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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Nov 19, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:10:48 2.47 3.98 12062c
  mapping - field checking1 1:30:00
  trail running1 55:00
  Total3 4:35:48 2.47 3.98 12062c

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Saturday Nov 19, 2011 #

orienteering 1:00:00 [3] ***

setting and checking controls for Golden Gate Sprint, Stage I. Placed a couple for beginner/intermediate course, then checked everything else. Had to visit quite a few twice because I got there before the setters. Moved one that was badly misplaced. Had a good laugh over the plastic boulder. Golden Gate Park "The Last Herd" map, a great new map by Vladimir Zherdev.

orienteering race 21:13 [5] *** 2.22 km (9:33 / km) +45m 8:41 / km

Golden Gate Sprints - Stage 2. Golden Gate Park "The Last Herd" map. Fun sprint. The last control and finish was slightly mis-placed, but visible from a distance, so no lost time.

trail running 55:00 [2] *

mix of running and walking in terrain, shadowing (Gavin Smith) on white course. The controls were pretty tough for a kid who normally runs white, and since he's fairly fast, we covered a LOT of ground, but he eventually found all of them without help. Gavin's dad had sprained his ankle while shadowing Gavin on Stage 1, so I offered to follow him on stage 2.

orienteering race 19:35 [5] *** 1.76 km (11:08 / km) +75m 9:10 / km

Stage 3 of the Golden Gate Sprints at Land's End / Point Lobos. Within view of the Golden Gate Bridge, this tour included some steep bluffs, a run through the grounds of the VA Hospital, and a few controls in old WW2 fortifications and long vanished AA emplacements. Very cool. Oh, and the temperature was too, especially when exposed to the wind. Fortunately, drizzle held off until we were finished and cleaning up. Started with Zan Armstrong and we had a delightful head-to-head competition throughout. She led to the first two controls, but I passed her on the climb to the trail at the beginning fo the long run to number 3. She stayed close, though, and when I made a 15-20 second blunder on the penultimate, she beat me to the punch by a second. Following her SI 6, my SI-5 was slow to register, and while I tried to chase her down in the sprint to the finish, it just didn't happen. Oh well, it sure was fun anyway!

Friday Nov 18, 2011 #

orienteering 30:00 [2] ***

Checking map and control sites for Golden Gate Sprint WRE. Mix of running and walking.

Tuesday Nov 15, 2011 #

mapping - field checking 1:30:00 [1] **

Miami - Western. Updating map for TROL Camp and first TROL meet. Minor updates. Most notable is the University has bulldozed a lot of the honeysuckle and underbrush in the narrow strips of woods that run through the campus portions of the map. They've left larger trees, and in many cases teh footing is still a bit rough, but this will definitely open up some new short-cut posibilities. Deer were everywhere.

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