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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Nov 24, 2001:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 2:32:19 7.46(20:26) 12.0(12:42)63.7
  Run - Trail1 1:07:45 7.46(9:05) 12.0(5:39)20.3
  Total2 3:40:04 14.91(14:45) 24.0(9:10)84.0

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Saturday Nov 24, 2001 #

Run - Trail (Sampler/Moonlight/Hemlock) 1:07:45 [3] 12.0 km (5:39 / km)

8am - cool, cloudy - ran with Deb & Bob - was only going to do sampler as warmup, opted to go the distance for a longer run. Raining lightly at end.

Orienteering (Mt Tom - All 18) 1:00:00 [4] 6.0 km (10:00 / km)

10:30 - Ran circuit CCW - most others seemed to go CW. Probably 3 minutes total errors. Good run but slower than Peter, Abi and Will by about 10 minutes.

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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