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Training Log Archive: fpb

In the 2 days ending Aug 28, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Rogaining2 18:25:00 44.18(25:01) 71.1(15:32)
  Total2 18:25:00 44.18(25:01) 71.1(15:32)

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Sunday Aug 28, 2011 #

9 AM

Rogaining race 2:40:00 [5] 10.0 km (16:00 / km)
shoes: Saucony Exodus trail shoes

CNYO rogaine leg 2. This was entirely during the storm. We just set out to get the nearby high point controls that were left. My left ankle hurt, but otherwise conditions were tolerable. By about 10:30, though, the wind intensified and trees began falling. I don't know the protocol for dodging falling trees - would there always enough warning to get out of the way, or were we taking a foolish gamble by being out there?

We finished 3rd among male teams and 6th overall.

Saturday Aug 27, 2011 #

12 PM

Rogaining race 15:45:00 [5] 61.1 km (15:28 / km)
shoes: Saucony Exodus trail shoes

First leg of CNYO rogaine. 14 hours dry, then an hour plus after Irene hit.

Gary Maslanka and I defined a 15 hour loop and a 9 hour loop that involved all but about 7 low-to-medium point controls. (I'll have to see if this would have been enough to win). We kept to the 15 hour loop pretty closely, coming in about 40 minutes late, a lot of that at the very end. No navigational problems - in fact, things seemed pretty easy - I'd like to think that has more to do with me getting better than the control placements being easier. There was one control we had to attack twice (#58) and when we found it on the second try we realized we had practically bumped into it the first time.

We had to modify a route choice because of a wild teenage bonfire in progress. I also rolled my left ankle on the shoulder of the road, which didn't hurt until we went back out again at 9 am.

Other highlights included being chased by a domestic turkey, being followed by a friendly tiny dog for a mile, seeing a teenager driving a tractor down the main street of Brookfield at 1:30 am. Notable sign: "PRIMITIVE CAMPING AT YOUR OWN RISK! $15/NIGHT"

At 4 am it was unclear whether we would or should go out again, so we decided to reconvene at dawn. The break ended up being 5 whole hours.

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