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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Jun 13, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ARDF 80m1 1:52:47 4.42(25:31) 7.11(15:51) 203
  ARDF 2m1 1:40:32 3.64(27:35) 5.87(17:08) 161
  Cycling1 1:17:22 18.71(4:08) 30.11(2:34) 12
  Walking1 40:11 1.78(22:31) 2.87(13:59) 30
  Total4 5:30:52 28.56(11:35) 45.96(7:12) 406
  [1-5]4 5:25:22

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Thursday Jun 12, 2014 #

6 PM

Cycling 1:17:22 intensity: (5:30 @0) + (6:20 @1) + (11:25 @2) + (44:29 @3) + (9:38 @4) 30.11 km (2:34 / km) +12m 2:34 / km
ahr:141 max:158 shoes: Giro Road (white)

Afterwork ride on the bike path between Franklin and Miamisburg. I started south of Franklin and went a little past Miamisburg plus the return trip. Turned around at a touch over 15km. Cannondale road bike. Wheels were noisy. Definitely need to retrue the wheels. The spokes might be on their last legs.

30km is 18.6miles. I was trying to ride at a comfortable HR and not push it too much. I was a little worn out at the end. I need to either move the saddle forward or find a shorter stem.

First time using my new GPS. It's an Oregon 600, which is a trail model with ANT+ and fitness functions. I need to download the free routable maps from OSM data. The preloaded map basically sucks. I actually purchased (and returned) an eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 before deciding to drop the big bucks on this one. And I went to REI and looked at an Edge 810 (?) for about thirty minutes before deciding to keep this one. It's got a better display than the 810, and it's touchscreen, which is way better than the eTrex models. It also seems reasonably fast, which is a personal pet peeve of mine regarding some older map-capable GPSs. My car's TomTom drives me crazy with the delayed response to inputs, but it keeps working.

Anyway, it seems to work. One thing---It's not awesome for multiple part workouts, like intervals. It's mostly for longer rides. It records a track whenever it is on, so you don't have to remember to press start and stop. But, I haven't figured out the way to download the tracks easily. My first attempt required trimming the gpx file from three earlier turn-ons in various locations. I think there is an automatic save feature that saves each day as a separate GPX file. I need to turn that on.

This is part of my "ride to work" route. This added 15km to the route I've traveled south from work. (I've ridden, at different times, the entire path from work to Franklin.) From Franklin south, it's all roads. Unless I wimp out and decide to take the Little Miami Bike Path, which adds about 14 miles (62 versus 48, I think).

In my 25-something years of working in Dayton, today was the first time I saw the former Mound DOE site. I've been through Miamisburg countless times, but never on the south side in the daylight. Go figure.

I saw a low-head dam upstream of a weird gate structure. Not sure what that was. Will check it out. {Power Station water exit. The water intake is on the high side of the dam.}

Sunday Jun 8, 2014 #

8 AM

Walking 40:11 intensity: (3:03 @1) + (33:42 @2) + (3:26 @3) 2.87 km (13:59 / km) +30m 13:18 / km
ahr:117 max:141

Walk to start of ARDF 80m race.
9 AM

ARDF 80m race 1:52:47 intensity: (7 @1) + (5:24 @2) + (1:13:09 @3) + (34:07 @4) *** 7.11 km (15:51 / km) +203m 13:53 / km
ahr:142 max:159

US 80m ARDF Championships at Blue Hills Reservation, near Milton, Mass.

Out of the corridor. When I heard 1, it confirmed my choice to head north from the start. The map extended very far west, to the ski slope and TV (?) antenna, but I knew the antenna was a source of interference, so the course had to be more north-south, to compensate for the shortened east-west dimension. Oh. There were only four transmitters. Luckily, the missing T was the one I was supposed to skip anyway.

Then, 2 came on. Loud. And west. Crap. Forget going north, need to get 2 first. So west it was.

The lack of a model event really hurt me here. After a cycle or two, number 2 was booming, and there wasn't much map (we were near an edge), so I decided to go off trail and just go straight at it. When I got it, I didn't quite know exactly where I was, but all I needed to do was go straight at 1 and find one of the strong N-S trails and Bob's your uncle. But it wasn't quite that easy. I never really located until I was really close to 1. This cost me a bit of time because I was bushwhacking, through kinda nice forest, but it was still slower than the trail.

Again, the lack of a model killed me. I thought I was close for three full cycles before I got there.

Leaving 1, I knew I needed 4 then 3. And it was a quick trail and road leg to 4. Again, model. Ugh.

Leaving 4, a bit of a bobble, almost deciding on a thick green route, but caught myself. Took a while to get close to 3. I was guessing that it was significantly beyond the finish, and again, the lack of a model kinda bit me. I wasn't too far past, though.

Total minutes (complete SWAG here) lost due to no model:
2: 3min
1: 10min* my fault, kinda, so let's give half to me: 5 min.
4: 4min
3: 5min

So---17 minutes---maybe---due to not being "calibrated" to an unknown transmitter. If I had know the foxO homing beacon was a Sunday-representative transmitter, I would have checked it out on Friday.

Not complaining---too much---others had the same disadvantage. I think doing the Thursday sprint event, with 10 full-power 80m Ts, would have been a great advantage over just doing the FoxO.

Wonderful, but too short, trip to Boston. I got a four pack of Spencer Trappist! w00t! (Don't ask---they're all spoken for. Sorry.)

{Edit: Looking at the track from 2 to 1, I totally kept getting pulled north rather than sort of 20 or 30 degrees. Ugh. Explains why the trails didn't make sense.}

Saturday Jun 7, 2014 #

11 AM

ARDF 2m race 1:40:32 intensity: (6:38 @2) + (47:41 @3) + (44:25 @4) + (1:48 @5) 5.87 km (17:08 / km) +161m 15:04 / km
ahr:146 max:169

2m ARDF (US ARDF Championships) at Breakheart Reservation, in Wakefield, Mass.

Third. Got a reasonable order, but it was completely on wits alone. It was really hard to get a good idea of the entire layout, so I just made choices based on partial information and a guess or two.

My order was 2431, and either that or 2413 was ideal. I'm guessing 2413, but I don't really know how anyone could have known the proper order. I went reasonably close to 1 without realizing how close it was. I missed 5 pretty much completely (but I didn't have to get it)---I went by it very close and didn't have a signal strong enough to know exactly where it was. Later, I had the signal from across a lake, and it seemed as if it was on my side, not across the lake, where it actually was. It didn't mess me up because I didn't need it, but it was luck, I think, that it didn't.

Really nice day. A bit hot. I left it all out there. I was stumbling and starting to slow down on the way to the finish.

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