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Training Log Archive: Pink Socks

In the 7 days ending Oct 7:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Mapping/Designing/Setting1 52:00 2.0(26:00) 3.22(16:09)
  Running1 30:24 4.0(7:36) 6.44(4:43)
  Volleyball1 20:00
  Total3 1:42:24 6.0 9.66

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Thursday Oct 6 #


10/06 Travel/Spokane
10/07 Spokane
10/08 Spokane (5k?)
10/09 Spokane/Travel
10/11 Volleyball
10/12 Travel/Oregon
10/13 Oregon
10/14 Oregon
10/15 Oregon/Travel
10/16 SGLRG Trail Run?
10/18 Travel (maybe Volleyball on the way up?)
10/19 Orcas Island
10/20 Orcas Island
10/21 Orcas Island
10/22 Orcas Island (Relay Day 1)
10/23 Orcas Island (Relay Day 2)
10/24 Orcas Island/Travel
10/25 Volleyball
10/26 SGLRG Wednesday
10/28 Travel/Tucson
10/29 Tuscon
10/30 Tuscon/Travel


Iceland's undefeated so far in 2018 World Cup qualifying. They managed a draw at Ukraine last month, and they somehow escaped a home game against lowly Finland just now, 3-2. Iceland was down 1-2 going into stoppage time, but then scored twice, including the game winner on a controversial play. (They should have won the game handily, winning all of the stats, missing a PK, and shanking a few off the posts).

Wednesday Oct 5 #

Running 30:24 [4] 4.0 mi (7:36 / mi)
(sick) shoes: Pearl Izumi EM Road n0

SGLRG Wednesday Night Run

30:24, which is a minute slower than my PR on this route from February. I didn't feel like I was pushing it too hard, since I was chatting a bit with a guy about NAOC during the first half, and about Boeing for the second half. Still a little bit under the weather. I still don't think I'm quite in the same shape as Vancouver Sprint Camp in February or Ragnar in July, though.

Super fast group today, as I was in the 3rd tier of guys. Tim, who came to SART was in the thick of the 2nd tier. David, a first-timer, seemed interested in orienteering and might come out (he took a cartography class in college). He was in that 2nd tier, too.


Tuesday Oct 4 #

Volleyball 20:00 [3]


2 wins, 4 losses.

We might be getting good. We picked up a guy from the available players list who said he's "rusty", but he might be the best overall player Mikasa Tukasa has had in a long, long time. Apparently, he played libero in high school and college, but he also has a wicked swing. The only thing he doesn't do is block because he had knee surgery last year, so he doesn't want to jump much. We plugged him in as setter, and it worked pretty well. We also have Geoff this year, and he's pretty good all around. Kate and I don't make many mistakes, and Mic has developed into a really good net player.

Anyway, if we had the 5 we had last night, plus Mike the sub from last week, that's a really strong six, at least competitive with the top teams in the league. We went 0-4 against them last night, but it was our first week playing together, and we destroyed our "peer" team.

Also, we played the longest point I think I've ever played last night. I don't know how long it was, but I ended up on the ground *three* times during the point diving for things, and I was exhausted when the point was over (which we won!). Exhausted to the point where I wasn't ready to play the point.

8 unforced errors for me in 6 games, all hitting related. One was stupid, trying to hit a first ball instead of passing it. One was a great idea, dinking front right, but the ball clipped the top of the net, rolled along the top just far enough to go out. Two were free ball mis-hits that, and three were regular ol' spikes into the net.

All of my serves were in, I didn't shank any passes. I had some great blocks and a lot of kills.

Monday Oct 3 #


CascadeOC is sitting at 3528 starts for the year.

2016 v 2015
1247 v 1260 Winter Series & School League (events #5-8)
401 v 369 Ultimate Series (not including Navy Champs)
293 v 344 Wednesday Series
445 v 455 SART
209 v 203 Choose Your Adventure Series (events #2-5)

2595 v 2641 TOTAL in apples-to-apples events.

Not counted in the apple-to-apples: 2016 had the Navy Champs (933 starts) and the free Choose Your Adventure at SummerFEST (0 official starts). 2015 had a standard Choose Your Adventure at Lord Hill (57 starts), which was replaced by SummerFEST.

Still to come: Vampire-O, WIOL Training, Winter Series & School League (events #1-4), and Bog Slog.


If I were to tweak our current annual schedule, it would be.

1) Remove the Sprint, Relay, and Night-O events from the Ultimate Series. I know the Ultimate Series was intended to offer a wide variety of event formats, but I think it would be better branded as featuring "ultimate terrains", because this is the time of the year where we can go to Teanaway, Fishtrap, Salmon La Sac, Moses Lake in May/June, but could start the season with events at Fort Ebey, Lord Hill, and Quincy. I've made this point at meetings before, but the Ultimate Series creator won't budge.

2) Put the Relay back in on the Sunday after WIOL/Winter Champs, and this two-day event would be the Northwest Regional Interscholastics. The seven-race season would be for the WIOL champs. And then the two-day event the new regional champs (possibly sanctioned), leading up to nationals. We have all of these teams during the school league, so it makes sense to have the relay when they are around.

3) Make the Wednesday Series full of sprints. With the Sprint gone from Ultimate, have the Wednesday Series be sprint *and* training focused. At each event, have two sprints and one training course (and that's it). Five events means a series of ten sprints. And we'd also have something resembling regular organized training, like Vancouver's WET. Advanced runners would do the two sprints. Beginners and intermediates could use some training and then add in a race (or two, if they are gung-ho).

4) Add a Winter Wednesday Series of night events and trainings. It'd be just like the above, but November-February, which is when we have the most orienteers engaged (who want to get better).

5) Organize a mega training day in October, which would include the WIOL Training event and Vampire-O. We could offer the WIOL training for the kids, but also have trainings for adults, and also course design and mapping trainings, too. Since we usually have WIOL Training at Lynndale Park, which is also a frequent Vampire-O locaion, we could have both on the same day, since we're already there.

Sunday Oct 2 #

Mapping/Designing/Setting 52:00 [1] 2.0 mi (26:00 / mi)
(sick) shoes: Montrail Highlander #3

Setting at Bob's Corn Maze.

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