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Training Log Archive: furlong47

In the 7 days ending Oct 13, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 4:23:09 8.26(31:51) 13.3(19:47) 16049c
  hiking3 1:15:00 3.86(19:25) 6.22(12:04)
  horseback riding (english)1 1:00:00
  Total7 6:38:09 12.13 19.52 16049c

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Monday Oct 13, 2014 #

9 AM

orienteering race 25:25 [5] *** 3.4 km (7:29 / km) +20m 7:16 / km
20c shoes: Asics Enduro

NAOC Sprint - Arnprior - F21-34A (Course 4)

Majorly fun urban sprint. I love the urban/campus type races and had been looking forward to this all year!

Body felt very tired and worn out, yet I was really fast (for me, anyway). No major mistakes, just a few steps down the wrong street once between 1 and 2 while still getting my bearings in the street grid. Going to 6 I intended to take the curved path to the control, but overshot that and cut in on the North side of the buildings. It was fun running down the empty streets lined with businesses and on the churches, schools, etc. And the end section in the park was very dynamic, bouncing around from control to control while trying to ignore all of the many other bags in the vicinity.

AND I got WRE points beyond the minimum that they give to pretty much everybody. Now ranked 1063rd in the world in Sprint. Hahaha.

Sunday Oct 12, 2014 #

9 AM

hiking 15:00 [1] 1.2 km (12:30 / km)
shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

Walk to start
10 AM

orienteering race 2:44:23 [4] *** 6.5 km (25:17 / km) +80m 23:49 / km
14c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

NAOC Long - Carp Ridge & Hidden Meadow - F21-34A (Course 8)

Started out OK. Missed a little on 3. Thought I knew where I was whole way to 4, attacked twice from a known place (beaver dam), wandered about checking every dot knoll in sight, felt ready to quit. Bailed to marsh near power line and finally found it on reattack.

On to 5. This was the control I accidentally found yesterday, so you think it would have been easy. But the area seemed to look totally different this time and I did take some time to get there. 6 was close and relatively simple. Took left route to 7 which was probably dumb. My intention was to cut across the indistinct trail to the powerline, but I lost it partway and ended up in green. Another person was in there too and we both ended up trapped by a lake and some green. Had to back out and struggle over to the open. This was the second time I considered packing it in.

After that 7 & 8 weren't bad. Intended to follow fence down to 9 from the trail, but only ever found a handful of posts, so picked my way across using features. The rest were not hard with all the trails in the area, and I finally knew I would make it in time. Just very tired and with sore foot. A rough day in all. Looking forward to different terrain of the sprint.

Finished last today except for those who had DNF. No medals deserved anyway for this mess.

Saturday Oct 11, 2014 #

9 AM

hiking 30:00 [1] 1.8 km (16:40 / km)
shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

Walk to start and checking out warm up map
10 AM

orienteering race 1:13:21 [3] *** 3.4 km (21:34 / km) +60m 19:49 / km
15c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280

NAOC Middle - Carp Ridge North - F21-34A (Course 8)

Went to the warm up area on the way to start, since reading about people's experience in the model had me a little worried about the difficulty of the terrain.

Legs had no zip today, although the footing was not great in most areas (lots to trip over) so I couldn't run much anyway. Some controls were great and some were not. Made a parallel error of sorts on 3, and there was actually a bag where I ended up, but the number was not right. (I think it was one for tomorrow.) Wasted some time here trying to figure out what was going on, but did eventually regroup and find the actual control. Lost about 10 minutes, worst of the day. Went out to trail to the NE between 5 and 6, not willing to risk diving into the green. Another stupid one at 8, which was right by the trail, entering the woods too far N and then wandering even further N, hitting the wire fence again.

The biggest embarrassing mistake was getting confused in the field, completely blowing by 9, then arriving at the spectator control (10) thinking that was 9, checking the code, and having to go back.

The rest after that was pretty easy though, and I actually finished 5th of 9 starters and in cross-referencing the start list it looks like 3rd North American, though I'm not sure if that matters in the A class.
7 PM

Note

Yes, I actually got a bronze medal!

Thursday Oct 9, 2014 #

1 PM

horseback riding (english) 1:00:00 [1]

Trail riding in Westport on a big black draft named Porter

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 #

10 AM

hiking 30:00 [1] 2.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics Enduro

Rough estimate for combined short hikes on Foley Mountain in Westport, Ontario. To Spy Rock, the beaver dam, Meditation Point, the swimming beach, and the mobility trail

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