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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Sep 7:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:19:31 10.16 16.35 3209 /12c75%
  walk2 1:19:41 3.83(20:48) 6.16(12:56) 95
  Total6 4:39:12 13.99 22.51 4159 /12c75%
averages - sleep:8

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Saturday Sep 7 #

10 AM

Orienteering (green long) 1:01:19 [3] 3.2 mi (19:10 / mi)
ahr:134 max:163 shoes: Falcons 2018

Back to the same crappy woods.

I lost all the time at #2. Instead of taking the trail around I decided to cut through the green. It was passable the day before. This section was impassable. I ended up have to lie on my back and shimmy under it. I was not happy with the inconsistency in the green.
Later on for the long leg I was going to take the road but saw the out of bounds area between the roads. Rather than deal with it I took the trails. One of the key trail junctions was missing (someone said it was behind a root stock) so I had to go cross country through the crappy green. I was really surprised to see the controls from previous day still out and used my previous day control as an attack point. I used it again later.
Overall, just happy to be done with this park and courses. looking forward to the sprint races.

Friday Sep 6 #

2 PM

Orienteering (middle) 24:41 [2] 2.92 mi (8:27 / mi)
ahr:143 max:159 shoes: Falcons 2018

Not much nice to say about this race.

Long Bus ride and the driver got lost going there. I finally had to go to the front of the bus and give him directions. Yes the guy from Maryland who has never been in the park is giving directions to the california bus driver.
Long walk to the start. Start was totally disorganized. Once started you had to run to the start triangle. I got there but still couldn't find the start triangle on the map. I was running back to the map area so say I was given a bad map when I finally found it. It was hidden under the number #8 on the map. Very bad quality control. It took me 90 seconds to find the start triangle then more time to get back to the actual start.
I took the road to 1 which after the fact was a wise choice but you couldn't tell that from the map. I screwed it up by cutting off the road to soon. But I corrected ok but still missed the control. I found three other controls before decided to bail north to the road and look for #3 on the way. I found 3 and went back to #1 and was still off. Either my compass wasn't pointing correctly or map has problems. After looking in the thickets I finally found the control in a open forested area.
Mapped green was very hit/miss. Some you could go right through, other was very slow but none of the fight was impenetrable.
After #1 I orienteered ok but was slow.
Courses had some problems. Too congested in the 1/2/3/4 area with stuff printed on top of each other. Other courses had the same leg as us but in reverse. Our first control was used by other courses as well.
General impression. Not worth orienteering here ever again. Unfortunately tomorrow was in the same park (and it turns out the same location).

Thursday Sep 5 #

Note
(rest day)

fly to California for champs.

Monday Sep 2 #

9 AM

walk 38:21 [1] 1.95 mi (19:40 / mi) +95m 17:05 / mi
shoes: Falcons 2018

Long walk to the start. I didn't start my watch at the beginning so didn't get the whole distance. Most of it was on trail but had to navigate a few spots to know when to cut off the trails.
10 AM

Orienteering (Upper Dutchman) 58:13 [3] *** 6.5 km (8:57 / km) +230m 7:37 / km
ahr:136 max:153 spiked:9/12c slept:8.0 shoes: Falcons 2018

After long walk to the start, I rested for a while then went up the start. I hadn't warmed up other than some simple stretches. I was unsure which course to do and there was no climb listed on the course length. After asking alli who couldn't tell me, I opted for the shorter medium course instead of the longer course.
I though I might run a little harder today but on the uphill I couldn't. I was feeling the altitude. The woods were very open and runners could really move. The map was under mapped (especially rock) and believe the feature symbol was the wrong size (1:15,000 symbols on a 1:10000 map). It was very nice running terrain.
As one point I came barreling down a hill to cross the road just a pickup truck was coming. I think it thought I was running to it because it pulled to a stop right where I was going to cross the road. I could see the guy in the back seat starting to roll down the window. I just said Hi as I ran by and could see the confused look on their faces. Obviously they don't see many orienteers in the forest.
11 AM

walk 41:20 [1] 1.88 mi (21:59 / mi)
shoes: Falcons 2018

Forgot to start my watch again. I was about 2 miles. Down hill.
I was walking back with several others so I could show them the way back.

Sunday Sep 1 #

10 AM

Orienteering 55:18 [3] +90m

Mass Start Dogbone run. Basically 10 windows with 2 controls. Have to do both controls before going to the next window.

I was just following to the first control. Then started reading the map. Ran several legs with JP but we split on the way to 6. At the 6/7 legs I got messed up. on the way to the 2nd 7 control I missed it, then ran the 6 control again then got confused to which control I was going to and stared off in the wrong direction. From then on I was by myself.

Woods had a fair amount of underbrush which dragged on the feet.
Control 2nd #5 was lying flat on a rock. Not hung.

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