Training Log: Spike
In the last 7 days:
|activity|| # ||time||miles||km||+m||load|
| ||MTB cycling||2|| 1:35:00||95.0|
| ||running||1|| 40:00||80.0|
| ||other||1|| 30:00||30.0|
| ||orienteering||1|| 22:24||16c||89.6|
| ||Total||4|| 3:07:24||16c||294.6|
MTB cycling 50:00 
MTB on pavement over to look around at Baker Wetlands. Nice day for biking once the rain ended.
I was partially motivated to get out and bike because I got a taunting email from Cristina-bot this morning. "Oh no! Better get training!"
We're heading over to KC late this afternoon for a PTOC sprint on a new park map. That'll be fun.
orienteering race 22:24 
PTOC event at Meadowbrook - a new map and a new park. Fun.
I skipped a control. I remember doing that once before.
My mind was a bit rough. After the fist 9 controls I think I was just running and reading (instead of reading and running). The control I skipped was strange. I carefully picked the route I wanted. Ran half of it. Then just flipped some sort of strange switch in my mind and ran toward the next control.
There was plenty of light, but I ran with my new toy. A Kanpass lighted magnifier arrived in the mail. I think it will be useful for those occassionally days when it is cloudy and dark in the forest. My eyes don't handle dim light and map reading. Here's a snapshot:https://www.instagram.com/p/CO6huK6gaww/?utm_sourc...
MTB cycling 45:00 
Short bike ride. Enough to break a good sweat, see what was going on in town, and build up some appetite for tonight's black bean burgers.
And in other news, the Board of County Commissioners:
"Appointed Michael Eglinski as interim auditor effective June 1, 2021 until such time the position can be filled on a permanent basis and authorized the Chairman to set the salary consistent with the Board’s policies and practices."
Also, I looked for the geese at the pond and didn't see any.
other 30:00 
Plan was to run, but as soon as I took a few steps I could tell I just didn't have the energy. I would call this a mixed hike/run. I threw in a few jogs.
I visited the pond and looked for the geese but didn't see them.
Mowed and filled up a load of yard waste for pick up tomorrow.
running 40:00 
Jogging on West Campus. I threw in several short (30 second) bursts of not-as-slow running.
I spotted the geese and goslings, but couldn't get close enough to count the goslings.
I watched a few hours of orienteering on TV over the weekend. I saw a couple of individual races from Finland (suunnistusliiga), one leg of a relay from Finland (viestiliiga) and the sprint champs for Switzerland. All were fun to watch, though I can't really understand the languages.
Compared to WOC races, the races I watched all looked like more fun orienteering. WOC races sacrifice interesting orienteering for making things visible for spectators and TV. But the races in Finland and Switzerland didn't do that.
The viestiliiga's running camera images were fun. They covered a huge part of the course. At least in the one leg I watched.
Races from Finland are here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrrxK3KjupKwgmz9S...
Races from the Swiss Sprint Champs are here:https://youtu.be/oMd708rxXC4
I took a bit of walk after work.
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