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Training Log Archive: L-Jackson

In the 7 days ending Sep 21, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 5:30:00 8.76 14.19 /13c69%
  Total2 5:30:00 8.76 14.19 /13c69%

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Sunday Sep 20, 2009 #

Orienteering long 3:30:00 [5] *** 14.1 km (14:54 / km)
spiked:9/13c shoes: Mudclaw O+340

US Ultra Long Champs - Rattlesnake WMA. Well, lets just say that I did not realize how tired I was after the hectic/long day yesterday. I spent much of the last 1.5 hours of this course barely walking and fending off cramps. After #9 and #10 when I was closest to the finish and an aid station, respectively, I almost bagged it for the day. But I decided to stick it out and just take the time I needed.

The details are a still bit fuzzy, but I would say I had no major errors more than about 5 minutes. Of the four major errors I did have, 3 were self induced (poor navigation) and on one I just couldn't get into the map. However I managed to not lose contact at any time and managed my errors fairly well. After control #9 when I started cramping, I slowed my pace significantly and the navigation got pretty easy (surprise, surprise).

GPS showed 12 miles on the button

There might be more later if I ever feel up to it.

Saturday Sep 19, 2009 #

Orienteering (Course Setting) 2:00:00 [3]
shoes: PI Synchro Seek Trail

Middle Distance Course Setting. Started early and it was a good thing I did. We managed to get most controls out in time for everyone helping to run the sprint (and I watched some). Then we hung around the Sprint venue and pestered the Sprint crew endlessly until we had the control boxes we needed to wrap up the Middle Course. Finished off with a sweep of the northern 1/2 of the course to wake up the boxes right before the starts. I also managed to get another 1.5km sprint out to control #211 (the mud pit) when the first MP came in. Everything checked out OK.

The task was made much easier with tons of help from Sergey, William, and Kameron. In Kameron's log she said she was the 'stake Sherpa' I guess that was a pretty appropriate label.

The course turned out well (from a logistics standpoint) and although parts had to pass through some relatively level terrain to get back to the finish I was very happy with the courses as well.

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