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Training Log Archive: broccolisa

In the 7 days ending Jul 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:30:02 8.05(18:39) 12.95(11:35)
  Running1 21:17 2.25(9:28) 3.62(5:53)
  Total3 2:51:19 10.3(16:38) 16.57(10:20)

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Sunday Jul 21 #

Orienteering race (Larose) 1:46:32 [0] 9.0 km (11:50 / km)
shoes: New Balance QOM

O-Fest Long

Larose Forest, a great new map, and a fourth east end meet this year! Fond memories of skijoring here with my past dogs. A sweet and slightly goofy scenthound mix who wanted to follow every set of animal tracks crossing the trail, and a loyal, obedient german shepherd mix who, by virtue of being 20 pounds heavier than the hound, usually managed to keep her going the right way. Several genuine first-person skijoring clips at Larose in this video... from 2009. Was that really 10 years ago...? https://youtu.be/d-JjPfG6mVQ

Back to the present... orienteering!

Forgot to start my watch until after the first control; then, later, the button must have bumped against a branch and paused. No Route Gadget for me this time. Distance in stats is approximate.

Really messed up 5, went too far down that trail and ended up in the huge swamp. Back to the road to come at it from the other trail. Much time wasted.

Found 10 before 9. Hence... fastest split for 10 ;)

The other legs were typical for me, mistakes here and there, etc., etc. Tricky in a lot of spots. And, oh those ravines...

Enjoyed the course, a nice mix of trail options and pure off-trail.

Hot day again; was grateful for and took full advantage of the three refreshment controls.

Other than Cherie who was handily in the lead of F35, it was pretty close among the rest of us, so just lucky to hold on to second in our division.

Safe travels and fun courses for everyone heading out to COCs!

Note

Two days in a row of orienteering, ~13-14 kms total, countless steep ups and downs, and... no pain!!!!! Like, at all! During, or after. So grateful. Dare I actually look forward to the fall o-season. The ITB pain over the past year was a major downer for me. All last winter I was dreading the start of the spring season. I had to leave the world of dogsports a few years ago because my dogs were no longer physically capable; so then to have to consider leaving orienteering (which was the. most. PERFECT replacement activity, and which I enjoy even more) because *I* was no longer physically capable -- the whole thing was very frustrating and sad-making. Knock on wood, stable shoes to address mild overpronation have been my ticket out of ITB woe-land. [knocking on wood, again] [and again]

[and again, for good measure]


[maybe just once more... knock]

Saturday Jul 20 #

Orienteering race (Chapel Hill) 43:30 [0] 3.95 km (11:01 / km)
shoes: New Balance QOM

O-Fest Middle

Another meet, another east end map :-) Fun to see orienteers from all over descend on lil ol' Orleans.

Scenic route to #1 as usual... threw in a couple of creek crossings just for fun I guess.

Big time-wasting mistake to #8, followed the wrong pond.

All those ravines plus the heat made for a tough slog. Grateful it was only a middle distance today.

Monday Jul 15 #

Running (green circuit (grass)) 21:17 [0] 3.62 km (5:53 / km)
shoes: New Balance QOM

Stats exclude walking breaks.

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