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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending May 13, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:27:30
  Total3 2:27:30

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Sunday May 12, 2013 #

Orienteering race 57:41 [3]

US Champs. Long course. Green X.

I would say this was a disaster, but it really wasn't. I made the best decision for me at the time, and that was to leave the course at #4. I was having zero fun up until then, clambering over, under and around rocks and deadfall. I'm just not strong enough to push through that crap. Plus, I worked too long at the start (my own doing) and almost didn't even go out. So, I wasn't in the right frame of mind to begin with, and it just got worse. Oh, well.


And then the adventure began. After staying too long to watch the US WOC Team announced, I went speeding down to Newark Airport to catch my flight. First I had to stop in at the Parsippany Hilton to get my O-gear bag, which I had left on Thursday night. I made it to the airport 10 minutes past the closing of the check-in time and missed my flight. There were no more flights out of Newark to Denver that night, and the ones in the morning were sold out. The ones on Monday afternoon were $1,000! But, I found a flight out of JFK Sunday night at 9:30, so I jumped in a cab and "raced" over traffic that was moving at a snail's pace. I made it with about 45 minutes to spare and $150 less in my bank account (expensive cab ride!). The flight ended up being a little delayed, so I grabbed a bite to eat and a cold beer.

We landed around 12:30 am, and my head hit the pillow by 2:00. I had to get up at 5:00, though to hop on a conference call. Then, dump my suitcase, repack, and head back to the airport for a flight to Dallas. Not the best of times for me.

Saturday May 11, 2013 #

Orienteering race 1:02:22 [4]

US Champs Middle at Lake Moreau. Green X.

Everything went great...except for stupid #2. Even looking at the control circle on the map in the comfort of my hotel room, it was difficult to picture what the control area should have looked like. It seemed to me it should be slightly up the hill, but was down at the bottom of the cliffs. And talking to gail...she thought the same thing! She was just quicker to check the code of the control that couldn't possibly be hers. Ugh!

Friday May 10, 2013 #

Orienteering race 27:27 [4]

US Champs - Sprint. Green course.

Mistakes on 6 and 7 were too big to make up. Oh, well. IIt was fun anyway.

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