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Training Log Archive: dbakker

In the 7 days ending Dec 10, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running1 1:10:19 6.62(10:37) 10.66(6:36) 308
  Armchair-O7 1:02:00
  Streching/Rolling2 40:00
  Total8 2:52:19 6.62 10.66 308
  [1-5]1 1:10:19

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Sunday Dec 10, 2017 #

Armchair-O 10:00 [0]

Saturday Dec 9, 2017 #

Armchair-O 5:00 [0]

Friday Dec 8, 2017 #


3 down, 2 to go. Tomorrow ain't gonna be pretty.

Armchair-O 5:00 [0]

Thursday Dec 7, 2017 #

Armchair-O 12:00 [0]

Not convinced that path or crag was to spec today ... but I got it wrong.

Day 7 of WofO - I did the same thing - out to the road... just didn't screw up the middle of the leg this time sitting at my desk.

Day 8 of WofO - saw this leg earlier in the year too ... still sticking with the going back through the start and left on the road option.

2 of 5 Exams done, with another one tomorrow (Organic Chem - I've studied decently well for it - should be ok), and then another Saturday (MicroBi - I'm just going to cry myself to sleep now - I'm going to get butchered). Last exam is Thursday of next week (Cell Bio - should be fine - lots of time to study).

Streching/Rolling 10:00 [0]

Armchair-O 5:00 [0]

12 PM

Running 1:10:19 [1] 10.66 km (6:36 / km) +308m 5:46 / km

Running to break up the studying with Rachel and David. Out Quail Ridge trail, back through the upper subdivision road.

Wednesday Dec 6, 2017 #

Armchair-O 10:00 [0]

When you take a break from studying organic chemistry to look at course of the day:

Got the route right today, but got my path or crag wrong.

Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 #

Armchair-O 5:00 [0]

Path or Crag - Correct!

World of O, well... I have analyzed this leg before. Went right to the trail. I think the routes that he picked out were no good at all, the left option around all the green was second best pick next to the run to the trail choice.


Went to my grandfather's funeral in Vernon this morning, then back to the apartment for a couple hours to settle down emotionally - then off to write my Calculus exam at 6:00 in the evening. Not a great day, but went fairly well all things considered.

On another note, we just got confirmation that Sage is hosting BC orienteering champs in Revelstoke in 2018!!!!! I was working on the maps starting last year, and will be finishing them up this year.

Here is a link to the event page, make sure you save the date - this terrain is excellent! A few map samples there, and one photo from the terrain. I couldn't find any that I'd taken of downtown Revelstoke (aside, Bart, if you read my log please send me a good picture if you have a chance!) The forest map has section reminiscent of Black Magic in Whistler, other parts of far more rolling hills with cliffs.

Most interior BC forest that are this wet (Kamloops and Okanagan are dry and therefore white) are fairly green (like around Salmon Arm), but MacPherson has a couple of things going for its "whiteness".

1. Around 100 years ago, massive forest fire swept through - destroyed pretty much everything (a few ancient charred stumps still left, but not many), so no fallen logs on most of the map, and most of the trees are fairly old growth. This means shading of forest floor and limited undergrowth
2. Limited logging - we lost a few mappable sections on the upper parts of the hill, but not too bad at all - mostly the steep hillside sections.
3. A couple areas of demonstration forest, where the government has sent crews in and systematically removed all potential forest fire fuel - so no logs on the ground, no low branches, no anything - just pristine white.

Monday Dec 4, 2017 #

Armchair-O 10:00 [0]

Got the path or Crag wrong today, but pretty much got the World of O route to Christmas right. I have to be careful to do these before I read other people's logs - they have a habit of spoiling the routechoices.

Streching/Rolling 30:00 [0]

Study Break

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