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Training Log Archive: Rosstopher

In the 1 days ending Oct 24, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 1:20:00 7.02(11:24) 11.3(7:05)
  Total1 1:20:00 7.02(11:24) 11.3(7:05)

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Saturday Oct 24, 2009 #

orienteering 1:20:00 [3] 11.3 km (7:05 / km)

US champs. More on this later (I plan on writing it up in a very official fashion for presentation to the US team, as part of a technical review process).

suffice it to say that I raced hard, and came up a little short (2:30 short) and into second place. Will was in control of his race the whole way, and that's where I need to be to perform at the next level.

very difficult terrain. two large mistakes

- on control #2 I got lost almost immediately after leaving control 1 and decided to overrun and recover on the catching feature. two minutes or so.

- on control #16 I lost concentration near the end of a long leg. I changed my route from my original plan because I thought it would be a bit faster, and then I lost contact with the map and read a small hill that came a little too early as the hill my control was behind. I was too frantic as I tried to relocate and wasted a lot of time. I regained my focus after seeing Clem running purposefully in the woods. That was all I needed to get me going. lost about 4 I guess here, maybe more, will check on my garmin as to how fast I was running the first part of the leg.

Impressed by Ian's time on this course. he tied with Schirm, which is an indication that he orienteered well in really hard terrain.

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