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Training Log Archive: expresso

In the 1 days ending Sep 26, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteer1 46:34
  Run1 15:00 1.5(10:00) 2.41(6:13)
  Total1 1:01:34 1.5 2.41

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Friday Sep 26, 2008 #

Run warm up/down 15:00 [2] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Vitesse 712

Day's warm up/down running.

Orienteer race (sprint) 16:00 [5]
shoes: Montrail Vitesse 712

NA Champs- Sprint 1
Rainy day thanks to a hurricane standing off New England lashing the east coast. Event was a park setting (frisbee golf course) with a good mix of open areas, forest densities, trails & topography.
The map was 1:4000 and it took me a few controls to adjust to the scale. As I am pretty out of shape, I was not moving very fast and I made on error in heading to the wrong thicket for control 3. I saw three on the hill but only one mapped. I discovered later that the other two were covered by the control circle. Grrrr. My sub-par result net me an early start on the next sprint and turned out to be quite a disadvantage because I had few runners to observe ahead of me.

Orienteer race (sprint) 30:34 [5]
shoes: Montrail Vitesse 712

So I headed off on this sprint at a moderate clip and planned my route while easily finding the first few controls. Other than my lackluster pace, all was going well until the third loop when my oxy-starved brain jumped from one lineto another and I took two controls out of order. A few minutes later, after realizing my disaster, I had the opportunity to revisit these controls correctly. So I continue to show poor results at the sprint. Hopefully this will change as my fitness returns.


Charlie & Maricel of CAOC were part of the "show" as the sprint series finalists raced in a close head-to-head battle. Maricel did very well againt the elites and Charlie took the NA Sprint CHAMPIONSHIP for his age group. An awesome end of the day for our group.
We decided to hit another close-by restaurant (Ruby Tuesday) for dinner and enjoyed their good salad bar but the entrees were not very satisfying. Nevertheless, a fun evening with a chance to try some Hopfish IPA (60 min) which was not quite as good as the Saranac.

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