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Training Log Archive: Adam

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 4:01:01 6.34(38:02) 10.2(23:38) 16028c
  Total2 4:01:01 6.34(38:02) 10.2(23:38) 16028c

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Saturday Oct 24, 2009 #

Orienteering race (Wisconsin US Champs Kettl) 2:20:33 [4] *** 5.2 km (27:02 / km)
14c shoes: Yellow Nike NB

US Champs, Kettle Moraine SP, Wisconsin.

I really messed up on #3. My split was 59:30, and it should have taken me 10-15 minutes.

#11 also gave me trouble.

It's time to leave for the board meeting. To be cont...

Friday Oct 23, 2009 #

Orienteering race (Wisconsin practice Hepcat) 1:40:28 [4] *** 5.0 km (20:06 / km) +160m 17:19 / km
14c shoes: Black regular street shoes

Kettle Moraine State Park, friday.

This is my first race in this terrain. I didn't make any mistakes longer than a little over 5 minutes (surprise!).

The first control was missing, so I spent about 5 minutes looking for it.

I drifted waay off on #4. I made everything match perfectly until I reached a powerline/trail junction, and the junction didn't match where I should have been. I stood at the junction for a long time trying to decide if I had really drifted that far or if the junction was mapped wrong. It probably overall cost me a little over 5 minutes.

On #6, I ended up at #10, which is about 30 degrees off. I fixed it quickly once I checked the control code.

Out of #6, I drifted again. This time, I knew that I must have drifted, because it took me forever to get to the power line. I felt myself slowing down around when I should have reached the power line, and at one point I thought I might have ran past it without noticing. When I did get to the power line, I had to stop for a while to figure out where I was, especially since I could have been off the edge of the map.

Around #8 and #9, a pack started to form. Me and another person were pretty much within sight most of the time for the rest of the course, and 2 other people pulled out ahead of us. I think we prevented each other from making any medium to large mistakes.

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