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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Nov 12, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:52:36 7.77(14:30) 12.5(9:00) 360
  Bicycling3 29:04 6.8(4:16) 10.94(2:39) 110
  Running1 17:33 1.65(10:39) 2.65(6:37) 16
  Total5 2:39:13 16.21(9:49) 26.09(6:06) 486
averages - sleep:6 weight:189lbs

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Sunday Nov 12, 2017 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Foot) 59:01 [4] 5.9 km (10:00 / km) +165m 8:47 / km

QOC Quinquagenary @ Quantico National Meet in Quantico Marine Base, on the Hangman Tree map. More later...

Saturday Nov 11, 2017 #

11 AM

Running 17:33 [3] 1.65 mi (10:39 / mi) +16m 10:21 / mi

Orienteering race (Foot) 53:35 [4] 6.6 km (8:07 / km) +195m 7:04 / km
slept:6.0 weight:189lbs

This was a surprisingly good day for me. I went into the race with low expectations since I hadn't trained much over the +1 month (many demands of life). I thought about just keeping a steady pace. The map was new to me but it played to things I like such as subtle features and contours, plus open forests without a whole lot of rock detail. I thought Francis did a great job with the mapping and I'm used to his style--I had even course set just a few miles away 2 weeks earlier in Prince William Forest (steeper but similar terrain). I enjoyed Tom Strat's course too, having run many others he had set before.

S-1 - I ran on the trail until the saddle, then dropped to the stream. On the run, I hadn't been able to read the formline for the small dam that I went across on but it did confuse me with expecting the mapped pond to be further up (it was further up but was not visible). I paused briefly, then went on with a good feel of what to expect from the small reentrant.

1-2 - I ran straight, reading the contours pretty well. I felt I was a little left and was losing contact where the map flattened-out. However, hitting blue and yellow streamers surprised me. I cut right to go around them and presumed I was rounding the mapped out of bounds area. Attacking and seeing a reentrant on my left that was deeper than expected, I stopped and cut right. I relocated in a small reentrant with the only green in the area and proceeded on to hit it with no further trouble.

2-3 - I went straight at it on bearing and saw it upon cresting the hilltop.

3-4 - I ran straight and my bearing was true. I did see other runners going over the ridge in different places but did well ignoring them. There were some that I followed coming from other directions, into the reentrant.

4-5 - I dropped down, then climbed the hill long the stream.

5-6 - I stayed somewhat high to the road, crossed the creek and cut in from the trail intersection and a small reentrant since that was a good attackpoint.

6-7 - I was a little left of the line initially but just kept my bearing. I think I first saw AJ Riley pass me on this leg. AJ had gone around to the right but we converged with him a little ahead of me.

7-8 - I again went fairly straight. I converged with the stream as it gently bent but I didn't see a boulder I was looking for. I spiked it.

8-9 - I thought about bouncing off the road and even aimed that way. However, I found myself right of the mapped open ground which was straight-on the line; I kept going straight and spiked it.

9-10 - This time I did go to the road. I was moving slowly so I counted the road bends easily. I left from a bend to avoid climbing as much as possible. I did go over a small knoll and caught a guy. After that I cut right without losing any time at the first reentrant.

10-11 - I ran fairly straight along the hillside and expected to see the trail. I could see it briefly before I got to it but where I'd converged, it wasn't visible. I crossed without really knowing it and dropped to the stream. I paused briefly and a fast young woman closed in before doing the same. I ran along the stream and paused again to debate crossing. I chickened out and went the way the young woman had (she decided faster than me) up a hill and around some green to the bridge. From the bridge I ran the trail and crossed again at a bend. I was aiming straight at it initially but thought I might be faster staying low and going around the left. It was further up to the right than I anticipated.

11-12 - I went straight-ish, dog-legging my way in. After crossing the stream I threaded between the deadfall well. I stumbled on the man made objects near the top and knew to go down and around the spur from there. I ran straight at it this time, and hit just above the control, still close enough to call it a spike. The green in the area was thicker than expected.

12-13 - A few had found #12 just before me, including Evelyn Brautigam, coming from other directions. They all seemed faster than me but I chased them to the trail. I was able to pass all but Evelyn by staying on the trail, though I had to pass one guy twice who'd gone straight.

13-F - I was tired from the climb to #12. A West Point runner whom I'd just passed when going to #12, out-sprinted me easily.

As I said, I was pretty surprised to be leading the M55+ field as I knew many had been running faster lately, and I anticipated that they would beat me. The courses didn't seem that hard to me but it was basically home terrain. Additionally, there were other M55+ runners who competed in other age groups or weren't able to travel to the competition.

Friday Nov 10, 2017 #

1 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 16:04 [3] 3.69 mi (4:21 / mi) +63m 4:08 / mi

From Northfield Rd., to Bradley Blvd. & Arlington Rd., then back. I had some errands to do on my day off from work, and I had lunch. At only 42 F, it was somewhat cold and windy and I was underdressed.

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017 #

8 AM

Bicycling (Commute) 6:00 [3] 1.41 mi (4:15 / mi) +26m 4:02 / mi

From Northfield Rd. to the Bethesda Metro Station.
7 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 7:00 [3] 1.7 mi (4:07 / mi) +22m 3:58 / mi

From the Bethesda Metro Station to Northfield Rd. via Battery Ln.

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