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Training Log Archive: skdewitt

In the 7 days ending Jun 12, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 22:30:00
  Hashing1 1:22:00
  Total3 23:52:00

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Sunday Jun 11, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Rogaine) 10:30:00 [4]

Day 2 of NA rogaine champs.

Went fairly slow at night both because we're not that comfortable with night Oing and we ended up doing some tough ones in thick woods. After 604, we did 405, 506, then 804 and encountered the worst woods of the entire event. As we were coming back up fom 506, we ran into two teams (David and Nadim was one of them) who said they had trouble with 804 so we were extra cautious with it but had no problem. We later heard that the trail had been re-routed so people coming at it from the north had lots more trouble.

Our entire route for the day was: 405, 506, 804, 406, 703,307,605,504, 803,408,407,602,402,302

We probably could have gotten a few more points if we had skipped the southern middle ones, 307 and 605, and gotten some to the west instead, 411, 704, 310. We hadn't planned that section carefully because we just weren't just if we'd even get there. Might be good to do some closer analysis next time.

Saturday Jun 10, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Rogaine) 12:00:00 [4]

First day of North American Rogaine Champs at Allegany State Park in NY. Partnered with Rick again for the 24-hr coed masters division. 1st in that division with 1710 points but not sure how we fared overall (didn't look at the results). I thought this was a great event. The weather, at least during the day, was perfect, no bugs, accurate map, mostly open woods, and good course. It was hilly but we had done the 2000 rogaine and were prepared for it.

This was our best performance for any rogaine we've done--had fewer lost minutes due to errors and spent the least amount of rest time. Our plan was to do almost all of the east side by early Sunday morning and then do as much of the middle section and the ones along the road back to base camp on Sunday morning and we pretty much did that. We had planned to sleep for an our or two in the woods but it was just too cold. We put all our clothes on and couldn't stop for more than about 10 minutes without getting really cold. So we didn't sleep at all for our first time and it really wasn't a big deal. I don't think we were any more tired than when we got a few hours.

We really only had two errors. The first was 401 and it turned out that lots of people had problems with it, some not finding it at all. The re-entrant was lower on the hill than shown on the map. We came at it from the west, from 702, and couldn't find it along the hill as it became steep. We relocated on the ride, again using the steep area, went in with a bearing and pace count and still couldn't find it. We were making our way lower on the hill when we saw Barb and Adam at the control. Probably lost 15-20 minutes. The second error was probably 10 minutes at 503. Coming off the trail after 301, I had tried to aim off to the north so we knew we'd have to turn right when we got to the stream. But my bearing must have been off or we weren't where I thought we were on the trail because we actually ended up just to the right of the control. We walked to the right for quite some time until Rick realized we had to be to the south of it. Walked back and found it very close to where we had come to the stream.

I'm not sure how much rest time we took but we had two decent breaks by about midnight so I only logged 12 hours.

Our route by about midnight was: 308,702,401,301,503,502,801,303,414,701,304,404,603,403,606,501,802,306,604,405

Thursday Jun 8, 2006 #

Hashing 1:22:00 [3]

Good run around Bethel and Danbury, starting from ball fields just outside the schools complex. Set by Donna.

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