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In the 7 days ending Oct 24, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteer2 3:00:29 10.75(16:47) 17.3(10:26)
  Run3 1:46:00 11.6(9:08) 18.67(5:41)
  Total4 4:46:29 22.35(12:49) 35.97(7:58)

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Sunday Oct 24, 2010 #


All in all, a great weekend hosted by MNOC. The terrain, courses & competition (along with the associated cookout, barracks, gaming, socializing) made this as good as any A-meet I've been to.
Thanks all !!

Orienteer race (long) 1:24:30 [4] ***** 8.0 km (10:34 / km)
shoes: ORoc 10

MNOC Camp Ripley - Long
Excellent long course through some of the finest US terrain. Wow!! How lucky I've been with my o-pportunities this year.
I planned & executed very well, except when I didn't. There is a lot of good to take away from this race so I am doing that and not going to over-analyze my mental errors. They were different than the specific technical flaws in last week's USC races.

Saturday Oct 23, 2010 #

Orienteer race (sprint) 16:34 [5] **** 2.0 km (8:17 / km)
shoes: ORoc 10

MNOC Camp Ripley - Sprint
Welcome change from urban sprints, good fun and got me warmed-up for the middle race. Small mistake on the parallel error to 2 and then a hesitation to 10 as I was concerned I'd made a parallel error going between the wrong two marshes. I hadn't but I wanted to make sure. Got a bit tired and walked up some hills. *sigh*

Orienteer race (middle) 37:25 [4] ***** 3.8 km (9:51 / km)
shoes: ORoc 10

MNOC Camp Ripley - Middle
Another fine course full of short legs through some good technical areas. It's like this glacial terrain actively changes shape as I move through it in an insidious effort to confuse me. I had good map contact and ok routes but did drift left on 10 and stayed too high on 12 in addition to a fair number of hesitations. None of this bothered me though as I truly enjoyed my run through the wonderful woods.

Run (path) 30:00 [3] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: ORoc 10

Warmup/down on the road around the races.

Orienteer race (night) 42:00 [3] **** 3.5 km (12:00 / km)
shoes: ORoc 10

MNOC Camp Ripley - Night Score-O
Thanks to Ian for loaning me a light so I could at least attempt this race. Muddled my way through the north side of the map as well as a few on the south side. I think night nav is great practice and I wish I could do more of it. It certainly requires some technique adjustments.

Thursday Oct 21, 2010 #

Run (path & road) 40:00 intensity: (20:00 @3) + (20:00 @4) 4.6 mi (8:42 / mi)
shoes: Mizuno WR 10

Group run. Mile warmup/down and pseudo-tempo run between. Nice chat with Tom owner of running store). Told him about Inov8 shoes because he hadn't heard of them. ???

Monday Oct 18, 2010 #


Monday morning lull after incredible weekend of orienteering. It's fun to read the great stuff everyone else wrote about Moreau. I agree with it all and will never miss an a-meet there. The plateau top is just so different from other NA terrain (I've seen). I have to wonder why it took so long to find/map it. Could there be more in the area??
Hope to scan maps, post QRs & writeups this evening.

Run (path) 36:00 [3] 4.0 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Mizuno WR 10

Lap around the Savanna. With the heavy clouds, was dark the whole time and the sun set at some point. Was worried my car would be locked in by the LCFPP and ruin a good run. Nope, still a few cars left in the lot when I finished.

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