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Training Log Archive: Joe

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 3:35:05 12.59(17:05) 20.26(10:37) 46327 /31c87%31185.1
  bike1 2:04:00 14.95(7.2/h) 24.06(11.6/h) 39417608.0
  paddle1 59:59 4.32(4.3/h) 6.96(7.0/h) 814 /14c100%8517.6
  running1 34:00 3.11(10:57) 5.0(6:48)4454.0
  Total6 7:13:04 34.97(12:23) 56.28(7:42) 86541 /45c91%61764.7

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Sunday Sep 8, 2013 #

8 AM

Orienteering (radio O) 46:27 [2] *** 3.74 km (12:26 / km) +73m 11:20 / km
spiked:3/3c shoes: Salomon SC 3.1

figured I needed to try out a new O format. the equipment took about 5 minutes to learn how to use, but combining the radio antennae, the map, a compass, ear phones and a grease pencil was a bit clumsy at times.
started out running out towards where I got signals for 1 and 3. radio 2 was across this route. radio 4 was not sending so I had a minute gap between 3 and 1 where I just continued running in a easterly direction. while I was on a bearing and generally keeping track of where I was on the map I caught a glimpse of a flag and figured I better check it. sure enough it was radio 1. great start. as I was standing next to the flag the frequency went from radio 4 to radio 1 and just about blew out my ear drums. holy crap. no instruction on that. I continued east and when 3 came around again I was getting a more northerly signal so turned that way. soon after I was at a huge boulder and radio 3. one left and that was radio 2. decided to look on the northern end of the axis line as the south end seemed too close to the start and I was instructed the nearest one was about 750 meters away. not sure if that info is normally given out. anyhow, I headed straight at radio 2 when it came on and continued running through the signals for 3, 4 and 1 and found it on another huge boulder. a quick run in to the finish. bummer radio 4 was not working as I wanted a legit result to compare.
I got to wondering after this what is the most World O champs attended in different disciplines.
10 AM

paddle (canoe O) 59:59 [3] *** 6.96 km (7.0 kph) +8m

pawtuckaway lake canoe O
borrowed Rhonda's nice and light kayak, brought my own paddle. gusting winds from the northwest made the going rough. finished with the boat at the start triangle, but it was clear in the rules the boat needed to finish at the launch. lost 2 minutes returning it and lost some points.

Saturday Sep 7, 2013 #

9 AM

Orienteering (green) 53:13 [3] *** 6.15 km (8:39 / km) +115m 7:55 / km
spiked:10/14c shoes: Salomon SC 3.1

some stupid decisions out there. sloppy leaving controls, bad attackpoints. some great nav in the beginning and middle and I was reading the contours well, but lost myself at 8 and that led to some issues later.
12 PM

bike (mtb29) 2:04:00 [3] 24.06 km (11.6 kph) +394m
shoes: Shimano 77's 6-11

around the park a few times. stopped for lunch. discovered my front fork lockout lever was missing. random thoughts about what the Estonia security might have done with it, but I found it loose in my bike box. during my search for another one I found a great article on general repair on the fork so that's a bonus.
8 PM

Orienteering (night O) 1:55:25 [4] 10.37 km (11:08 / km) +275m 9:50 / km
spiked:14/14c shoes: Salomon SC 3.1

wicked hard night O
legs tired, but able to run bits, not seeing the map well with the bright light
sweating quite a bit and it's very salty, eyes stinging, hard to wipe
one moment of "oh shit", but overall just slow with little adjustments here and there.
good training day

Tuesday Sep 3, 2013 #

6 PM

running 34:00 [2] 5.0 km (6:48 / km)
shoes: Hoka Mafate Low

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