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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Nov 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Hiking1 1:15:00 3.11(24:08) 5.0(15:00)7.5
  Orienteering2 49:15 2.92 4.7 9523.3
  Total2 2:04:15 6.03 9.7 9530.8

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Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs


Left CT at 4:20am with J-J, took the safer route west of the direct route I-84 to Scranton, then down I-81 to I-66 and into Prince William from the west. Not a bit of traffic, probably about 70 minutes longer than the direct route (I-95) under ideal conditions but the likelihood of crappy traffic on 95 made the 81 choice a good one. If only the rest of the weekend had avoided crappy route choices as well....

Anyway, got to the meet site just after 1pm with time for the model.

Orienteering (US Champs Sprint Model) 20:00 [2] *** 2.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Adidas Response Trail XI

Out on the model map - kind of a crappy area, and the map quality was not promising. Although I ran the 8 controls in order, I didn't necessarily attack each one like I would in a race, instead wandering about to visit various features enroute to get a taste for the mapping and more importantly the vegetation. Finished up the 8 controls and then ran 8-6-4-2-S backwards at a moderate pace to get a feel for running in the terrain and warm up for my race.

Luckily the area and map used for the race itself was much nicer than the model. But the model is supposed to be representative of the race terrain, not a example of how crappy it 'could have been'. Not impressed with the model.

Orienteering race (US Sprint Champs Red) 19:15 [5] *** 2.7 km (7:08 / km) +95m 6:04 / km
shoes: Adidas Response Trail XI

M45 US Champion !! - see comments and Routegadget

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Orienteering (Gay City) 10:00 [1] ***
shoes: Salomon TR2

While waiting for Sue & Mike to arrive, Hayden & I took a map for some quick orienteering practice. 3 control sites near the parking lot. First one was a dot knoll at the south end of a field. Got there and there's no dot knoll there, maybe a gentle rise in the terrain near the power line pole, but definitely no dot knoll. I wonder what chucklehead mapped this area :-) Rest went ok, but a couple of small trails behind the ranger cabin have pretty well disappeared, but its been 10 years and those trails aren't' part of the regular public network.

Hiking (Gay City) 1:15:00 [1] 5.0 km (15:00 / km)
shoes: Salomon TR2

Family hike on a fine afternoon. Took a couple maps with us and Hayden and I did a bit of reverse trail O. As we walked along the trail I'd point out a visible feature from the trail and ask him to locate it on the map. Most of the time I had to help him relocate where we were on the map, but then he usually found the feature ok. At least he's excited about doing the orienteering.

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