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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Jun 6, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ARDF_FoxO1 1:51:28 4.81(23:12) 7.73(14:25) 201
  Orienteering1 48:48 3.3(14:47) 5.32(9:11) 8
  Total2 2:40:16 8.11(19:46) 13.05(12:17) 209

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Friday Jun 6, 2014 #

2 PM

ARDF_FoxO race 1:51:28 intensity: (11 @1) + (5:31 @2) + (1:04:09 @3) + (41:37 @4) *** 7.73 km (14:25 / km) +201m 12:45 / km
ahr:144 max:165

Foxoring (Fox O) at Lynn Woods in Lynn, Mass. We started on the east entrance, and finished at the south. Was supposed to get all 10 transmitters, but decided to save my energy for tomorrow's 2m event. Navigated to 7 circles, but only got 6 because one T was not working. I also misunderstood the time limit. I thought it was 120 minutes, but it was actually 150. I don't think it would have mattered much.

A really different course from what I've done in the past. This was score-style, not point-to-point. I'm assuming this is the way it's done in Europe. I am a student of score-style setting, not that I'm any good at it, but this stood out to me as a score course where the best route was very difficult to figure out. There were many "confounding" controls that prevented an obvious loop. It was very triangular, with most of the circles having multiple, but pseudo-equidistant neighbors. (I'll try to link to a map later.)

Kinda worn out. Already showered, but time to eat.

Saturday May 31, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Street-O) 48:48 intensity: (29 @1) + (1:03 @2) + (11:37 @3) + (33:37 @4) + (2:02 @5) 5.32 km (9:11 / km) +8m 9:07 / km
ahr:151 max:173

College Corner Two-State Street-O, set by Mike Minium. A really fun, mass-start score-O. (Also, a new map, by Mike and the College Corner juniors).

One of my first street-Os. It was a lot more difficult than I expected. There are no street names (well, a few major streets), so you have to keep track. Also, College Corner has several radial roads and there a multiple small grids at different angles.

I was pretty conservative and didn't realize I should have gone to a few more controls earlier. I was stuck with nothing else to get and no option but to return to the finish.

The most amazing thing today was that I ran much more than normal. It seems all my other (but still too sporadic) aerobic stuff is paying off.

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