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Training Log Archive: smittyo

In the 7 days ending Oct 20, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 4:14:06 11.27(22:33) 18.14(14:01) 4981081.3
  WU/CD1 18:16 0.9(20:21) 1.45(12:38) 5353.9
  Total3 4:32:22 12.17(22:23) 19.58(13:54) 5511135.2

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Saturday Oct 20, 2012 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Long) 1:45:48 intensity: (38 @1) + (1:49 @2) + (27:11 @3) + (1:14:37 @4) + (1:33 @5) *** 7.58 km (13:58 / km) +233m 12:06 / km
ahr:152 max:175 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B

Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

11 AM

WU/CD warm up/down 18:16 intensity: (2:09 @1) + (5:19 @2) + (6:27 @3) + (4:21 @4) 1.45 km (12:38 / km) +53m 10:41 / km
ahr:134 max:161 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B

Orienteering race (Middle) 1:03:29 intensity: (1:00 @2) + (18:25 @3) + (43:12 @4) + (52 @5) ***** 3.95 km (16:03 / km) +91m 14:24 / km
ahr:151 max:168 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B

I'd better write this up before I forget what happened. This day was pretty miserable. There are many things I would like to blame it on, but mostly I just sucked. Three big errors:
#1 - I didn't really see any very good route choice that I liked. Decided the best was to go straight, figuring the reentrant would catch me. I measured and counted until I thought I was far enough, found a shallow reentrant with a nice, mappable tree, but no control. Figured if that wasn't it, I hadn't gone far enough and kept going. Hit a control on a clearing and guessed at where I might be (apparently correctly according to the track). Wandered off in the right direction then saw someone come in to the control and got it. I actually thought that I might have originally been too high in the reentrant at first, until I saw my track.
#5 - Tried to go fairly straight, with some aim off to the right, figuring again that the reentrant would catch me. I passed control #8, but was convinced I was further north than that and didn't check the code (BAD), otherwise I might not have made this mistake. When I hit the line of cliffs near #9, I still thought I was more north and relocated improperly, eventually hitting #6. This time I did check the code and realized where I was. Lots of time lost on this one!
#13 - MIssed the open area and that confused me when I got to the other side of the ridge, so I just wasn't sure which way to turn and made a stupid choice before going back the other way.
Things that I would like to blame this poor performance on include:
- Red Eye flight meaning not well rested
- Rain, fogged up glasses, general blindness
- Too many trees in the way
But, unfortunately, really I just sucked.

Sunday Oct 14, 2012 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:24:49 intensity: (48 @1) + (4:57 @2) + (38:05 @3) + (40:59 @4) *** 6.61 km (12:50 / km) +174m 11:21 / km
ahr:145 max:163 shoes: Inov8 xtalon 212 B

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