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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Nov 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 2:29:08 10.27(14:31) 16.53(9:01) 49621 /24c87%
  alpine skiing1 1:21:35 9.51(8:35) 15.3(5:20) 1480
  pedaling2 44:29 9.56(4:39) 15.38(2:54) 29
  Total4 4:35:12 29.34(9:23) 47.22(5:50) 200521 /24c87%
  [1-5]3 3:13:37

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Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

2 PM

alpine skiing 1:21:35 [0] 15.3 km (5:20 / km) +1480m 3:36 / km

Mont Tremblant, with Nancy. We had to wait until about 2 PM for the rain to stop, and then the first two runs featured the worst visibility I've ever had while skiing (downhill, at least). The gondola went into a cloud, and we were completely socked in. Find our way down was almost a bit challenging (but, y'know, just keep going downhill, and we knew that only the easy trails were open). It finally cleared out for out last run.

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

9 PM

pedaling (city bike) 14:29 [3] 4.98 km (2:54 / km) +29m 2:50 / km
shoes: Saucony Guide 8 Powergrid

Back to Chapdelaine, In The Dark. Not in the mood to do much work, I picked the route that seemed like a good compromise between minimal climb, minimal distance, and minimal travel on the bigger roads. Same clothing and lights (and lack of brakes) as last night, with the addition of a hat under the helmet, which I think was plenty of clothing for 38 F. In my mind this was just a big downhill run, but the downhill is less than a kilometer at the end. Now I ought to see how many airbag recall postcards I can find around the house.

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

11 AM

orienteering race 2:29:08 [3] *** 16.53 km (9:01 / km) +496m 7:51 / km
spiked:21/24c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Blue Hills Traverse, 13.2 km, 340 m, 11th place. This appears to have been my 25th Traverse, plus I was the setter for one (making me the only person to have set all three legs of the Triple Crown). Warm day, probably about 60 at the start, and the sun came out just before, but then there were intermittent showers for a while, after which it got sunny, quite windy, and the temperature dropped at least 10 degrees.

Low energy in the beginning, and I was doing a lot of walking because I couldn't get myself motivated to stumble any faster through the rocks. I was able to run a bit more in the latter part. Saw a few people off and on, particularly David Oxenstierna, but I was by myself a fair bit. Navigaion wasn't too bad. Went right on #12, and I think that was probably okay. Botched #17, because I did something wrong with the trails, and next thing I knew, I was at a trail junction 300 m W of #9, which was definitely not the plan. If I had done what I intended, I would have taken the road, but instead I ended up taking trails to the right of the lake, which was fine, though the damage was already done. Missed #18 slightly. On #19, I just wasn't in the mood to take the left-hand route, so I went right, which was maybe a little shorter but definitely had more climb, and then I missed the control slightly again. The rest went fine, except that once I reached Camp Sayre, I couldn't read the map at all. Slight watering of the eyes combined wiith the busy 1:15000 took it beyond my visual abilities. I had to resort to just running in more or less the right direction, and hoping for the best. Approaching #24, I saw David up ahead going from left to right, so I figured he was on his way to the finish and I turned left and found the boulder. And then from the last control to the finish was about the most baffling finish chute I've ever encountered. I figured the finish was probably around where I knew the food was, and I had seen that building before going to the start, so I ran in the right direction and tried to find that building (which worked).

I was wondering recently when the last time was that I had run on a 1:15000 map, and of course now the answer is the Traverse. (Before that -- Team Trials?) Pretty tough without magnification, though most of the map slides through because it's somewhat underdetailed. Laser printing really still isn't up to the task.

The other toenail was completely lifted when I was done.

splits - results
7 PM

pedaling (city bike) 30:00 [3] 10.4 km (2:53 / km)
shoes: Saucony Guide 8 Powergrid

Chapdelaine to home, In The Dark. I've been getting postcards for quite a while about the Takata airbag recall for the silver Vibe, and I finally got around to making an appointment to get it replaced. I had the fancy bike light on the handlebars plus a helmet lamp and a blinky on the back, but I wanted to avoid the traffic of the numbered highways anyway, so I picked a slightly longer route around back by the golf course. But I memorized it badly and ended up doing a little extra distance throiugh the neighborhoods before I got to Townsend street. Bundled up pretty good, with a T-shirt, fleece top, and another jacket, jeans, and fleece gloves. Time is about right, although the GPS watch ran out of juice just as I was about to start. No brakes, no problem.

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