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Training Log Archive: dersu

In the 7 days ending Nov 4, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:41:27 11.99(23:28) 19.3(14:35)46 /50c92%
  Total3 4:41:27 11.99(23:28) 19.3(14:35)46 /50c92%
averages - sleep:7.7 rhr:43

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Sunday Nov 4, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Red Y) 2:01:30 [3] *** 7.4 km (16:25 / km)
spiked:14/16c slept:8.0 shoes: Black and Yellow XC spikes

Flawless navigation through the 7th control. OK start next leg but as soon as I crossed the road, everything looked funny. I overran the 8th control slightly and had to climb back up from the stream. The next leg was supposed to be trivial but I spent half and hour stumbling around the control circle before I finally stubbed my toe on the control post. Everything was OK after that, except that I encountered a sphinx on the way to 14 who gave me the choice of 4 directions at a trail crossroads and I sampled all of them.

Saturday Nov 3, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Red Y) 2:18:30 [3] *** 9.2 km (15:03 / km)
spiked:15/16c rhr:45 slept:9.0 shoes: Black and Yellow XC spikes

Flawless navigation through first 6 controls. (There was no water at the 4th control despite being so marked on the clue sheet...I think that was the start of my meltdown.) I wasn't paying attention on the way to 7 and went by the control halfway to the next one before I woke. This took any remaining wind from my sails. This is not an idle metaphor, as I felt as I was in a sailboat on a calm water far from land and only the rudder as an oar. I stumbled through the rest of the course. I am not sure why I could do nothing out there: I was never lost, I just couldn't coordinate my feet to move quickly.

Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Sprint) 21:27 [4] ** 2.7 km (7:57 / km)
spiked:17/18c rhr:40 slept:6.0 shoes: White Waffle Racers

Got stuck behind some dark green on the way to 7; this doubled the distance. Drifted too far off the red line on 9 and 10.

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