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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:02:12 7.95(22:54) 12.8(14:14)8c
  Total2 3:02:12 7.95(22:54) 12.8(14:14)8c

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Sunday Oct 24, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:41:05 [3] 6.3 km (16:03 / km)
shoes: Cascadia Orienteering

Red at the Fall Foliage Festival. This felt a lot like the final from yesterday. With a couple of exceptions, I navigated reasonably well to the circle and then just spent a while wandering around looking for it. In a particularly stupid situation (number 4), I saw my boulder and knew it was my boulder, but was watching 5 or 6 people punch at a boulder a little ways away and although I did stop myself from actually checking the other boulder, I slowed WAY down instead of just running to the boulder I knew to be mine. In another moment of extreme stupidity, I left number 5 and planned a route to number 6, got about halfway to number 6 and for some reason decided I was actually going to number 10. I wondered briefly why I had planned the route I had because obviously going on the other side of the marsh would have been better, but whatever, this would work, too. I spiked number 10 beautifully...and then sort of wondered how I had so little memory of 6-9...and then realized I was in fact supposed to be going to 6. Grumble. It didn't take me that far out of my way, but definitely slowed things down.

The most amusing part of the course was in the finish chute. Presto was hanging out with Brendan at the finish and when I started to come in, Ross decided to try to get Presto to run in with me. At first Presto couldn't figure out what was going on. Then he saw me and came tearing down the finish chute towards me, and expected me to stop right then and there and play with him. Glad to see you, too Presto, but we need to keep moving forward :-). It cost me a second or two, but it was totally worth it :-).

Saturday Oct 23, 2010 #

Orienteering 27:56 [3] *** 2.9 km (9:38 / km)
8c shoes: Cascadia Orienteering

Red Y Quali at the Fall Foliage Festival. Wow! It sure is nice to get out on a map and actually feel like I am orienteering :-). After last weekend I wasn't sure... Anyway, apparently my brain was able to switch back from ARDF mode to orienteering mode, and things sort of clicked. It wasn't a perfect race by any means. I did have some bobbles in the the circle and also lost some time on a pair of controls that were placed too close together, but all in all, I really felt like I was out there running and navigating *at the same time*. Wee! :-)

Orienteering 53:11 [3] 3.6 km (14:46 / km)
shoes: Cascadia Orienteering

Red Y Final at the Fall Foliage Festival. Ok, so apparently standing at the start for an entire day shouting at people is not the best preparation for an orienteering course. I had some trouble kicking my brain back into gear. I did a 180 at number 2, which lost me several minutes as I tried to fit the map to the forest for a while before realizing what happened. This was by far the worst mistake I had, but I never really felt like I was into it, and there was quite a bit of getting to the circle and then expecting the control to appear in front of me. I still had fun out there, but it would have been nice to be cleaner.

Tuesday Oct 19, 2010 #


Bleh. 24 hour stomach virus thing.

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