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Training Log Archive: cmorse

In the 7 days ending Jun 29, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Hiking2 8:00:00 10.41(46:07) 16.75(28:39) 1100144.0
  Fieldwork2 3:20:0020.0
  Orienteering1 53:23 2.58(20:42) 4.15(12:52) 19016.0
  Total4 12:13:23 12.99 20.9 1290180.0

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Sunday Jun 29, 2008 #

Orienteering race (Ratlum Sprint A) 24:22 [3] 1.66 km (14:41 / km) +95m 11:25 / km
(sick) shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

Sprint A (which I ran after B). With so much laurel to bash, most of this was brisk walk/bash, with a few slow jogging segments. Minor issues
- on #2 I went straight in, realized I was on a charcoal platform, found it on the map, then turned around and saw the control down hill
- #4 - contours not right, wound up wide right, recognized I had been through here on the earlier course, turned left and hit #5 deadon, looked downhill and saw hill on which I then found #4

clean but slow the rest of the way... skies opened up for the last three controls - finished in the downpour, since I was wet and nasty, I stripped the shirt off and stood in the rain for 10 minutes, at least I washed much of the funk away, now I was just wet. Changed to a dry shirt in the house and enjoyed the fine food and finer company that always goes with a Ratlum Mtn event... Many thanks to Charlie and Rhonda...

Orienteering (Ratlum Sprint B) 29:01 [3] 2.49 km (11:39 / km) +95m 9:47 / km
(sick) shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

After being sick for the past 5 days, I didn't have any zip at all, but I ran where I could...
#5 - came down slightly north of circle, but the clearing is pretty vague with other openish areas in there, a bit of hunting until I found it.
#9 - went straight in the green from the trail junction under the line, but drifted R and crossed the trail north of the bend and got N of flag, corrected OK, but Glen got ahead of me here...
#11 - got back ahead of Glen enroute to #11, I was on a straight line, he was coming up the hill

Fieldwork (Cross Farms) 1:20:00 [1]
shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

A little more field work. I'm only going to get the area around the school done for my workshop next week and since I'm doing the map for 1:5000 sprint scale, I guess I could do the fieldwork at 1:2500. Not quite enough room to draw the fine detail around the buildings at 1:5000

Friday Jun 27, 2008 #

Fieldwork (Cross Farms) 2:00:00 [1]
(sick) shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

Teaching a weeklong orienteering class at a local day camp in a couple weeks, so even though I really didn't feel up to it, I dragged myself out to do some fieldwork on the map (and buy some new mylar - I'm out).

When I originally pieced together the basemap from a number of sources (GIS data, aerials etc) I thought it would be a good place to get some training in and perhaps teach orienteering, but nothing all that special. But walking around the woods today (mapping trail mostly today) it occurs to me that this might be a fine sprint venue. Only about a mile away from Crandalls - which still has its issues but I've got to focus on getting the area right around the school done for the camp I'm teaching.

Will attempt some more fieldwork tomorrow AM (when its cooler) and then go to Charlies on Sunday - not sure if I'll run or not though I'll likely talk myself into it...

Thursday Jun 26, 2008 #


In bed all day, late in the afternoon I called my regular doctor but he couldn't see me until sometime next week, so I went in to Prompt Care at the hospital for my ailment. Diagnosed with shingles, though the doctor ordered a battery of tests to screen for various tick borne ailments just in case. At least I've got a better idea of what ails me. :-(

Wednesday Jun 25, 2008 #

Hiking (White Mountains) 2:00:00 [3] 5.75 km (20:52 / km) +100m 19:12 / km
(sick) shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

After yesterday, I decided to try something with less climb, so we headed out to Greeley Ponds from the Kangamagus. Note Jackson wanted another 4000 footer to bag - but I didn't have it in me today. Gorgeous day, nice hike, but I had a splitting headache the whole way. But I sucked it up and we hung out at upper pond for about an hour before heading back. Feeling rather feverish by the time we got back, also exhibiting the same painful rash I had three weeks ago.

Laid on the couch most of the afternoon, occassionally sitting up to play Monopoly with Jackson for a bit, then needing to lie down again. Felt like total crap.

Around 6:30pm decided it wasn't likely to improve, so tossed everything in the car and made a miserable 3.5 hour drive for home - that way at least Jackson would have more option on things to do and I could be miserable in my own bed... I certainly wasn't about to attempt any more 4000 footers..

Tuesday Jun 24, 2008 #

Hiking (White Mountains) 6:00:00 [3] 11.0 km (32:44 / km) +1000m 22:30 / km
shoes: Adidas Response Trail 14

Schools finally out, so Jackson and I headed to NH for our annual backpacking adventure - but we decided to sleep in comfort (my sister in law's cabin) and just do day hikes this year.

We went to Crawford Depot and hiked the Avalon trail to Mt Avalon, then up to Mt. Field. Had intended to do the ridge walk to Mt Willey, but the climb to Field had taken more time than I planned, plus I didn't have much zip. The sound of distant thunder nixed that plan so we cut out the ridge traverse and just went down to the A-Z col and up the short spur to Mt Tom, then back down to the car where it started raining in the last couple 100 yards. Looking back up the mountain we couldn't see the summits any longer but it was clear they were embroiled in a pretty decent thunderstorm..

Nothing in the legs, felt like I had run a long race the day before. Must be coming down with something.

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