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Training Log Archive: johncrowther

In the 7 days ending Dec 13, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Cycling3 2:20:52 27.93(5:03) 44.95(3:08)
  Running2 1:46:17 11.54(9:13) 18.57(5:43) 541
  Orienteering4 1:30:55 5.9(15:25) 9.49(9:35) 856
  Total9 5:38:04 45.36(7:27) 73.0(4:38) 1398

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Saturday Dec 13, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (Sprint) 21:18 [5] *** 2.13 km (10:00 / km) +269ft 8:23 / km
shoes: Innov8s

Sprint the Golden Gate race 2. In a heat with Mark Prior, Gavin Williams, Gina Nuss, and Amy. Will Hubsch was supposed to be in the group too, but didn't show up. Gina and I had had some intense head to heads in this event last year, and this year we added Gavin and Mark into the mix.I was the first to number 1 and 2, which surprised me. The four of us were still together at number 11, and finished very close. Mark, being the winner of our group was the only "antelope" out of our finishers, the three of us became "badgers". Amy had a good run as well, and is now a "cheetah".
GPS tracks - 2.93km, 72m
1 PM

Orienteering race 18:39 [5] *** 2.02 km (9:14 / km) +190ft 8:04 / km
shoes: Innov8s

After a long wait, we got to do stage 3, on a new map of Sutro Heights Park. In a heat with Gavin Williams, Gina Nuss, Sue Kuestner, a Finnish woman, and someone else.
Very close controls throughout, and required multiple loops of the small park, on too maps. Went to number 9 thinking it was 8, realized my mistake when starting to navigate to 9, and had to backtrack, so lost the pack. Finished second to last, ahead of the Finn.
On my tracks, 8 is my extra punch, so all numbers from 9 upwards should be 1 less.
GPS tracks - 2.461km, 87m
4 PM

Orienteering race 26:27 [5] *** 2.69 km (9:50 / km) +190ft 8:53 / km
shoes: Innov8s

Back to Golden Gate Park. Despite my mediocre performance in race 3, I still made it into the Fox's (group 3) for the this race, along with Gavin Williams, Gina and Sue again. Plus we picked up Steve Gregg and Marie Jose. Three of us (Gina, Marie Jose and me) were in the same stage 4 race last year!
A bit intense, and the fading light made reading the map difficult. I got really confused at number 14, lost the pack, and then lost 2-3 minutes, so came last by a long way in my group. Having loose control descriptions would have helped a bit, as would have more light, and it should have been obvious where I was, but at that sort of racing speed anything can happen.
GPS tracks - 3.537km, 62m
5 PM


Two thoughts:
1 - all 3 Sprint the Golden Gates I've done, my poorest performance has been in the 3rd race on Saturday. Is it due to getting tired (but that should affect the others in the group too). Or maybe today it was the low light (late and more forested) this year. Next year we're planning on doing the Seattle sprints in September (organized by Patrick) and there will be 4 on Saturday (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon), so let's see what effect that has.
2 - I really need to get a magnifier to fit on my compass.

Friday Dec 12, 2014 #

4 PM

Orienteering race 24:31 [4] *** 2.65 km (9:15 / km) +207ft 8:16 / km
shoes: Innov8s

Race 1 of Sprint the Golden Gate - at Fort Mason. Good course on a new map (done by Rex in 6 days!), but the race started late, and there weren't enough maps for everyone (fortunately I got a map). The main problem of the race starting late was the fading daylight.
This (along with Sunday which was cancelled) was meant to be an A-meet race, but the lack of maps and low light meant that it ended up being unofficial (just used for the seeding for tomorrow), so I guess I'm going to end up not ranked on Red this year (only 2 races), only on Blue.
GPS tracks - 3.727k, 55m

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014 #

8 AM

Cycling 46:04 [2] 9.09 mi (5:04 / mi)

Commute. Bike computer not working all the time on the way home
6 PM

Running 52:58 [4] 5.55 mi (9:33 / mi) +210ft 9:13 / mi
shoes: Brooks road pair 2

City Park with Cally.

Tuesday Dec 9, 2014 #

Cycling 48:41 [2] 9.68 mi (5:02 / mi)


Monday Dec 8, 2014 #

Cycling 46:07 [2] 9.16 mi (5:02 / mi)

Commute. Got my first flat on my back tire in ages on my way home.

Sunday Dec 7, 2014 #

4 PM

Running 53:19 [4] 5.99 mi (8:54 / mi) +331ft 8:27 / mi
shoes: Brooks road pair 2

Neighborhood run. Warm enough for shorts again.

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