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Training Log Archive: ccsteve

In the 1 days ending Oct 4, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:43:24 3.91 6.3 20015 /17c88%
  Trail Run1 32:00
  Total1 2:15:24 3.91 6.3 20015 /17c88%

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Sunday Oct 4, 2009 #

Orienteering race 1:11:24 [5] *** 6.3 km (11:20 / km) +200m 9:47 / km
spiked:15/17c shoes: Integrator

Letchworth East Red - #4 on the 2009 ROC club series.

Felt really good about this one, strong the whole way through.

Misses: Reentrant on #2 when I wasn't on top of the ridge and got swayed by another that looked good enough. Spur on #11 when I wasn't on top of the spur and overshot it. [looks like what happened to feet as well] In both cases I corrected well.

Choice: Took trails by the gorge from13 to 14 and that looks not so good now. Probably slowed with trail back and forth and some steep climbs vs the straight and smoothly up road. But it was at least gorges...

Plusses: Navigated with redundant systems. Believe I counted most legs and did things like "the count was 100, and I'm at 85, so 15 more, and the distance should be about right" - turned the only way it could be and nailed it.

So - counting, features, and feel all payed a part.

I know in other races I'd have that "but where could it be" thought, and then have to try to relate the map to what I saw - with the potential to have misread the map or the view... Much more confident this way.

Added the red splits to the system

Orienteering 32:00 [3]
shoes: Integrator

First warmdown - start to 1 -> 5, jumped over to 15 and then finished.

I was planning to rerun the whole, but felt a twinge in my left leg after starting - and figured it would be better to shorten this up.

Slightly better line to 1, but still off.

Tried to "correct" my slightly left of line towards the road after 1, but grossly messed that up. Then went to the top of the ridge for the reentrant - and that was easy to locate.

Nearly retraced steps to 3.

Had a more on-line trail to the road to 4, and then held to the road longer - until just after the green patch and dropped right on it. Interesting to "see" that clearly on the second time.

Also corrected my line to 5 - realized I drifted just a tad left leaving the reentrant.

Kept to the woods from 15 to 16 and wanted to check my splits, but I erased them before writing them down. It was a good line through the forest, and probably not much slower and so faster overall.

Trail Run 32:00 [2]
shoes: Integrator

Second warmdown. Control pickup on W/Y in an area that we really didn't get to on the Red. Nice views of the gorge. Some walking and jogging.

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