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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending Sep 19, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:52:56 11.61(20:04) 18.68(12:28) 369
  Total4 3:52:56 11.61(20:04) 18.68(12:28) 369

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Monday Sep 19, 2016 #

5 PM

Orienteering race 24:45 [3] 1.52 mi (16:17 / mi)

I finally made it to Mike's Maze. Thanks to Peter for having a Part Deux this year. It was everything that I thought it would be, plus about 3" of water over most of the maze. When I first entered the maze for the Classic course, I was confronted with a huge pond with no way around it because it went to the edges of the corn rows. So, I plunged through with water splashing up to mid shin. After that, I didn't even think about the water, except for the few times when I almost went down. Mud is slippery!

I would have been slightly faster on this Classic course if I had started just a tad later. Peter gave the critical numbering information after I started, so when I got to what I thought was the first control, the number on it was 31. I checked my map, and there was no indication of any control numbers, other than 1 - 19. I thought I might be at the wrong control, so I wandered a bit, until I saw George Minarik, and he gave me the low down..."add thirty." Got it. After that, it went better.

Orienteering race 11:14 [3] 0.73 mi (15:23 / mi)

The Sprint where you could take the controls in any order. I think I made okay choices; probably not the optimal route. It was a little difficult to keep track of the ones I had been to already.
8 PM

Orienteering 24:29 [3] 1.22 mi (20:04 / mi) +1m 20:01 / mi

The Night race...after dinner. I had a spinach salad for dinner, and I could feel it in my stomach. I was allotted 13 skips, which made me very happy, until I realized during the first map that it was almost impossible to keep track of how many skips I had taken, and where I was in the course. I stopped at the map exchange to try to figure out how many I had taken and which ones to take on the second map, but when I started to move again, I realized I had sunk down deep into the mud, and I almost fell as my feet were stuck in the mud. Luckily, I just stumbled awkwardly for a few steps before I got going again...thank goodness it was dark!

On the second map, I just skipped whatever looked like it would be a long route and stopped trying to keep track. When I finished, I had no idea if I had gone over or under on the skips, but then Peter said I had taken 13 skips! A miracle.

It felt so good to take off my wet shoes and socks!!

Sunday Sep 18, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering 1:25:35 [3] 4.12 mi (20:46 / mi) +211m 17:55 / mi

Another not stellar day. I only made one #2, but it was a doozy.

I was just in too much pain today to move at any speed. Time to try to figure out how to get better.

Saturday Sep 17, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:26:53 [3] 4.02 mi (21:37 / mi) +157m 19:17 / mi

US Champs at Ward Pound Ridge. Green Y.

After an utter disaster at #1, I was pretty defeated and figured I was just going to have a relaxed day. Which worked out perfectly because my left knee hurt the entire time, and it was difficult to lift my leg very high. This led to a slow, ungainly walk for the rest of the course. Not my best day. I need to do something with my knee.

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