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Training Log Archive: Joe

In the 7 days ending May 19, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering4 8:30:0022 /24c91%72420.0
  bike3 6:23:00 35.72 57.499 /10c90%51780.0
  paddle1 2:30:00 4.35(1.7/h) 7.0(2.8/h)19650.0
  sports1 45:006840.0
  Adventure Race1 1 76.95() 123.83() 19731.8
  Total9 18:08:01 117.02 188.32 197331 /34c91%150691.8
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Saturday May 18, 2013 #

12 AM

Orienteering race (score O) 2:30:00 [3] ***
spiked:7/8c slept:0.0

O course Stewart State Forest
no mandatory points, 8 optional points - rules state "obtain maximum of 7 cps"
skipped the one that seemed furthest out of my way. nailed the first 5, then lost it when I tried to shortcut a few trails. there were many other indistinct trails which were not allowed to be mapped by the Park, so it took some time to distinguish between the mapped vs unmapped. After a good bit of puzzling over the contours and trails, with a continued push easterly, I found something that looked right and stumbled into the flag. was careful after that. first team to finish with 7.
2 AM

bike race (mtb29) 3:00:00 [2] *** 20.0 mi (6.7 mph)
spiked:8/9c shoes: Shimano 77's 6-11

MTBO in Stewart State Forest
love this place, even better at night.
the maps were USGS quality with GPS trails (minus a few). the course had 3 cps and as a bonus there was a map at each which led to two subsequent controls. called a "norwegian". not sure where the name actually originated, but it was fun. I blew 2a royally. more unmapped trails. during my recover I realized that only trails marked with true trail markers were mapped. things got much easier from then on.
after finishing up within SSF, we had a 8 mile road ride. about 4 miles in I realized I was riding a flat. I was keeping up with the paceline, but it was hard work. too hard. At first I thought something was wrong with the front fork lockout as the front end was squishy, but the tire was flat. the change went quick. the lefty makes that quite easy. found a thorn embedded in the rubber and removed that. from there it was much easier.
pulled into the boat launch in first.
5 AM

paddle race (kayak) 2:30:00 [2] *** 7.0 km (2.8 kph)

Not much after we arrived Team Untamed New England pulls in.
I knew they would eventually catch us as they are faster and fitter, but happy where we are at the moment. we all changed into our paddle gear for what we thought was going to be a simple cruise downriver (north) on the Wallkill towards New Paltz. the first 500 m were probably the best part. after that we portaged around a dam and then stumbled downriver for another 500 m dragging the boat and looking for a place to start paddling. Untamed NE passed us by portaging further downriver and putting in just beyond the worst of the rocky sections. the next 10k were full of low water sections requiring one or both of us getting out and pushing across the rocks. fun at times, but hard work trying to find a good line. pulled into the TA a few minutes behind.
7 AM

bike race (mtb29) 2:00:00 [4] ***
spiked:1/1c shoes: Shimano 77's 6-11

After a slow TA we headed out on the road towards Lake Awosting in Minnewaska SP. We entered via a trail I have known about, but never explored. Turns out what I thought was a trail was a graded, gravel forest road. If you had the legs you could ride/climb the entire thing (1500'). I did not and could not. we still moved at a good clip, however we lost close to 30 minutes to UNE. Next up a foot O section around the lake.
10 AM

Orienteering race (score O) 3:00:00 [3] ***

Course was set around Lake Awosting, starting from the beech. The beech is a joke as it is mostly bare rock.
At this point Sara does a quick tape job on Jeff's swollen ankle. It looks and is real bad. Kudos to him for sucking it up and persevering for 17 hours.
the woods up on top of the hill can vary from nice open woods to horrible blueberry, mt laurel, swamp vegetation. we saw all of it, but we also some beautiful areas nobody sets foot upon. I really enjoyed this trek, but it was difficult to get a sense of how we were doing as we were held up quite a bit by the dense vegetation. when it was done we managed to get back about 15 minutes on UNE. another quick TA and we were off. next leg was a traverse of the Gunks.
2 PM

Orienteering race (score O) 2:30:00 [3] ***

Final O section back at Spring Farm. The course was 6 cps, but also an optional cp if you had time. The only way to get the optional cp was to visit the others and obtain clues to the location of cp 'x'. The clues were 4529xxx, xxx275, xxx450, 8453xxx, (made those up, but you get the idea) "spur" and "above elevation 400".
upon returning from the bike, I noticed team UNE was just leaving. maybe we have a shot at winning. cp'x' will most likely decide that.
after the first cp and clue I altered the route to minimize our distance later. after visiting 4 cps I had 2 locations isolated, one in a swamp and the other on a spur. after the 5th clue it was evident. We decided to go for it. we had a slight margin of error and after discovering a mapped trail was non existent we bailed. On the return we came across Team UNE in a swamp and it appeared they were standing still having a discussion. It also became apparent they had not gotten 'x' either, but they did not know if we had. They must have assumed we did based on the direction we were running and we later learned they attempted to get it. We picked up our final control and finished. good effort all around by the team.

Friday May 17, 2013 #

11 PM

Orienteering race 30:00 [3] ***

Opening prologue for The Longes Day AR, put on by NYARA
4 pairs of controls, must pick up 2 pairs and return for map for following O section
slight miss on control D1, but clean on the others. managed to find bike cp4a, which helped later.
first team to return.

Adventure Race race 1 [0] 123.83 km ( / km) +1973m / km

gpx track from Sony

Thursday May 16, 2013 #

5 PM

bike (mtb29) 1:23:00 [1] 25.3 km (18.3 kph)
shoes: Adidas Marathon 08

bike check

Wednesday May 15, 2013 #

10 PM

sports intervals (hockey) 45:00 [4]
shoes: Bauer Vapor 2007

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