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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Feb 25:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 36:57:35 15.06(2:27:13) 24.24(1:31:28) 475
  Run2 1:25:50 9.15(9:23) 14.73(5:50) 180
  Total5 38:23:25 24.21(1:35:08) 38.97(59:07) 655
averages - sleep:8 weight:174lbs

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Thursday Feb 23 #

10 AM

Orienteering (mapping) 33:42:01 [1] 4.88 mi (6:54:20 / mi)
ahr:90 max:139 shoes: ultraboost DNA 2021

fixing some reported map issues on the Glen Artney map. It was cool in the morning but warmed up a lot while mapping. I had to peel off my jacket.
Checked out one generic rocky area that needed to be updated to be more accurate. Added some new trail segments and updated some green/root stocks.
2 PM

Run (grass and trail) 45:42 [3] 4.57 mi (10:00 / mi) +180m 8:55 / mi
ahr:156 max:168 shoes: Asics Kayano 2022

After mapping went for a run around the Catonsville community college. It was a lot hillier than I expected and one of the trails was very rocky in parts. i was really slow but looking at the heart rate I was working hard. It was also hot out 78 degrees and I was already a little dehydrated from mapping.

Tuesday Feb 21 #

12 PM

Run (grass) 40:08 [3] 4.58 mi (8:46 / mi)
ahr:149 max:160 shoes: Asics Kayano 2022

Run outside in Shorts. 57 degrees out and sunny . A very nice day for a run (especially in February). Still sore from Sunday Orienteering event. Wasn't very fast but I feel I am getting my cardio back in shape.

Rt 175 + Severn Road.

Dist Pace
1.00 8:46
0.32 8:25
0.96 8:36
0.97 9:31
0.29 8:30
1.00 8:18
0.04 11:29

Sunday Feb 19 #

12 PM

Orienteering (blue) 1:40:06 [3] *** 8.6 km (11:38 / km) +475m 9:07 / km
ahr:142 max:164 slept:8.0 weight:174lbs shoes: VJ Falcons 2022

Patapsco State Park, Glen Artney area.

North Glen Artney is one of the greenest/thorniest areas in QOC land. Course setter avoided this worst of this by have a long trail run to the first control to get everyone south of it. I got stuck twice in the thorns, both going to the last control which was back in the green area. The rest of the map is very open, but very hilly.
I traveled 6.5 miles for the 8.6K course.
Being the mapper for this park, and having set many courses in it (including some of the controls for the Mid-atlantic Champs) I know it very well and do get an advantage.

Start: The start unit wasn't in the correct spot. the triangle on the map had it on the southern trail head but the start unit was on the north trail head. So out of the start I took the trail which wasn't the trail I thought it was. The trails end up in the same end but the north trail is longer and not as good as footing. Other than the distance I didn't look any time.

# 7: Should have been a very easy control. It was so easy that I turned my brain off and cross the wrong road. I was heading up the hill when I saw a building off to the side. Hmmm, there should be no building there. I realized what I had done and proceeded to the control.

#11: The power line has had traffic down in recently so there was clear path down it. I took the power line this time because it is straighter then the switchback trail.

#13: I was too high on 13. Turns out that simply misread the controls. I saw I was to high and dropped down. Control was hung on unmapped rock feature (that needs to be added to the map) instead of the rock on the map.

#16: Lost a little bit of time because the trails have changed. I hit the junction (there didn't use to be a junction) so was confused which way to go.

#20: I cut up too soon and had some major difficulty getting to the trail. I got stuck in the thorns twice and had to back track to get out. This apparently cost me the first place as the time I lost was the difference between first and 2nd.
3 PM

Orienteering (control pickup) 1:35:28 [2] 4.84 mi (19:44 / mi)
ahr:128 max:157 shoes: VJ Falcons 2022

Volunteered for Control pickup since I had to take the controls home. The park is difficult to pickup as the start is one one side of the map. I said I would take the far away section (which was 1.25 miles just to get to the area. I was surprised as I was approaching my area, another pickup person was going the other way on the trail. He said he was able to park in a neighborhood off the map and therefore save a lot of distance.
Not only did I have a long distance to travel, I had a lot of climb also. I was totally beat by the time I got back. As expected, I was the last one back.

I did check the one area and confirmed the map needed updating and the control was hung on a different rock than the one mapped.

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