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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Apr 14, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  strength & stretching2 1:55:00
  hiking1 1:26:00
  orienteering1 1:12:36
  map hiking1 1:00:00
  trail1 56:27
  Total5 6:30:03

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Saturday Apr 14, 2012 #

orienteering 1:12:36 [3]

Won F55 but not because I had a good race.

Good to 1, but messed up 2. It was a short leg that you needed to cut through some swampy crap and I just didn't believe I had gone far enough to be seeing the standing water that was mapped so continued in the wrong direction even though the spur was pretty clear evidence as to where I was. So lost about 2 minutes there. The mapping on the way to the next control was a bit dodgy and I ended up too far left, saw the root stock and was surprised at how far from the root stock the flag was. Not sure if it was hung in the correct reentrant or not - there were several little wiggles in the circle and I didn't spend enough time looking around to sort it out. Took a stupid route to the next control since I didn't see the trail to the right of the line and so went through the campground which was totally unnecessary since it was the radio control by the arena so I knew where it was and I should have just pushed hard on a compass bearing. Five was fine and I had a great route and was moving well to 6 only it wasn't where the map said it was but about 50 meters west on the other side of the hill. Lost 4+ minutes there and lots of confidence and lots of focus. Regrouped after a few minutes and was okay to 7-10 but then made a mess of the last control tripping over the radio wire, landing on my face, breaking the control holder, and spending some time trying to repair it.

It's really a shame that #6 was in the wrong spot - it really ruined an otherwise nice course in surprisingly nice woods. There were other issues with the map (in my opinion) but they were things that you could adapt to and deal with.

I think in retrospect we - I - should have protested the course though. That control location was really, really off.

Friday Apr 13, 2012 #

map hiking 1:00:00 [3]

Trail-O. Got 5 wrong - three because I didn't really understand trail-o rules (didn't realize I had to really decide which flag was in the center of the circle - I thought the description needed to be precise enough to pick the right flag) and two because I wasn't willing to spend enough time verifying things. Given that I tried to spend less than a minute at each control (didn't quite do that - but close) I'm pretty happy.

Tuesday Apr 10, 2012 #

trail 56:27 [3]

What she said.

Monday Apr 9, 2012 #

strength & stretching 1:15:00 [3]

Yoga class - one of the better stretching sessions in a while. Very welcome.

Sunday Apr 8, 2012 #

hiking 1:26:00 [3]

In the Wissahickon. Probably should have run but wasn't happening.

strength & stretching 40:00 [3]

Core dvd - since I wimped out on running I figured I'd do this. Also meant I could listen to the end of the audiobook. (I only listen to them when I'm driving, doing yard work or exercising.)

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