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Training Log Archive: oxensd

In the 1 days ending Sep 10, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:29:23 4.97(17:59) 8.0(11:10) 208
  Total1 1:29:23 4.97(17:59) 8.0(11:10) 208

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Sunday Sep 10, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:29:23 [4] 8.0 km (11:10 / km) +208m 9:53 / km

Ran red course at Hickory Run (8km, I ran 9.1km according to GPS). Finished 7th out of about 30 which I was pleased with. Gorgeous day, clear blue skies and moderate temperature. Hugely enjoyed the course, spiked most controls except for 9 where I made a silly parallel error. Subtle terrain with lots of light green, read contours extensively to most controls, backed up by compass and step count, which paid off. Map quite accurate, except for green in places as it is probably growing quite fast.

Only real error was 9, after the path I meant to follow the contour lines up a bit and pass between the two swamps and then up the reentrant. Should have been straight forward, but I somehow got pushed down the slope and ended up north of the top swamp instead. Was well past it when I figured it out, then I aggravated the error by underestimating how far east I was and ended running around the dark green swamp to the east of the control. A nice 4-5 minute roundabout. To add insult to injury I tripped and fell by the control, right in front of practically the only other runner I saw the entire race! Pretty funny, I was fine with only a few scrapes.

Loved the run, in spite of all the green these woods are really enjoyable, with good orienteering challenges in the subtle terrain...

Map with GPS track here:

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