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Training Log Archive: WileyKyO-T

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering1 3:12:40 12.8(15:03) 20.6(9:21)
  Running3 2:27:10 18.56 29.87
  Trail Running1 46:08 3.15(14:39) 5.07(9:06)
  Total4 6:25:58 34.51 55.54

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Saturday Oct 24, 2009 #

Orienteering 3:12:40 [4] 12.8 mi (15:03 / mi)
shoes: Jalas O-shoes

Hard to tell exact distance because my Garmin spaced out on me for part of 14-15 and 15-16, but my distance is an estimate based on where I think I was rather than the straight line my Garmin shows while it had lost satellites. This distance compared to
Straightline: 11.3 km, 426 m of climb
indicates that I did a lot of extra running! So leg by leg:
1: Good leg, off by a little to the right but saw Ross coming from point and corrected.
2: Not a good leg; a parallel error on green hilltops led me to lose some time.
3: Easy, short point
4: Tried to use precision compass but drifted off to the left and had to reorient from the road.
5: Pretty clean point; took road to trail, cut across the woods to another trail, checking off point 18 on my way, and used steep contours off trail to guide me to point.
6: Short point, went a little to the right but corrected.
7: Good point, used ridges.
8: Short point, used a ridgeline again.
9: Pretty good, although I didn't have a clear attackpoint.
10: Worst point of course, made a parallel error involving bends on a trail and missed several opportunites to bail out. Not even sure what happened here--I am waiting for Kevin to give me the quickroute so I can remember where I went.
11: Tried to use precision compass but drifted left to a parallel hilltop; I decided to bail out to the road and found my point on the way.
12: Unintentionally found point 14 first, which, like point 13, was near a trail. So, I went 14, 13, 12, 13, 14.
15: I had been to 15 on #10, which is a long ways off, so I didn't have too much difficulty revisiting this point.
16: At 2:30, I knew I had to make this 1.65 km point in 15 minutes. Unfortunately, my Garmin wasn't the only thing that got disoriented out here; I tried to use precision compass without pace count without a constant read on the terrain, and it failed miserably. A safe route would have been to take the road out to the open land and re-hit 8 and 7 to make 16 into a 230 m point. But I didn't see this option and the woods would have been faster if I had been navigationally accurate.
17, 18, 19: My cleanest points of the course; just short enough for rough compass to work on.
20: Somehow missed the trail to the finish, but trekked through some green stuff to get on it.
Finish: 11 seconds, tied for first place!

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009 #

Trail Running 46:08 [4] 3.15 mi (14:39 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 875

Practice course vic. Camp Shea. Involved a lot of climb on one point; navigation was never too difficult, though there was a snafu with setting e-punch boxes. Immediately after this run I switched shoes and ran back to the main post (see next entry)

Running 44:40 [3] 6.37 mi (7:01 / mi)
shoes: Nike Air Max Moto+ 6

Ran from Camp Shea to Buffalo Soldier Field via the shorter route back. Didn't take it very fast, just getting some distance in. Dark by the time I made it in the gates.

Running 6:58 [3] 1.0 mi (6:58 / mi)
shoes: Nike Air Max Moto+ 6

After a much-needed bathroom break, I finished up my run with a single mile.

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009 #

Running 21:01 [4]
shoes: Nike Air Max Moto+ 6

Run from lots to Delafield Pond to Old PX parking lot around and back in.

My plan today was to take a friend to the airport, come back and park at natural bridge, and run the 8 miles back. But Alas! The gate was locked, so I had to go back to the lots :((. Oh well, I'll have another chance this week, i.e. Friday when I have no classes.

Monday Oct 19, 2009 #

Running 1:14:31 [5] 11.19 mi (6:40 / mi)
shoes: Nike Air Max Moto+ 6

Bear Mountain Bridge run; ended up being one of my fastest ones ever. Sutherland passed me early on and I spent most of the run to the bridge trying to pass him again, unsuccessfully. He lost me after the bridge but I kept up a fast pace, until I saw him again near Hacienda. By the time we got to the gate I had caught up, and we ran in together. It is nice having someone a bit faster than me to keep me going fast. Great running weather too.

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