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Training Log Archive: RJM

In the 7 days ending Nov 3, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 5:43:19 14.4 23.18 62122 /74c29%
  BikeCommute3 2:10:00
  Exercise Machine1 27:00
  Strength1 12:00
  Total7 8:32:19 14.4 23.18 62122 /74c29%
averages - sleep:7.5 rhr:44 weight:176.3lbs

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Saturday Nov 3, 2007 #

Orienteering warm up/down 40:00 [1] ***
9c rhr:44 slept:7.0 shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330

model event - mostly walking

Orienteering race 2:17:51 [4] *** 9.2 km (14:59 / km) +310m 12:49 / km
spiked:4/16c shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330

Ugh. The mistakes I made! I could put a lot less effort into my training and still do this poorly. Not the course's fault, but mine, though the thick woods tore a lot of holes in my hide. I was tryihng to be extra careful to keep map contact, but had spotty success. After today I figured out that my compass seems to have come off its bearings, and doesn't always swing freely. I knew it was a bit sticky, but not that bad. I thought I had corrected for that (noticed it stickiness in the last couple of local meets), but often found myself 30degrees off of the heading I wanted (though this terrain probably contributed). I wish that was the real culprit, but it had a lot more to do with my not reading the map well. I could blame that on 1:15,000 with lots of detail, but I should be able to do that.
Nonetheless, some good points. My best leg was 12 - I was able to recover quickly when things weren't right, and the flag showed up just where it should be. Often I did most of a leg well (e.g., 3, 5, 9, 12). Unfortunately on several of those I screwed up in the circle (especially 5, where I paused within 10m of the control, but was looking for the wrong feature). Worst leg was 2, which I ran off by about 30degrees to the right, and if I hadn't seen the out of bounds flags, after 15 minutes of trying to recover, I'd still be there. Winsplits tells me I had about half an hour of mistakes total, which isn't too far off.
I benefitted a lot when I was running with people, was even faster than them moving through the terrain, but they could navigate/mapread while moving, and I can only do general spotchecks on the run. Still, I got all of the controls, and I had quite a lot of fun solving the puzzles (slowly, but solved)., so I have mixed feelings

Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering warm up/down 25:00 [2] ***
6c shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330

warmup at model event

Orienteering race 28:28 [4] *** 2.68 km (10:37 / km) +95m 9:01 / km
18c shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330

When will I learn how to sprint well? Still, pretty good run except for a 3+ minute error on 4 (didn't see the trail I planned to follow, and let that fluster me), and about a minute by drifting too far left on the long leg to 8, going up the wrong spur and not responding quickly to that. Yet correcting those errors would still leave me far behind others in my class. There is a lot more learning to do.

Thursday Nov 1, 2007 #

BikeCommute 40:00 [2]
rhr:44 slept:7.5 weight:176lbs

left knee hurts (just below patella), but only when biking, not walking or running.

Wednesday Oct 31, 2007 #

BikeCommute 45:00 [3]

no deer - street route

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

BikeCommute 45:00 [2]
slept:8.0 weight:176lbs

Deer: 3+3 (royal (!), and furnace).

Monday Oct 29, 2007 #

Exercise Machine (nordictrak) 27:00 [2]
slept:7.5 weight:177lbs

Strength 12:00 [1]

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Orienteering race (local) 1:36:00 [4] *** 11.3 km (8:30 / km) +216m 7:45 / km
spiked:14/21c slept:7.5 weight:176lbs shoes: Innov-8 mudclaw 330

North Chagrin Score-O. Gorgeous, sunny, fall colors at peak, 53F, but recent rains made things a bit wet. Ran out of maps, but they made some b/w copies for those of us starting at 1. Got all but 4 controls, about like Stan. But I went 6 minutes over time, and so I lost to him by 1 point! Mostly a trail-running course, which probably explains why I could get that close to Stan.

Orienteering 16:00 [3] **

warm up, control pickup

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