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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Oct 21, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  trail run5 3:18:00 9.94 16.0 750
  orienteering3 2:45:02 8.08 13.0 60065c
  Total5 6:03:02 18.02 29.0 135065c

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Sunday Oct 21, 2012 #

orienteering race 15:39 [4] ***
20c

NAOC Sprint.

21st, 802 wre points. Didn't feel like I lost much time. I guess I was just slow. A month of training isn't enough to run three races in a weekend. Also didn't sleep enough. Seemed like a good sprint. I was a bit worried before the start - the warm-up map had a bunch of green-briar that didn't make it onto the race terrain, thankfully.

Had to be in quarantine at 7:30, still very cold... sun was slowly coming up...


After the race, ate, socialised, boggled, showered, then went down to watch the relay. Great show by DVOA, hats off. Pics here.

Happy to see Izzy ran a great first leg.


And the senior girls showed how it was done.


This one isn't perfect, but it's still for Eddie -


Exit stage left, pursued by

trail run warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Saturday Oct 20, 2012 #

trail run warm up/down 15:00 [3]

orienteering 1:50:01 [3] *** 13.0 km (8:28 / km) +600m 6:53 / km
25c

NAOC Long

15th, 872 wre pts.

Solid race, according to ap only Brian May and I had clean runs on this course. Now there's clean and clean...

Anyway, no major balls, pretty good, but got very tired around 20. Decision-making ability slowed right down. Kept pushing as best I could, but dropped time towards the end. Sports gel/drink might have been wise.

Was running with Nick B and Vitek P for a bit in the middle (the technical part) but didn't get much help from them.

Fun race, went into it with good attitude, a bit of confidence, and I enjoyed it. Map was good again, just got stuck in one patch of man-eating green-briar. I was worried by control 8 or 9 that it was just going to be a long middle, but then the long legs hit. Great course.

Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

trail run warm up/down 8:00 [3]

Insufficient.

orienteering race 39:22 [4] ***
20c

NAOC Middle

14th, 872 pts. Best placing of the weekend, and also the worst run for big mistakes (2 for 2 minutes).

But apart from the mistakes, which were induced by distraction, I was orienteering pretty well, felt in control all the way, reading the veg and the contours well. Map was great.

Good sensations, pissed about the mistakes. Oh well. At least I can do this. Just let me train for a year...

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 #

trail run 40:00 [3]

Great Falls, MD

No map, but beautiful training. Threw in a few sprints to get a bit of tension in the legs.



Good dinner later.


AOWN: Got within 5m of a deer before it finally decided a trail was not a good place to be. Then passed within 3m of a raccoon, first one I've seen. He looked scared.

Note

See Monday's AOWN moment.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #

Note

Blue Ridge Parkway from Buchanan north, plus part of Skyline. Tired, didn't have time to run before dinner.

Excellent lunch at Otters' Creek Lodge?


Monday Oct 15, 2012 #

trail run 2:00:00 [3] 16.0 km (7:30 / km) +750m 6:05 / km

Great Smoky Mtns

Alum Cave trail to Leconte Lodge. Cool lodge with a beautiful dining room, kerosene lamps and all.

Needed the headlamp for the return trip. And the camelbak. Chatted with some Poles on the way up and a local at the lodge, out for 2h30 total? Didn't walk too much, but slow on the wet and not quite dangerous downhill.

Sleeveless top was adequate, barely.

AOWN: Am fairly sure I won the day's AOWN competition. I was running along in the dark, not too far from the bottom, when a furry critter flew right into my face, hit me on the nose and mouth, did a one-eighty and flew away. BAT!

Note

Wandered Chattanooga (CHOO CHOO) morning/early afternoon. Reputedly it's a good place to live.


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