in OUSA. And it seems like the finances may be better than many might expect. Meaning maybe enough to keep our ED, plus have some money for the teams. Would be nice, though nothing is sure yet.

10 AM

orienteering 1:50:13 intensity: (10 @1) + (2:01 @2) + (45:29 @3) + (1:02:33 @4) 6.5 mi (16:57 / mi) +666ft 15:27 / mi
ahr:148 max:164 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Some shaky orienteering, but mostly zero energy on a warm day. Just a death march and not a lot of fun.

Sunday's Blue course (M21). Routes later, have to head off to Litchfield.

Saturday Oct 8, 2011 #

12 PM

orienteering 1:30:58 intensity: (6 @1) + (1:04 @2) + (9:17 @3) + (1:20:15 @4) + (16 @5) 5.25 mi (17:20 / mi) +390ft 16:11 / mi
ahr:155 max:169 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Not so bad for the first 2/3, but then a couple of shaky legs followed by one really bad one. And then real tired too. Pretty disappointing.

Saturday's Blue course (M21).

Friday Oct 7, 2011 #


Finally got around to downloading what there was of my 305 route from the Highlander.

And haven't managed to do any legitimate excise all week....

Thursday Oct 6, 2011 #


Total chaos at home since Monday. Getting a bunch of work done -- mainly a new roof (it was time, the old one was more than 20 years old and leaking), plus fixing some inside damage and adding some more insulation in the process. But we seem to be managing fine, even house guests (Alex Tuesday night and tonight, Charlie tomorrow night). Even though last night was a little chilly -- had exhaust fans going in the living room to get rid of the fumes from the insulation, and windows open to let in a good supply of fresh air, and it was 35 overnight.

The plan/hope is to be finished sometime next week.

The tomato plants, fabulously successful, are on their last legs, except they don't seem to know it and have sent out a few new shoots and some new flowers. They aren't going to last long.

I suppose I should do some training, since the post-Highlander excuse is wearing thin. Though I have been getting my daily walks.

And also time to start fieldchecking....

Monday Oct 3, 2011 #


My routes at the Highlander --

Map 1 (Jackie Jones), for controls 4-7 you could choose which 4 of 7 (A-G) you wanted to go to. Smaller version.

Map 2 (the trail run), nasty going SW along the lake, and no streamers from 11 to 12 (and the mapping of the intersection right after 11 was way off), but very flat overall, especially for Harriman.

Map 3 (Rockhouse), and a smaller version. This one seemed to take forever. King of the Mountain leg was 18 to 19.

For history buffs, according to JJ much of this course was what Steve Hale ran astoundingly fast to get the silver medal in the relay (and almost the gold) for Great Britain at WOC 93.

Map 4 (Lake Welch Beach), map used for sprint at Team Trials in 2010. I'd figured we only had about 3 more km to do, was expecting a loop loop back out on Rockhouse, so this was a pleasant surprise for the weary legs. On the other hand, my mind was not so weary that it couldn't tell that the map really sucked. Maybe not so noticeable at sprint speed, but at end-of-Highlander speed it was pretty obvious. Not that it really mattered for what we were doing.

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