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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 1 days ending Jun 8, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ARDF 80m1 1:52:47 4.42(25:31) 7.11(15:51) 203
  Walking1 40:11 1.78(22:31) 2.87(13:59) 30
  Total2 2:32:58 6.2(24:39) 9.98(15:19) 233

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Sunday Jun 8, 2014 #

8 AM

Walking 40:11 intensity: (3:03 @1) + (33:42 @2) + (3:26 @3) 2.87 km (13:59 / km) +30m 13:18 / km
ahr:117 max:141

Walk to start of ARDF 80m race.
9 AM

ARDF 80m race 1:52:47 intensity: (7 @1) + (5:24 @2) + (1:13:09 @3) + (34:07 @4) *** 7.11 km (15:51 / km) +203m 13:53 / km
ahr:142 max:159

US 80m ARDF Championships at Blue Hills Reservation, near Milton, Mass.

Out of the corridor. When I heard 1, it confirmed my choice to head north from the start. The map extended very far west, to the ski slope and TV (?) antenna, but I knew the antenna was a source of interference, so the course had to be more north-south, to compensate for the shortened east-west dimension. Oh. There were only four transmitters. Luckily, the missing T was the one I was supposed to skip anyway.

Then, 2 came on. Loud. And west. Crap. Forget going north, need to get 2 first. So west it was.

The lack of a model event really hurt me here. After a cycle or two, number 2 was booming, and there wasn't much map (we were near an edge), so I decided to go off trail and just go straight at it. When I got it, I didn't quite know exactly where I was, but all I needed to do was go straight at 1 and find one of the strong N-S trails and Bob's your uncle. But it wasn't quite that easy. I never really located until I was really close to 1. This cost me a bit of time because I was bushwhacking, through kinda nice forest, but it was still slower than the trail.

Again, the lack of a model killed me. I thought I was close for three full cycles before I got there.

Leaving 1, I knew I needed 4 then 3. And it was a quick trail and road leg to 4. Again, model. Ugh.

Leaving 4, a bit of a bobble, almost deciding on a thick green route, but caught myself. Took a while to get close to 3. I was guessing that it was significantly beyond the finish, and again, the lack of a model kinda bit me. I wasn't too far past, though.

Total minutes (complete SWAG here) lost due to no model:
2: 3min
1: 10min* my fault, kinda, so let's give half to me: 5 min.
4: 4min
3: 5min

So---17 minutes---maybe---due to not being "calibrated" to an unknown transmitter. If I had know the foxO homing beacon was a Sunday-representative transmitter, I would have checked it out on Friday.

Not complaining---too much---others had the same disadvantage. I think doing the Thursday sprint event, with 10 full-power 80m Ts, would have been a great advantage over just doing the FoxO.

Wonderful, but too short, trip to Boston. I got a four pack of Spencer Trappist! w00t! (Don't ask---they're all spoken for. Sorry.)

{Edit: Looking at the track from 2 to 1, I totally kept getting pulled north rather than sort of 20 or 30 degrees. Ugh. Explains why the trails didn't make sense.}

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