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Training Log Archive: hkleaf

In the 1 days ending Apr 25, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:33:21 6.45(14:28) 10.38(9:00) 56410 /13c76%
  Stretching1 10:00
  Running1 10:00 1.08(9:15) 1.74(5:45)
  Total1 1:53:21 7.53 12.12 56410 /13c76%
  [1-5]1 1:43:21

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Saturday Apr 25, 2009 #

Running warm up/down (Gravel) 10:00 [1] 1.08 mi (9:15 / mi)
shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330

Warming up in the parking lot while waiting for my start. It's already very warm out, but this was needed to get the legs loosen up properly. They're sore from the strength session yesterday.

Orienteering (Club Meet) 1:33:21 [4] *** 10.38 km (9:00 / km) +564m 7:04 / km
ahr:179 max:195 spiked:10/13c shoes: Inov-8 Mudclaw O'330

ICO Event - Ransburg Scout Reservation, Bloomington, Indiana.
Red Course: ~7km, 13c, ?m (1:10 000, 5m)
Course Setter: Jerry Lyons
~83F, clear, sunny, some wind.

Carpooled with Mike and Adam for this event. Long drive, but it's a nice area, it's hilly, and also another Zherdev map. Control locations were not very difficult, but I still made a few very bad mistakes. Contoured too high to #2 and almost missed it. Attacked #3 one spur east of my intended one, but didn't lose any time. Then missed my attackpoint for #4, ignored the alarms in my head, and proceeded to run along the wrong reentrant to the road before admitting/correcting my mistake. Probably lost 10-11min here. Made a parallel error descending to #5, and worsen the problem by correcting away from the control. Another 4min lost. Went to the wrong boulder first at #6. #7 was a good leg. Then promptly screwed up #8 after getting to my attackpoint (saddle NE). Searched a couple min in the wrong reentrant as a result. The rest of the course actually went ok. But the heat (first 80-degree day of the year?) and the climb were brutal enough to zap me of all energy. 8oz of water at #6 just wasn't enough for today. Legs still seemed to be recovering from West Point.

Lessons learned: heed the alarms in my head, navigate to my attackpoint, read the map extra carefully when approaching the control circle, and beware of parallel errors especially when descending after climbing over a ridge.

I'd like to think the mistakes were heat-induced, but reality is that my navigation has been lackadaisical the past 2 weekends.

Had a nice lunch with Dan and her friend in Bloomington before our return trip. Long day!

Stretching warm up/down 10:00 [0]

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