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Training Log Archive: Rainbow Unicorn

In the 7 days ending May 11, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Biking5 8:40:00 127.5 205.19
  Orienteering2 1:26:18 6.9(12:30) 11.11(7:46)27c
  Hiking1 40:00
  Running1 5:00 0.5(10:00) 0.81(6:13)
  Total8 10:51:18 134.9 217.127c

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Saturday May 11, 2013 #

9 AM

Biking 1:25:00 [3] 21.5 mi (15.2 mph)

Bike to Battle Creek w/Tom & Pete.
1 PM

Running warm up/down 5:00 [2] 0.5 mi (10:00 / mi)

Orienteering race 46:18 [5] *** 4.9 mi (9:27 / mi)

Omeet at Battle Creek Set by Gediminas, Vet by DaveS
A little windy at the park today. Decent temps in the sun, but chilly in the shade for sure.
Ran a clean course and felt pretty strong. Only had a few minor errors in route choice and control finding, probably lost about 1 minute total in that regard, otherwise the only way to improve the time would be to run faster.
Parks like Battle Creek are a little easier to nav in, never having to worry about running off the map and having a ton of catching features to work off, but many trail errors can be made and minor parallel mistakes or tricky control locations can lose time here and there. I was happy to avoid most of those issues today.
Always great to see so many folks out for a spring meet. With the three JROTC crews there, I bet we pulled over 100 racers outside today.
3 PM

Orienteering (Control Retrieval) 40:00 [1] * 2.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

Friday May 10, 2013 #

Biking 34:00 [2]

Bike to/from work.

Thursday May 9, 2013 #

Biking race 1:12:00 [5] 20.3 mi (16.9 mph)

Suburbocross Ocho.
Awesome to see the Batteries+ crew and catch up with Tom, Matthew, and Andrew. Special guest Phil Nicholas came through town and joined in on the fun as well.
Led the pack on the lead out up the hill, which I think has to be the slowest lead out ever. That quickly changed as we hit Man Hill and the climb over the water tower hill. Tom and one other guy broke out ahead, and I was about 50 meters back in a chase group of 4-5. Things were still pretty tight at that point with racers jockeying for position. Caught up with Tom and company a few times at various checkpoints, but they would always seem to maintain a 50-100 meter gap on us. I rode with Dittmer and Mike for about the first half of the course, then Dittmer fell off the back on a road section as well. We tried to catch those guys several times, but I think when we would get close, they pushed a little bit harder too. Frustrating to have them in eyesight the whole race, but not be able to catch them!
Mike and I took a wrong turn at the end, instigated be some course markings from last fall. That was a bummer way to finish up the ride, but we didn't lose any places in the end, still finishing in spots 3 & 4.
Tom had a great ride and smoked the finish at the end against a strong rider. My only regret was not being there to see it! Makes me really want to get a cyclocross bike!

Wednesday May 8, 2013 #

Biking 34:00 [2] 8.4 mi (14.8 mph)

Bike to/from work.

Monday May 6, 2013 #

Hiking 40:00 [1]

Did some hiking at the MSP airport while waiting for my 2-hour-delayed plane to arrive from Newark, NJ so I could fly to Columbus, OH for work. Unfortunately it's a quick trip - flying home Tuesday night - so less than 20 hours on the ground no time for adventure.
Found some stairs where the B concourse goes underground and rocked them until I started sweating. Then thought better of getting nasty and gross and then sitting on a plane for 2.5 hours in close confines with an unknown neighbor and stuck to easier walking.

Sunday May 5, 2013 #

8 AM

Biking 4:55:00 [3] 77.3 mi (15.7 mph)

Dickie Scramble w/Tom
Solid gravel ride in SE Minnesota out of the town of Elgin with approximately 50 riders. Things were a little chilly at the start and I was regretting the short fingered gloves with temps in the 40s, but the day warmed up nicely over the next two hours and felt fine the rest of the day. Unfortunately had 3 flat tires on the day, which took Tom and I off the lead pack only 15-20 minutes into the ride.
Lots of great bluffs and scenic views though. Melting snow was like air conditioning with the breeze. Streams were flowing strong with the dissipating 12+ inches of snow they had gotten earlier in the week. One minimum maintenance road still had 2 inches of slush for us to bike through.
Fun day for a perfect AR training ride!

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