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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Dec 12, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:18:12 11.75(16:52) 18.91(10:29)43c
  weights / strength1 30:00
  Total2 3:48:12 11.75 18.9143c
averages - weight:161lbs

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Sunday Dec 12, 2010 #

orienteering race 57:12 [5] *** 5.3 km (10:48 / km)
15c weight:161lbs shoes: Jalas hi-top 2010

Red course at England Idlewild, set by Dick Arnett. 1st place. 6 wet-foot stream crossings on a cold, snowy day!

'Twas a thorny, thorny race,
Got some thorns in the face,
Thorns in the lip
and thorns in the hip!
Shoe laces froze
and so did my nose.

Ok, I'm no poet but I had to think of something to keep the brain warm!

orienteering 20:00 [2] ** 1.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
7c shoes: Icebugs

control pickup at England-Idlewild.

weights / strength (snow removal) 30:00 [3]
shoes: Icebugs

cleared 2-3 inches off the driveway. Light snow still falling, so there will be lots more to do tomorrow. And if winds are as high as forecast, it will be blown and drifted...

Saturday Dec 11, 2010 #

orienteering race 2:01:00 [4] *** 12.0 km (10:05 / km)
21c weight:161lbs shoes: Jalas hi-top 2010

OLOU Billygoat in Horine Area of Jefferson Forest. Steep hills. Lots of Greenbriar. A typical OLOU Billygoat. Oh, and I had the winning time!

An interesting feature was the first split going immediately from the start and continuing for 3 controls before joining back together at 4. The vast majority of folks chose the "A" fork which definitely was considerably shorter (1300m), but involved dropping down into a very steep reentrant (2A) and finding a somewhat vague shallow reentrant (3A). I chose the much longer (1800m) but easier "B" fork.

A pair of high school kids out-sprinted me from the start and beat me to 1B, but they missed 2B by a little and I got in ahead of them. From that point on, I was turning on the SI controls. Several "B" fork people stayed in and out of sight behind me for the next few legs, but I never saw any of the "A" folks again. Ben Hart almost caught me going up the steep hill to number 7. After that, all of the "B" folks had dropped out of sight too. The only other person I saw after that was near 14, and I think he had taken a wrong turn looking for 11.

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