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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Apr 5, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:43:22 8.45(19:20) 13.6(12:01) 120
  O Training1 26:00 0.99(26:09) 1.6(16:15)
  Trail Run1 19:00 1.2(15:50) 1.93(9:50)
  Total3 3:28:22 10.64(19:34) 17.13(12:10) 120

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Saturday Apr 5, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Flying Pig Sprint 1) 21:00 [5] *** 2.3 km (9:08 / km)
shoes: Saucony Blue 4

Again, I wasn't watching the starters ahead of me, even though their route was visible to me, and I felt somewhat foolish when my compass said to go left, but left was across the road. Settled in after that, though lost steam at the end. Lots of fun.

Orienteering race (Flying Pig Sprint 2) 21:15 [4] *** 2.1 km (10:07 / km)
shoes: Saucony Blue 4

A beautiful day, though somewhat muddy, but that was kind of fun. No real errors. Finally beat the woman who has started ahead of me the last two events. Third US eligible in F50 and 4th overall (12 seconds behind 3rd overall, and 5-6 minutes behind 1st and 2nd).

Got to fiddle with some epunching, but it was nice to walk off without a care in the world. :)

Nice dinner with Tom and Lisa.

Friday Apr 4, 2008 #

O Training (Flying Pig Model) 26:00 [2] *** 1.6 km (16:15 / km)
shoes: Ice Bugs - Red Storm

Light rain, plenty muddy. Green but NO thorns!

Trail Run (To Middle Start) 19:00 [2] 1.2 mi (15:50 / mi)
shoes: Ice Bugs - Red Storm

Weird getting ready for this event since I had SO much time with nothing to do but to get ready. ~.75 miles along a busy road - got tooted at by a semi-truck driver whereas the cadets ahead of me did not. :)

Orienteering race (Flying Pig Middle) 44:51 [4] *** 3.7 km (12:07 / km) +120m 10:26 / km
shoes: Ice Bugs - Red Storm

Almost a perfect race for me with 1 minute lost securing an epunch to a stand that the adapter had broken on. It was in the mud. After trying to untie the very securely tied bag in order to use the end of the string, I settled on my clue sheet holder. Hopefully, I will get it back.

Another minute or so at another control, but mostly I was just running out of steam. My performance index went from 115 down to 57% during the course of the race.

I didn't fall into the mud, but I was muddy for sure.

Dumb injury of the day - after coming off of the course unscathed, I was getting into my car tonight and banged below my knee on the shin bone on the dashboard. I was doing some swearing.

Last week I had terrible pain in my left toe for several hours. So painful I couldn't put weight on it, and then it just disappeared. And today I noticed that the same toe on the other foot is going to lose a toenail. Not sure if a 10 mile trail run followed by 10 more miles of orienteering a couple of weeks ago is worthy of losing a toe, but it has to be from that.

Finally, the OCIN Epunch team allowed me some computer time, so I didn't have to go cold turkey.

Sunday Mar 30, 2008 #


Race Timing Fountainhead - good day, I think...I haven't had a chance to check my work yet.

Weird thing of the day - during the race, I reached across my keyboard with my ample bosom (not!), and hit the right combination of unknown keys (Ctrl Alt Down arrow) that my whole screen view turned upside down. Wow, talk about mind boggling. Luckily, my most excellent helper, Jen, had this happen at home when her 2 year old was fooling around. So, she called her hubby and he gave me the fix.

[Edit: And, the antidote is to do the opposite arrow. Ctrl-Alt-DownArrow turns it upside down, then Ctrl-Alt-UPArrow to reverse, and the same for the sideways arrows.]

Orienteering race (Wheaton Green) 1:16:16 [4] *** 5.5 km (13:52 / km)
shoes: Ice Bugs Men's Blue 8.5

Crazy day (weekend) with the race this morning (paid again, yeah - it helps pay for my toys) and then off to Wheaton to relieve Heidi and get a course in - hopefully. I was in the port-a-john at the first place when the phone rings - printer issues at the meet site, so I go in knowing that there is going to be stress. I get there and there are the printer issues, as well as the fact that Heidi is trying to use a laptop with nothing blocking the glare. So, we wait for a lull in the group and switch over to my setup. That went well, but with 144 starts, it was non-stop. We got Heidi out, and drafted Jon P to download people, and I got out as well.
Mistakes at 1, 3, & 10 - estimate 12 minutes.

Did get to see the adult soccer team all take a whiz next to the port-a-john by the soccer field.

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