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Training Log Archive: CaptainControl

In the 7 days ending Jun 26, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 8:51:21 6.84 11.052 /58c89%
  Running3 1:05:00
  Physical Activity1 40:00
  Total6 10:36:21 6.84 11.052 /58c89%

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Sunday Jun 26, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:05:00 [4] *****

The first day of the mini 5 days here in karlstad. Swedish coastal terrain, 2.5m contour interval. It was a bit of an adventure. I was all over the map. I couldn't translate the terrain to the map very well, or vis versa. I had a long day.

Orienteering race 40:00 [3] *****

I was dissapointed with my first run, so I decided to run the shorter 4km course. I had a pretty good run, except for a couple of places where confusion resulted due to a lack of confidence.

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2]

Friday Jun 24, 2005 #

Running warm up/down 40:00 [2] *

Running to and from the start triangle on a map 15min west of Karlstad.

Orienteering 1:05:00 [3] ****

Running an old club championships course. I hadn't had enough to eat before the run so I was a bit sluggish the whole run. The course took me up a very large hill twice. It really was a beautiful area, and a great orienteering terrain. I just had the usual trouble in the circle, not knowing exactly where I am when attacking the control. This shows my lack of systematic orienteering.

Thursday Jun 23, 2005 #

Orienteering 1:18:00 [3] **** 11.0 km (7:05 / km)

A run with Tom on an area previously used for the swedish champs. What great terrain. Tom and I took turns running legs, while the other followed. Tom was exact with each leg. I continue to have some problems with hitting features right on. I seem to run off of general features, without knowing exactly where I am when approaching a control. In most North American terrains this presents no problem, because the areas aren't as complex of technical, but when you run into very technical areas like here is Sweden this is a big problem. This indicates to me that I am not running as systematically as needed to really be a top orienteer. I will really have to focus on planning all the way to the control. I have a knack for getting in the circle, but I am not good enough at hitting the control right on at my present state. It will come.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2005 #

Orienteering (Compass training) 1:21:00 [2] ***

Training on Sörmon norra to the west of karlstad. The area was half sand hill terrain, and half flatish rocky and thick terrain, more typical of sweden. The area was great for compass work. I have needed some major work in this area for some time now, so I felt like this would be a good opportunity to improve. By the end I did feel more confindent in the use of my compass. I was feeling the wear of training towards the end of the session. I hope to sleep a bit more tonight, and have fresher legs tomorrow.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2]

Warm up for a sprint at Kristinahamns, about 30 min east of Karlstad. A a beautiful evening, and lots of participants.

Orienteering race (Sprint) 14:21 [4] ***

Final sprint in the Karlstad series. I ran pretty well, had a few confusions near controls, but felt that I had good speed. I was a bit tired by the end, most likely from training earlier in the morning. I was caught half way through by the 23 ranked swedish orienteer. He ran 1307. A great experience!

Tuesday Jun 21, 2005 #

Physical Activity warm up/down (Cycling to and from Map) 40:00 [2] *
shoes: Da Integrators

I biked to Sanna Kartan, just south of the hollowell's place. Mostly on bike paths, but some of the ride was on gravel roads. It was quite fun to navigate on a bike.

Orienteering (Control Picking) 2:05:00 [2] ***
ahr:136 spiked:52/58c

This could almost count as training for the World record attempt in September. There were a couple of longer legs mixed in to get a bit of a variety in the leg lengths. I was really trying to focus and concentrate throughout the run. I did pretty well, even though I started to get hungry and thursty about 2/3 through. I was quite satisfied with my effort as well as the terrain. It was really quite a nice run all around.

Monday Jun 20, 2005 #

Orienteering 1:03:00 [2] **

A street orienteering course around the Hollowell's house. I wanted to take it easy and go slow. There was one pretty interesting area, in the woods, with a 1m contour interval. It was quite interesting, and fun. It took me a leg or two to get used to the map, and then I started doing some compass training.

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