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Training Log Archive: MJChilds

In the 7 days ending Nov 18, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:59:23
  Walking2 1:10:00
  Trail running2 1:08:18
  Total6 4:17:41

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Sunday Nov 17, 2013 #

Orienteering race 1:05:48 [4]

DVOA Hay Creek day 2. Rained overnight, foggy and damp but not cold.

Ran well except for #3 and #9. Rushed on #3 instead of taking my time and making sure I contoured. I was contouring on a compass bearing and when I did Not hit the control, I drifted NE and downhill. Waste of time! Had to relocate on trail, ran back about 150 m to dot knolls to make sure of my location, the went in to depression. Many more depressions there than mapped.

Enjoyed trail runs to #4, and #5, where I left the trail junction to follow the dry ditches. Hit it easily. Going to #6, I ran to the big trail intending to hit I distinct trail on the other side. Confirmed my location using dot knoll and I distinct trail on main trail, the followed what appeared to be the I distinct trail. Once over the spur,I encountered a more distinct trail but knew wherei was anyway and just headed straight down the steep slope. Control visible from 150 m away, so I tried to go fast and stumbled about 7-8 times! Maddening. Made me choose the trail route on the next leg.

Took roundabout route on trails to #8 coming in from behind. Caught up to Judy K. then Lex pn the way. Good choice I think, as I maintained my distance from Bob Lux who appeared to go straight. Blew #9. Stupidly. Went NNE to big jeep trail and headed west but had trouble relocating as I ran along. I intended to run to the T junction and then contour and compass to the control. I managed to missed the big intersection. I finally figured out that I was on the NW jeep trail approaching #10, so I went to 10, then ran back to #9. Boo hiss. Encountered Judy, Lex and ail G as I was backtracking. So much for the gains I made.

Later, after talking to others, realized that where the jeep trail had a sharp bend to the right with a smaller trail coming off of it to the left is what was mapped as a T. Bad mapper, bad mapper. Had I been more confident of where I was though, I'd have accepted that junction as the one I was looking for. Oh well. Encountered Carl at #9 which was a treat.

Ran hard to #10 and the finish. Somehow, I missed seeing Lex, Judy, and Gail at the finish. They were waiting for me to come in. It means a lot to me that they waited. I wish we'd have connected. Perhaps they were talking as I slipped through the finish, undetected. I got chilled right away, so I headed right up to the bus stop.

Fun event. Glad I went.

Saturday Nov 16, 2013 #

Orienteering race 53:35 [4]

DVOA French Creek. Great event, great weather. Pretty satisfied with my run, except for goof on #9. Enjoyed using compass and contouring around the mountain. Things went according to plan until #7. I had planned to run fast SW and slightly downhill to the big reentrant, then relocate using the rocks and terrain and work my way up to the control. I drifted too far west and hit #4, but just headed due S from there. Ran across first charcoal platform and continued southerly, but got suckered by the control on the nearby cairn. Easy to relocate though.

On #9, I crossed over the ridge then headed due east intending to aim off and hit the trail leading to the control. I found the green patches distracting and worried I was drifting too far to the right so I corrected to the left. Too bad, because I was likely just about to hit the trail. I ran around a green patch and hit the big trail, relocating on a ditch with a control and then headed back to my control. Lost about 3 in. Otherwise, I'm satisfied. Pushed hard, tired and sore afterward. Happy to have ended up in first.

Thursday Nov 14, 2013 #

Trail running 35:00 [3]

Golf course to Catamount to 13th tee and back.

Wednesday Nov 13, 2013 #

Walking 35:00 [2]

The usual w Carl.
4 PM

Trail running 33:18 [3]

Ran across golf course, same as yesterday, but added loop out to east end and back. Felt good. Chilly w temps below freezing. No wind. Nice.

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013 #

12 PM

Walking 35:00 [3]

The usual w Carl. Cold, freezing, and windy. Yuk.
Light layer of snow fell overnight.

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