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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 1 days ending May 11, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer1 56:23 1.8(31:17) 2.9(19:27) 9392.6
  run/walk1 32:51 0.92 1.48 13232.3
  stretch 1 1
  Total1 1:29:15 2.72 4.38 225124.8
  [1-5]1 1:28:38

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Saturday May 11, 2013 #

9 AM

stretch 1 [0]

run/walk warm up/down 12:00 [1]

run/walk warm up/down 20:51 intensity: (36 @0) + (20:15 @1) 1.48 km (14:03 / km) +132m 9:43 / km
ahr:127 max:141

orienteer race 56:23 intensity: (26:02 @1) + (24:32 @2) + (5:49 @3) 2.9 km (19:27 / km) +93m 16:45 / km
ahr:143 max:162

US Champs Middle distance at Moreau Lake. This map got the better of me in 2010, and I was determined to conqure it this year. I knew that I should take it slow (walk, not run) and stay in contact with the map. I started out very slowly, checking off each and every feature, and got close enogh to 1, that I could quickly relocate when I was one cliff to the south.

Then came control 3. I still was not feeling confident on the map, and I just had a vague plan to head to the trail. When I hit a trail, I quickly figured out it was not the trail I expected. But which trail was it? Wandered a bit, and finally looked further around on the map, and discerned which map I was on. OK, now I knew where I was, and I had a good plan to follow the trail to the marsh, then skirt the edge of the marsh to the control. But I didn't go far enough, and I doubted myself, and spent some crazy time checking out every other rocky hill near by. Made it back to the trail agiain, and this time I followed my original plan. Duh! So disappointed in myself.

Four was a short leg, and I then I wandered again towards 5. This time I was beginning to get a feel for the map, though, and when I hit the really big boulder, I finally, finally felt I was reading the map instead of just reacting to stuff around me.

After that, I moved fairly smoothly through the rest of the controls. If I missed the first time, I relocated quickly (like #10). I was still walking most of the time, trying to stay in contact and read the map in the rain. I think it was a wise strategy.

So, I had a disaster in the beginning but I recovered and finished clean. I figure after three days of orienteering at Moreau, the score is Moreau 1.5 to Me 1.5 :)

My route.

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