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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Oct 29, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:18:22 8.09(24:32) 13.01(15:15) 250
  Walking2 20:00 1.35(14:49) 2.17(9:12) 62
  Total5 3:38:22 9.44(23:08) 15.19(14:23) 312

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Saturday Oct 29, 2011 #

10 AM

Walking tempo (Walk to start) 10:00 [1] 0.6 mi (16:40 / mi) +12m 15:41 / mi
shoes: Pink Ice Bugs #2

Orienteering race (Middle Green) 50:10 [4] 3.9 km (12:52 / km) +100m 11:24 / km
shoes: Pink Ice Bugs #2

Actual miles = 3.0, climb = 127 m

Map - Middle Green

OK, last night was a little scratchy/sketchy, possibly compounded by the whole dark thing. Today was bright, cool, and a new day - AND, a new day in the woods, what could be better?!

Already strong F50 field was made tougher today with the addition of Kathleen, though, thankfully, Peggy was hiding over on F21. ;-)!!! So it was Erin, with an almost perfect run, followed by Kathleen with close to a perfect run, then me with the most perfect run I have ever had, except for circling some buildings near the end, when I was really needing to find a trail junction, followed by Sandy, who has some imperfect knees which were bothering her this weekend.

Today reminded me of a less steep version of the terrain at home, and with the familiarization from the event last night, I was actually "seeing" things today. A very good day.
3 PM

Orienteering (Corn-O) 30:00 [1] *** 1.5 mi (20:00 / mi)

Walked the Corn-O with Sandy alternating leading legs. Had to stay focus or would be clueless on where I was. Wish I had shorts on, since it was pretty warm out in the sun.

It was an enjoyable afternoon spent with a a good friend.

Friday Oct 28, 2011 #

4 PM

Orienteering race (Green/Brown Sprint) 17:51 [4] *** 1.7 km (10:30 / km)
shoes: Pink Ice Bugs #2

1.25 miles w/ 27 m climb

Map - Sprint Green

I got on the plane thinking that I wasn't going to be much good to the QOC relay team effort, and that I was thankful that there were five of us (Nadim, Ted, Greg, Kathleen, and me) with options for either a 12 or 8 point team.

However, Ted came limping up claiming some soccer injury from the night before, so it looked like I would need to figure out pretty quickly if I could run or not.

So, off to Sprint, and not just at a trot. Pushed as hard as I could, catching an 11 year old kid, who had started two minutes ahead of me, for a moral victory. Also beat Sharon, I think for the first time ever, though maybe there was another "victory" over this legend who is 14 years older than me in the last couple of years.
8 PM

Orienteering race (Night-O Green) 1:40:21 [3] *** 5.0 km (20:04 / km) +150m 17:27 / km
shoes: Pink Ice Bugs #2

Per Forerunner, actual = 5.0 miles with 127 climb

Map - Night Green

Night-O - strong F50 field with Sandy and Erin Binder. Originally slated to start 2 minutes ahead of Sandy, and I just couldn't bear the thought of her reeling me in within the first 2.5 minutes, so I asked for a start time change, probably the first time ever I did this.

Changed to 10 minutes later, and I managed to miss that by a few minutes. Got there and asked to be slotted in a free space, but the other Green runner right then was Greg L, who would out-class me, so we decided that I would start then. Up to the last line, punch the Start box, no beep, dropped a kissy bomb, so, back to the Clear/Check, and, back again to the start line, and, then, finally off.

Carefree to the first control which was very close and managed the third best split of the night. A few adventures after that, but nothing too terrible...won the gold, my second in my short night-o career. Totally amazing for someone who is afraid of the dark - big light, um, not big confidence, but some confidence, for sure.
9 PM

Walking warm up/down (Walk to start) 10:00 [1] 0.75 mi (13:20 / mi) +50m 11:03 / mi
shoes: Pink Ice Bugs #2

Steep climb up to the campground - 141 stairs, according to the guy counting behind me. Though it may have been 142.

Running late, and when I got to the top, I was so excited to see a tent with a string of pumpkin lights, thinking I was at the start already. Alas, it was some campers showing their Halloween spirit. Kept on going, though the route was a little under marked, possibly due to some purloined glow sticks.

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