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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Apr 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:44:40 10.0(16:28) 16.1(10:14) 47029 /32c90%
  running1 51:17 3.27(15:41) 5.26(9:45) 76
  Total3 3:35:57 13.28(16:16) 21.36(10:06) 54629 /32c90%

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Saturday Apr 6 #

6 AM


There is a tiny town in northern Alberta named after this fellow. I went there in 1994.

Surveyor, member of the Canadian legislature, and ultimately member of the Canadian Senate. Today, I am the same age that he was when he died.
3 PM

orienteering 1:30:06 [2] *** 8.53 km (10:34 / km) +300m 8:59 / km
spiked:17/19c shoes: Inov-8 Oroc 350

Ward Pound Ridge, HVO/WCOC Winter Series, 7.3 km, 280 m. Nice sunny day, just a bit warm (60s F), marvelous open woods before leaf-out. Two mistakes of any significance, the first on #3 to #4, which crossed the #7 to #8 line, and I was doing pretty good until my eyes got drawn astray and I got pretty close to #7 before noticing that it had the wrong number. And then on #15, I wandered myself too far and got into the next reentrant, which I corrected easily enough when I saw the major trail up ahead. Definitely not breaking any speed records out there. Wore the Active Ankle on my right foot, though I didn't feel like I had any close calls. I did roll the left one once, but that one is durable and I suffered no ill effects.

Tuesday Apr 2 #

5 PM

running (trails) 51:17 [3] 5.26 km (9:45 / km) +76m 9:05 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite

Rattlesnake Hill. I've been to this place once (I think?) before, and it may have been on a mountain bike. Did I make a note to myself that the town's trail map is awful? If not, I should have. But the OSM trails are much better, so I should print out the OpenTopoMap next time I go there, or better yet, teach myself to use Karttapullautin. Although the map is terrible, the terrain is lovely, very nice open hardwood forest. I was off trail a while when the trail I was on dead-ended, and it was great. Nice assortment of interesting large erratics, but not rocky underfoot. I think there are ways to make parking work, and so I think this would make a very fine orienteering venue.

Folded my right ankle twice more, plus one close call where I caught it in time. The first one was just over a minute in, while I was thinking about how my ankle is compromised and I should be careful. Doh! Need to use the Active Ankle for a few weeks, I think.

Sunday Mar 31 #

11 AM

orienteering race 1:14:34 [3] *** 7.57 km (9:51 / km) +171m 8:51 / km
spiked:12/13c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Powissett Peak, Red, 6.4 km, 200 m, 13th. Wasn't planning on going orienteering because I thought the forecast was for rain, and that's not my favorite thing to do. But morning arrived and the sky was blue and orienteering when it's not raining might actually be my thing to do, so I said to Nancy, "Let's go!". Lost about 30 seconds on #1 because I heard my name and saw Cristina, so I detoured over to the playground to say hi to Lukas. Pretty straightforward navigation, a few screwups like on #9 where I blew my route -- I had intended to stay left on the flatter route, but I drifted right, and then didn't see the control right away when I got to the circle (it was behind me). Maybe a few other suboptimal routes. But a pretty pathetic showing in any event, not moving very fast. It actually got overcast and windy and cooler by the time we started, and we finished just before the rain started. Unusual use of 1:15000 maps for a local meet, though it was more readable than I expected. Also surprising was that all that paper that was saved by using a small scale seems to have gone toward proving space for among the largest cluesheets I've ever seen, with 8.5 mm boxes.


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