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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Apr 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:33:45 10.07(15:16) 16.21(9:29) 40118 /20c90%
  running2 1:19:36 6.2(12:50) 9.98(7:59) 183
  Total4 3:53:21 16.27(14:20) 26.19(8:55) 58418 /20c90%

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Saturday Apr 21 #

9 AM

orienteering race 1:27:04 [3] *** 9.23 km (9:26 / km) +236m 8:22 / km
spiked:18/20c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Lake Frederick (West Point A-meet), Red M35, 7.6 km, 265 m, 10th, 1st and only M35. Not too energetic, but not too sloppy. Reallly lost track of where I was on the way to #8, but it didn't matter much, I just kept going until I got there. Moderate oops on the way to #18 when I angled too low and hit the road, and wasn't perfectly clean coming back up the hill to the control. And then a minor fishhook on the way to #19. Saw Vilppu when I was on my way to #7 and he was going to #5, and he caught ne around #8. But then I kept seeing him until we were heading for #14. I was thinking that he must be having a pretty bad day, but he won, and SA shows him as having been very clean. Pretty mysterious, because it sure seemed like he was making errors when he wasn't leaving me in the dust.

First time I can recall (off the top of my head) receiving attention from the medical crew at an orienteering meet (for an injury). Late in the course, I started noticing blood on my map and my hands, and wasn't sure where it was coming from. I had a few scratches on my hands, but none of them seemed to be oozing. At the finish, people noticed the blood and asked if I needed help, and the bored emergency crew leaped into action to assist. Turned out that I had a bloody nose. On the way to #16, I had hopped down off a little cliff, and there was a tiny, spindly sapling at the bottom that had one tiny twig that poked me in the nostril. A bit of a surprise, but not really painful. Anyway, it was clear that what I needed was a couple of tissues, but they couldn't find that and instead set me up with some weird bandage pad that was really not the right thing for my situation. So I thanked them and headed for the porta-potty to get some toilet paper.

splits - RouteGadget

Wednesday Apr 18 #

10 PM

running (trails) 37:06 [2] 4.34 km (8:33 / km) +110m 7:35 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 350

Townsend SF west, In The Dark. Had to stop by the house in Townsend, so I went up to run where I had originally planned on running yesterday. This was more like "running next to trails", because a lot of the trails were creeks. I went out to the big crucifix and took a closer look than I had before; there's writing in weld bead on it that says "4 MY MOM DCK", so I guess that says something about its origin. I had remembered that there was an exit out the south side of that clearing, but I remembered wrong, because it would have been out the NW side. No matter, I went south, didn't find the trail that wasn't there, and just contoured my way out (going through a little green in the process.).

Found one tick crawling on my hand while driving home, and two more on my pants when I took them off.

Tuesday Apr 17 #

7 PM

running (trails) 42:30 [3] 5.64 km (7:32 / km) +73m 7:05 / km
shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 350

Beaver Brook, just ahead of The Dim. I had an errand to run up in Hollis, so this seemed like a reasonable place to go for a change of scenery. Brought a headlamp, but didn't need it, and a map, which I used just a little bit. Water was definitely flowing after yesterday's rain, but I've seen far worse. Only got my feet damp at the very end. GPS track is none too impressive, considering that there was a bit where I ran the same trail in both directions. (OSM/OTM have the trails in reasonably accurately.)

Monday Apr 16 #


Nope. Nothing. But I was sure glad I wasn't outside running a marathon in what I consider to be nightmare weather. My driveway had about 2" of sleet when I went out in the morning (enough to keep the garage dooor from opening, even with me pushing), and even with the rain all day, it was mostly still there when I got home.

Sunday Apr 15 #

8 AM

orienteering race 1:06:41 [3] 6.98 km (9:33 / km) +165m 8:33 / km
shoes: Nike Initiator

Gay City, Red, 5.9 km, 215 m, 5th. Anticipating nasty weather (which maybe never really came), I ran early by special arrangement with the meet crew, starting a bit before 9 AM. While getting ready, I was unable to locate my orienteering shoes, though I specifically remembered getting them out and putting them by the door with the rest of my stuff when I was preparing to leave home yesterday morning (and they were still right there when I got home). So the best choice was the retired running shoes that I wear when hang gliding, and in this terrain, they were fine.

Chilly to start, but very nice temperature once I got rolling (LS poly shirt and an O top). No big mistakes, but several small ones. Went around the hill from the start intead of just going straight, had to stop and figure out what was going on when I got near #3, the approach to #5 was probably a little slow, pretty far wide to the left on #6 (but I knew I was doing that), a couple other hesitations, and my route to the finish could have been faster. We'll see if any of those show up as errors on SA. (Answer: #3 and #6 were time losses, plus a hesitation on #12.)

This is a wonderful park with a fine map, and it's a pretty fun place to run when the visibility is so good. And a nice enjoyable course, thanks, Bill and Charlie!


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