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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 1 days ending Jan 25:

activity # timemileskm+m
  skating1 1:34:09 12.14(7:45) 19.55(4:49)
  orienteering1 50:15 2.77(18:08) 4.46(11:16) 6421 /23c91%
  Total2 2:24:24 14.92(9:41) 24.0(6:01) 6421 /23c91%
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Saturday Jan 25 #

8 AM

skating (kitewing) 1:34:09 [0] 19.55 km (4:49 / km)

Sailing on Winnepesaukee, from Ellacoya Park. I failed to see the parking lot that the iceboaters were using, so I parked on the side of the road and walked in through the snow. Not a big surprise when I got to the ice and saw a bunch of them sitting by the shore (I think they've been camped out there for a couple of days) and one out on the lake.

This was basically 100% sailing. Breeze was light, ice wasn't bad, though there were areas to avoid. One section consisted of snow that had drifted into sastrugas, then gotten saturated, then frozen. Very rattling when going perpendicular to the ridges, so I got out of there. There was also a section that was beautiful black ice, nice enough to make you nervous that it might be thin. Looked adequate to hold me up, and I was maybe a little extra cavalier because I was wearing a PFD (why not?).

There was a group of people with skates and poles who were going out for a tour, and I chatted with one of them briefly. I considered putting the sail away and tagging along, but decided to keep sailing. The SE excursion was when I decided to pursue them for a while, and the ice down that way was very nice. I was gaining on them, but then the ice felt like it was starting to get soft, so I turned around and headed in so I wouldn't get stuck.

First time ever on the ice on Winnepesaukee, about 65 minutes (the rest was walking to and from the car, putting on my skates, etc.). It's a big lake, I covered only a tiny portion of it. Top speed apppears to be the same as last time, 18.8 mph. I sharpened my antique skates myself for the first time last night, using the antique tools that I inherited from my father (fortunately, there are web pages explaining how). This sailing isn't much exercise, but it is tiring on the arms eventually. And can be cold for the fingers.
12 PM

orienteering race (snowshoe) 50:15 [3] ** 4.46 km (11:16 / km) +64m 10:31 / km
spiked:21/23c shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Ohana Family Camp, 60-minute score-O with Dad's snowshoes, 2.76 km straight line by the control order that I took (31 33 32 45 40 39 38 37 52 41 34 43 35 44 42 49 51 48 47 53 46 50 54). I think that's all of them, unless there was a 36 out there that I can't find on my map. I couple of the control order choices were not the best (should have gotten 31 later, and 50 earlier). The only places where I lost some time were on the way out of the start triangle (duh); on the way to 38, when I paused, looking for a nonexistent control (it wasn't a purple circle, it was a roundish contour in an open area that was about the right size); and 48, where I was standing right next to the control for a few seconds but looking the wrong way. #32 was misplaced, but didnt cost me any time since it was really visible. I took the snowshoes off to go on the road from 40 to 39, don't know if that saved me any time or not. Took straight lines where possible, including crossing the swamp on the way to and from 41.

First time orienteering on January 25.

Second fastest to get them all (Carl Childs was faster with I believe just regular shoes).
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