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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 1 days ending Sep 10, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:21:31 2.92 4.7
  Total1 2:21:31 2.92 4.7

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Saturday Sep 10, 2016 #

Orienteering 1:00:00 [2]

DVOA Training Camp at Hickory Run.

The first session was contours-only, led by Clem. There were six little loops, each between 500-800 meters, with 3-4 controls. It was a really nice area, and it was fun to be orienteering again. I took it very easy, mostly jogging, and still making mistakes along the way. Great training.

Orienteering 30:00 [2]

Second training session of DVOA's Hickory Run Training Camp.

In retrospect, I probably should have skipped this one, given my very limited allowed mileage right now. It was a star relay, but the legs were a little too long and too difficult to make it feel like a relay. Clem did modify the format to have teammates go out at the same time to hang controls, and then run back to the start/finish, switch and move the controls. I did this in a team with Patrick Shannon, whom I hadn't seen in a long time. It's fun to see familiar faces come back to the sport after years away.

I didn't feel like I was getting a whole lot out of the exercise, and I was getting tired, so I cut it short after three legs.

I think this would be a great training with shorter and somewhat easier legs, so that people would not be standing around waiting for each other quite as long. Still, it's always nice to get out in this great terrain.

Orienteering race 51:31 [3] 4.7 km (10:58 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra Fall 2015

This was the Night-O during DVOA's Hickory Run Training Camp. I was pretty excited about it and decided to do the long course and treat it, at least somewhat, as a race. For an added challenge, I had the weak, crappy light with me, and Alli had the good one on her intermediate course (which she rocked!)

I started out with a lot of hesitation, trying to remember how to orienteer, and blew 2 minutes on #1, due to (a) stopping short and (b) stopping to revamp how my lamp was attached to my head and how the battery was carried.

After #1 it went much better, and I was very pleased to run pretty cleanly on legs 2-10, albeit excruciatingly slowly. I got tired towards the end of the course, and shed a bunch of time on 11, first getting stuck in the green on the way out to the road, then being slow on the road, and finally taking a stupid attack through a green swamp into the control.

Still, I was very pleased with the race and had a really fun time. I ended up 3rd, almost 8 minutes behind Sergei Ryzhkov, but managing to scalp Wyatt in the process.

Being out of shape is very frustrating, and I am still not at the point where it's just a matter of training more. The core muscles on the right side of my body are not used to working at all, and so that side is much weaker than the left. There is still a lot of work ahead before I can start training for real, and I just need to be patient. Still, finding controls in the woods at night is so much fun!!



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