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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Jul 3, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 5:08:42 27.47(11:14) 44.21(6:59) 81522 /26c84%
  Other1 3:00:00 2.0(1:29:59) 3.22(55:55)
  Total6 8:08:42 29.47(16:35) 47.42(10:18) 81522 /26c84%

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Sunday Jul 3, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering (red: remarkable flats) 57:36 [5] 8.3 km (6:56 / km) +200m 6:12 / km
shoes: O icebugs 2015

Wide open running course. So runnable that I ran out of steam and got stupid. I think it was oxygen debt. Overall, I made lots of tiny mistakes which just kept costing my time.

#1: I started off fine. By the pond, across the fence. Final approach I went right around the hill. I think left may have been faster.

#2: I got through the green in a thicker spot than I should have. On my final approach I saw Amber ahead of me. By the time I got there I went to the wrong rock and lost 30 seconds.

#3: I overshot the cliff by about 30 meters and had to come back to it.

#4: I was right of the line. I approached the control from the west and it was greener on that side then the direct approach.

#5: I refolded my map and lost track where I was. I started in the direction of 5-6 instead of going to 5. I went off 90 degrees the wrong way. I crossed the marsh area when I looked at my map again and realized things weren't right.

#6:

#7: I was plenty tired at this point. Leaving #6 I didn't lift my foot high enough and kicked a rock (that didn't move) and fell hard. I had to walk a bit to recover. I was slow to the control.

#8: Straight

#9: Left of the first marsh then straight.

#10: Straight, then between large aspen groves.

#11: Drifted a little left but not an issue. So very, very tired.

#12: Tried to keep running but just couldn't

#13: brain dead. I wasn't reading the map just trying to key off the finish chute but I was looking in the wrong spot. I thought it was the control by the road and just ran above our control. Eventually, I looked at the map and circled back. Embarrassing to screw up the go control.

Saturday Jul 2, 2016 #

9 AM

Orienteering (red: Twin Boulders) 1:10:34 [5] ** 9.2 mi (7:40 / mi) +260m 7:03 / mi
spiked:12/13c shoes: O' Icebuds 2014

runners course. I expected more navigation in the rocky areas. Given how easy it was, I tried to just keep running but still had to walk some of the uphills Just to catch my breath.

#1: straight, left around the rocky hill.
#2: Straight, Across yellow field, left around the rocky hill. dropped into the clearing. Dropped to low on the field and had to climb back up to the control.

#3: Straight
#4: I started straight but was having tough time going along side of hill with rock. I then went up the hill and ran along the top. There appeared to be an extra re-entrant just before the control. I paused in this reentrant before going on.

#5: right of line to get into the big field. Just run along until fence bend. Continue along field right of first hill, left of rocky area where control was. Did take a bit to interpret what was what here but I knew I was in the correct spot.

#6: More of less straight.

#7: up reentrant to the field. Along field edge. when still far, far, away, I picked the spur out that I wanted to run up. I could see Amber in her bright orange shirt up there.

#8: Slightly right of line. Passed the aspen, then used the big boulder as the attack point

#9: I popped right into the rough open. It was slow going initially but got better farther down. Crossed creek and cut corner to large field. Up edge of field to control. amber just ahead of me.

#10: Run through fields. Gimme control.

#11: along rough open, crossed trail and angled up. just kept going. Eventually cut up to the high ground. I was originally looking for a re-entrant so hesitated on the final approach.

#12: Another long field run. past small aspen. left of twin boulders. past large aspen. Right of hill, across reentrant. I mis-interpreted the knolls up just before the control so approach from the west rather than the north.

#13: Just keep running and heading down hill to the trail. Trail to control.
1 PM

Other (Disc Golf) 3:00:00 [1] 2.0 mi (1:29:59 / mi)

I went and played disc Golf in Laramie. Joined a group of 2 brothers who knew where the tees/baskets are which was helpful as it wasn't clear. The grass in the course was ankle deep to waist high. We spent more time than normal looking for discs. I had one disk that skipped off the ground and into the pond. one of the brothers volunteered to wade in and get the disk.
Overall, I am out of practice. My throwing arm was sore by the end.

