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Training Log Archive: Charlie

In the 7 days ending May 31, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 3:50:21 13.98(16:29) 22.5(10:14) 79414 /23c60%
  cycling2 2:18:17 31.14(4:26) 50.12(2:46) 63
  Hike1 45:00 3.0(15:00) 4.83(9:19)
  Total9 6:53:38 48.12(8:36) 77.45(5:20) 85714 /23c60%
  [1-5]9 6:53:34
averages - sleep:6.5 weight:162.7lbs

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Saturday May 31, 2014 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 58:51 intensity: (28 @1) + (16:41 @2) + (28:46 @3) + (12:54 @4) + (2 @5) 6.16 km (9:33 / km) +276m 7:48 / km
ahr:136 max:165 spiked:7/11c slept:7.5 shoes: 2011 icebugs

Brown course (long) at Boggs Mt A meet. Mostly pretty good, with some lapses toward the end. Spiked 1, 2 and 3. Not bad on 4, but a little right and had to correct. Too far R on 5 and got on the wrong small trail, which cost a little. Back and forth with Sharon a lot. Got well ahead of her on the long trail run to 6, but then I took the trail,all the way to the yellow clearing 100 m south for the easy attack, except there were two unmapped clearings before the one with the control that stopped me for a while, and Sharon caught up again contouring. Got ahead again, but stuck in the green across the trail and had to back out, so just caught up again at #7. Overran 8 with Sharon and had to come back, and she got out much quicker. Took a long time to catch her on the small trail above 9, and then I missed the turn off, as the bends in the trail seemed a lot more subtle on the ground than on the map. Ran almost to the finish and was pretty disappointed to find myself there, so back to 9, losing about 5 min. Contour and compass to the rocky ground at 10, but there were a lot of boulders there and had to check all of them before I found it. Then easy to find the finish again. All I had to do was hang with Sharon the last few to run a 53, but moving too fast for my own good.

Map and Route

Friday May 30, 2014 #

Event: Boggs '14
4 PM

Orienteering 18:36 intensity: (16 @1) + (2:03 @2) + (6:01 @3) + (9:14 @4) + (1:02 @5) 1.88 km (9:53 / km) +102m 7:46 / km
ahr:143 max:166 slept:8.0 shoes: 2011 icebugs

Brown sprint race at Boggs.

Climbing the hill on the trail to the first control was really hard. Seemed like I was barely moving. Then spiked 2, but misread the clue sheet and looking for a boulder on 3 instead of the cliff, wandered past for a bit, losing about a minute. Contoured around green on 4, but got way too low and another hill climb on a trail. Got on the ride and the unmapped extension of the ride below 5 for a while, until I figured I was just too low and climbed right into it. 6 was fine, 7 also pretty good, although I didn't see the gap in the green on the map and was a bit surprised by it when I got there. Went past #1 on purpose on the way to 8, then contoured a bit on 9, but the trail was close, so I dropped to it. More or less straight across on 10 and 11, others in the area, including Chris Brew. Trail most of the way to 12.

Map and Route.

Thursday May 29, 2014 #

3 PM

Hike 45:00 [3] 3.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
slept:4.0 weight:163lbs

On the path behind Kathy's with Rhonda. Long travel day.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 #

6 AM

Orienteering 17:24 intensity: (2 @1) + (2:25 @2) + (13:33 @3) + (1:24 @4) 2.09 km (8:19 / km) +55m 7:21 / km
ahr:136 max:151 slept:5.5 weight:162.4lbs shoes: 2012 Hoka Stinsons

The other sprint course (course A), with my faithful dog. I had a massage yesterday, and while I still have some pretty significant back discomfort, this was the free-est my legs have felt in several weeks. Plenty distracted, blew by #10.
9 AM

Orienteering 18:09 intensity: (8 @1) + (3:20 @2) + (12:32 @3) + (2:09 @4) 2.02 km (8:59 / km) +53m 7:56 / km
ahr:137 max:148 shoes: 2012 Hoka Stinsons

In between calls, tried Course B again. I like the newer configuration better.
4 PM


Distressed about the sorry state of my foot, I went to the podiatric guy for another opinion. He looked at the x-ray for a while, said, yeah, the toe is broken, and broken into the joint. Those things take a while, so no wonder it is still sore and swollen. Took some more x-rays, thinks he can do some stuff to improve it, and also to clean up the bone spur I've developed on the metatarsal. That's the area where I hurt it again at the BG. Not really eager to do anything about it right away. Too much travel planned next couple of months, so deal with it in the late fall or early winter, I guess.

