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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Oct 17, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:09:30 10.51(18:01) 16.92(11:12) 56550c
  walking4 2:35:00 7.0(22:09) 11.27(13:46)12c
  trail running2 1:06:48 6.6(10:07) 10.62(6:17)
  road running1 21:24 3.0(7:08) 4.83(4:26)
  miscellaneous1 18:00
  weights / strength1 10:00
  Total6 7:40:42 27.11 43.63 56562c
averages - weight:159lbs

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Saturday Oct 17, 2009 #

orienteering race 1:00:08 [4] *** 5.22 km (11:31 / km) +240m 9:22 / km
13c weight:159lbs shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

OLOU Bernheim Forest meet, red course. Road and trail choices for lots of legs; forest often a little greener than indicated, lots of climb. Had fun, but a couple comments:

Control 2 on rootstock in the green. I don't think the placement accurately matched the map. I and several others lost time fumbling thru the thickets. This was the biggest single course quality complaint. The others are more minor.

Control 11 on inside corner of uncrossable fence. I would have placed it where the streamer was, 1 meter away from the fence so that people on the wrong side of the fence could not reach thru and punch. The distance, approaching from the wrong side was actually shorter, giving the person(s) who did not read or properly interpret the description a few seconds advantage over those who looked ahead, instead of penalizing them a minute to run back to the gate and go around. The uncrossable 3 meter high deer fence is a major and prominent feature of this map, and having already had to pass through it once, alert competitors should have been rewarded for paying careful attention to the description while less alert opponents paid a penalty for ignoring it.

Control 6 was probably the most challenging to find, although several others (3, 5, 8, 9, 10) were good challenges as well. The course setter could have made more use of the intricate area around 6 with a couple short legs, and perhaps created more challenge and route choice in the 3-5 area by moving 4 south or southeast (and sliding the print area of the map farther south.

5 to 6 was probably the best leg as far as giving route choices. 7 to 8 also seemed to offer a good choice of routes and attack points. A little too often, though, it felt like some legs had no real choices.

orienteering race 13:34 [4] ** 2.0 km (6:47 / km) +25m 6:23 / km
9c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

OLOU Sprint at Bernheim.
essentially a white course, with several long road and trail segments, and only a couple opportunities to shortcut.

walking 20:00 [2] * 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: A W Journey 2

Search for lost orienteer, mix of jogging and walking.

Friday Oct 16, 2009 #

walking 30:00 [1] 1.0 mi (30:00 / mi)

misc. yard and garden, more mulching.

weights / strength 10:00 [3]

misc. yard & garden, digging and moving several wheelbarrow loads of dirt & sod.

Thursday Oct 15, 2009 #

walking 1:00:00 [3] 3.0 mi (20:00 / mi)

yard and garden work - fall mulching, etc. took it fairly easy and skipped running today since I'm feeling .... well, not exactly sick, but a little off. Hoping to avoid it getting worse.

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009 #

miscellaneous (golf) 18:00 [1]

9 holes at Hillview.

trail running warm up/down 17:03 [2] 1.6 mi (10:39 / mi)
weight:158lbs shoes: Starter Carson 2

Joyce Park. 1 mile warm-up, .6 mile cool down. very slow.

road running intervals 21:24 [5] 3.0 mi (7:08 / mi)
shoes: Starter Carson 2

3 x 1 mile, about 3:15 between runs.

Monday Oct 12, 2009 #

walking 45:00 [1] * 2.0 mi (22:30 / mi)
12c weight:159lbs shoes: Starter Carson

Put out a practice course for UCMS orienteering club. Mix of walking and light jogging for about 15 minutes. Then did the course with kids. mostly running between controls then pausing to discuss. Put a big emphasis on orienting the map and thumbing. The first few controls were pretty direct line-of-sight, then three with direct routes obstructed by uncrossable fences, etc. Then a couple in the woods with route choice, where I let the kids plan routes, then I sent them out simultaneously on their alternative choices to compare the effectiveness of different choices. Finished with a long but simple leg back to the school.

trail running 45:45 [2] 4.6 mi (9:57 / mi)
shoes: Starter Carson 2

Joyce Park. 95% grass, a very little pavement and gravel. Mostly a slow 9.5 min/mile pace, but slowed down for a couple minutes in the woods where a trail I was checking faded out. Distance estimated, could be a tenth or two longer; probably not shorter.

trail running warm up/down 4:00 [2] 0.4 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Starter Carson 2

warm-up at Joyce.

Sunday Oct 11, 2009 #

orienteering race 1:55:48 [4] *** 9.7 km (11:56 / km) +300m 10:20 / km
28c weight:160lbs shoes: A W Journey 2

Blue course set by Cedarcreek at Sharon Woods.

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