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Discussion: This race was NOT in miles

in: JayXC; JayXC > 2016-04-10

Apr 11, 2016 2:08 AM # 
When in Rome... ;)
Apr 11, 2016 12:56 PM # 
Default setting. Unfortunately there is not an option for different measurement systems per discipline in AP. I would prefer the metric system for orienteering actually.
Apr 11, 2016 1:16 PM # 
You could just switch all your activities over. After all, you may need to move here after November.
Apr 11, 2016 2:02 PM # 
You can just change the little drop down on the new training page from mi to km when you upload (or edit) the log entry. It converts the distance for you when you do that.
Apr 11, 2016 2:37 PM # 
Good point. I've updated all my recent orienteering entries to comply. I actually do this for swimming entries already. It's the watch uploads that default to 'miles'.
Apr 11, 2016 2:46 PM # 
Much easier for me to understand now. :)
Apr 11, 2016 3:40 PM # 
I see you had an adventure similar to ours on the way to #58 (I think it was). But what happened on map 3?! (Or perhaps I should say, off map 3?!)
Apr 11, 2016 4:38 PM # 
That's one of my gravel road run training routes. I see you enjoyed a little exploration off Map 2 as well. :) Luckily, that 100-acre property is currently uninhabited and it's one of our favourite places to ski.
Apr 11, 2016 5:18 PM # 
Yes, not too happy with those errors.
Map 3 we missed the trail entrance and entered the preserve at a gate/trail which were not on the map or at least unrecognizable so I convinced myself that we were in the OOB area still. We exited that area and then continued looking for the trail entrance down the road despite traveling way too far along the road.

Map 2 error was also foolish. I didn't trust that I had left the swamp control on the correct bearing and when we hit the trail I thought we were too far left so we ran along the trail too far. Unfortunately there was a parallel trail to the one I was looking for that we hit so we turned onto it. Once I could see the houses near the road in the distance I knew I had made a mistake.
Apr 11, 2016 5:30 PM # 
Arthurd got a nice tour of our ski trails too. :)
Apr 11, 2016 7:56 PM # 
I was expecting the left turn on the trail along the boundary/fence on Map 2 to come up pretty quickly (and the contours we were running through weren't making a lot of sense to me) so I was already suspicious that we'd run too far and it didn't take much to figure out that we were off the map when we started hitting large open areas and also saw the big house. Sometimes big giant POSTED signs plastered on every boundary are nice. :) Wonderbroads made the same mistake - we passed them pondering just before turning onto the (wrong) east-heading trail and they were behind us for a little while but I think we figured things out faster and we didn't see them again - looks like they didn't make it to 58.

Too bad you didn't look left when you turned into the woods on Map 3 - we headed that way too (in part drawn by another team) and nearly ran past the control, but I was concerned about going too far and happened to glance over at the right moment to see the flag.

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