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In the 7 days ending Apr 13:

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  Orienteering4 11:14:48 15.73(42:54) 25.32(26:39) 712
  Weightexercise workout2 1:35:00
  Total6 12:49:48 15.73 25.32 712

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Saturday Apr 13 #

2 PM

Orienteering 2:58:54 [1] 4.69 mi (38:09 / mi) +179m 34:06 / mi

BB, last of pre-meet map work. Many a chorus of peepers, a single mosquito, T in 70s. I "toggled" back & forth from 2011 & 2013 to the present. BB is indeed a large forest with varied terrain. I've known it since '78. The first map edition was printed in 1975 for the NAOC (the 1st?), in the early days of mapping. I have one dtd 9/23/78, a NEOC local meet - blue course, 10.1k, 9 controls, 1/15, first finisher PG.

Friday Apr 12 #

Weightexercise workout 45:00 [1]

Wednesday Apr 10 #


UNO BB local meet. Ugh, a rainy day, quite so at times, but a good turnout. Runners generally satisfied with courses/control placement etc. Tired by the time I got home, after the final foray for collecting a few of the farther points and then some closer ones. Alex Jospe was desirous of more training & retrieved the 3 furthest. Got home, took 800mg ibuprofen & a nap.

There were some nice moments at the end of the day - the work was generally done & I stopped to appreciate some of the control locations & environs. Pondered a return visit to one particular one each month of the year to document seasonal change.

Faces that surprised were Carl Underwood, Clint Morse, Marty Hawkes-Teeter (works in Boston). Nice to see two reps from the Newton/Boston contingent, Alex and David Yee. Phil came. He has a high tolerance for long drives. Then he went home to regroup before continuing on to New Haven. JJ & Nancy added to the mix.. Also fun to see new faces making their discovery - that O can be quite enticing, even in rain. Good collaboration with Steve. We go back “to the beginning”. Betsy & Beth helped with registration. Pete & Lex saved the day with the UNO West rain/shade canopy. It poured on one occasion. Faye helped all around and took the equipment off my hands.

2 PM

Orienteering 2:28:44 [1] 3.75 mi (39:40 / mi) +212m 33:44 / mi

Bear Brook, 6 more far-flung points that req'd more than 2 hours car to car.
Stiil gray & cold but no precipitation. Woods to myself.

Tuesday Apr 9 #

8 AM

Orienteering (meet prep) 3:01:34 [1] 3.37 mi (53:53 / mi) +194m 45:42 / mi

Checking points for UNO meet 4/20. Started at 9a., done by noon. Was grey & chilly today. Left as drizzle set in. Ended up a snowy afternoon. Went to Exeter after for club meet equipment.

Monday Apr 8 #

Weightexercise workout 50:00 [1]

Inside type of day, even freezing rain.


Bear Brook, put out the 6 farthest controls & epunches. Took a bit more than 2 hrs & was a bit more than 5 mi, the distance surprised me. I had Beth’s bike (mobilized after 7 years of ceiling suspension in the basement) which made all the difference. The furthest point was a water stop. Even a gallon in a backpack is heavy these days. Gray, somber, quiet, trails & woods to myself except at the very end, there were 2 mtb’ers in Hayes and a few more in parking.

The strings of 4 flags were hopelessly tangled. Untied 2 punches from their cords to be able to pull thru and cut the ends of 2 smaller lines. Putting equipment away properly is important yet meet staff could very well be too tired to do it. Glad to be on my way home at 7pm.

Sunday Apr 7 #

1 PM

Orienteering 2:45:36 intensity: (2:00:36 @1) + (30:00 @2) + (15:00 @3) 3.92 mi (42:15 / mi) +127m 38:23 / mi

Nottingcook O walk thru areas I’ve not seen in years. Interesting & tiring. Nice day. Beth dropped me off at S. Bow kiosk. Nice forest, maybe consider remapping the central, best part of it for a future A meet, 1 of 2 days type of thing. Could do better with rock features, too.

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