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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Nov 10, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer2 2:46:50 7.02(23:46) 11.3(14:46)24c667.3
  run/walk1 20:0040.0
  Total2 3:06:50 7.02 11.324c707.3

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Saturday Nov 10, 2007 #

orienteer race 1:09:10 [4] *** 5.5 km (12:35 / km)
ahr:157 11c

Local event at Kill Creek. I decided to do the green course, because it gave the best options to avoid the grassy fields (filled with grass over 5 feet tall). Legs felt a bit stiff in the beginning--too much sitting around this week :) Pretty clean, one minor bobble on route execution (mixed up some trails). Got very tired towards the end. Beautiful day in the woods.

Thursday Nov 8, 2007 #


Updated my log for the weekend, and added routes to RouteGadget (to the best of my recollection).

Tuesday Nov 6, 2007 #


Things that went well for me this weekend:

1. I did not panic under pressure at the start of day 1. I knew what I had to do, and I moved well through the first few controls.

2. After I made a disasterous 30+ minute mistake on C5 day 1, I was able to put it behind me and finish the course without any additional major mistakes.

3. I was able to forget about day 1 as I started day 2.

4. I was able to make myself stop, and truly relocate, on day 2.

5. After day 1, I did the right things to help my body recover physically (eating, drinking, resting, etc.)

6. The weather and scenery were picture-postcard perfect. I made a point at the start each day to just look around and enjoy the view.

7. I visited with a lot of great people.

8. I won

Monday Nov 5, 2007 #


I have mixed emotions today. I did not do well at the US Champs. I did not follow my plan for relocating. I was not fit, so I got tired and made mistakes. I did not orienteer to the best of my ability. I finished more than 1.5 hours behind peggyd after two days. I'm very disappointed in my performance.

And yet, through an unlikely series of events, I am the 2007 F40 US Champ. I met my goal; I won. Isn't life funny ????

Sunday Nov 4, 2007 #

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [2]

orienteer race 1:37:40 [4] *** 5.8 km (16:50 / km)
ahr:152 13c

Day two: I was not so happy at the start. Yesterday, I stood at the start and thought "I can do this" (which was totally wrong, but at least I believed...) Today I stood at the start and asked: Can I do this? So, of course, I had problems with the first contol. But at least I admitted right away that I needed to bail out to the road, which I did.

Similar situation on a few others (3, 4, 9) where I had to admit that I had missed the control. I made myself _stop_ and truly relocate. Overall, a slow and sloppy run.

Only fun part was having Peter, George and Swampfox blow past me around 10-11, which helped pull me up the hill to 11 faster than I would have otherwise.

Not at all happy with how I orienteered this weekend. See routegadget.

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