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Training Log Archive: dlevine

In the 7 days ending Sep 27, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:57:02 10.47(16:54) 16.85(10:30) 35852 /67c77%
  Biking3 2:30:00 30.7(4:53) 49.41(3:02)
  Watercize1 52:00
  Swimming1 20:47 0.62(33:27) 1.0(20:47)
  Total6 6:39:49 41.79 67.26 35852 /67c77%

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Saturday Sep 27, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:23:17 [3] *** 5.3 km (15:43 / km) +123m 14:05 / km

NAOC Middle Distance Disaster

Spiked #1, hitting it sooner than I expected; that lead me to coming up short on #2 and #3. #4 was the first disaster (6 minutes) as I veered way S and ended up on the hill mass with #5. Then clean to #7 before I blew #8 before bailing out to the road and doubling back (4 minutes). #9 was fine; I was sloppy to #10 and #11 before spiking #12 and #13. I overshot #14 and hit the road by the field(!) before doubling back and finding the control (6 minutes). I was then clean for the last two, now unimportant, controls. Yuk!

Friday Sep 26, 2008 #

Orienteering race 17:35 [4] *** 2.1 km (8:22 / km) +55m 7:24 / km

Preliminary Sprint at NAOCs.

Started okay, caught by Emily Kemp at #3; together to #4, but I lost her in the weeds. Lost my shoe between #6 and #7 (hadn't taped my laces and had thought that I could run with it even after they undid) costing about 10-15 seconds. Blew #12 badly (90 seconds) when I veered way right.

Orienteering race 31:37 [4] *** 3.5 km (9:02 / km) +55m 8:23 / km

Sprint finals at NAOC. LONG race...

Clean to #5 and then I decided to go left to #6 (a good choice); unfortunately, I then went to the SE corner of the parking lot instead of the SW (a very bad choice - 45 seconds). I was clean then until #14 (though slow up the hill to #12). #15 I chose to attack from the road, turned in too soon, and skirted the clearings just S of the one I wanted; found the road to the E and had to double back (lost 2.5 minutes). Third loop was clean except for overshooting #22 slightly and having to double back (maybe 15 seconds).

Wednesday Sep 24, 2008 #

Biking 56:00 [2] 11.6 mi (4:50 / mi)

Two loops of the Allegany River Trail with the gas-line plus option and the Francis option.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2008 #

Swimming 20:47 [2] 1.0 km (20:47 / km)

(Other) car in shop dictated short distance; warm pool dictated slower speed.

Watercize 52:00 [1]

Biking 36:00 [3] 7.7 mi (4:41 / mi)

To get my haircut and then back via the woods options.

Monday Sep 22, 2008 #

Biking 58:00 [2] 11.4 mi (5:05 / mi)

Two loops of Allegany River Trail with gas line option (twice) and Francis option (once)

Sunday Sep 21, 2008 #

Orienteering 44:33 [3] *** 3.7 mi (12:02 / mi) +125m 10:54 / mi

Hunters Creek event (BFLO)

Started slow to #1 and bobbled just a bit as I momentarily forgot the map scale. Took the trail to #2 and hesitated slightly at the junction SW as the trail towards the flag was very faint. After four paces, though it was clear again. Aimed off right to #3 and came up at S end of marsh; no problem. Went a bit S looking for a path through the field, but basically spiked #4. #5 was the big goof; I didn't go to the trail and ended up high (E) where I found an unmapped rootstock (that I foolishly thought was the on NW of the control even though I was not near the trail) and an unmapped cairn (that shouldn't have bothered me as there were no cairns on the map). Total time for the leg: 10:14 - probably four to five minutes of error here. #6-#9 were completely straightforward, taking the trail around to #9. Going to #10, I cut over too soon and ended up in the slashed green, missing the trail. I tried to cut through directly, but ended up heading back to the trail on the N edge. Probably cost 30 seconds, but I had only one split for #8-#10.

All in all a decent run, but not a great one. Took 3rd behind Nate and Mike Lyons.

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