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In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 6:17:20 103.37(3:39) 166.36(2:16) 3007 /20c35%
  9Round4 2:08:00
  Workout1 1:00:00
  Dog Walking2 42:24 1.69(25:05) 2.72(15:35)
  Total10 10:07:44 105.06 169.08 3007 /20c35%
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Friday Jan 20 #

8 AM

9Round 32:00 [5]
ahr:113 max:135 shoes: Skechers GoFit

Burpee Friday. A tough day--each round was the multiple of ten corresponding to the round, then Burpees the same as the number of the round. Last round was 90 plank jacks and 9 Burpees. Whew!
9 AM

Orienteering 1:39:00 [3] 2.88 km (34:22 / km)
shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

Field trip to Burr Oak Woods to put up more flagging, mostly for the easy course, but I did move one control substantially. While climbing around some boulders, I encountered a piece of barb wire. It got me before I saw it. Hooked on one side by a tree and just hanging out about a foot. It was about 6 inches high, and it got me twice. I had planned on staying longer and doing the short course, but, just before I left, Bob let me know that a guy was coming over to talk about windows. Next time.

Thursday Jan 19 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]
ahr:107 max:127 shoes: Skechers GoFit

It seemed like I was working out harder than my heart rate signifies. I'm going to try recharging the monitor and see if that helps. Last round was tough--side plank and bring the lower leg up to the opposite elbow.
10 AM

Dog Walking 23:38 [2] 1.53 km (15:27 / km)
shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235

Took Elray to Mack Porter park. We parked in the church parking lot and walked around to the road and trail.

Wednesday Jan 18 #

8 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]
ahr:111 max:131 shoes: Skechers GoFit

Nothing especially difficult, but steady. I'm second in the running for most visits--at 700, we get a new pair of gloves, and I'm at 573. Sounds like July or August.
4 PM

Workout 1:00:00 [4]
ahr:118 max:145 shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235

Workout with my trainer. Tonight we did agility drills with a band around the knees. Finished up with ropes, ramp, and lots of balance work.

Tuesday Jan 17 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [3]
ahr:105 max:125 shoes: Skechers GoFit

It seemed like my heart rate should have gone higher, because it was a good workout. Some tough moves. Good to be back in the routine.
12 PM

Dog Walking 18:46 [2] 1.19 km (15:46 / km)
shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235

Took Elray to Jesse James. Heavy mist falling, and unpleasant wind. She decided to go nova on a yellow lab, which made me angry, since she had been doing better. So I cut the walk shorter than I had planned.

Monday Jan 16 #

Note
(rest day)

Flew home this morning, and took a rest day.

Sunday Jan 15 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 2:33:29 [4] *** 4.1 km (37:26 / km) +155m 31:29 / km
spiked:3/11c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

Day two which was even more of a disaster. I couldn't find one, and had to relocate, then got it. With 2, I relocated twice, and carefully set a bearing and pace counted. After the second time didn't work, I thought I must be close, but went on to 3, and walked right to it. At some point during this relocation, I stepped into a hole all the way to my knee, which is scary for someone without proper knees, and I am spending too much time looking at the ground, instead of the map and terrain. Only stepped into small holes after that. From 3, I missed 4, relocated and missed 4 again. Unlike yesterday, I did have a good idea where I was, so I headed north and got 6. This was another case of being way off on my bearing. Then I went to 7, couldn't find it, although I knew I was in the right vicinity. I purposely skipped 8, since it was getting pretty late, and I knew it was in the blowdown area. I picked up 9, 10, and 11.

As a side issue, 6 was a water stop, which I needed since I typically don't carry water, but I will start doing so. The control was in a ditch, and three or four boys, with the same uniforms were near the ditch, and one was drinking out of the jug. I went into teacher mode, and yelled at him that he was rude and could be disqualified, and they needed to learn the rules. I then had a drink out of a different jug. Ick!

I have been trying to think about these failures as little as possible, but need to face reality and think about what is good, and what is bad. First, the good. Physically, I am getting better, but my brain is not working like it should. The Fitbit told me that my climb today was 267 m. I actually still had the energy to run from 11 to the finish. So carrying my Clif Blocks was successful, and my overall fitness level from 9Round and my trainer is good.

I probably need a lot more practice and thought to start making better route choices. First however, I need to find out why my bearings are so messed up. I had been doing well with my compass work. Maybe I'm holding the compass differently. This needs to get sorted out before going to Texas. I'm going to Lawrence on Sunday, and just need to practice bearings.

Saturday Jan 14 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 2:04:51 [4] *** 159.38 km (47 / km) +145m 47 / km
spiked:4/9c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

Today was a disaster. Slow to get into gear going to 1. Good from 1 to 2. Then I came apart, starting with a bad route choice. Wandering up and down spurs. Lots of holes covered with leaves kept me looking at the ground more than the map or the terrain. Since I didn't know where I was enough to relocate, I didn't. Finally I found a dark green area, which I thought I could identify on the map, but so much time had elapsed by then, 1:35:05 from the second control, than I headed west to find the road and go in. I hit the hiway north of a gravel road fairly close to the last three controls, so definitely needing the practice, I picked up the last three. Again noticing that I seemed to be navigating to the right, just as I had done on the models. Not a happy person today. As a side note, after I got home and downloaded my Fitbit, it had me climbing 283 m during the race.

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