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Friday Sep 18, 2009 #


I-90 NYS Thruway at I-390
1000 Lehigh Station Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467-9311 US
Phone: 585-359-1630

Orienteering 32:00 [3] ****
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

Ran the forest portion of the last leg of the US Relay Champs from Mendon.

Kept a solid pace, pushed up the hills a bit, and didn't make many mistakes. Had a really hard time reading the map because the contours were really light.

Did have occasional trouble reading up/down. Also, some of the forest had this nasty groundcover which made running tricky. Other forest was very nice.

Time is approximate.

(Wearing yellow lenses)


Orienteering 1:00:00 intensity: (10:00 @2) + (30:00 @3) + (20:00 @4) ****
shoes: Inov-8 Musdclaw 340 O+

US Team training with Nate, Eddie, and Hammer.

First exercise was a head-to-head race. Nate was pretty fast but we both got tripped up at a misplaced control, whereas Eddie figured it out and finished ahead.

Second was a control picking. I tried to push hard and concentrate hard, but I was trying to hard to keep the flow and not stop. I had one disaster early, and another one later when I did everything I intended and saw the edge of the feature but didn't go into. Instead, I turned and went the other way.

The final was a memory, tag-off thing. One person (A) would memorize the leg to #1 and do it while the other person (B) would read that leg and the one ahead (#2), with the plan of swooping in and tagging #1 ahead of (B) who would presumably be hesitating, trying to figure out exactly where it was, and then put the map away and take off to #3.

This one was uber tough. I don't know if it was even constructive for me. First, there were no controls. Second, the map was hard to read.

The first time I got to memorize, I just took off. I even forgot I could use my compass. Needless to say, that was a disaster, and Eddie had to talk my way in.

We generally kept a good pace. Eddie seemed to do better at some of the memory things than I did. I would say I had two good legs, and two bad ones, whereas he was good on most of them.

Mendon September 2009 Training0001

(No glasses)

Tired, after the three exercises.

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