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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Nov 4, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:11:16 8.63(22:10) 13.89(13:46) 3486 /6c100%
  Bicycling7 36:01 8.63(4:10) 13.89(2:36) 125
  Running1 8:10 0.73(11:11) 1.17(6:57) 16
  Total11 3:55:27 17.99(13:05) 28.95(8:08) 4896 /6c100%

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Saturday Nov 4, 2017 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Foot) 17:58 [4] 2.1 km (8:33 / km) +60m 7:29 / km

DVOA’s 50th Anniversary National Event, Hawk Mountain, PA. I had set out to just have a decent run. It'd been a rough week at work and getting some things done at home. I didn't get much sleep the last 2 weeks.

S-1 - Despite a pre-start view of where the start triangle was, I stood at the start line 15 seconds trying to find it. I had found control #1 on the map but couldn't see the short leg back to the start for a while.

1-2 - I stayed on the road, then turned left in front of the buildings and in. I was getting a feel for the terrain and mapping of the tent platforms. It felt a little slow. Lack of training and stress overeating was taking its toll going up the hill.

2-3 - I expected to see the trails more prominently. I guess leaves were covering them. I paused in the first set of tent platforms but went on to spike it.

3-4 - I ran the between the building and the pool.

4-5 - I went counterclockwise around the pool and in from the field corner. Had I planned it, going clockwise looks slightly faster but the second or 2 more it would have taken for me to see that wouldn't have gained me anything. I didn't expect the feature to be so small but as a symbol, it made sense.

5-6 - I ran past the pavilion, then up to the small clearing.

6-7 - I went around on the trails on the left side. A fallen tree on the trail made this longer route slightly slower.

7-8 - I ran straight until above the 2nd pavilion. From there I used trails to attack the control from above. The pavilion near the control was a dead give away and had I seen it when running, I would have gone straight.

8-9 - I used the edges of the tent platforms to keep me straight.

9-10 - I ran a little higher at first, then straight. This had me hitting the small field before the road. I had second thoughts about using the road a few contours up at that point but it wouldn't have made sense. Once again, I used the pavilion near the control to zero in while going straight.

10-11 - I ran out to the field near the small pavilion. It confused me a little since I was only reading the one larger pavilion that was further SW. From the field I was surprised that I couldn't see the road intersection but I kept going and saw it soon enough. As I was about to punch, I could hear a West Point runner coming from behind. I thought I could finish ahead of him. My new epunch wasn't clearly punching so I punched twice.

11-F - The West Point runner gained on me quickly. It was close but he probably got me at the end of the uphill finish.
2 PM

Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 8:10 [2] 0.73 mi (11:11 / mi) +16m 10:29 / mi

DVOA’s 50th Anniversary National Event, at Penn State Berks County Campus. I circled the parking lot, trying to settle my lunch and loosen-up

Orienteering race (Foot) 14:15 [4] 2.1 km (6:47 / km) +60m 5:56 / km

DVOA’s 50th Anniversary National Event, at Penn State Berks County Campus. The day had warmed-up and was sunny by race-time.

S-1 - I started accelerating on the strange short through the forest. The parking lot came up so fast that I thought the control was further ahead. I cut back a little when I realized I was passing it. After trying to punch, I wasn't sure that it took. My epunch is new so I suspected possible version incompatibility with the box. I tried again but it wouldn't beep. I went on, presuming it punched the first time, but I wasn't sure until after finishing and downloading.

1-2 - Straight through the forest and back of the first building, to the pavement and the second building. I expected the control on pavement so I looked past the wall before coming back to it.

2-3 - Straight on the pavement.

3-4 - On the ground, it looked to be more of a copse straight ahead so the mapping confused me a little. I went beyond the trees to see it without much hesitation.

4-5 - I was starting to get into reading the map on this easy straight leg.

5-6 - I considered using the trail but my reading of the control had me expecting it to be lower. I ran the left side through the soggy field and saw the control way up high.

6-7 - I stayed on the spur a bit, for easier running, then came off the field corner.

7-8 - I ran a little left of straight, and on the left side of the building, left sidewalk, since I wasn't sure the right walkway went through.

8-9 - Straight.

9-10 - Left, around the building, then up on the stairs, and past the pavilion.

10-11 - Straight through the pavilion to the building.

11-12 - Straight to spike it.

12-13 - Straight, but the micro route 3m to the left and around the small rise of the parking lot was bugging me because I didn't take it :)

13-14 - At first, I intended to go past #8, but I realized that cutting to the right side of the building was faster. After the curve, I cut through the buildings to come at it from the south. I took the micro route through the passthru this time.

14-15 - I was trying to muster up some speed to finish with, but felt too heavy and slow and tired.

15 - F - I gave it a good effort but flubbed the punch at the end.

This was another fairly clean run. AttackPoint shows no errors, but I probably lost at least a few. I was reasonably happy with the result, but others were faster.

Friday Nov 3, 2017 #

8 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:40 [3] 1.41 mi (4:01 / mi) +19m 3:51 / mi

From Northfield Rd. to the Bethesda Metro Station.
4 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 6:06 [3] 1.41 mi (4:20 / mi) +17m 4:10 / mi

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd.

Thursday Nov 2, 2017 #

8 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:31 [3] 1.41 mi (3:55 / mi) +21m 3:45 / mi

From Northfield Rd. to the Bethesda Metro Station.
6 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:28 [3] 1.41 mi (3:53 / mi) +22m 3:42 / mi

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd.

Wednesday Nov 1, 2017 #

7 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 5:35 [4] 1.41 mi (3:58 / mi) +22m 3:47 / mi

From Northfield Rd. to the Bethesda Metro Station.
6 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 3:30 [3] 0.6 mi (5:50 / mi) +11m 5:31 / mi

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Battery Ln.
8 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 4:11 [3] 0.98 mi (4:16 / mi) +14m 4:05 / mi

From Battery Ln. to Northfield Rd.

Sunday Oct 29, 2017 #

8 AM

Orienteering (Control Pickup) 54:48 [3] 1.54 mi (35:35 / mi) +45m 32:39 / mi

Prince William Forest. From Pine Grove, I went out to pickup 6 controls. It was raining steadily. I wore a rain jacket with a hood that kept the rain off my glasses, but with it getting cool and in the 50s F, the glasses fogged. I navigated pretty well to the advanced controls, doing one leg (1-2 on the Brown Course) which I hadn't earlier when setting the course.

Orienteering (Course Setting) 7:13 [3] 0.5 mi (14:26 / mi) +22m 12:42 / mi

Prince William Forest. From Parking Area D, I put out more fluids. I had gone out to this point enough that it was basically memory-O. There was a sort of corridor, perhaps from an old for the part through what had been mapped green.
1 PM

Orienteering (Foot) 1:03:51 [1] 2.3 mi (27:46 / mi) +75m 25:12 / mi

QOC: Prince William National Forest. I mostly walked the White course (that I'd set), with Samantha. This course was mostly on classic features used in previous PWF courses. Samantha was partly into doing this, and partly not. She kept asking about whether we were done. I let her lead most of the time, including when she made a mistake. She hung-on until the end.

Orienteering (Control Pickup) 33:11 [3] 1.68 mi (19:45 / mi) +86m 17:02 / mi

I picked-up 6 advanced controls, and 3 easy ones. I had forgotten to take along bag for the controls. It had been raining and the temperatures had dropped all day. I wore a rain jacket and stuffed controls in my pockets. This pickup of controls gave me a chance to checkout some course legs.

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