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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Oct 28, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Night O'2 4:05:02 12.21(20:04) 19.66(12:28) 33710 /16c62%
  Orienteering1 20:57 1.22(17:13) 1.96(10:42) 37
  Total3 4:25:59 13.43(19:48) 21.61(12:18) 37410 /16c62%

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Friday Oct 28, 2011 #

3 PM

Orienteering race 20:57 [2] 1.96 km (10:42 / km) +37m 9:46 / km
ahr:157 max:170 shoes: Nike Trail (Blue)

Cuivre River Sprint at Camp Sherwood.

I was saving myself for my official category Red night-o, so I took it really easy. Did a good job---Felt great at the finish.

A really fun little sprint. I usually don't like sprints with so few controls, but Eric really focused on legs that require multiple steps of navigation, and even at the slow speed I was going, it was fun.
8 PM

Night O' race 2:10:32 [4] *** 9.43 km (13:51 / km) +208m 12:28 / km
ahr:161 max:176 shoes: Nike Trail (Blue)

Cuivre River Night-O. US Night-O Champs.

I wasn't looking forward to running Red, and I intentionally didn't check the M45 entries to check my chances. Turns out I was 4th by a long shot.

Screwed up the first two controls. I'll check the track, but I'm guess 3 min on 1 and 4 min on 2. On both I felt like I did everything right, hit all my attackpoints, saw everything I expected except the right control. Splits say I messed up 5. I'm not sure I did except leaving it.

I think practicing last week on a map I don't trust hurt my confidence. From 5 on, I got comfortable with the map and started hitting everything really well.

Nice course. Only complaint would be some unmapped green, especially on the last leg. Could've saved a few minutes taking a different route.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2011 #

Note

QuickRoute from Saturday Night (I went north from the triangle.)

Saturday Oct 22, 2011 #

7 PM

Night O' race 1:54:30 [4] *** 10.23 km (11:12 / km) +129m 10:32 / km
spiked:10/16c shoes: Nike Trail (Blue)

Annual ICO Eagle Creek Night-O in Indianapolis.

Score-style. A lot of fun.

I planned a route to clear the course, but I was really skeptical that I could clear it. I expected to be forced to drop about 4 or 6 controls, but I was going a lot slower than I expected, and I ended up dropping 10.

I was really happy with my tactical planning during the event---I probably could have gotten one more control, but I chose not to, and ended up with 5.5 minutes to spare.

This was kinda easy orienteering, but I did a few really aggressive routes.

Most controls were worth 1 pt, about 7 were worth 2, and 1 was worth 3. So I made it a point to get that 3-pointer. I did okay, but it was nearly a disaster. The map was pretty bad---one large area of open yellow was no better than rough open with prairie grass over my head, and I never found a huge area of ROST I was using as an attackpoint. I said to myself---"You've gone far enough", and I went straight west trying to find a shallow reentrant system on a vague hill. It wasn't pretty, but directly in front of me I saw three light sticks. I had seen competitors with light sticks, so I figured it was a group standing there. I just kept going at them, and then I realized the light sticks were actually hanging there marking the flag. Then I totally screwed up---I intended to go straight east toward the interstate, but I failed to notice that I was boxing myself in with the impassable fences. And I also ended up going NE rather than E, which is a major mistake on my part. Wasted at least 5 minutes. Probably more.

Anyway, it was another amazingly fun Night-O.

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