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Training Log Archive: stever

In the 7 days ending Oct 2, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:22:35 3.6(22:55) 5.8(14:14)
  Jogging1 27:34 3.11(8:52) 5.0(5:31)
  Total2 1:50:09 6.71(16:25) 10.8(10:12)

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Sunday Oct 2, 2016 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (Noon Hill Red) 1:22:35 [4] 5.8 km (14:14 / km)
shoes: Integrators

Misty drizzle, cool. Quickly soaked by the veg, but was never cold, quite comfy actually, and really enjoyed the event.

As for my nav, oh the shame, quite dismal. Flipped over the map, planned my route up the hill, started up the trail, er, wait a second, that's not #1 that's #16!

Next bobble was #3. Only saw the 2 larger rock faces on the map, and navigated well to them, but instead of a control at the bottom, I found Jeff standing there, also looking puzzled. Eventually looked up on top, where Jeff had already found it. I was baffled why it was up there, and remember mumbling to Jeff about "didn't the clue sheet said bottom of?!" -- it wasn't until I got home that I see that the circle actually has a 3rd tiny speck of black. Doh.

Next booboo was larger, #6. Overshot it completely and found myself at the next set of large boulders 100m past it. Took me several minutes to figure out where I was.

But saved my biggest brain fart for the long leg. Left 10 thinking I was following the line, but I was in fact going due west. When I hit "the trail", I knew something was wrong, but I could not figure out where I was. Did a few back and forths on the trail, and couldn't even decide which trial I was on. In the end, I followed the trail north/west-ish until I'd encountered enough stone walls to finally clue in where I was, near the red OOB.

Last moment of shame came after the race. Jeff and Ian were discussing the map, and Ian commented that the contours were 2.5m ... I had had no idea, which in retrospect explains a lot!


Thursday Sep 29, 2016 #

6 PM

Jogging race (Holyoke 5K) 27:34 [4] 5.0 km (5:31 / km)
shoes: Integrators

Perfect weather for shuffling, cool, fresh air. Creaky start, but felt better as I went, 3rd mile definitely the easiest.

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