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Training Log Archive: David_Waller

In the 7 days ending Jul 5, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Field checking2 4:15:00 7.37(34:37) 11.86(21:30)
  Trail running3 2:36:47 18.5(8:28) 29.77(5:16)
  Orienteering3 1:25:05 6.52(13:03) 10.49(8:07)17 /25c68%
  Control. pickup2 30:00 2.5(12:00) 4.02(7:27)
  Total10 8:46:52 34.88(15:06) 56.14(9:23)17 /25c68%

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Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 #

5 PM

Orienteering race 28:00 [4] *** 2.5 km (11:12 / km)
spiked:6/12c shoes: Inov8 - Xtalon 212

This was a really great sprint course -- a lot of quick decisions, and plenty of opportunities to make little mistakes. I took advantage of almost all of these opportunities, feeling like I made mistakes on almost every leg. #11 was the worst. I seriously over-ran it, somewhat stupidly trying to use the fence as a catching feature -- but I never saw the fence.

I had heard rumors about the quality of the map and had never run on it, so I think that I was tentative and un-confident, and this slowed me down. I actually think that the map was okay -- not nearly as bad as I had feared. The contour mapping was really quite good, in my opinion. The vegetation mapping was clearly the worst part of the map, but it only took a few trips through supposedly white forest to convince me to default to trail options.

As a sprint, I thought that this was really a well-set course. I don't think that whether there is green or not defines a sprint; it's more about the decisions and the expected winning times. So for me, it's okay to put a sprint course in a relatively green area, especially if, like Matthew did, the setter enables some trail options.
6 PM

Orienteering race 30:36 [4] *** 3.0 km (10:12 / km)
spiked:11/13c shoes: Inov8 - Xtalon 212

A second really fun sprint course at Caeser Creek. Control placement on this one was a bit easier, and I had gained some comfort with the map. So I ran it much more cleanly. At the time, I thought that my route choice from 4 to 5 was a stupid mistake -- I went east, up the hill and then back down to cross the river. If the map was accurate, there were definitely better ways to do this leg. But I think it worked out okay in the end.

7 PM

Orienteering race 26:29 [3] 3.1 mi (8:33 / mi)
shoes: Inov8 - Xtalon 212

Ran a thrid course at Caeser Creek, mostly just to get in a run. I had visited all of the controls previously, so navigation was not hard. I went straight from 3 to 4 this time, instead of detouring north on the trail. I don't think that the direct route was any faster.
8 PM

Control. pickup 15:00 [2] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Inov8 - Xtalon 212

Monday Jul 4, 2011 #

9 AM

Trail running 45:00 [3] 5.0 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: MudRock IV

Really slow listless run around MUNA

Sunday Jul 3, 2011 #

Trail running 43:47 [4] 5.5 mi (7:58 / mi)
shoes: MudRock IV

A crisp morning run at HW. Finally brought my watch, but have probably overestimated the distance slightly. The run felt good, but probably not better than 8 minute pace

Saturday Jul 2, 2011 #

Control. pickup 15:00 [1] 1.0 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: MudRock IV

Picking up a few controls after Sebald meet
8 AM

Field checking 15:00 [3] 2.2 km (6:49 / km)
shoes: MudRock IV

Putting out SI units on the short course

Friday Jul 1, 2011 #

11 AM

Field checking 4:00:00 [1] 6.0 mi (40:00 / mi)
shoes: MudRock IV

Setting controls at Sebald. Found a very small map error that is too late to correct. Grrr.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 #

4 PM

Trail running 1:08:00 [4] 8.0 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Inov8-MudrockIII

Brisk run with Joel around MUNA

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