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Training Log Archive: johncrowther

In the 7 days ending Feb 23:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering7 10:26:13 37.82(16:33) 60.86(10:17) 2679
  Hiking1 1:42:48 4.86(21:09) 7.82(13:09) 734
  Total8 12:09:01 42.68(17:05) 68.68(10:37) 3413
  [1-5]7 10:43:56

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Saturday Feb 23 #

11 AM

Orienteering 16:03 [4] 0.98 mi (16:18 / mi) +77ft 15:11 / mi
ahr:151 max:181 shoes: Falcons

Now east of Phoenix, nicer weather, but muddy trails. Map had 20ft (approx 6.5m) contour interval, which wasn't sufficient to show the details of the terrain. Pretty easy navigation, but the vegetation (mostly various evil cacti) seemed to be thicker than around Tucson (or maybe the recent rain had made it worse). Start and finish were marked in the wrong place on the map, and we had old fashioned pin punching (with a strange method of timing).

Orienteering 23:57 [4] 1.49 mi (16:04 / mi) +114ft 14:59 / mi
ahr:156 max:178 shoes: Falcons

Loop 2 - more of the same.

Orienteering 42:07 [4] 2.47 mi (17:03 / mi) +216ft 15:45 / mi
ahr:145 max:170

Loop 3. More subtle features were used for contols here, which meant that the map wasn't up to the course. In one area the map failed to show some steepr re-entrants sufficiently, and in another a control was on a re-entrant that wasn't even on the map. Plus the control description printed on the control card (which was a nice feature) wasn't even correct for one control (but was correct on the map). A bit of wandering near controls, which I can problebly mostly blame on the map.
7 PM

Orienteering 1:38:03 [4] 4.71 mi (20:49 / mi) +733ft 18:09 / mi
ahr:144 max:184

Night O - across the road from this morning. 2 hour score O (which I cleared). South west prortion was very physical (but easier navigation), then back to terrain that the map wasn't detailed enough to show effectively.

Friday Feb 22 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:10:22 [2] 2.43 mi (28:57 / mi) +56ft 28:20 / mi
ahr:95 max:144 shoes: Falcons

First two loops (of 4) at Ironwood (loops B and D) with winkepp. Snowing (which apparently is unusual for southern Arizona!).

Orienteering 11:56 [4] 0.76 mi (15:42 / mi) +38ft 15:00 / mi
ahr:115 max:150

Set off on another loop on my own, but quickly discovered I'd lost by compass bezel. Tried to carry on without a compass, but quickly decided (when I couldn't find no 1, which had also been no 1 on the second loop I'd done with winkepp) that it wasn't a good idea in the vague terrain of Ironwood, so went back to get a different compass.

Orienteering 22:04 [4] 1.58 mi (13:58 / mi) +3ft 13:56 / mi
ahr:138 max:165 shoes: Falcons

Actually doing the thrid loop (loop A). Still had problems with the first control.

Orienteering 15:10 [4] 1.24 mi (12:14 / mi) +17ft 12:04 / mi
ahr:157 max:183 shoes: Falcons

Final loop (loop C).

Thursday Feb 21 #

10 AM

Orienteering 34:53 [5] 2.96 mi (11:47 / mi) +12ft 11:44 / mi
ahr:151 max:172 shoes: Hokas

Sprint on the University of Arizona campus (Including two micro-O sections). The area around number 4 on the second micro-O (no 18 in my tracks) was closed off due to construction). Construction also affected my route to no 4 on the normal course (no 12 in my tracks). Coolest part of the course was running through an orange grove.

Wednesday Feb 20 #

4 PM

Hiking 1:42:48 [2] 4.86 mi (21:09 / mi) +734ft 18:30 / mi
ahr:118 max:148

Brown Mountain with Hazel.

Tuesday Feb 19 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 56:59 [4] 6.75 km (8:27 / km) +389ft 7:46 / km
ahr:149 max:167 shoes: Falcons

Kentucky Camp. More my sort of terrain (spurs and reentrants) as demonstrated by my much better run. I was pretty much error free (and attackpoint agrees with that assessment). A bit cold (there was snow on the ground earlier in the morning).

Monday Feb 18 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:25:05 [0] 9.13 km (9:19 / km) +447ft 8:40 / km
ahr:143 max:172 shoes: Falcons

Back to Catalina for the Cholla Chaser. Fairly good run, except (like many) I started looking for number 2 too early. Then I decided that I'd gone past it, so backtracked.

Sunday Feb 17 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 2:29:34 [4] 15.02 km (9:58 / km) +577ft 9:25 / km
ahr:149 max:178

Javalina Hustle (goat course) at Catalina State Park. For some unknown reason I decided to go to number 4 first. Then, after going to the real number 1, I followed Amy, Greg and Kathleen Lennon to their number 2, which was my number 5, before going to my real number 2. Met Sverre at number 2. After that thinks went a bit better, but I was having problems in the control circles. Number 7-8 I went down the side of the wrong re-entrant. I lost Sverre here. 11-14 was a split, I chose the left (southern) option which involved a long trail run, over the more northern shorter option but included lots of climb, not much of an attackpoint and much more rocks. I also got a preview of one control on the line-O at the end. I saw no-one on the western loop.
After the long trail run back, was a control on a boulder cluster (19), which seemed to be unnecessarily hidden. I met Sverre again here (he'd messed up number 10). Then a line-O - I already knew where one control was, and hadn't done my skip yet, so only had to find one other control (Sverre was in the same situation). Then to the finish (just in front of Sverre)!
I was far enough behind the person in front that my mess ups near the start wouldn't have made any difference, but even so, it wasn't very nice to have made them.

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