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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 7 days ending Sep 16:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Field work2 9:00:00 10.56(51:07) 17.0(31:46)
  Orienteering2 2:41:52 8.82(18:21) 14.2(11:24) 200
  Total4 11:41:52 19.39(36:12) 31.2(22:30) 200

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Saturday Sep 16 #

Orienteering race 1:22:48 [4] 4.2 km (19:43 / km) +200m 15:55 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

I wasn't sure I would be able to run today. The sprain a week ago was about as bad an ankle sprain as I've ever had, but I rehabbed it pretty aggressively (ice the first day, then compression, plus anti-inflammatories). I wore a soft brace when I set out the Hemlock controls on Monday and felt no pain. Today, It was still a little swollen in the joint area and down the foot towards the toes. Ran with the ankle brace again.

Anyway, it didn't turn out that running was my problem, it was incompetence. A big mistake on #5, I don't understand why I missed two stream crossing, but I got into the wrong stream and couldn't figure out where I was without bailing out to the road. About 15 minutes lost. Then another mistake on #9, I had previously made good time going up to the road from 2 to 3, but it was a bad choice from 8 to 9. I had trouble locating my position along the road, overran the control, and by luck came down right on #10. So backtracked to 9.

Disappointing performance in nice terrain. The uphill runs didn't bother me, but errors killed me.

Tuesday Sep 12 #

Field work 1:00:00 [3] 2.0 km (30:00 / km)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Setting out the water stops for Hemlock. I parked at the trailhead on Evans Ford Road, which has a sketchy little pullout. One water stop was about 200 meters away, and the other one was about a klick over a ridge and along a trail.

Dammit, a bunch of chigger bites appeared on my feet today, must have gotten them in the woods yesterday. Crazy itchy but at least they're not suppurating yet. I have some steroid cream that was prescribed for Addie the last time she had bites.

Monday Sep 11 #

Field work 8:00:00 [3] 15.0 km (32:00 / km)
shoes: Roclite 280-2015

Set out 42 controls and streamered the other 8, for Hemlock this weekend. Nice day, woods open and fast, navigation was straightforward, but my GPS track was nowhere near my location on the map, which was weird. Persisted even after I reset the phone. When I've done this before, the GPS was right on the map within 5 meters or so.

Sunday Sep 10 #

Orienteering race 1:19:04 [4] 10.0 km (7:54 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

Canadian-style score-O at Lake Accotink. Pretty good start, picked off 3 early dogbones and working on the 4th, but forgot what I was doing and started another one in the middle of it. Then I had the map upside down and ran off the wrong side of the road looking for the other end of it, stupid stupid stupid. No other problems navigating, but I could have made better use of my time, and in the end I lost track of it and had a 9-minute run-in with only 5 minutes left.

I sprained my left ankle on the road running back in. No particular reason that I could remember, just rolled off a stone. RIICE, where the second I is the drug.

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