Feeling tired today after the long run yesterday, going take the rest day today, another run tomorrow (to the grocery store, I'm out of almost everything fresh, as well as most meat (except pork) and potatoes). Yes I am now using attackpoint as my grocery list.
Running33:18  5.04 km (6:37 / km) +50m6:18 / km
Run out to the contours + trails map.
Orienteering32:05  1.91 km (16:50 / km) +277m9:45 / km
Well this wasn't very good...almost entirely uphill and snow was really wet, slow, and slippery today. Climbing was hard. View from the top was nice as always, although it was cloudy today. Lots of different types of clouds in the sky, would have made an awesome GoPro timelapse if I had brought it out and wanted to freeze for an hour or so. Only made it through about 4 of the controls (mostly all climb except the last one) until I made it onto the north face where the better terrain is supposed to be based on the contours. Unfortunately, while the south face only has 4-6 inches of snow in direct sunlight much of the day with little tree cover, the north face was cold and shaded, with 12-24 inches of snow. Called it a day pretty quick.
Saw a porcupine though! He crawled back into his little hole in the rock when he heard me coming, and I didn't really feel liking intruding any further than 20m (and about 10m below) from his personal space, but might come back another day and set up the GoPro outside his home.
Running1:03:54  6.97 km (9:10 / km) +179m8:07 / km
Super slow run back home through the snow, then the road through quail. Feeling pretty dead and tired, feet thoroughly waterlogged. Right foot got a little sore, but not too bad.
Running1:00:10 10.04 km (5:59 / km) +273m5:16 / km
Easy run in the dark while listening to an Audiobook. Having trouble making running on my own feel enjoyable rather than a task, this seemed to help. I don't really enjoy running the same places over and over again, which is part of why I like orienteering so much - it's different every time and keeps my head engaged, not constantly looking at my GPS. I feel like I have exhausted all the running options and combinations of those options around where I live, which has taken some of the joy out of running. The audiobook seemed to help, so will probably do that next time as well.
The bottom of my right foot started hurting again just a little ways into my run, so going to have to be more diligent on the stretching bit - I've slacked off a bit on it lately, mostly rolling out my back due to the studying crunch this week.
Did some more UBCO mapping today, central campus core is now done, just need to do some fieldwork around EME for the new transit exchange. Almost done lower cascades as well, just around 15 minutes left.
Threw together another contours + trails map for an area (unfortunately of private land I believe) for tomorrow that is within running distance, so planning on a long run with some orienteering stuff. Hopefully doesn't snow too much tonight, otherwise that plan will get delayed.
Figured after two midterms I could take an afternoon/evening off school so...
Lots of mapping later in the afternoon and evening. Started off working on collecting data sets for the Larch Hills Nordic Ski Area where we are working on planning some new trails. Brought in private land boundaries, regional district boundaries, provincial park boundaries, and a DEM. Need to bring in trails next.
Prepped a map in Kamloops with the Sage O-Club logo and website and legend and border stuff for the Kamloops search and rescue who are using the map this coming weekend for a training exercise, so should get some good promo to their members - who knows if we'll get anybody out of it, but certainly can't hurt.
Switched over to continue the re-map UBCO - still have more of the map left to do than I thought I did, but I'm through most of the time consuming technical areas now.
Skiing - Skate1:00:05  12.65 km (4:45 / km) +362m4:09 / km
After the midterms managed to catch a ride with Alexander up to Telemark and go skate skiing on actual groomed trail for the first time in around a month. Lots of fun, went around Telemark and Panorama Ridge for the first time, nice views, but a little bit cloudy today so couldn't see as much as I expect you would on a sunny day.
Was feeling hungry, so went back to the lodge and had a snack.
Skiing - Skate26:00  5.29 km (4:55 / km) +140m4:20 / km
After the snack went out to ski some more, was expecting around 45 minutes based on how long Alexander was planning on skiing for, but ran into him as he came back into the stadium - he was hungry too, so only another 25 minutes before we went back to UBCO.
Study day - a midterm and a quiz tomorrow morning.
Initial scoping out of JWOC sprint terrain on google earth and streetview. Fairly large area embargoed, but only a couple of potential arena locations, so I think I know what part I want to map from the couch if I can't find an old map. Hoping to split the mapping up between HPP members, so we can map the entire area and do some practice armchair-o on it.