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Training Log Archive: levitin

In the 7 days ending Sep 10, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 4:32:00
  Paddling3 2:33:30 2.2 3.54
  Cycling1 1:10:00 12.52(5:35) 20.15(3:28)
  Total5 8:15:30 14.72 23.69

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Sunday Sep 10, 2017 #

Orienteering race 1:28:00 [2]
shoes: Falcon

I was so bushed from what amounted to a week's worth of exertion in a single day, that I debated not going out at all. In the end, I ran down to Brown, where I had a mixture of good results reading the map and terrain with facile self-delusion and poor contact management. I found myself once again at the junction of the mapped and unmapped trail. (which was still not marked, even though they could have made course corrections or setter's notes.) This time, however, I knew there was a large pond 200m south, so I went the wrong direction to relocate, then came back to the junction confident of which way to go.

Pawtuckaway is a tricky, tricky place.

Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

Paddling race 1:12:30 [3]

Pawtuckaway Canoe-o. Dismal monitoring of my ability to portage back. At about 44-48 minutes into the race (60 minute time limit), I concluded I did not have time to paddle all the way, so I should carry back. The time carrying would require apparently never entered my calculation. I earned 65 points for punching controls, and lost 65 points for being 12+ minutes over time. Bleah.

Orienteering race 3:04:00 [2]
shoes: Falcon

Green course at Pawtuckaway. The course setter's notes had not mentioned that there was a missing trail on the map. Grrr. I lost about 45 minutes on that leg. Jim A found me at a trail junction that didn't exist on my map. I had figured out at that junction that there was an unmapped trail, but I didn't know where I was. Jim said "That rock," pointing to the terrain, "is this rock," pointing to my map. Reoriented, I continued on my not-so-merry way. I still managed to make errors all by myself, including several 180's, even despite thinking, "I have to orient the map so I stay in contact."

The much ballyhooed view of Lake Incredible, or whatever its name is, was ho-hum, IMHO. A lake or pond impounded by a handful of elephant or house-sized boulders. Big whoop. I'm glad the course went by there, but I don't have to go back.

Friday Sep 8, 2017 #

Paddling 30:00 [1]

After pitching my tent in the daylight (woot!), I took a leisurely paddle from the group camp area to the northeast corner of Lake Pawtuckaway, just gazing at the private houses opposite the state parkland. Gorgeous, very pleasant, until the very end, when it started to rain hard. I took out, but I was one peninsula over from where I wanted to be. Portaging was difficult (harbinger of things to come), so when I had made some progress and the rain had abated in intensity, I put back in and paddled to the Canoe Landing.

Thursday Sep 7, 2017 #

Cycling 1:10:00 [1] 12.52 mi (5:35 / mi)

Ice cream ride, from work, to Uhlmann's. Easy pace b/c P gave blood today.

Monday Sep 4, 2017 #


2.5 hrs yardwork.

Paddling 51:00 [2] 2.2 mi (23:11 / mi)

First, at Chaffin Pond in Holden, but the water level was too shallow to make the pond interesting for paddling. Then, up to Eagle Lake, also in Holden, which was deep enough for interesting paddling. Windy, too.

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