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Training Log Archive: sherpes

In the 31 days ending Oct 31, 2022:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 11:00:05 38.58(17:06) 62.09(10:38)
  Total2 11:00:05 38.58(17:06) 62.09(10:38)

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Sunday Oct 23, 2022 #

2 PM

Orienteering race 1:08:05 [3] 10.0 mi (6:49 / mi)
shoes: Salomon Speedcross

Unseasonably warm late October Fall season day, with county park full of people, on foot, on bicycles, on boats, on picnic. Just a minority of the average demographic are the fools looking for flags in the woods, running while holding a paper map with their hand. Lots of running along paved roads and on trail. On Red course, control 6 and 7 felt off its intended position. Finished at 3:31 PM and 47 seconds, about 2 minutes over the meet closing time. Saw Yaki at control 12. Saw Jim Trautman at control 1. Dave Battista caught up with me at 6, 7, 8, 9. Jonathan Boyer from NEOOC also reported that the flags for controls 6 and 7 were positioned at lower altitude. After the run, use a bicycle to pedal around the lake, and a kayak to paddle on the lake.

route

Run, Bike, Paddle.

Full throttle day.

Saturday Oct 1, 2022 #

10 AM

Orienteering race (rogaining) 9:52:00 [4] 46.0 km (12:52 / km)

Python 10-hr rogaining, organized by NEOOC (Northeast Ohio Orienteering Club), in CVNP (Cuyahoga Valley National Park).

FLASH NEWS Tue Oct 4: the Moscompass Model 6 that was lost at the end of the race, has been found!!

Went on a counter-clockwise route, picked mostly high-valued checkpoints. Could not find 55, even after doing two passes. Maybe my eyes just didn't see the colors of the flag, I don't know. Kevin Fischer believes the flag was placed in a small reentrant to the east of where center of circle was printed on the map. Got confused on my approach to 38. Small mistake on my approach to 68. Costly mistake after 56. Route choice near 76. Intentionally ignored 32. Some underbrush detoured me when going from 44 to 73. Some dilemma and route choices in the Oak Hill area. Some final thoughts on routing in Oak Hill area.

Collected 47 controls, 2480 points.

Got to the corn make at 6:10 PM and realized I never picked up a map of the corn maze. Used my smartphone to send a text to the wife, and she went to event HQ, inquired about the map, and participant CJ, who finished early, showed her the map, which she photographed and sent the image to me in a text. So I did the corn maze holding a smartphone and looking at an electronic display. What a hack. Btw, GPS says it was a 10-minute penalty for forgetting to pick up that paper map.

Lost my Moscow compass after the last checkpoint. Went back the next day to look for it, and did a grid search on the grassy mowed grass slope, but did not find it (hey Mark Lattanzi, you got any left in your store stock?)

For shoes, used a pair that I found at a Goodwill thrift store for $5 and haven't tried them yet before this event. I guess they are all-right.

Kudos to all the NEOOC volunteers that made this event happen. And glad that it got all the participants and attendance, some coming from far away.

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