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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 7 days ending May 28, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:42:03 7.21(22:29) 11.6(13:58) 280
  Road running1 49:41 5.1(9:44) 8.21(6:03)
  Total4 3:31:44 12.31(17:12) 19.81(10:41) 280

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Monday May 28, 2018 #

Orienteering 1:12:38 [3] 4.1 km (17:43 / km) +120m 15:27 / km
shoes: Adrenaline 17 2nd

Westchester Long, Brown. Ugh, this was an awful performance. I started out overrunning the first two controls (I knew it was 1:7500, but evidently couldn't internalize it). Then a pretty good sequence on the next few controls, but a total disaster on #9. I still can't understand what happened, but when I finally relocated I found myself at #6, so far off that it was beyond my event horizon. Pretty frustrating.

EDIT: Now I remember something odd. When I was in the place where I thought #9 was, I looked up a likely reentrant, and saw a flash of orange. I moved a little to the right and got a clear view of a control flag, hanging in low in the middle of the reentrant. I ran up to it, losing sight of it as I got closer to the slope, and when I got to the flat part above there was nothing there. I couldn't believe it. I went all around looking for it, but I finally realized that I had just hallucinated it.

Sunday May 27, 2018 #

Orienteering race 51:00 [5] 4.6 km (11:05 / km)
shoes: Spirit OLX (last)

Relay 1st leg. I knew it was forked but I still let others pull me off course. Then I started navigating on my own and things started to go better. I was probably last after 2 controls, bit I caught a couple of stragglers, ran through the arena with Mitch then joined Ernst on the way around the lake. I had some trouble with visibility in the vegetation, and with fine map detail. Maybe it will be better at 1:7500 tomorrow.

Addie was having a great run on 2nd leg but reinjured her ankle entering the arena and then turned it again entering the woods on the other side. She could barely walk back to dnf. That was it for our team.

During my run, I performed an emergency reduction of Allison's dislocated finger near the first control. It was a procedure my dad (an actual physician) had taught me years ago as a useful thing to know when you're out in the wild. I hadn't ever done it myself, but I knew it was a lot better to do it right then than to wait until she could get to a hospital. Fortunately, it worked.

Saturday May 26, 2018 #

Orienteering race 38:25 [5] 2.9 km (13:15 / km) +160m 10:23 / km
shoes: Spirit OLX (last)

Westchester Middle Brown. I had a terrific run, no real errors, good speed, feeling strong and in control. Coming down the hill from 5 I was farther right than I thought, so things weren't looking right. I slowed down and hit the trail, and the big boulder was clearly visible. On the long led to 14 I went straight over the hill, but the trail was clearly better.

Wednesday May 23, 2018 #

Road running (Hill repeats) 49:41 [3] 5.1 mi (9:44 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 17 2nd

1.5 mile warmup, then 6 x hills @30-35s, 1 min jog back down. Then another 3 miles on the road. That part is hard, even keeping an easy pace after the hills.

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