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Training Log Archive: Vector

In the 7 days ending Oct 9, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:10:00 4.78(27:10) 7.7(16:53) 27037c
  X-cntry running1 20:00 2.0(10:00) 3.22(6:13)
  Abs and/or arms1 15:00
  Total4 2:45:00 6.78 10.92 27037c

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Tuesday Oct 9, 2007 #

Abs and/or arms 15:00 [3]

Sunday Oct 7, 2007 #

Orienteering 1:40:00 [4] **** 5.2 km (19:14 / km) +205m 16:04 / km
20c shoes: Vasque Velocity

Western Canada Orienteering Championships - Kamloops, BC Canada

Middle Distance course - M21+

Saturday Oct 6, 2007 #

Orienteering 30:00 [3] ** 2.5 km (12:00 / km) +65m 10:37 / km
17c shoes: Nike Air Running (coos wht/rd/

Western Canada Orienteering Championships - Kamloops, BC

Beautiful cool autumn day at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops BC, perfect for a sprint!

Still struggling to get a groove with the sprints. Took off out of the start fairly disorientated, so I wasted a lot of time trying to find the 1st control. Seemed like an eternity before I ws able to finally get things under control, which isn't far from the truth in orienteering terms (4 minutes!!).

Next few controls I developed a pretty good groove, but then had all kinds of problems finding #5, which eventually turned out to be on TOP of the building.

Got to #6 quite fast, but then made a pretty big error by runing towards the wrong control. The map had #6 and #11 as the same physical control, so there were multiple lines passing through #6/11, so I started rocketing down the wrong line and while enroute after an already fairly fast & lengthy dash for a Sprint, I realized my mistake (going after #12 instead of #7), executed a drag (180) and frantically charged back to where I was supposed to be going in the first place. I let the mistake compound iself because in my rush to fix my error I mispunched. There were a few controls fairly close together, two which were in depressions. I went to the wrong depression, one which was not on my course or map. I wouldn't find out about this error until I finished.

The next several controls went pretty well. In fact I was feeling better and more ahead of the game than I ever have. I started making better transitions at the controls and better practice of the map use while transitioning.

#14 turned out to be a thorn in my side as I took off out of 13 on an eroneous vector and thus couldn't find the litte building it was near until I had already lost quite a bit of time.

Had plenty of fuel for wrapping up the rest of the controls quickly.

All in all a great course that was pretty fun and some good lessons learned. Quite frustrated over the struggles, but all I can do is keep at it until I can start putting it together. Excited for tomorrow as it will be my first ever middle course and first non-sprint A-meet race.

Thursday Oct 4, 2007 #

X-cntry running 20:00 [3] 2.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Nike Air Running (coos wht/rd/

Logan, Utah with Alan

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