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Training Log Archive: barb

In the 7 days ending Feb 23, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking3 12:30:00
  Bicycling4 9:00:00
  Orienteering3 7:50:00
  Walking in the woods1 30:00
  Total7 29:50:00

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Saturday Feb 23, 2008 #


Not well timed, but here's a photo of Tucsonians Mike, Christine (not sure if I spelled that right), and Peg at a nice vegetarian restaurant in Tucson. Mike & Christine are going to Estonia for the rogaine in September. Peg has correctly pointed out to me that the rogaine committee probably should have done more to try and get US teams signed up for that rogaine.

Orienteering race 4:10:00 [4]

1:06 on green. 2:40 or so on vblue. :30 on sprint. lots of friends & a couple relatives.

Friday Feb 22, 2008 #

Orienteering 40:00 [3]

Time is a guess. SUPER fun course in a Tucson park, where the saguaro cacti were mapped and very useful to triangulate off of on the run. Running was sweet, soft but resistant ground and low bushy stuff to jump over and prickly stuff to avoid. Lots of friends were there!

What I learned today and yesterday was to try and find points on the landscape (like the saguaros) that I can use similarly... Also yesterday got the idea that I want to make sure and estimate distance, and use the compass - sometimes going straight and checking off features while knowing the distance should work pretty well. And as usual, the more climb I avoid the better, which of course is at odds with going straight. Anyway, I'm looking forward to tomorrow!

Walking in the woods 30:00 [1]

Trail-O. I was determined to be careful and deliberate. I used the compass more than I have in the past, often taking multiple bearings. And I did the distance estimation, and matched as many features as I could. It turned out pretty well. 2 wrong. 1 of those I knew was wrong as I walked further down the path. The other one, I think I missed seeing one of the controls, and mistook one of the controls from the next (timed) control for one of mine. This seemed much less "random" than other times I've tried; more things made sense.

Thursday Feb 21, 2008 #

Orienteering 3:00:00 [1]

Great contour-only exercise put on by Tom & Eric, followed by control retrieval

Wednesday Feb 20, 2008 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [1]

Bicycling 50:00 [2]

To an internet access point and then downhill/flat to Cristina's - fun!

Tuesday Feb 19, 2008 #

Bicycling 1:00:00 [2]

To Leif's house and back. Lots of steep hills, as I was cutting across the foothills. Got off and pushed the bike up a few of them. Leif and I programmed the controls for the A meet, and I took possession of a bunch of epunches and the master clock control. I feel all powerful.

Bicycling 2:30:00 [3]

into tucson & back out under a full moon

Monday Feb 18, 2008 #

Bicycling 1:00:00 [2]

to bike shop, Finger Rock trailhead, grocery store, home.

Hiking 4:00:00 [2]

Finger Rock trail. Snow up high - haven't seen it that low before.

Sunday Feb 17, 2008 #

Bicycling 3:40:00 [3]

Cramming for the A meet. 5 am to 6 pm with a couple hours of rest. 30 miles on the bike & 16 mile hike up from Speedway. Was pleased with the right knee - noticed it at first but it carried me through fine. The face is having its usual allergic reaction to sun in spite of slathering on lots of zinc oxide sunscreen.

Best photos are on the camera and not retrievable until I get home, so here's from the cell phone, on the way down:

Hiking 6:30:00 [3]

Went fairly hard, including some jogging, up to Douglas Springs campsite where John & Cristina caught up with me. Then I took a while to get to Cowhead saddle because I didn't feel too good. Then back down at a leisurely pace, with John.

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