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Training Log Archive: Tom O

In the 7 days ending Oct 10:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Map Reading2 3:53:04 2.89 4.65 100
  Hiking1 3:51:40 12.72(18:13) 20.47(11:19) 295
  Orienteering1 1:26:00 4.13(20:49) 6.65(12:56) 148
  Weights1 45:00
  Sit-ups1 6:00
  Total4 10:01:44 19.74 31.77 543

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Friday Oct 9 #

Weights 45:00 [3]

Sit-ups 6:00 [2]

1 PM

Hiking 3:51:40 [1] 12.72 mi (18:13 / mi) +295m 16:59 / mi
ahr:112 max:171 shoes: Altra Lone Peak 4.5

Middle Run Natural Area, Papermill Park, White Clay Creek SP (Possum Hill) and William Redd Jr. Park - Long hike on another spectacular day. This included one side detour to check out some mowed trails on the east side of Middle Run that I had never visited before.

Thursday Oct 8 #

Map Reading 2:30:00 [1]

Bellevue State Park - Making some updates to Vladimir's sprint map. Still a good bit more to go but at least I have finally started. Beautiful day to be outside.

Sunday Oct 4 #

11 AM

Orienteering 1:26:00 [2] 4.13 mi (20:49 / mi) +148m 18:44 / mi
ahr:110 max:160

Hibernia County Park - Local event Green Course. Tried to run a little prior to starting but it was obvious my back was not going to cooperate so I walked it instead (and poorly). the aging map did not help matters. Why did they send us into the newly logged area? That area should have been avoided.

Map Reading 1:23:04 [1] 2.89 mi (28:45 / mi) +100m 25:58 / mi
ahr:99 max:141

Hibernia County Park - Checking out a new 200 acre parcel the park has annexed. This turned out to be much more fun than the Green Course - the terrain was interesting and less thick than the rest of Hibernia. It is basically a broad, relatively bland hillside with scattered boulders, some small areas of rocky ground, old stone walls, ruins, pits, etc. There are some trails but the network is not very dense. Some very interesting rock features at the top of the ridge. Most of the woods were light green to white (though not blazingly fast). Some fern underfoot and scattered low vegetation (blackberry, etc.) but it was not difficult to get through. I did see a few denser areas as well. There is a nice stream running through the northern section,

I only had a Google earth photo. I thought I had gone further west than the gps track shoes but apparently not. I did see some private property signs running on a N-S line along the western edge so maybe I covered about all of the parkland. If so, the area is smaller than I thought. We need to confirm the boundaries. Looking at the Chesco GIS site, there is some terrain to the west that I missed.

The main issue is the distance from the start-finish areas we normally use. It would take 4 km or so just to get people over and back to that area unless you shuttled them over for a remote start or possibly started at the Chambers Lake lot. That is the biggest drawback - it could probably only be used for Red/Blue and possibly Green courses. Still, this was the best terrain of anything I've scouted in the past couple months.

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