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Training Log Archive: L-Jackson

In the 7 days ending May 2, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:29:09 13.34 21.4711 /14c78%
  Trail Running1 15:00 0.93(16:06) 1.5(10:00)
  Total4 3:44:09 14.27 22.9711 /14c78%

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Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:09:26 [4] *** 7.5 mi (9:15 / mi)
spiked:11/14c shoes: Mudclaw O+340

Wow. I thought I had a 'average' run, but yet finished 16 minutes behind the leader. Maybe average is being too kind. Navigationally it was average, but physically - not so good. I had legs cramps throughout the week so I wanted to take it easy in the beginning so I had something at the end. I was careful on the early hills, but based on how well I felt this afternoon, I defnitely left something in the tank. And no cramping issues.

Navigationally - OK. I had problems at #2 - mistaking the major contour line for the 'top' of the plateau. So I went up a lot higher than I needed to. No problems until #8 where I drifted way to the left and wound up in view of the large ponds. At least I left myself a good attack of the trail. Took a direct line to #9, which left me going through several swamps. I also took a spill in one swamp - landing on a pine log pretty hard. Fortunately, I landed between the branches. I think the best route would have been going off line to the north and taking mostly trails.

Took the road most of the way to #11. Anyone else?

My worst mistake of the day actually occurred before I started. I was in such a hurry to get going to make it back to T's baseball game that I left w/o a clue sheet. This probably made me a bit more hesitant around some of the controls - but none more than #12. It really wasn't on much of a feature so I just wasn't sure w/o knowing the code. Oh well - punch and go!

It has been a while since I have run here and I forgot how challenging it was. Missed running the last two meets (either side) due to meet duties.

GPS Route

Thursday Apr 30, 2009 #

Orienteering (Flag Pick-up) 45:00 intensity: (25:00 @1) + (20:00 @3)
shoes: PI Synchro Seek Trail

Cub Scout event at Piperwood - simple Score-O. We had limited time and the rain may have kept a few kids away, but it turned out to be a good event. Since most kids don't have watches I brought a horn and blasted it a few times with 2 minutes to go. I guess the fact that they universally ignored it and kept right on going for another 5 minutes before straggling in was a good thing.

Logged time consisted of 25 minutes of roaming the edges of the map making sure no one went off and then 20 minutes of collecting flags.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 #

Orienteering (Course Setting) 45:00 [2] 3.0 km (15:00 / km)

Setting controls for a basic cub scout score-o type event at Piperwood tomorrow night.

Trail Running 15:00 [3] 1.5 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: PI Synchro Seek Trail

Spent a little bit of time running checking out the parcel of Town land immediately north of the Piperwood property. It is pretty trashy. Of the 60 acres, only about 1/2 is usable and a part of that is an open field. The marginally good area is a pine plantation that is relatively clean. The unusable area is really unusable. It is a solid blob of green.

Sunday Apr 26, 2009 #

Orienteering 49:43 [4] 6.4 km (7:46 / km)
shoes: NB N-Fuse

COO Local Meet - Ohio State Campus - Long. This was quite a long course for what seems like an obvious sprint venue, but the campus is huge and there were some long legs with good route choices. However, the control placements were consistently set as if it were a sprint - on very detailed features that weren't well mapped. Nonetheless, it was a nice diversion on our drive home at an interesting venue. (I could have done without the 85 degree temps)

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