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Training Log Archive: pwentz3l

In the 7 days ending Oct 18, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Adventure Race4 3:06:00 19.4(9:35) 31.22(5:57)7 /9c77%
  Cycling1 1:10:00 17.5(15.0/h) 28.16(24.1/h)
  Yard Work1 1:00:00
  Orienteering1 49:51 3.89(12:49) 6.26(7:58) 179
  Total7 6:05:51 40.79 65.64 1797 /9c77%
  [1-5]7 6:05:19

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Thursday Oct 18, 2012 #

7 PM

Orienteering race 49:51 intensity: (32 @0) + (2:42 @1) + (1:37 @2) + (4:04 @3) + (30:17 @4) + (10:39 @5) 3.89 mi (12:49 / mi) +179ft 12:17 / mi
ahr:157 max:210 shoes: Altra Lone Peak

Fun last race in the 2012 MNOC Adventure run series. #7 got me again. Not the best route choice to #9 or 12, but fastest of the bunch to the only non-reflector control. Little wins.

Off a little on #1. Followed the pack to #2, not sure it was the best route. #4 I was a bit west, orienting off the tree line. #5 I was just off. Thought I was perfect... but alas... #6 I orienteered with Ian. Great route. #7... if an easy route exists.... just take it. stupid me. Learned from week #2 and took the trail to #8, even though it was a long route. #9... it is just thick in there. I should have tried looked at alternate routes. Hindsight is 20:20. No issues on #10 or #11. #12 was just thick. I tried to use the hill as a handrail, but it was difficult to follow and distance was impossible to judge. Came out North of the control, which made for an easy attack point. I expected there to be 20 people waiting on me at the end. Happy it was only 4.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #

6 PM

Cycling 1:10:00 [3] 17.5 mi (15.0 mph)
shoes: Wesley B-Tango / Gaerne Carbo

OTNT Social ride with 4 Strava Challenges thrown in:

Ended up with a King of the Mountain shared ranking with T-Pain on the William Berry Parkway (1/326), a 2nd Place on the Hennepin Hammer(2/945), a tie for 3rd on the Greenway to Lake Street hustle (3/1047) and 11th on the Over 35W (11/87) which is another tie with Tom.

It was a great night for a ride. Temp was perfect, no wind, and a good crowd with Tom, Kelly, Biz, Mo, Regenold, and his employees Amy and Patrick. The time between the sprints was true social, easy pace and even included a dumpster dive for snacks. Eating out of a dumpster has to be an OTNT first.

First time on the new road bike. Performed great. Need to tweak the rear derailleur just a little, and my seat came loose...

Andrei and Pete C. joined us for snacks at the Malt Shop. Long wait at George and the Dragon.

Monday Oct 15, 2012 #

6 PM

Yard Work 1:00:00 [3]

Saturday Oct 13, 2012 #

10 AM

Adventure Race race 51:00 [4] *** 3.2 mi (15:56 / mi)
spiked:7/9c shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

Wild Fall Sprint AR

First Wild Sprint AR for me. I told Rick I wanted to race, so he hooked me up with the gentleman who won the mini race at the Among the Wild fundraiser.

The race start was in Saint Croix Bluffs Park. First item... find a roll of TP on one of the picnic tables and wrap your race partner using the entire roll. Rolls were wet... so not an easy task. Strip off the TP then embark on a 9 control aerial photo map. The controls weren't "easy" by any means. 1, 2 and 3 were easy, and we flip flopped positions with a couple teams. #4 was in a reentrant with a large drop that has a waterfall when we aren't in a drought. We had a specified route to leave 4, which brought us to the 5th control. The instructions stated we had to pull a piece of flagging off of the route and bring it to the TA... we missed that part. We left the bouldering route (very cool) and hopped on a trail, which was the wrong trail, which led us towards 8... reoriented, but still couldn't find the correct reentrant for 6. Ended up at #7, which made for an easy route to 6 and then back to punch 7. 8 and 9 were easy enough and back to the TA in 3/4 position.
11 AM

Adventure Race race 1:10:00 [3] 10.0 mi (7:00 / mi)
shoes: Wesley 29er Sidi Dragon

First race on the new bike!!!

A slow TA... put us definitely in 4th... Leading was Follow Me, 2 gnome Hunters, and Toad Hall. We passed 2GH and TH by the park entrance and quickly put a gap on them. We had a couple of road controls, then entered some private property where we had to pay a toll to pass the Troll's bridge and answer a question, as we punched, to gain passage. A couple more quick points and then entered a nature center with paths through a grassland. Seemed pretty simple, but we totally messed this up. We went to the closest point and punched, then went to the next, where I told my teammate it was control #14, to which he replied... I already punched that one. So, we went back to the first one and punched it in the correct location.... and continued. Eventually, we ended up at Carpenter Nature Center.
12 PM

Adventure Race race 50:00 [3] 2.0 mi (25:00 / mi)
shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3

A fun Rogaine section. We were the first to arrive, having passed everyone on the bike. Follow Me had a nav error and then a mechanical. We had a designated route in to and out of one control, which we decided to attack first. We used a piece of webbing to descend a steep hill, then orienteered up a small but cool canyon with big boulders and overhangs. The control was in a mini cave with a zombie. we had to pass through the cave and another zombie had written instructions to find all 4 trick or treat buckets to obtain enough candy to gain passage back out. We got a little confused.... we couldn't figure out from the directions that the buckets were actually closer to the webbing... so we lost some time, but we laughed through it as the zombies were attempting, very poorly, to be scary. They couldn't stop laughing at themselves. The rest of the controls were straight forward, but fun to find in this neat little park. Steep leave and rock covered hills made for some slow going.
1 PM

Adventure Race race 15:00 [3] 4.2 mi (3:34 / mi)
shoes: Wesley 29er Sidi Dragon

A quick ride back to the start with one control on the way.

We came in 17 minutes in front of 2GH and another 4-5 minutes in front of Toad Hall. However... in reviewing the course... we realized we really messed up the mountain bike section and did the controls as a Rogaine instead of in order. With our retrack, we probably short cut the course .5-1k... which would not have affected the standings, but we discussed it with race management and forfeited the W. I take the blame for not asking more questions of my partner, who had the clue sheet. He was new, I was not... and should have known better. He had a great time and will definitely be back.

It was great to get out, promote the sport, have some fun, and interact with friends. New bike did awesome. :-) I however, am not in the shape I need to be in. Work work work.

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