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Training Log Archive: kkling

In the 7 days ending Oct 21, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 8:27:57 18.14(28:00) 29.19(17:24)
  Walking 1 3:11:00 6.15(31:03) 9.9(19:18)
  Total5 11:38:57 24.29(28:47) 39.09(17:53)

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Sunday Oct 21, 2012 #

Orienteering race 34:38 [4] 2.6 km (13:19 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Again, overwhelmed by the huge crowds, I was in a chute with 4 others. I walked until I found myself and was comfortable with the map. I was running and seeing the map well until about control 5. I slowed down the pace then to match how fast I was seeing the map, still made a bunch of small errors after that, like over-running a path interesection.

This time I made a mental note to relocate immediately when I did not feel like I had map contact.

This sprint was one of the most exciting meets I have been a part of. Running in a "village" type atmosphere with 100's of other runners going in all different directions. You really had to keep your mental focus and not be distracted by what was going on around you.

Saturday Oct 20, 2012 #

Orienteering race 4:07:28 [4] 14.62 km (16:56 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

Started off scared to death because of what I had done on Friday. I had told myself before I started, that no matter what, I was going to punch all the controls. That resolve was quickly tested after I made an incredible error on the leg from 1 to 2. I went so far past control 2, missed it by 100 meters too low, that I had trouble relocating. Wandered around for what seemed for ever until I finally found myself looking down at Landis Lake.

I pushed on and continued on the course I really enjoyed the long leg from 4 to 5, I had to constantly think about what was the best route choice. I made another bad blunder on 8 to 9. I think think I used the wrong compass direction, may have not had the map turned right, It's the only way I could explain where I found myself when I relocated.

On the way from 12 to 13, had bad cramps in my legs. I drained my camelbak. An really dogged it from there on in, just so I could finish.

I had the distinction of having the highest time of any male runner that finished the course. That was discouraging, but I realized the errors I made were correctable and would greatly improve my time.

Peter sat down in the cabin and went over the course with me. Another great training time.

Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

Orienteering race 1:28:51 [4] 4.2 km (21:09 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia

This was one of the worst performances, I have ever done in a meet. I was very disappointed in myself, felt like turning around and going in. Eventually got hold of myself, relocated on the map and just started at control 8. I struggled getting all the controls from 8 to 17.

I went back to the cabin very discouraged. I really felt like packing up and leaving. The guys in the cabin were very helpful. They offered a lot of pointers. Jan from Norway sat down with me and went over the whole course, control by control (he ran the same course only in the M50+). It really helped me see a lot of stuff I just did not know. I guess after 4 years I thought I knew a lot. This course helped me see how much I have to learn.

I had wondered what being in a cabin with 6 guys I had never met would be like, it was very up lifting since we all had a strong passion for Orienteering. They really helped me technically and mentally.

Thursday Oct 18, 2012 #

Orienteering (Model Walkabout) 2:17:00 [2] 7.77 km (17:38 / km)

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 #

Walking 3:11:00 [2] 9.9 km (19:18 / km)

10 K walkabout in the Gunks in NY

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