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Training Log Archive: CleverSky

In the 7 days ending Sep 21:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:09:43 9.69(19:34) 15.6(12:10) 27540 /49c81%
  hiking1 1:44:10 3.26(32:00) 5.24(19:53) 375
  (flying)1 38:42 10.62(3:39) 17.09(2:16) 1284
  Total3 5:32:35 23.57(14:07) 37.93(8:46) 193440 /49c81%
  [1-5]3 4:36:53

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Saturday Sep 21 #

9 AM

orienteering race 27:19 [4] *** 2.4 km (11:22 / km) +65m 10:01 / km
spiked:6/10c shoes: Icebug Spirit

UNO Monadnock O-Ringen. Shieling Forest, 2.1 km. Pretty sloppy. On #2 I failed to see the trail that pretty much went to the control, and ran through the woods parallel to it. On #6 I opted for the trail route, but when I turned left, I failed to see that there were two trails and I took the wrong one (too high), and overshot, and the recovery wasn't very clean. Then on #7, I should have stayed on the trail, but maybe I was mistakenly heading for #2, because I left the trail too soon, and eventually found myself at the stone walls where I had relocated for #2, and then it was simple enough. And on #10 I shoudl have stayed on the road instead of taking the trail, because the road would have provided a better view of the control and I wouldn't have overshot. Not my finest half-hour.

orienteering race 19:39 [4] *** 2.48 km (7:55 / km) +42m 7:19 / km
spiked:10/10c shoes: Icebug Spirit

The Well School & Eco Village, 2.3 km. No real mistakes, maybe a few seconds lost here and there. Realizing at this point that not only would this be a lot of distance, but because of the interval nature of it, it would be at relatively high intensity.

orienteering race 32:40 [3] *** 3.13 km (10:26 / km) +35m 9:53 / km
spiked:7/9c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Sargent, 3.0 km. Drifted pretty far left on the way to #1, I was able to read the contours and I got there, but it cost a bit of time. I caught Tori I think about halfway to #5, and saw a lot of her for the rest of the course. The only other real problem was on the last control, where I was one reentrant too far east and checked out a thing that looked like a boulder before realizing.
12 PM

orienteering race 44:34 [3] **** 2.97 km (15:01 / km) +52m 13:48 / km
spiked:8/9c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Harris Center North, 2.4 km. Using a fairly liberal version of a spike here, and there was very little running involved, it was more like determined trudging. Teetering on the edge of getting lost for the first four controls, but surviving. Then on the way to #5, I went much further left than I intended to, and really lost track of where I was. I was trying to make the terrain fit the map, but it wasn't really working, and then I was fortunate to spot somethig distinctive that I was able to use to relocate: a control. Specifically #6, which wasn't good, but at least I navigated cleanly from there to #5 and back. The rest continued to be shaky but clean.

orienteering race 1:05:31 [3] **** 4.62 km (14:11 / km) +82m 13:02 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: Icebug Spirit

Harris South, 3.2 km. This was a chase start, and I was at this point in third place. Jon was way out in front, then Ernst, I was about 90 seconds later, and Will was about five minutes after me, with Tori somewhere a bit later. And right off the bat, I blew it. I had scoped out the map a bit, but despite that, I somehow focused on #2 instead of #1. A possibly contributing factor was that on the way down the trail, I wrenched my right ankle really badly. I was limping heavily, went right past #1 (despite seeing Eric leaving the trail to head for it), then turned at an intersection that wasn't the one that I thought it was, left the trail at what I thought was the right place but wasn't even close, and headed into oblivion. Nothing made any sense, and at some point I just gave up and decided I needed to find my way back to the Harris Center to basically start over. On the way, I more or less blundered into the intersection that the control was next to. Probably about nine minutes lost.

Things got better for the next several controls, although Ernst was surely out of reach and Will had undoubtedly gotten past me. At #6 I caught back up to Will, who said that Ernst had made a mistake allowing Will to catch him, and they had been together for a few controls. Will and I were together for 7-8-9, with him usually in front, but wiith me providing a little help when we got near the controls. I was having a lot of difficulty moving because in addition to my ankle being sore, my right knee had a stabbing pain right in the front that felt like it was going to put me on the ground if I moved any faster than a walk. I had also stubbed my big toe on that foot, and my left knee was hurting as well.

Will headed off in some weird direction while I went directly toward #10 and I spiked it, or so I thought. But no flag. So I went somewhat north and found Will, who was lost and worried that I was on my way to #11. I also found a disctinctive knoll and attacked from there, but ended up at the same place I was before, no flag. So I went south, found recognizable stuff, attacked from there, and still came back to the same knoll. Grr! But this time I spotted the control (and Will was already gone). No problem to #11 (saw Will leaving it), and a slow trudge to the finish. But Ernst lost a lot of time on #9, so I ended up 3rd (and likely would have been 2nd if I had read the control description on #10 and found the control the first time I was there).
3 PM


Stopped by Compass Point briefly afterwards, mainly to jump in the lake and get some of the salt off of me. I also tried a SUP for the first time, which went fine in the very placid conditions. The only oops was when I was crossing shallow water (the old road bed) and the skeg caught on the bottom and stopped the board dead, but I just ended up on my knees, I didn't go in the drink. Paddled out to Spllit Rock and back.

Then off to a barbecue at Caroline and Steve's, and by the time I got there, the cramping that had started when I went swimming had gotten much worse, with random things seizing up (like my toes). Had some food, which probably helped some, but I'm still a wreck, and we'll see if I can walk tomorrow. Pretty discouraging looking ahead to the Highlander.

Sunday Sep 15 #

12 PM

hiking (HG gear) 1:44:10 intensity: (17:00 @0) + (30:00 @1) + (16:00 @3) + (41:10 @4) 5.24 km (19:53 / km) +375m 14:39 / km
shoes: Nike Initiator

Triple gear hike at Hedgehog Mountain. First we all brought up our harnesses to scope out the trail and to see what launch looked like. Then back down, and Jessica and I carried my Falcon up. Oh lord, this woman is a monster. Look at the graph, we were going up at the same speed that we came down. There's no way I could have kept up with her if we weren't holding onto opposite ends of the same bundle. Then back down, easy peasy, and up one last time carrying her Sport2. We passed Jeff on his way down, and he asked if she was dragging me up, and I replied, "You're damn right she is!". This last trip, I needed to stop about 2/3 of the way up for a brief breather. And then when we got to the top, she headed back down the trail to give the other two guys a hand getting the last glider up. Sheesh!

(flying) 38:42 [0] 17.09 km (2:16 / km) +1284m 1:39 / km

Just because I had my watch on, and the graphs look interesting.

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