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Training Log Archive: syd

In the 1 days ending Jun 5, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:14:52 9.6(20:18) 15.45(12:37) 185
  Total2 3:14:52 9.6(20:18) 15.45(12:37) 185

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Sunday Jun 5, 2016 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 2:09:03 [3] 6.3 mi (20:29 / mi) +185m 18:46 / mi

SMOC Bishop Lake - Red

Wow, I haven't navigated this poorly in a while. It was tough terrain, so reading the features was tricky. This combined with an inability to take a decent bearing led to a lot of bobbles and mistakes.

Hit 1 no problem. Then a slight blunder on 2. I was farther S than I thought and almost missed the field, but corrected pretty quickly. Pretty happy with 3. I don't think my route was overly efficient, but I didn't have any problem with the long leg. After punching 4, I headed off to 5, but somehow ended up back at 3? They were all pretty close, so it wasn't terrible, but I still have no idea how that happened.

Then 8...oof. I headed E from 7, found the pond I wanted to, and then wandered around for way too long looking for 8. Went way too far S, finally decided I had spent enough time wandering aimlessly so headed N to reattack, and stumbled on 8! Lucky. Final mistake was on 11. I was a smidge too far E so didn't see the depression. Realized I had walked too far, so I turned around to look again and found BF! Followed him to 11.

Definitely one of my worse orienteering days. Oh well. I hadn't been lost in a while, so I think I was due.
4 PM

Orienteering 1:05:49 [3] 3.3 mi (19:57 / mi)

Control pickup. Had no problem with any of the 6 controls I grabbed - guess I just needed a warmup.

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