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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Oct 15, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 48:44 3.31(14:43) 5.33(9:09)
  trail run1 23:46 2.36(10:03) 3.81(6:15)
  climbing1 2:00
  Total3 1:14:30 5.67 9.13

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Thursday Oct 13, 2011 #

climbing 2:00 [3]

5.5, 5.7, 5.6
hands were tired at the start, poss from carrying the washer and dryer yesterday. They seemed less bad later, got up the 5.6 fast and relatively smoothly. Then tried a bit of bouldering, interesting but not particularly successful.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011 #


Orienteering theme at work today. Seminar at lunchtime (guh) on stochastic orienteering", which I went to because it had orienteering in the title and it had orienteering in the title.

In the morning I was down in the cafeteria and overheard someone saying how his son had been orienteering in the southern hemisphere and needed a southern hemisphere compass. Any guesses who it was?

I went over and introduced myself. The clique is growing.

Nice collection of pics from the Irish Champs.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 #


Is Nov 5-6th a good weekend for people to come training on Blue Mtn? Any better ideas?


How can people not be taking Vlad up on this offer. It seems like an excellent idea.
7 PM

trail run 23:46 intensity: (1:22 @1) + (3:59 @2) + (15:05 @3) + (3:20 @4) 3.81 km (6:15 / km)
ahr:156 max:180

Monday Oct 10, 2011 #


Saturday's QR.

Only specified two points, most of the time the GPS was pretty accurate. It didn't like control 5 (I thought it very strange that I ended up going to 2 en route to 6)... and going to 13 I ended up bouncing off the track, but was surprised I did so. It seemed a little closer to the hill line than I expected. Now, I wasn't orienteering well at all, so...


Sunday's QR.

Support for my hypothesis that the map was wrong at 7 - I ran up that index contour re-entrant and up the hill (unmapped) slightly to the right and the depression control was to the right of that. I don't know what happened at 4, I suspect it was gps madness - but I wasn't expecting to come out so close to that water control (where the gps is accurate).
Where the control was at 9, up at the very top of the re-entrant, was not all that far from the west end of the hilltop.

Afaik, I was running (jogging/walking) south until I punched 11, so gps is off there.

Fun times, even if I wasn't orienteering wonderfully this weekend.

Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #

9 AM

orienteering 48:44 intensity: (1:47 @1) + (8:51 @2) + (33:58 @3) + (4:08 @4) 5.33 km (9:09 / km)
ahr:155 max:174

Boulderdash part II, Bear Brook SP, Green

Silly mistake to the first, lost confidence with where I was on the way to the first, so ran up a spur to double-check. Mostly ok after that. Seemed like the map wasn't wholly precise, but adequate for the job. Lots of fun and thanks to all involved.

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