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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Dec 2, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:11:21 7.99(16:26) 12.86(10:13) 44820 /27c74%
  Total2 2:11:21 7.99(16:26) 12.86(10:13) 44820 /27c74%

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Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

12 PM

orienteering race 1:19:49 [3] *** 8.25 km (9:40 / km) +307m 8:09 / km
spiked:12/13c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX

Westmoreland Sanctuary, Red, 6.6 km, 9th I think. Pretty physical course, some steep climbs and rocky underfoot, but very open except for some spotty greenbriar and a few areas of ugly deadfall. I had been on this map twice before, once in 1989 and the second time on New Year's Day in 1995, so just about 23 years, and my memory of it wasn't very accurate. Screwed up the first control (got pretty close but couldn't figure out what was what), and basically clean after that. Got caught by a guy (Denis, I think) at #1 and saw him off and on for the rest of the course. He was taking more trail routes, I believe, and I did finish a bit ahead of him. I also caught Daniel Schaublin at #4 and we were together until around #8.

splits - results
5 PM

orienteering race 51:32 [3] *** 4.61 km (11:11 / km) +142m 9:42 / km
spiked:8/14c shoes: Icebug Zeal OLX

Ratlum Mtn., Rhin-O X, 3.4 km, 180 m, 18th. Back after having missed last year's edition due to a leaky spleen, and my worst placing at this event in its history stretching back to 2008, primarily due the big turnout fro West Point -- I was beaten by over a dozen cadets. Quite a sloppy run, actually; I'm surprised that SA has me with only 4 1/2 minutes of errors. I was running with the self-imposed handicap of no glasses, because I was too lazy to go back to the car to get my orienteering glasses. Not such a big deal, because it's not necessary to see that far in the dark, and I haven't worked out a good way to combine headlamp and eyeglasses.

Sloppy on #1, OK on #2, no problem on #3 though it might not have been the fastest route. Missed a little to the right on #4, then on #5 I encoutered Nellie, who had pulled up short and was wandering. I found the south end of the marsh, and was crossing on a fat log, but I hit a rotten spot and my foot went throught it and into the drink. Clint caught up here, but he had a fading light. #6 and #7 were fine, but I drifted right on #8 and ended up in a bunch of unmapped laurel (beyond the edge of the fieldchecking. Not quite sure what happened leaving that control, but I ended up on the trail heading south instead of the one going WSW. Things didn't seem right, but I knew exactly where I was when I hit the Buttonhole Trail. At that point, under the mistaken impression that I was heading for #12, I backtracked to Ellen's Pond, where I fortunately realized I was headinng for #9 and had no problem. Missed #10 a bit to the left and the leading cadet passed me. The chase pack of cadets passed me on the way to #11, though they were hesitant and I knew exactly where I was going. They backtracked to the trail, but I pushed through the laurel and went by Ellen's Pond again. Anothet cadet passed e on the way up the hill, being very polite and excusing himself for going by (I just gestured and said "Play through"). A couple more were on my tail heading to #13, and they got ahead on the way to #14.

But at least I beat Phil. :-)


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