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Training Log Archive: Sergey

In the 1 days ending Jun 28, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail run1 40:00 4.0(10:00) 6.44(6:13) 150
  Orienteering1 39:34 3.11(12:44) 5.0(7:55) 13030 /36c83%
  Total1 1:19:34 7.11(11:12) 11.44(6:57) 28030 /36c83%

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Monday Jun 28, 2010 #

Trail run 30:00 [3] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi) +100m 9:04 / mi

Warmup for Sprint Champs including run up the hill to the start and some speed intervals.

Orienteering race 24:04 [4] *** 2.5 km (9:38 / km) +65m 8:31 / km

Sprint Champs at Camp Sekani in Spokane. Wow, another "championship" event. I just don't understand people who selected this venue for "sprint". If winners wpeed is 10min/k - it is not sprint! Thank fully I removed map from dumb zip-bag and it helped somewhat with map reading, however, mapping quality and, especially, course design made it "who is the lakiest and most cautios" race. Even with my magnifying glass I couldn't see clearly ##7, 8, 9, and 10 in those boulder fields. Using fading ink should not be permited! Plus starting from #7 and to #17 - these were not sprint controls, more like middle distance comples orienteering.

Ok, back to my mistakes. Lost 3 minutes going drom 2 to 3 due to poorly mapped trail crossing, just ran out of map, overrun #5 for 1:30 mistake, mao there is not in par, on each 7, 8, 9, 10 lost on average 30 seconds each on poorly mapped bolders, after that it was ok excluding the fact that controls were not sprint type.

I re-run this course later with 15:30 time vs. 24:04 which clearly shows how far behind myself I was :(

And the last rambble is about latest trend in USA to have "forest" sprints. This is noncence! The main purpose of sprint is speed and quick decision making. Additionally the aim of sprint is to bring O to population and create spectacular friendly races. Urban areas such as campuses and city parks are more suited to these purposes. I just don't get mindset of organizers.

Trail run 10:00 [3] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi) +50m 8:39 / mi

Running to start to re-run the course.

Orienteering race 15:30 [5] *** 2.5 km (6:12 / km) +65m 5:29 / km

Re-running of the course. Of course, knowing all the hidden obstakles helpes a lot but 16 minutes should be achievable to the race in the first attempt.

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