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Training Log Archive: Soupbone

In the 7 days ending Oct 16, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering Meet8 6:08:00 23.3(15:48) 37.5(9:49) 1024133 /142c93%
  Total8 6:08:00 23.3(15:48) 37.5(9:49) 1024133 /142c93%

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Saturday Oct 16, 2010 #

Orienteering Meet race 1:13:56 [5] *** 5.5 km (13:27 / km) +220m 11:12 / km

Moreau Lake St Park... Short drive from hotel and at the lake was one of the best shows of color in the trees I have seen in quite a while. The map and teraine was great. The courses challanging as should be for a US Champs. I hit the first 2 well and had a long route to No.3, drifted a bit to the north and helped out some others. Than I hit the control. No. 5 was a disaster as I drifted to the east in marshs that were not on my course. This was about a 6-7 ,minute mistake. The final few controls were fine but I wasted another minute on the go control as I could find the trail to it.
Great day and even though I finished in the middle of the pack I had a blast. lots of friends out and around orienteering, which makes it different than being over seas.

Friday Oct 15, 2010 #

Orienteering Meet race 40:00 [5] *** 5.0 km (8:00 / km)

This is for both sprints at Saratoga st Park. 1st one was 19:56 and I did fine, and I took the 2nd one in about 20 minutes. I skiped the 6th control cause I could not see the maked route through the red line.

Wednesday Oct 13, 2010 #

2 PM

Orienteering Meet race 14:55 [5] *** 2.5 km (5:58 / km)

Sprint A at Webster park in Rochester....Nice park as I played guitar overlooking the big lake before the event. Great run in a cool park ...I ran so fast I forgot/didn't see that I needed to get all the controls..MP for not getting no.7
3 PM

Orienteering Meet race 12:00 [4] *** 1.4 km (8:34 / km)

I decdided since I was warmed up that I would might as well do sprint B.
It had a few different controls, and my pace was tired. I did not download.
4 PM

Orienteering Meet race 56:39 [5] *** 6.0 km (9:27 / km) +100m 8:43 / km

One hour score O at the same park, but now more woods. Mass start with one minute to look at the map. I decided to head out to the hight point controls right away and saw that there was an obivous loop to take from there. I was by my self and at one control I got my balls wacked OUCH!! that has not happened in a long long time. Than in this same area a stick in my shins and a fight through some nasty prickley stuff. After that short 5 minutes of pain, the rest of the map and course was prettty good. I was moving good and than had visons of a sweep. I saw Greg W ( the winner ) on my last loop in the woods and he than finished while I still had a few minutes of low pointers around the finish. I ended up 2nd overall. Nice event and the food after was a nice touch. On to my friends house/farm 20 minutes away that I have not seen in 25 years. Awesome time there visiting.

Tuesday Oct 12, 2010 #

Orienteering Meet race 14:53 [5] *** 2.5 km (5:57 / km) +37m 5:33 / km

Niagara Falls State Park aka Goat Island. small island with lots of tourists near controls in a few spots. Almost a road run as we did not go into the woods at all. At the end I went to no.14 before 13 oops!!! Guess what the way it was on the map, a number of others did the exact same thing. Fun event, and great views of the Falls as I warmed up and looked over, after, and during the race.

Orienteering Meet race 14:53 [5] *** 2.2 km (6:46 / km) +37m 6:14 / km

Niagra falls sprints.. Real cool park and warmup area had great scenery. Top of the falls. One course and not in the woods at all. I made a fatal mistake by going down the only hill to 14 before 13....ouch!!!!! I was not the only one to make this mistake. On to Rochester...

Monday Oct 11, 2010 #

Orienteering Meet race 1:07:34 [5] *** 6.2 km (10:54 / km) +290m 8:50 / km

Golden Leaf O-Cross...Well its also known as a Farsta or Motola. Mass start and it just started to rain a bit at the start. Because of this I seen to pace harder than yesterday. 1st control is always crazy but I let the crowd go and focused on my control. Well a lot of folks had it and it was a hill. I saw a lot of my comp take off and be waqy ahead of me. 2-3 I was a bit messed up bu all the trail junctions and just used my compass to get me straight and it worked. After that it was staright forward and lots of trails to use. 4 controls were used on the first map that I had on the 2nd map. The 3rd map used the sprint map to get back to the finish. When I got in I was handed a new pair of socks (prize) and looked arounf for all my comp who beat me. Where is Chris S, Jeff Sager and that fast Canadian guys who beat me yesterday??? Surprise...they came in after me. Yea finally a victory. Expresso and I were off to the US for the Goat Island event in Niagara Falls NY.We got a hotel that was supposed to have a whirlpool. When I informed Expresso that it was cold and hotel would give us back 10% he went to work and they upgraded us to a Suite with a Jaccuzi. We than went to the casino a block away and gorged on some great food. Later a short hike to view the falls.
Awesome time with friends at the O in Ontario this Thanksgiving weekend!!!

Sunday Oct 10, 2010 #

Orienteering Meet race 1:13:10 [5] *** 6.2 km (11:48 / km) +340m 9:16 / km

I spiked the controls, just not the best routes. It was hilly and fun. I just needed someone around to get me competitive. I ended up in 4th today.
Great area and weather!!!

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