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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Sep 13, 2003:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling5 8:25:00 74.1 119.25
  Orienteering2 3:29:34 10.31(20:19) 16.6(12:37) 420
  Hiking1 2:00:00
  Total6 13:54:34 84.42 135.85 420

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Saturday Sep 13, 2003 #

Orienteering 2:39:44 [4] 11.6 km (13:46 / km) +420m 11:40 / km

US Champs Day 1 Blue - a major shock to the system, tons of deadfall and seriously unpleasant underbrush (well... brush - the worst of it was in otherwise open areas), not a lot of distinct contour to navigate by, great difficulties reading open/semi-open/wooded boundaries. Two massive (minutes in the double digits) errors and much minor blundering in the control circle. I have a great deal of work to do before I perform well in terrain similar to that.

Cycling 1:35:00 [3] 19.0 mi (5:00 / mi)

Friday Sep 12, 2003 #

Orienteering 49:50 [3] 5.0 km (9:58 / km)

US Champs Model Event - the merest hint of what was to come since this must have been the area of the map with just about the densest trail network. Though perhaps the unmapped manhole I mistook for an attack point should have clued me in as to how much trouble I'd later have deciding which dead tree/fallen tree/boulder I happened to be contemplating.

Wednesday Sep 10, 2003 #

Cycling 1:40:00 [3] 19.0 mi (5:16 / mi)

Tuesday Sep 9, 2003 #

Cycling 1:20:00 [3] 16.1 mi (4:58 / mi)

Monday Sep 8, 2003 #

Cycling 2:00:00 [3] 20.0 mi (6:00 / mi)

Slightly longer commute than usual due to diversion to Goethe Institute on the way home to see Lotte Reinger films. Surprisingly sore from the low intensity though long weekend.

Sunday Sep 7, 2003 #

Cycling 1:50:00 [3]

My last trip to and from Fountainhead for a while.

Hiking 2:00:00 [1]

Putting out water and hanging White and Yellow courses.


The quest to set courses for a local event without doing anything wrong continues. I may have made orange a bit too hard and I would not have intentionally put controls coded 76 and 79 in adjacent reentrants (though on different features) but I could shrug those off. All three of my advanced water controls going dry by the end of the day is harder to rationalise, nice though it is to have had a turnout high enough to make that happen. At least one more year before I run the perfect event and announce my retirement :)

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