Tuesday May 27, 2014 #

8 AM

Orienteering 19:06 intensity: (23 @1) + (4:22 @2) + (12:09 @3) + (2:12 @4) 2.05 km (9:18 / km) +78m 7:49 / km
ahr:136 max:148 slept:6.75 weight:161.2lbs shoes: 2012 Hoka Stinsons

One of the sprint courses, with Sassy. No map, of course, but also thinking about a lot of other things, and blew by #4, went back for it, then blew by #5. At least I remembered to go to the rest of them. Thinking about maybe moving a control to reduce climb. FR says 78 M, but based on the map I was thinking it looked more like 100.

Monday May 26, 2014 #

12 PM

cycling 1:39:00 [3] 22.5 mi (4:24 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:163lbs

From PV, up Sandy Brook Rd and back. Not all that much, but longest ride so far this season.

Sunday May 25, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:38:15 intensity: (13:21 @1) + (1:06:32 @2) + (18:22 @3) *** 8.29 km (11:51 / km) +230m 10:25 / km
ahr:121 max:144 spiked:7/12c slept:6.5 weight:164lbs shoes: 2014 Mafate 2

Red Course at Ansonia, courtesy of Jim and Rich. Beautiful day, beautiful woods, challenging control points. I rode down with Bill Duncan, so very nice company as well.

However, an annoying back spasm to start out, and a very difficult time moving through the woods.

1. Through the small saddle R of the line, right of the hill before the trail, crossed the trail near the creek, R of the creek not getting too far away from it, contouring and on compass and banged right into it.
2. More or less trying to hew to the line, maybe a bit L, contouring, hit the EW trail by the walls and left at the corner to the small pond, then tried to head in the direction of the control, counting spurs, thinking I was getting close, and all of a sudden I was at the bend in the trail around the pond 200M SSE. Huh? But went downhill on compass from there, and must have been close, but a lot of up and down and side to side before stumbling on the correct reentrant. Probably a good 8-10 min lost in this foolishness, or near to it.
3. In control all the way, down the spur, through a little more marsh than I was expecting, caught the right side of the hill and slogged along until I got to it. Saw Mike Southam leaving as I got there.
4. Another ugly one, under the cliff, more or less on compass, and getting down there I ran into the unmapped bike trails and an unmapped biker, but no control, so some up and down, eventually headed the right way and ran into Bill, who had found this one but was looking for another.
5. Drifted a little low, mostly because it was easier on my foot, and then struggled to convince myself how high I needed to go to find it, so checked a few other big rocks, and got there about the same time as Bill.
6. Seemed straightforward, and thought I was more or less on compass, but I had drifted left and ran into the cliff and rocky ground 100 M left of where I wanted to be, but couldn't quite imagine that was where I was, so thought I was at the rocky ground and cliffs to the right. So climbed up, and figured out pretty quick that it was way too rocky, and what I must have done, so down the spur and right to it after all. Not much lost, a minute or so.
7. Pretty straight, followed the stone wall for a bit, left of the marsh area, saw the end of the transverse stone wall, up and around/over the hill and spiked it. Picked up Craig W there.
8. With Craig, mostly behind him as he was moving much better than I was able. R of the marsh, a little left, then up the reentrant, finding reentrants and saddles, skirting the cliffs and right in, although the bag was 15 M or so further right than I expected.
9. More or less straight, still with Craig, a little right to avoid cliffs and climb, went what seemed far enough and it was another 30 M to the left, visible.
10. Same deal, winding around the cliffs, counting the hills, right into it.
11. Craig got well ahead here, crossed the marsh and followed the trail for a bit, angled up the hill and in. Craig was just ahead. He had stayed low and came up, so I caught up a bit.
12. Along the line, crossed the trail and the stone wall and saw all the green, so went left around the green until I got on the hillside N of the control. Crossed the stream there and it was nice and open, could see the spur from a distance, although the rocks were over the side and out of sight. Got ahead of Craig here, because he had climbed a bit more before crossing the stream.
F. Sergiy Gnatiouk came by very fast. I was thinking that I used to be a guy who could sprint in at the finish.
4 PM

cycling 39:17 intensity: (4 @0) + (14:14 @1) + (14:08 @2) + (5:54 @3) + (2:37 @4) + (2:20 @5) 8.64 mi (4:33 / mi) +63m 4:27 / mi
ahr:120 max:176

With Rhonda, easy loop from PV in the nice weather.

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