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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Feb 19, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 2:46:46 5.53 8.917c
  trail run1 1:26:00
  climbing1 1:00
  aerobic (bike/other)1 5
  Total5 4:13:51 5.53 8.917c

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Sunday Feb 19, 2012 #

8 AM

orienteering 48:08 [2] 3.78 km (12:44 / km)

Putting out streamers.

orienteering 5:38 [4] 1.0 km (5:39 / km)

First loop, Marek had put out streamers.
10 AM


Lots (well, relatively) of people out training today. Two from HVO's NJ section, two from climbing, three from work, then three plus three kids kind of through work via chenritzo.

Here is what was on offer. Four loops, progressive difficulty. Marek did the lot, and Peter and Angela did loops 2,3,4, which is great! Steve and Gabi separately got lost from 14 to 15, first time out. The families did the first two loops in a group.

I think this is a good way to do stuff for beginners.
11 AM

orienteering 53:00 [2] 4.13 km (12:51 / km)

Jagge's elite training two.

Inverted corridor. More later.

Route (counterclockwise)
This was great, it made me concentrate! I felt like I was drunk doing the quickroute, trying to follow a line and not sway from side to side too much. It seems like a very good exercise. Blue Mtn has good enough visibility and enough distinct objects for it to be not too, too hard. I was really not going fast, and it really should be possible to do this fast. But I'm not sure I can do anything fast at the moment.

QR is a bit off in places, as always here. After running along the trail a bit in the SE, I left the trail where the big cliff/hill thing is on the left. I don't think I ran onto the map until past the little spur/hill with the boulder on top. Then I was bad. Then I ran to the boulder, stopped and double-backed (didn't go past the boulder). Slow and hesitant going down the slope. Compass would have reassured here. In the northeast, the route should be a millimetre or two east of the cliff.

Saturday Feb 18, 2012 #

trail run 1:26:00 [3]

Ran up Anto's Nose from the near (to Peekskill) carpark. It's a combo of these two runs from November, except I didn't lose the trail right from the start this time.

Almost warm out. Met two people from IBM up there.

I'm really liking my Adizero XT shoes. They fit. They grip rock. They fit. They're not clunky. And yeah, they fit.


BOC have reduced the entry fees for the IOC.

I haven't seen any response to my question about the map - this is the sample provided:

The contours are 2.5m, Lidar generated. And I guess the form-lines are not form-lines, since the website says they are 1.25m.

I think the lack of mapping is a hell of a lot more serious than the pricing.

Friday Feb 17, 2012 #


Signed up for the NC races in March, mostly because I need to race in order to train. Maybe I'll even go.

Thursday Feb 16, 2012 #


At Westmoreland this morning, a branch got in my shoes and was poking at my foot, so I stopped to get it out from under me. I presumed it came in the side, but the holes in the side were further forward, strange. Loosened the laces and stuck my finger in, the wood didn't dislodge. Looked at the sole, Oh, something had gone through. Took off my shoe, my foot was intact, there was a hole in my sock, and the bit of branch was sticking through the insole (and still stuck in the sole too). A close shave... time to retire the Orocs.


Went to see the oscar-nominated animated shorts, which were mediocre, and the shorts, which were very good - and two were Irish and one was Norwegian.


Training Blue Mtn Sunday if anyone is interested.
8 AM

orienteering 1:00:00 [2]

Yellow, then the "sprint" backwards at Westmoreland. Not going very fast, except towards the end I decided to fartlek the uphills. Need to learn to run again.

Tuesday Feb 14, 2012 #

climbing 1:00 [3]

Made it up the blue 5.8 I got stuck on a few times before. Arms wrecked after. Then struggled most of the way up a 5.8/9 which wasn't as hard as I made it up. Then a 5.7 and an easy 5.8+. Started with a bit of traverse.

aerobic (bike/other) 5 [3]

Got up this morning, put on running tights, went back to bed for an hour, skipped running.
At climbing, I tried the treadmill but it was a bit ghetto - on heavier steps the treadmill would stick, not good, so I did 5 minutes warmup on the step machine thing.

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