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Training Log Archive: turbodog

In the 7 days ending Oct 3, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 2:40:00 41.01(3:54) 66.0(2:25)
  Hiking2 1:50:00
  Orienteering1 1:21:21 3.23 5.2 175
  Soccer1 1:15:00
  Total5 7:06:21 44.24 71.2 175

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Sunday Oct 2, 2011 #

Orienteering 20:00 [3]

Warmup while Riesa was running the white course

Orienteering race 1:01:21 [4] 5.2 km (11:48 / km) +175m 10:06 / km

Green course at Mendon Ponds. Not very impressed with course layout, even the flags that were placed correctly.

Start to C1 fine, C2 ended too far E at the fence, had to relocate, probably lost a minute or so on that one. Vegetation is a bit heavier than mapped which was confusing. C3 was a straight in-and-out dogleg, not particularly interesting. C4 and C5 were Ok but very close to the trails and not difficult. C6 was easy with swamp as a catching feature, C7 was an interesting run following contours. Went to C8 around the edge of the swamp, but it may have been a bit quicker to go back to the trail on the W, although the climb would have offset the effort. I think either way was about the same. C9 was a pretty clean follow the contour run.

C10 was a badly misplaced control, cost me about 7 minutes (based on the splits), and threw me off the rhythm. Didn't find what should have been an easy and obvious placement, so I relocated twice and (incorrectly) guessed the placement was somewhere along the open area as mapped. The flag was actually 50 yards into the woods at the bottom of a valley, not even close to the mapped location. I finally did a circle around where the flag should have been, fought through some dark green and stumbled on the flag. [Pete D. ended up beating me by 5 minutes, he guessed correctly and checked the woods first.] C11 had a pretty obvious attackpoint, C12 was a little more challenging but not difficult.

I saw little point in C13 and C14 - no challenge in C13, with an obvious attackpoint from the top trail junction, C14 served only to add distance.

Yeah, no course is perfect, I know how these things work. I've been ripped publicly over flag placements, and it's not much fun to hear, but boy it takes a lot of air out of the balloon.

Saturday Oct 1, 2011 #

Soccer 1:15:00 [3]

48F, windy & misty. Surprised we had 22 guys show

Friday Sep 30, 2011 #

Cycling (Commute) 1:20:00 [3] 33.0 km (2:25 / km)
shoes: Univega Gran Turismo (fixed)

In: Village & East (15)
Home: Marsh & 96 (18)

Hiking 50:00 [1]

Nghd loop

Thursday Sep 29, 2011 #

Cycling (Commute) 1:20:00 [3] 33.0 km (2:25 / km)
shoes: Univega Gran Turismo (fixed)

In: village & East (15)
Home: Marsh & 96 (18)

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 #

Hiking 1:00:00 [2]

Fall Meadow - East - Arbor Creek

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