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Training Log Archive: div

In the 7 days ending Oct 29, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 4:34:10 9.57 15.4 66546c
  Total2 4:34:10 9.57 15.4 66546c
averages - sleep:4

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Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Orienteering race 2:00:31 [4] *** 7.9 km (15:15 / km) +400m 12:10 / km
16c shoes: Inov 330

Blue, Day 2.
Had problems in the same technical area where controls #1 and #2 were placed on the day 1. Spent some 2min pulling out needles out of my feet and right shoe - accidentally stepped on the cactus... Getting to #7 would be easy, but lost trail and mistook clearing for it. Attempt to cross reentrant following fence wasn't successful at all - opted to climb back up the hill and not try to jump across 2 meters cliffs in the stream bed, which worked quite well thankfully trail was quite distinct in this place.
Would be not so bad race, except that grab wrong map at the map exchange and when figured out this decided to run the rest of the distance using Red map.

Orienteering 32:00 [3]
shoes: Asix GT-2110

White, Day 2, Shadowing Karina.

Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:26:39 [4] *** 5.5 km (15:45 / km) +225m 13:05 / km
22c slept:4.0 shoes: Inov 330

Not really "Middle" distance as it was announced. More like normal Classic despite being short due to a very slow terrain.
Map doesn't look so bad as reality was, ran without gators in short uniform. That wasn't wise at all, legs were bloody till the knees - green colors on the map represented different density of thick spiky bushes, agaves, and cactuses. Second day experience reveled that agave's spikes are more painful after rain, probably they produce some kind of ethereal oil - each encounter resulted in muscular crumpses and still, after 3 days looks more like bee's bites - swollen and very sensitive, with blueish areal around.
Blowout first 2 controls - was hard to say what and how cliffs, rocks, and boulders were mapped and what was not mapped. Main challenge was to find crossable path in this mess, don't get lost, don't get hurt, don't step on the cactus, and make decision that this 5x10m cliff in front is mapped as cliff and not as impassable cliff.
The rest of the distance was quite good, as good as it could be for my running shape, no errors, but rather slow - didn't have much gas to run after #7. Almost 2km altitude works just killing.

Orienteering 35:00 [3] ** 2.0 km (17:30 / km) +40m 15:55 / km
8c shoes: Inov 330

White, shadowing Karina.

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