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Training Log Archive: Wyatt

In the 1 days ending Oct 12, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:19:05 9.08(8:43) 14.61(5:25) 200
  Total1 1:19:05 9.08(8:43) 14.61(5:25) 200

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Sunday Oct 12, 2008 #

Event: DVOA Tyler

Orienteering warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: R-NB 891's

Did White with AJ first, and this was a reasonable, although choppy, warmup for Red. I imagine it wasn't as fair as me shadowing AJ after my course, esp. today where we had 4 controls in common between Red & White...

Logging the running portion, approx.

Orienteering race 1:09:05 [4] 13.0 km (5:19 / km) +200m 4:56 / km
shoes: R-NB 891's

Red at Tyler. 1st, 4 minutes ahead of Sergei G., only 15 minutes ahead of Angelica (who ran well). I haven't done the totals, but after two quick reviews with others, I think I only lost about 2 minutes or less. A 'runners course' as expected at Tyler, but I think I did okay on it. Plenty of good route choices to keep you thinking. I ran by 13 on the way to 12, then back by 12 on the way to 14. I don't think I've ever done a zig-zag like that before. But the best route demanded it.

Had a strange experience at # 14. With my epunch firmly in place I didn't hear the beep, or see the flashing lights, and I looked carefully for the light backup in case the beep was dead. Then I gave up, and use the pins to punch my map. However, no one else had a problem with the epunch unit at that control. Fortunately, that was accepted at this local event, but I imagine at an A-meet that would be harder to accept. I wonder if there was a temporary epunch glitch, or if perhaps I was somehow sitting there with my epunch in the wrong place, thinking it was in the hole. I'm pretty sure I looked carefully at that, but I was pretty tired at that point, and the fact that it didn't happen to anyone else begs for other plausible explanations than simply a HW/SW glitch on the punch/unit.

Guess on the run distance between Vadim and Angelica on this 10k straight-line course - GPS/HRM was discharged, due to moved CPU and it remaining on all night, draining the battery. :(


Talked myself out of running the Radnor 5k (with Angelica's strong help.) Felt quite guilty about it this morning, but got over it. Definitely could've made it there, and to Tyler.

A very nice day though, with reasonable weather, a fun course, plenty of friends around, and Banya after the orienteering. Even got in over an hour of Zelda on DS playing on a 'team' with AJ advising. Made the drives go by really fast :)

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