Friday Jul 1, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering (Devil's Claw) 1:16:18 [3] 7.7 km (9:55 / km) +355m 8:03 / km
shoes: O icebugs 2015

3nd day of the Laramie Race. I didn't want to tire myself out for the A meet so my plan was to take it easy. Walk the up hill and run easy on the flat and down hills. I still had trouble breathing. The climb was also a lot more than expected. Even walking the hills was making my thighs tired.
The front pack ran away. I was the lead of the 2nd pack. on the the way to #7 I looked back and could see a steady line of people walking behind me (going up the hill). At number 9 we rejoined the people doing the short course.
Fairly clean orienteering. I lost time on #3. Control was much farther down the stream than I expected. Maybe it was the funky 1:12,500 scale.

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering (Laramie Cowgirl Rleay) 51:19 [3] 7.2 km (7:08 / km)
shoes: O icebugs 2015

Day 2 Laramie. My plan was to run this at speed and make this a race. I wanted to keep moving an orienteer clean.
4 loops with people doing them in different orders. Then a common 5th loop. The order I did the loops was loop3, loop2, loop4, loop 1.
Loop3: I was hesitant off the start. The followed the crowd down the reentrant. Crossed the marsh and then the crown split up. I was too low and had to climb to get to the control. I was hesitant to control 2. I kept pulling up short. I was not used to the 1:15,000 scale. I was off to #3 and went to another control first. At the end of loop there were a lot of people ahead of me. I did have the long loop first.
Loop 2: Control 1 I used the control 1 from the first loop as my reference point. I was too far left going to control 2. Lost time figuring out where I was.
Loop 4: Short loop with only 2 controls. It was so short it threw me off a bit.
Loop 1: I was clean. I finally had the control I visited on other loops.
Final Loop: No one in sight ahead of me. One person right behind me. As I got closer to 1 I saw someone ahead of me., #2. I passed Ali, she was too low. #3, I hesitated on the final approach. Ali passed me back. #4: Ali and other guy went right, I went straight. Ali ran away from me. #5: Ali way ahead of me. I made up some ground as she circled around on the approach.
I finished 4th a ways behind Ali. The other guy must have run out of steam as he dropped off from me also and was a way back (5th).

Wednesday Jun 29, 2016 #

4 PM

Orienteering (Laramie Day 1) 52:55 [3] *** 6.2 km (8:32 / km)
spiked:10/13c shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 2015?

First day at Wyoming. used this as a training run. My intent was to see how well I could do at altitude. I did want to navigate my self rather than just follow the crowd.

#1 I started off at an easy jog down the hill. By the time I got to the bottom I was out of breath. I had to walk a lot of the uphill. The leaders pulled away. I followed the crowd across the field. unfortunately the people ahead of me weren't watching the leaders. We cut into the woods and everyone was left. I veered left to a bare rock area (on the map but I couldn't see it at the time). I then corrected but everyone else past the control. the lead pack was gone.
#2: I stayed high and contoured around. On the way there I caught back up the end of the lead pack (Ali Crocker, Brian Moore and others).
#3: Some people dogged leg back to the trail. Brian Moore and I went straight. It was slow initially but then opened up. I think we made up more ground.
#4: Right behind Ali most of the way. My final approach I went left but I think it was quicker to punch through the green.
#5: I went straight. Everyone else followed Ali around the hill. We crossed the stream together. she climbed high and I stayed low. I made up ground when she and those following her were to far left. People saw me leaving the control.
#6: In my hasted to get away from everyone I took a bad route out. I circled the hill rather than going right over it. I just gave away all the lead I just had.
#7: A lot of people around. I went straight/left (Ali was more left). Others went right. We cross the final stream and headed up it. Picked up Tom Svbodney and Aiden Minto were there looking confused. Tom, Ali ran away from me on the uphill.
#8: with the crowd.
#9: This is where I lost all my time. If you kept just right of straight the woods were open and a clean run. I didn't. I decided to follow the rocky ridge and I wanted to follow it on the west side. Unfortunately, the west side was junky. I would cut over, only to cut back to the rocky ridge which was slow running. I did this several times before bailing out and running the east side.
Rest of course was uneventful. Just tired. I had to keep walking.
I finished 9 (last of the entire group I was with). 4th place was only a minute in front of me.

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