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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  map hiking2 3:00:0072.0
  orienteering2 2:07:3466.2
  strength & stretching1 1:000.4
  Total4 5:08:34138.6

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Saturday Oct 19, 2013 #

orienteering 51:36 [3]

An okay but not great race. Small bobbles on many controls, some time lost on others but no real damage, and one really bad control. Was having trouble focusing - I could tell because I had to talk to myself to keep my head in the map.

I could blame having to get up really early to be at the event site at 7:30 to start setting up results, but I think it's more just general distraction with other things going on at the moment and knowing that I really need to take it easy on my knees.

Friday Oct 18, 2013 #

map hiking 1:00:00 [3]

Model event with Amy just checking out how things were mapped.

Then went to Beaver Brook. I finally took care of this. It took 8 years, but I had brought my map along thinking there might be time and went out and tried to navigate from 7 to 8. Damn if I didn't end up in exactly the same place as I did 8 years ago! I recognized it and was dumbfounded - both by the fact that I ended up in the same place and that I totally remembered exactly what it looked like. And once again could not figure it out right away. This time though, after a few minutes of feeling like I was in a time warp, I relocated off something entirely different and went right to the control (which I also totally remembered looking exactly like what it looked like). I then re-found the area where I had originally found myself and now realize that I never went far enough. I took some thinning of green to be a gap in the green and so was one green blob off. The knoll I ended up on had some rocks so I thought I was one knoll further than I was - the rock on the knoll where I ended up thinking I should see the spur my control was on was was not mapped. Anyway, a fun outing and very glad Valerie egged me on to do this. It's been filed away in my mind as something that needed doing.

Tuesday Oct 15, 2013 #

map hiking 2:00:00 [3]

Some more quality time with the gnats. We need a frost!!

Someone was messing with my streamers. A few were missing and I found a few of them tied on to trees about 500 meters from where I put them. At least no stakes were moved - at least none that I visited today.

Sunday Oct 13, 2013 #

orienteering race 1:15:58 [4]

Another super fun course on a great map in wonderful terrain. No real errors, every control was where I expected it to be, just couldn't get there too terribly fast. Just a bit tentative about running hard right now.

strength & stretching 1:00 [3]

And some pushups (3 sets of 15) just because I haven't done any arm strength in a few days. Not so hard when I haven't also done all the other strength exercises.

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