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Training Log Archive: furlong47

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 4:03:15 6.71(36:15) 10.8(22:31) 31027c
  horseback riding (english)1 1:00:00
  hiking2 55:00 2.17(25:17) 3.5(15:43)
  Total5 5:58:15 8.89 14.3 31027c

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Sunday May 3, 2015 #

8 AM

hiking 30:00 [1] 2.0 km (15:00 / km)
shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

Never ending uphill slog of death to the start. I think they should give medals for making it to start both days.
9 AM

orienteering race 1:57:38 [4] *** 5.1 km (23:04 / km) +165m 19:51 / km
13c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

West Point Day 2 - Green Y (F-Green)

1 - Had climbed up to start only to head right back down, then up yet again. First found another boulder in front of a cliff, which had a PVC pipe and a streamer on the correct corner, but no bag. Wandered around up here a while trying to make sense of the rock, but every time I thought I did, no control. Finally saw Robert coming out from behind a cliff and the rock was back there, almost exactly parallel to first rock I had found with just a cliff between them.

2 - Down ridge, through rocky and steep gap in cliffs. Control closer to bottom of cliffs than I thought but in right direction anyway.

3 - To trail, went right of swamp and up stream. May have been faster to go left on road. Ran into Ann here, told her she got me today.

4 - Out to road, up spur, across rough open top, to bag. Ann paralleling me on right and came into control at same time.

5 - Down the hill. Have to be careful of ankles and knee on downhill, so Ann started getting away here. Direct to pit, no problem. Nice open woods here for once.

6 - To big open area, then off corner, not difficult. Woods still nice.

7 - Enjoying this little breather of an easy section. Crossed 2 trails and could easily read contours to control.

8 - Along edge of swamp, across stone walls, things more thorny here than shown.

9 - To road, up through cliffs by small marsh to trail, along left side of marsh. Got pulled too far right along E edge of marsh, seemed to happen to several others here too, corrected and back to control.

10 - Followed stream up, from corner with marsh/trail could see bag, just had to get over there.

11- Most cursed leg. Dragging uphill through stacked cliffs, whatever that green stripey stuff was representing (saplings? junky crap?) Then up MORE cliffs to the open top. Got a little far left and saw the other little yellow hilltop, then went right to control.

12 - Started sidehilling, which sucked, so climbed to top again and then went down through yellow/grey stuff to the rock. Not navigating so well by this point, luckily came right to it.

13 - Soooo tired. Across a bunch of little ridges to road. Easy to tell where control was, tons of people going in and out.

F - Down and down and down. Across some little footbridge with a bag on it, thought this would have made a nice Go control. Bottoms of feet hurt, could barely walk on big rocks of road. People yelling at me to run, so picked up a lame jog. Finally done. Ugh.

Saturday May 2, 2015 #

9 AM

hiking 25:00 [1] 1.5 km (16:40 / km)
shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

Walk to start
10 AM

orienteering race 2:05:37 [4] *** 5.7 km (22:02 / km) +145m 19:33 / km
14c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

West Point Day 1 - Green Y (F-Green)

Listing advertised climb even though it was about double that in reality.

What a slog through the blueberry and rock, and it felt like 90% was uphill. At least I had map contact most of the time. I carry my own water in the warmer months (and always at WP after past blunders) so I didn't realize how long in the course it was before there was an actual water stop.

1 - Along right side of the hill, by rocks at corner of lake, and in.

2 - Pretty easy keeping lake to left and collecting knolls

3 - Went to little pond, then picked up trail to switchback and along hillside to control

4 - Easy, up the trail. There was a little overlook here and I mistakenly thought this was the big one. Definitely could not see Manhattan from here.

5 - Along trail some more, had to cut down through green crap, to road. Went in to right side of small hill, then along little stream. Was standing at end of spur scratching my head a bit, but control was just a bit further right.

6 - Back out to road, along trail, attacked from boulder. Found another control just before mine. Not top of hill, duh.

7 - Trail to the trail, faster going around because no blueberries. Across the top and in.

8 - Back to trail, to cut in along hillside, massive cliff visible from far away.

9 - Only big mistake of the day. Tried going straight, found cliff and rock I thought were near control, triangulated from those, nothing. Vegetation in this area was crap. Definitely not white. Went out to trail, lots of people milling about, ran up and down trail to establish location and then managed to find it. Saw Tom here and said I effed up this control, he said he effed up the whole day.

10 - Up, up, up, up. The overlook was very cool but even I had some trouble getting up and down from the rock, and that was after the cadet told me which way was easiest. They probably could have put the flag at the base. However, really enjoyed the view. I said "I can see..." and the cadet said "Manhattan?" and I said "No, the finish!" Although I could also see Manhattan. But Round Pond looked cool down there in miniature.

11 - Along the trail on ridge top

12 - Continued to downhill trail, very steep, through rocks. Then through more rocks at bottom. Slow going. Crossed road, direct into control.

13 - Downhill through yet more rocks. Checked a bag even though I knew it wasn't mine, did not want to risk having to climb back up for anything. Finally picked way down to the control.

Trail to 14 to F. Barely able to pick up a jog.

Thursday Apr 30, 2015 #

7 PM

horseback riding (english) 1:00:00 [1]

Lesson on Griffin

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