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Training Log Archive: Ricka

In the 7 days ending Nov 3, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:54:32
  Running3 1:00:20
  Total4 3:54:52

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Saturday Nov 3, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:00:54 [4]

Tough course - lots of light green, downfall, low visibility. Hard to maintain pace, but only 4 1-minute bobbles. Very pleased, only 2 minutes out of 3rd. Stayed in good contact wih map. Planned and used checkoff features and attack points very well.

Running warm up/down 8:00 [2]

Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering race 23:38 [4]

Well-designed challenging sprint: Trails first; then 3 medium legs with road vs. straight route choice; then 'run around the yellow'. Looks simple, but lots of errors made overall. My second best A-meet sprint.

Good execution and route choice overall - bit more pace possible early. 6-7: not able to look at route ahead; chose good route, executed to spur/knoll; did not turn, raced down spur to stream - very confused. -2 minutes. Lesson: On fast downhill, be sure to stop at check-off feature. 7-8-9: Very good comparative splits, even though I walked ridge on 7-8 and walked a bit on road on 8-9. Looking ahead on 8-9 made 9-Fvery efficient.

S-1: followed my compass, not reading map or terrain well, drop off field, saw black X, then down to control. Felt slow: 3rd best on M55

Orienteering 45:00 [2]

Sprint model event. Lots of thick vegetation, ragged but good map reading - sprint event was MUCH more open.

Orienteering 45:00 [1]

After Sprint, drove to Classic Model. Bad sign: I got Eric (driver) quite lost on the way - could not read correlate park map with ground :).

45-minute map-walk was very helpful. Lessons: white is quite well-mapped and definitely preferable to green slash or light green - use it if you can; the cairns are really small - too small to rely on as check-off features.

Thursday Nov 1, 2007 #

Running 23:20 [3]

Short last tune-up run in Forest Park. Included two hills and 45-second sprint. Felt great! 60F and sunny.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

Running 29:00 [2]

I did it! Got up for 'early' morning run. It felt good to be out on 40F morning and the 2nd half of the easy pace felt good.

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