Training Log: tdgood
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m|
| ||Orienteering||2|| 2:39:48|| 6.94||(23:02)|| 11.17||(14:19)|| 290||5 /||6c||83%|
| ||Total||2|| 2:39:48|| 6.94||(23:02)|| 11.17||(14:19)|| 290||5 /||6c||83%|
Orienteering (blue) 1:44:12  7.9 km (13:11 / km) +290m 11:09 / km
ahr:141 max:160 shoes: VJ Falcons 2021
It was really hot and humid out. Mid 90's by the time I started without a breeze. Fortunately I brough my camel back so I had water to drink on the course. I forced myself to take a few sips on every leg. I returned with an empty camelback (but I hadn't filled it to the brim initially). I was totally drenched in sweat by control 2. Ran (ok walked) much of the course with a high school student. He was running faster than I was but was very hesitant in the control circle. He would come to a stop while I would go to the control (except the one I missed which he got ahead of me).
My total climb was quite a bit higher than advertised 380m vs 290m advertised.
I had looked ahead of time and saw there were would be several steam crossings. With it sooo hooot out that looked good.
#1: uphill on trail, over top, cut down to other trail and then crossed trail. Walked up hill to control. Caught Howie who started in front of me.
#2: contoured initially around to reentrant then cut over the hill. Drifted to far west and crossed the stream. Up hill and hit the ride/trail. Took that to the bend and cut into control.
#3: Drafting had the OUSA symbol printed on the side of the map and not oriented towards north. This caused me to start to out the wrong direction. I quickly realized things weren't right. Got back on track but was on the south side of the reentrant. Down to the stream and crossed the stream. It was nice and cool. Up hill. I drifted right again and crossed the road. I ended up going through more of the green then planned.
#4: Uphill toward parking lot. Passed Alex who looked beat. I had trouble seeing the cliff in the green so lost some time there. Kid go there just ahead of me as a result.
#5: Writing on the side of the map through me off again so I started off the wrong way again. Went straight towards the dam. By the time I got there the kid that had been with me was already across the dam. I made up the ground in the woods and got there just as he did.
#6: Straight was the plan. I drifted down hill and hit the cliffs which was confusing where i was. Realized i wanted to be above the cliffs so kept going to the control. Kid was hesitating and followed me to the control.
#7: Planned to cross the stream but then saw the bridge so went to it. I was little off so slow on the final approach.
#8: This was the dog leg control. Drop down the hill and run along hill until the gully then cut up the hill.
#9: right back the way I came.
#10: down hlll to the bridge. I misread the contours on this leg and thought we had to cllimb sos around option was good. Found later during the leg that around option would have been faster. Went across the marsh which wasn't pleasant. It was a shoe sucking muck. In order to avoid the green I climbed too high and hit up new the parking lot. That is when I realized the last part was down hill. No problem getting to the control.
#11: Would have been quicker to run along trail more but I didn't.
#12: Took a round-about route. Ran along road and cut into woods Ran to
stream and along stream. Couldn't read details on the map (when I zoom in it is correct but isn't legible at 1:10,000). Went tot he control but didn't see it. So I went back the way I came. Kid caught up to me again and passed me. Mike Newman lying on the hill side. Kid asked Mike if he was ok (he said yes). By the time I came back and saw the control Mike was moving slowly again.
#13: Went left of line so I could get on the vehicle track. At fence area climbed hill and along hill to the control.
#14 Contoured around. Kid go ahead of me again but we got to the control as the same time.
#15: Along stream, across bridge (kid right behind me). Continued along the stream which was very slow going. At contour bend I cut up the hill.
Fin: up to the dam.
Overall, it was too hot and I was very slow. I walked a lot, especially the up hill.
Orienteering (control pickup) 55:36  *** 2.03 mi (27:23 / mi)
ahr:115 max:148 spiked:5/6c shoes: VJ Falcons 2021
I was totally beat. Felt fine until I started moving again then I got hot.
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