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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Sep 8, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 4:47:00 7.77 12.5 270
  Running5 1:20:00
  Total5 6:07:00 7.77 12.5 270

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Sunday Sep 8, 2019 #

Running 25:00 [2]


Orienteering race 17:39 [5]

Orienteering race 22:13 [5]

Saturday Sep 7, 2019 #

Running 10:00 [2]


Orienteering race 1:41:26 [4]

Friday Sep 6, 2019 #

Running 15:00 [2]


Orienteering race 53:53 [4] 4.1 km (13:09 / km) +270m 9:53 / km

US Middle Distance Champs, M21E, Big Basin State Park

I am still not sure what to say about this race. It was probably my worst performance of the year in a race where I really thought I had a chance to do well. I normally pride myself on adjusting well to new terrain and mapping, but I did not do that this time, making mistake after mistake.

S-1: I started out stressed, as there was chaos and confusion at the start.

Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 #

Running 15:00 [2]

Warmup and cooldown for the second sprint, including going to check out a questionable control location with Adam Woods and Siri.

Orienteering race 16:34 [3]

Sprint 1, at Central Oregon Community College.

I took this at a cruising pace, never pushing the speed. It was fun - most of the course went in the woods, and you had to be quite precise with compass and reading the trails and rock features in order to avoid drifting. Not sure of my exact time, as I haven't seen results anywhere.

Orienteering race 18:10 [4]

The day's second sprint, at Shevlin Park. This was very much a runner's course, with very little technical orienteering. Ironically, I made perhaps my biggest mistake of the Daze here, by going to the wrong boulder on #10. I originally was convinced that the control was mishung, but when I went back out to look more closely, I concluded that it was on the right boulder, but the boulder I thought I was using as my attack point was nowhere to be found in the terrain. Legs pretty fired by the end.

I loved the Deschutes Daze and was so happy we came here! The terrain is lovely and diverse, the atmosphere was very laid-back, the company was excellent, and the weather delightful. Sign me up for next time.

Monday Sep 2, 2019 #

Running 15:00 [2]


Orienteering race 57:05 [4] 8.4 km (6:48 / km)

Ali Crocker set fabulous courses on the varied terrain of the upper part of the Dutchman Flats map. We hiked up with Alli and Mary Beth, while Darrell corralled Inara on the way up. It was hugely helpful to have grandparents help out!

The race itself was a lot of fun. The terrain had several distinct sections - some continental-type big hillsides, then crazy basalt flats with a lot of intricate contour and rock detail and low visibility, then something that had the topography of Irish fells, but without the heavy bracken, and then fast downhill orienteering that rewarded high speed and precision compass.

I had a good run (no mistakes per AP, though there were certainly a few hesitations). I caught Brian May from 3 minutes back at #10 and then had a fun head-to-head battle with him the rest of the way. He got ahead on the steep climb to 13, but made a mistake to 15, so I was surprised to finish just ahead. Really enjoyable orienteering!

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