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Training Log Archive: mintore

In the 7 days ending Feb 13, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:45:25 5.61(18:48) 9.02(11:41) 27712 /18c66%36.9
  Road running2 1:13:08 8.39(8:43) 13.51(5:25) 2520.8
  Control clearing/setup1 1:10:00 3.2(21:52) 5.15(13:36) 805c7.0
  Cycling2 11:30 2.67(13.9/h) 4.3(22.4/h)1.8
  Erging1 8:17 1.24(6:40) 2.0(4:09)5.0
  Total5 4:28:20 21.11(12:42) 33.98(7:54) 38212 /23c52%71.5

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Saturday Feb 13, 2016 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:45:25 [3] **** 9.02 km (11:41 / km) +277m 10:08 / km
spiked:12/18c shoes: Luath Blue XTalon 212s

Middle Creek South red 6.1 km

Meet 7, course 10

A good course set by Ben; technically about as challenging as it could be and on the south side of the creek, which was fresh as we have not visited it in quite a while. I had some good legs, particularly compass legs but had a number of controls that had visibility issues (a bit of this was attributable to me and part was the placement of the controls). Control 4 was in a small reentrant that I looked at, ran across the top of, looked again and then proceeded to the next nearby reentrant. I was pretty certain the first was right and was surprised there was no bag. When I went back, it was so, barring teasing gnomes, I must have had trees in my sightline multiple times on the first pass. Not a good start and it should have modified my approach to dealing with the searching in the circles.
C7 was my biggest error, I ran past it within 25 m. The bag was next to a downed tree on a fence across a small reentrant that was not connected to the more obvious dotted ditches. I passed it on the bottom and it wasn't so obvious and then had a huge relocation going to 20 m from the top before it caught my eye.
C12 was exactly as depicted in the circle on a rootstock. I met some runners before and wondered to them how far in front Aragorn was. When I got to the circle, I saw a 2.5m rootstock a bit further up the hill (still in the circle). No bag, couldn't see a bag, looked a bit more, saw Casey who was doing the same. Decided that I might be one spur off because of my attention lapse. Eventually came back and found the bag tucked between two smaller rootstocks that had 0.5 m above ground. It was the right place but very tricky.
As Mike pointed out, the footing was rotten through the day, I moved intentionally at a slow, ankle protecting pace. Good day; maybe next time we can do it when it is warm :)
4 PM

Control clearing/setup 1:10:00 [1] *** 3.2 mi (21:52 / mi) +80m 20:18 / mi
5c shoes: Saucony Guide 8 - 2016

Sauntered around allowing time for runners to finish. Stood at the second to last control for about 10 min thinking warm until the thought passed and I had to pull the stand. As it turned out, the last runner was already through. My feet were so cold that crossing the creek on the stepping stones was not very steady.

Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 #

Road running 31:39 [2] 3.16 mi (10:01 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Guide 8 - 2016

Cold run with O Joy. Frozen fingers are likely to be a problem this weekend unless I choose to use ski mitts.

Cycling 5:00 [1] 1.0 mi (12.0 mph)

Monday Feb 8, 2016 #

6 PM

Road running 41:29 [3] 5.23 mi (7:56 / mi) +25m 7:49 / mi
shoes: Saucony Guide 8 - 2016

Damp snow and chilly. Not too bad on my ankle but faster than was reasonable for the small amount of training that I am doing.
7 PM

Erging 8:17 [4] 2.0 km (4:09 / km)

Hammered it; this machine is still evil.

Cycling 6:30 [2] 1.67 mi (15.4 mph)

cool down

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