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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 7 days ending Oct 22:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:28:58 17.44(11:59) 28.07(7:27) 321
  Running3 2:53:13 18.29(9:28) 29.44(5:53) 342
  Hiking1 1:46:24 4.55(23:23) 7.32(14:32) 816
  Drills1 3:00 0.11(27:17) 0.18(16:57)
  Total6 8:11:35 40.39(12:10) 65.01(7:34) 1479

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Saturday Oct 22 #

8 AM

Hiking 1:46:24 [1] 4.55 mi (23:23 / mi) +816m 15:01 / mi

Training hike up Kendrick Mountain with Tom. We wore our backpacking packs, used our new hiking poles and carried as much water as we'll be required to on our trip next weekend (2 gallons). Tom also carried a tent and I carried a stove.

The drive out there was 6 miles of rugged forest roads at the end, the biggest problem was trying to see the potholes in the dappled light. Cynthia, my Honda Insight, did well enough, just have to go slower than the Jeeps and such.

The trail was amazingly well-groomed and just at a constant easy grade. Several early people were running it - it would be a lovely run to do.

An old cabin at a saddle along the ridgeline was very cute. It's the old lodging for the fire ranger (there is still a fire tower, but only used during fire season, so closed today) and is apparently on the National Register for Historic places. Much of the mountain burned in 2000, but they saved the cabin by wrapping it in fire-redardant fabric.

We totally cruised on the way down - sub-20 hiking miles are good!

Thursday Oct 20 #

7 AM

Running 50:15 [1] 5.09 mi (9:52 / mi) +163m 8:59 / mi

Friday morning putter around - tried a loop that involved going past the dormitory for the reservation kids so they can come and go to highschool in town here. It looks fenced off, but there's a public road that goes through, so jogged on that. Up to the Mesa on dirt roads, then forest road and trail back home. Would be a nice loop if the dirt road wasn't actually used by cars, but they kick up so much dust, it's not fun to breathe after they come by. So probably not a new route...

Wednesday Oct 19 #

4 PM

Running 1:09:08 [1] 6.91 mi (10:00 / mi) +160m 9:20 / mi

Post work joggeroo on trails, tried a new way home, wasn't too sure where I was at one point, cut across country ended up on the FUTS, woo!

Tuesday Oct 18 #

5 PM

Running 13:13 [2] 1.44 mi (9:11 / mi) +5m 9:05 / mi

Drills 3:00 [1] 0.11 mi (27:17 / mi)

Running 40:37 4.85 mi (8:22 / mi) +14m 8:18 / mi

Sunday Oct 16 #

9 AM

Orienteering 2:21:25 [2] 12.94 mi (10:56 / mi) +241m 10:20 / mi

Day 2 of Petrified Forest Rogaine

Same terrain, but very different race than yesterday because other people were around. The majority of the time I was trailing Ian and Andy was behind, especially for the first half. Then Ian went off a complicated way to 81, and I corrected to my planned route. Saw Ian and Andy descending into the badlands as I was heading out.

But then I totally messed up the next control by being 10 deg off on my bearing counter-clockwise and too high. Bah! So back into the trailing Ian pattern for a few more controls.

And then, we choose a different order of controls - I had planned an order that let me have about a 600m road run towards the end and that was better. After that, we met up again and did about 3 controls together, but after that, he had to get one more final one and I was on my way in. So that move put me ahead , but only by 8 min, not the full 9 min I would have needed to pull ahead from yesterday's 2nd place.

So fun to be out there racing though, felt way more competitive and under pressure (in a good way) than yesterday!
12 PM

Orienteering 1:07:33 [1] 4.5 mi (15:01 / mi) +80m 14:14 / mi

Collecting controls at some speed because had to make it back for awards at 2pm. Happy to have gotten around my full loop before then and not have to head back out. (Bad blister on left heel.)

This was an awesome event. Major thanks to Ron Birks for pretty much doing everything from permissions, to advertisement, to mapping, to the majority of course setting. And then the set of others who set out controls and manned radio stations to make it all happen. So, so neat, really hope it can happen again!!

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