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Training Log Archive: jima

In the 7 days ending Sep 6, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 4:17:39 8.7(29:37) 14.0(18:24) 25019 /26c73%
  Run / hike1 2:10:00 7.77(16:44) 12.5(10:24) 450
  Hiking1 1:30:00 4.0(22:30) 6.44(13:59) 150
  Run1 42:00 3.7(11:20) 5.96(7:03) 140
  Total4 8:39:39 24.17(21:30) 38.9(13:22) 99019 /26c73%

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Saturday Sep 6, 2008 #

Orienteering race 2:17:19 [3] **** 8.5 km (16:09 / km) +250m 14:05 / km
ahr:143 max:162 spiked:12/16c shoes: Falcon spikes 2007

UNO Camping Weekend Blue Course
Overcast and very wet woods from the predecessor to Hanna having come through earlier in the day.

Some good parts, some not so good. Was running much of the first third, then decided I needed to back off a bit if I was going to make it all the way through. A few good brain cramps.

Orienteering race (Night-O) 2:00:20 [3] ***** 5.5 km (21:53 / km)
spiked:7/10c shoes: VJ Spikes 1

JJ Wicked Hard Night-O.

Started raining as we were finishing up dinner. Picked up a bit before the Vampire-O started, and it was well and truly wet when 13 of us started. Before we crossed the main road a fast group had already split away, but I was content to slog along with the slower group of PG, Charlie, Phil Bricker and a few others.

Was fully engaged on the way to 1, content to follow the group and get a sense for how ugly this was going to be. Better on the way to 2, on my own for little bit of the leg. Followed CHarlie into the swamp on the way to 4, then got to the control ahead of him. along the trail on the first half to 4 with Charlie, then cut up and over the hill. Wasn't comfortable with where we hit the next trail, which threw Charlie. Ended up he was right, but I recovered coming into the control from along the ridge rather than stright up the hill. Punched shortly after PG and Andrew Childs, who headed off to 6. Charlie annonuced his intention to cut down to #11. Wasn't sure I wanted to do the whole thing, but wasn't ready to head in just yet. Headed over to 8, working my way between the marshes, then got completely turned around in the boulder field. Thought I saw a headlamp at one point, which might have been the 3 fast runners coming through. Nothing was making sense, considering calling it a night and starting a long uncertain slog south to the road, when wasable to relocated off 3 good sized boulders in a triangle about 100 m NNW of the control. Had been raining very hard, so much so that it was almost a white out. Very comforting feeling to see that blaze of reflected light. Pegged 9, off abit to 10, but saw it off to the side and uphill. Took the more direct route to 11, zig zagging between the marshes and getting tied up in some nasty thick wet stuff. Pegged 11 from the corner of the stone wall, then saw Randy Kemp and Andrew who had come around the safe route taking the trail, with PG a couple hundred meters behind them.
Very happy to get in.

Tuesday Sep 2, 2008 #

Run warm up/down 39:00 [2] 5.4 km (7:13 / km) +100m 6:37 / km
ahr:138 max:160 shoes: Asics Orange Trail 08

Warm up run along the Gunstock trails - checking out where there's been activity. Some tree trimming etc, in preparation for laying snow making pipe from the reservoir over the N side of the hill to the stadium area.

Saw a few Mtn bikers.

Warm and muggy - a few FDFs, but nothing too bad.

Cooling down afterward, cut across on the longer shortcut from 8 to 9. Been some work on that - looks like they redid the bridge, and cut down the hemlock that's been leaning across the trail for a couple of years. Laid some gravel down in a couple of the lower soft spots.

Run intervals (trail) 3:00 [4] 0.56 km (5:21 / km) +40m 3:57 / km
ahr:155 max:168 shoes: Asics Orange Trail 08

4 x 140m (?) uphill intervals. From the upper entrance to the wood loop up around the corner. About 75 paces each.

Times: 43, 47, 48, 50. with about 2:30 walking return between.

Need to concentrate more on my breathing. A bit congested, but was mostly gasping, rather than forceful exhalations and inhalations.

Monday Sep 1, 2008 #

Hiking 1:30:00 [1] 4.0 mi (22:30 / mi) +150m 20:09 / mi
shoes: Gray Nike XCR

Another fishing day with father-in-law Jim and son TIm. A perfect day not a cloud in the sky, moderate temps, low humidity and although the wind was very strong along Crawford Notch, it was not too bad up in the Dry River valley.

Fishing was OK - sporadic activity. Ended up with 4 keepers, but the biggest was only 7 1/2" versus the 8 1/2" from last weekend.

Sunday Aug 31, 2008 #

Run / hike long (trails) 2:10:00 [2] ** 12.5 km (10:24 / km) +450m 8:49 / km
ahr:138 max:163 shoes: Inov-8 MudClaws

Mt Major area - parked in the main lot, which was close to full at 10:00 am. Headed out around the south side, with a few false out and backs to see which way the trail really went. Quickly left most of the crowds behind, as they were going right up to the top of Major. Followed the Beaver Pond Trail over towards the end of Jesus Valley Road. Headed up the (Sttep) hillside, then took the left for the Straightback Mtn trail. Walked most of the uphill, which was mostly loose gravel footing. Took a couple of breaks to pick blueberries - got about a pint. Top of Straightback is neat - in and out of scrub, bushes, open ledge, etc. Saw evidence that bears do in fact shit in the woods, or on the trail if that is where the mood strikes them.

Saw a guy on top of Straightback, looked like he had a full load of gear. Was going to cut straight over to Major, but overran the trail junction and took the Quarry Trail to another unnamed knob, then took the spur trail over to the Major / Straightback connector. THere's a swath that's been butchered through in this vicinity - couldn't really tell where it came from or was going to. Terrain kind of tough for development, and it didn't look like commercial logging.

To the top of Major - ratherr crowded and very windy. Stop and had a bite. Tried to find the Crosscut Saw trail, butthink I was looking too far west. Ended up going back aloing the Major / Straightback connector, then down the Brook Trail. A lot of folks had their dogs along for the hike - surprisingly all of them were well behaved.

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