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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 1 days ending Nov 18, 2001:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:32:19 3.73(24:46) 6.0(15:23)27.7
  Total1 1:32:19 3.73(24:46) 6.0(15:23)27.7

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Sunday Nov 18, 2001 #

Orienteering (Boxford SP - Red) 1:32:19 [3] 6.0 km (15:23 / km)

11:15am - sunny, pleasant and a downright awful run. 11 controls, only two of them cleanly and one of those had a missing flag (streamers were in place though) It easy to blame it on the map since a lot of rock features (boulders, cliffs & stonewalls) I encountered in the woods were not on the map, but I should have switched to bearing/pace counting but reluctantly continued to use faulty attack points. Example - run fast rough bearing to stonewall and then cut in - but there were three other unmapped stonewalls that I came to before the correct one. (I wasn't pace counting either). Another case the map showed a distinct 75-80 meter gap in a stonewall - great attackpoint! Problem is there was NO GAP in the damn stonewall - I went probably 250m too far (vegetation and visibility were lousy) before realizing my mistake. 9 mistakes like this and you end up with a pathetic time for a 6km course. But it was a good workout since all the extra running I did probably accounted for another 3-4km.....

Oh well - last meet of the season next weekend at Mt Tom - perhaps I can redeem myself.

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