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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering4 2:26:01 7.74 12.46 761
  Total4 2:26:01 7.74 12.46 761

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Monday Oct 24, 2011 #

orienteering 50:00 [1]

Hanging streamers for the corn maze. Plus a few repairs to the maze. And actually one map correction, one trail segment was never cut. Seems easier to fix the map than the go out and cut the trail.

It will be very fine.

Two courses. The classic has 18 controls, haven't figured out the distance yet but probably about the same as last year when it was 1.4 km and a winning time of just under 15 minutes. The sprint has 6 controls, probably about 0.2 km, winning time should be under 3 minutes. It is devious, but not as devious as last year.

Entries due today. E-mail me,

Sunday Oct 23, 2011 #


Went to the Board meeting yesterday afternoon. Reasonably interesting, but no WiFi so no live coverage. More this evening.

9 AM

orienteering 48:23 [3] 4.0 mi (12:06 / mi) +351ft 11:10 / mi
shoes: pegasus #2

Long champs in the Middlesex Fells. Brown course, M65, 4.8 km.

Another nice course. I didn't have any problems finding the controls, but in several cases I don't think I was picking the best routes, or executing them that quickly (had to stop a lot to really see the details on the map). But very enjoyable.

Cold early, I was shivering at the start, but that went away in a couple of minutes. And afterwards it was very pleasant weather for hanging out.

I was very impressed by how much work a bunch of the young CSU folks were doing. Three separate maps, three separate finish arenas to set up and take down. And there was a ton of gear. An ambitious program, but it made for a memorable weekend. Thanks.

My course and my routes.

Saturday Oct 22, 2011 #

10 AM

orienteering 32:44 [3] 2.29 mi (14:18 / mi) +318ft 12:38 / mi
shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Middle champs at Lynn Woods. 2.9 km Brown M65 course. Mostly an ok run, no serious mistakes but not really sharp either. Nice course, but I liked the sprint terrain better.

The course and my route. Just noticed that the finish is misplaced, not that it makes the slightest bit of difference. :-)

Friday Oct 21, 2011 #


I had a very nice chat with Lou Pataki at the Sprint Champs this afternoon. He is VP-Finance and in charge of the budget for OUSA.

I will just say that Lou is a strong supporter of the Teams.

1 PM

orienteering 14:54 [4] 1.45 mi (10:16 / mi) +92ft 9:42 / mi
shoes: x-talon 212 #2

US Sprint Champs at Franklin Park in Boston. Running the course for really old men (Brown, M65). Managed to go to all the controls this time, unlike the last time I ran such a course, 2 years ago in Rochester.

And I thought it was a very cool course. 1.9 km beeline, 16 controls. My run was decent, not quite planning ahead enough, so a few stops, but no real misses.

I'll pst the map after dinner.

Today's Brown course (M65 and other senile classes....). And my route.

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