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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending Aug 26, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:15:39 7.06(19:13) 11.36(11:56) 305
  Running1 47:27 5.0(9:29) 8.05(5:54)
  Total3 3:03:06 12.06(15:11) 19.41(9:26) 305

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Saturday Aug 26, 2006 #

Orienteering race 28:56 [4] *** 2.87 km (10:05 / km) +70m 8:59 / km

QOC Summer Series, Sprint 1. These sprints were on a new map, The Glendening Preserve, part of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. There wasn't much contour relief , as noted by the lack of climb, so this area was actually a perfect place for sprints. The woods were pretty open for the most part, but the orienteering could still be tricky, as I found out on a few early controls. I had troubles with 2, 3 and 4 on this course before I got adjusted to the map. I kept drifting off to the right. Then StoraMoo led me astray on #6(!), but we quickly recovered. I felt good running even though it was quite warm and humid. There was a lot of sweating going on in the Finish area.

Orienteering race 28:57 [4] *** 2.97 km (9:45 / km) +40m 9:08 / km

Sprint 2. After waiting about an hour or so (and being stung three times on my ankle by a bee that got stuck in my pants leg), I went back out on the second Sprint of the day. I did much better on this one, navigationally, and didn't feel like I slowed down too much from the first Sprint. I missed #3 a bit only because I saw another earth bank from far off and thought it was the control, but it was really an earth bank SW of the control. Then I messed up a bit on #4 because I didn't see the first trail I was supposed to cross, got to the 2nd trail thinking it was the first one, and then hit a stream that I was *not* supposed to hit. But, I quickly recovered.

Both of these sprints were a lot of fun! Many thanks to peggyd for setting up today's event and organizing the entire Summer Series!

Friday Aug 25, 2006 #

Running (Trail) 47:27 [3] 5.0 mi (9:29 / mi)

I was finally able to get out for a run. Did a nice trail run and felt really good, except for a bit of stomach issues towards the end. This was an out and back course and, since the spider webs were pretty thick on the way out, I figured I would have a nice return trip. No such luck...some webs (or at least strands) were already up! Those suckers are fast!


Talk about plunging right back into the whirlwind of life! At a morning staff meeting on Tuesday, I was given the assignment of creating a 40-page presentation on the state of the business to be presented at an all-day meeting on Thursday to my Exec. VP. Needless to say, I had some early mornings and late nights. Hopefully things will be a bit calmer next week.

Monday Aug 21, 2006 #


Swampfox and I had a leisurely drive to Denver after the US Champs on Sunday, and then an enjoyable dinner with the esteemed Gagarins...and Clem. Today was a travel day back home, and back to reality. :-(

Sunday Aug 20, 2006 #

Orienteering race 1:17:46 [4] **** 5.52 km (14:05 / km) +195m 11:58 / km

Day 2 US Champs, Green Short. This was not as good a day as Day 1. I started off by turning over the map and saying "Oh my god!" I was hesitant going to #1 just because I didn't want to start off badly. Things went well until #7, where I started looking for the control too far north (i.e., too soon). I finally relocated off of the big wraparound cliff and then went right to the control. My other big blunder was on #11. I was so happy to think that I was almost finished with this hellacious course, that I let my guard down. I wound up going up a wrong reentrant, wandered around some fields for a bit, and ended up back on the road east of the control! At least I finally knew where I was, and once again, went right into the control. It was still good enough to hold onto first place in F40, but just barely over Susan DeWitt.

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