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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Feb 7, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  mapping - field checking2 4:15:00
  orienteering4 2:58:58 8.45 13.6 6090c
  walking1 10:00
  trail running1 10:00
  Total6 7:33:58 8.45 13.6 6090c
averages - weight:164.6lbs

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Sunday Feb 7, 2016 #

orienteering race 26:05 [5] ** 3.2 km (8:09 / km) +40m 7:40 / km
22c weight:164lbs shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX

OLOU "Steroid" sprint (longer) at Shawnee Park, designed by Bruce Moore. Very open, very flat park. The woods along the banks of the Ohio River had a few interesting controls, but the park could use a bit more woods. The flooded Ohio River was lapping at the stands of controls 11 and 12.

Lost probably 20 seconds turning on controls 3-19, after passing the first starters going in to 3. Lost another 7-10 seconds at 18, going the long way around a big tree before spotting the stand flat on the ground, then picking it up and trying to get it to stand up again. Alex was right behind me, and reported that it fell over again before he reached it, so he also set it back up.

At 20, Alex passed me to punch first, took 2 steps away, then had to turn around to re-punch after me, heeding my warning that they weren't turned on. After some hesitation getting out of the woods, he passed me again, beat me to 21, where I passed him again on the exit, vaulting a low fence while he ran to a gate. He edged me out to 20, but had enough had left in his young legs and lungs to leave me way in the dust on the run in, while I had to do a quick dodge-em to avoid bcomming a hood ornament.

orienteering race 15:33 [5] ** 2.2 km (7:04 / km) +20m 6:46 / km
12c shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX

OLOU "Regular" Sprint at Shawnee Park. Fun, but very open, easy and fast. Went the long way around the baseball field to 7, probably 15-20 seconds. Lost another 15-20 seconds at the control on the wrong single tree (8) after I circled the correct tree before looking over my shoulder. Grrr.

Saturday Feb 6, 2016 #

orienteering race 54:30 [4] *** 5.4 km (10:06 / km)
28c weight:164lbs

Live Oaks Career Campus. A fairly clean "run", although my pace felt like a plodding jogger. Definitely need to get more running training! Navigationally pretty clean, except blew about two minutes on 15 and maybe 15-20 seconds on 25. A runner's course; Aragorn and Mintore kicked my butt by 25% and would have been joined by Gheoghie, had he not mispunched. That's not a criticism of course setter cedarcreek - he made it as interesting and challenging as possible, but there is just so much open fast running on this map.

Friday Feb 5, 2016 #

mapping - field checking 2:15:00 [1]

Miami Whitewater map updates.

Wednesday Feb 3, 2016 #

mapping - field checking 2:00:00 [1] ****

Miami Whitewater. Continuing to update the MWW map.

Tuesday Feb 2, 2016 #

walking warm up/down 10:00 [1]

Warm up and cool down, about 5 minutes each.

orienteering 27:50 [4] *** 2.8 km (9:56 / km)
14c shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX

Ran the yellow course that the kids ran yesterday at Mounds. Should have been 24:50 but I actually made a 3 minute mistake over-running a control!

Monday Feb 1, 2016 #

orienteering 55:00 [2] **
14c weight:165lbs shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX

Flagging 14 controls at Mounds SRA for Union County practice. 2.8 km yellow course, marked only with pink streamer tapes. Upon finishing, the kids had to recite the story which revealed itself a word or two at a time on the tapes.

trail running 10:00 [2]
shoes: Icebug Spirit OLX

Warm up jog from parking lot to start with the kids; back to the cars, and a little other back and forth.

Practice today - only 9 kids present - 8 middle school and 1 high school.

Kids did a 2.8 km yellow course. Each control had a pink tape with the control number and one or more words that contributed to a story. Upon completion, the finisher needed to recite the complete story.

38:02 Nate B
39:47 Noah P
41:15 mpage
41:16 Alex Y
42:25 Luke B
44:22 Priscilla
46:40 Eric P
50:40 Gideon
82:25 Nick C

The story...

Prologue: "One day I went orienteering and ..."

1 I
2 heard a
3 gigantic
4 monster
5 crashing
6 in the trees.
7 I thought
8 it must be
9 a Bigfoot!
10 Then I saw
11 it was
12 really
13 only
14 (insert name of your favorite orienteer)

The guilty course setter declines to disclose the actual person named on control 14. Suffice to say it generated lots of laughs from the team.

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