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Training Log Archive: davelevine

In the 7 days ending Jan 21:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Walking11 8:07:10 24.2(20:08) 38.95(12:31) 1925
  Orienteering1 1:48:00 3.8(28:25) 6.12(17:40) 1060
  Total12 9:55:10 28.0(21:15) 45.06(13:12) 2985

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Sunday Jan 21 #

Event: QOC McKeldin
 
10 AM

Orienteering 1:48:00 [3] 3.8 mi (28:25 / mi) +1060ft 22:29 / mi
shoes: PVM17

Brown Course (12 controls, 4.6 km, 195 m)

Actual Distance Traveled: 6.1 km
Actual Climb: 323 m

The weather was unseasonably warm. The ground was thawing and a little muddy in most places, very muddy in a few. For the most part the biggest challenge was the physical one. There was a lot of climbing.

I chose to do the Brown Course because I agreed to help out from 12 - 1:30. Rather than run a course after my shift I chose to do one before. Considering how long the courses were I guessed that I wouldn't have enough time to do anything longer than the Brown and I was correct.

I ws the first person to start on any course. I was the first person to finish the Brown course so for a few minutes I was in first place. Ultimately I slipped to 21st out of about 50.

For the most part the controls weren't hard to find. I went past 9/104 and had to go back to find it. I was too low on the hillside on my first attempt. I walked right past 10/107. I might have spotted it if I had just looked to my left but I think my focus was to my right. I spotted it once I was on the trail but I had already passed it at that point. I only saw because I looked back just in case I might have done what I did do.

The course designer (Kim Jepsen) warned that some controls were close together that weren't part of the same course. I encountered this issue a few times, most notably when I was looking for 9/104 I found what I thought was it only to discover that it was another control not part of the Brown.

If I had not volunteered then I probably would have done Green instead. I'm not sure that I could have finished Red in under 3 hours.

Friday Jan 19 #

Walking (Fitbit) 1:35:00 [3] 4.6 mi (20:39 / mi) +340ft 19:18 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

8 AM

Walking 30:45 [3] 1.6 mi (19:13 / mi) +150ft 17:39 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

Home to Takoma Metro

Thursday Jan 18 #

Walking (Fitbit) 1:05:00 [3] 3.1 mi (20:58 / mi) +290ft 19:16 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

7 AM

Walking 38:10 [3] 2.0 mi (19:05 / mi) +225ft 17:15 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

Home to Silver Spring Transit Center
9 PM

Walking 36:25 [3] 2.0 mi (18:12 / mi) +110ft 17:18 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

Silver Spring Transit Center to Home

Wednesday Jan 17 #

Walking (Fitbit) 48:00 [3] 2.3 mi (20:52 / mi) +180ft 19:26 / mi
shoes: Bugaboot 3.17

8 AM

Walking 32:10 [3] 1.6 mi (20:06 / mi) +150ft 18:28 / mi
shoes: Bugaboot 3.17

Home to Takoma Metro
7 PM

Walking 32:25 [3] 1.6 mi (20:16 / mi) +70ft 19:27 / mi
shoes: Bugaboot 3.17

Takoma Metro to Home

Tuesday Jan 16 #

Walking (Fitbit) 46:00 [3] 2.2 mi (20:54 / mi) +170ft 19:29 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

8 AM

Walking 32:35 [3] 1.6 mi (20:22 / mi) +150ft 18:42 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

Home to Takoma Metro
7 PM

Walking 30:40 [3] 1.6 mi (19:10 / mi) +90ft 18:12 / mi
shoes: MM2W17:W

Takoma Metro to Home

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