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Training Log Archive: wwk

In the 7 days ending May 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:49:49 8.73(26:19) 14.06(16:21) 245
  Run / Walk2 1:19:37 5.71(13:57) 9.18(8:40) 68
  Hiking2 42:08 1.47(28:44) 2.36(17:51) 120
  Total7 5:51:34 15.91(22:06) 25.6(13:44) 433

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Sunday May 12, 2013 #

9 AM

Orienteering 1:24:56 [1] 5.06 km (16:46 / km) +54m 15:55 / km

Setting up the Rec course at Wakpominee. It was white-level navigation and yellow-level control hanging.

1 PM

Orienteering 35:44 [3] 2.97 km (12:03 / km) +64m 10:52 / km

Control pick-up for Rec course. Winning time was about 28 minutes, though I had to untie knots and carry stuff. I only almost missed one of them! First time running a course in jeans and sneakers since I was 12.

Saturday May 11, 2013 #

10 AM

Hiking 18:05 [1] 1.06 km (17:05 / km) +114m 11:06 / km
shoes: Columbia Romero trail runners

Hike up.
11 AM

Orienteering 1:49:09 [3] **** 6.02 km (18:07 / km) +127m 16:23 / km
shoes: Columbia Romero trail runners

Middle distance champs at Moreau; ran Red Y. Since this is my first year in the M35 age bracket theoretically I have the advantage over everyone else.

Great course, very challenging and the bags were hung viciously perfectly. This is my first course up on top of the plateau after always helping with stuff at prior events.

(GPS started ~3min into 1st leg--but time adjusted so flag locations match split times)
1: No major mistakes but went really slow, just getting used to the map. Didn't feel like I had good contact till near the end.
2: Went off-line to the right. Genuinely surprised to see a trail; on the map it looked like a squiggly series of cliffs. Huh.
3: Totally messed up my awesome plan to use the trail. Left the trail to early, parallel error on another marsh/ridge area. Once I figured it out I headed over to the right place but still took some time to locate myself.

After this I calmed down and did a lot better, a few minor mistakes, but I seriously though I would be OVT at this point (two hour limit).

4 and 5: pretty easy
6: long leg over nondescript terrain. Tried to go right and stay up on the ridge but within sight of the large marsh. That worked alright but I did get distracted by another control (not even on a cliff, duh) and then went to far before going up into the cliffs.
7: Meant to go straight but started off wrong direction. After crossing the trail and into the woods, 3 fast dudes likely on blue punched at a boulder flag and I think that helped me relocate. Kept going straight and found myself on a ROOTSTOCK! yay! The only one with 200m or so. That was great.
8: Cut straight across (didn't cross the marsh) then followed the trail till due north of the flag, and followed the reentrant and marshes right to it, easy.
9: Meant to go straight but inspected the wrong little hilltop with a cliff. Found it right away after that.
10: went straight , then followed trail over the ridge with the big boulders, then followed the marshes on the left and spiked it. The marshes were so distinct and accurately mapped, quite lovely.
11: short, no problem
12: just straight
13: around the hilltop to the left, easy
14: thought it would be easy but wound up too far left and inspected a bag on a cliff to the northeast, easy to recover
15: went around marsh and followed the white course streamers, but inspected a bag in a reentrant just southwest of mine. Yay, another parallel error, but easy to recover.
16: followed the herd
1 PM

Hiking 24:03 [2] 1.3 km (18:29 / km) +6m 18:04 / km
shoes: Columbia Romero trail runners

Hike down, started off carrying down 4 gallons of water. Met up and chatted with Yakir from Israel, who carried one for me. Extra intensity (2 vs. 1) is for the arm workout.

Thursday May 9, 2013 #

2 PM

Run / Walk 40:57 [3] 4.69 km (8:44 / km) +34m 8:26 / km
shoes: Nike Structure 14

Run/walk intervals at Pinebush-Watertower. Week 2 of the 5K plan, now doing 5 min walk warmup, then 7 1:30/1:30 run/walk intervals, then 5 more minutes walk. Seemed liked I was always running the uphills.

Saw a pine bush maintenance guy blowing leaves off the side of the power line ride. This was about 15 feet from the actual trail. Perhaps there is some good reason for this, but I can't see it. Maybe they can set up a taco stand next. Also, later on my way back around the loop, the guy was driving this huge tracked vehicle -- like a tank -- crawling right over all the scraggly bushes along the power line ride.

Bridge complete, toll booth in operation. 50 cents, but only going eastbound. You can not pay in butterflies. I REPEAT do not pay in butterflies.

Tuesday May 7, 2013 #

8 AM

Run / Walk 38:40 [3] 4.5 km (8:36 / km) +34m 8:17 / km
shoes: Nike Structure 14

Pinebush Watertower - same plan, 5 min warmup, 1/1:30 run/walk intervals. Started the tracker a bit late so the time is lower than usual, not for reasons of being super faster.

When I ran by two guys were installing the last railing.

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