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Training Log Archive: orienteeringmom

In the 30 days ending Apr 30, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 4:05:31 8.59(28:35) 13.83(17:45) 260
  walking2 1:08:00 1.0(1:08:01) 1.61(42:16) 20
  Total5 5:13:31 9.59(32:41) 15.44(20:19) 280

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Thursday Apr 17, 2008 #

walking (training/exercise) 30:00 [3] 0.25 mi (2:00:06 / mi)

Been trying to find the time to get out and walk as the weather has been so wonderful and spring almost summer like. But the JWOC selection and the 2008 Junior Training camp in 10 days have been taking a very large amount of my time. But today I put me foot down and got out and walked and it was wonderful. I really hated to come back to this crazy computer and all the emails I had to deal with once again tonight.

Sunday Apr 13, 2008 #

orienteering race (SVO Gifford Pinchot) 58:06 [3] 2.4 km (24:12 / km) +60m 21:31 / km
shoes: New Balance all-terrian

It was a nice but easy yellow. I didn't really care that it was easy I just wanted to get out into the woods. My knees were really bothering me and I wasn't sure why until I finished. The last couple of days have been extremely nice and I had been wearing sandals with no support and I believe that my leg muscles were sore from them. My legs and knees are still bothering me tonight especially on the stairs. Otherwise it was a good day in the woods.

Tuesday Apr 8, 2008 #

walking 38:00 [3] 0.75 mi (50:40 / mi) +20m 46:47 / mi

great day to walk. I started getting exercise with the Flying Pig and want to continue going. It was good to walk. I still get tired and need to stop a bit once in a while but I kept going.

Sunday Apr 6, 2008 #

orienteering race (U.S. Ultralong course) 1:57:01 [3] 3.9 mi (30:00 / mi) +140m 27:00 / mi

First I want to say that in the past the white, yellow and orange courses did not have long courses. My children never did them when they were growing up and I feel we still don't need long courses on beginner courses.
Parts of this course were ok and other parts were down right dangerous in my book. Between #13 -14 Sending white runners on a trail that is RIGHT on the edge of a 100-150 meter drop to the river is just asking for trouble. Then this trail goes almost straightdown and was a slip and slide all of the way. I have never been so scared on an orienteering course in my life. If I had fallen who was to say that I would not have gone over the cliff down to the river. By the time (which was long) I got down to the bottom my knees were so locked that it took me a few minutes to get them to work right again. I was amazed to see how high the river was when I got out to the road between 8 - 9; a good part of the map was under water at that point. Looking down where the road was I could see a road sign sticking up above the water which was quite surprising to see. Then at #9 as I punched I could see a roof of a building sticking out of the water over there. I wish I had had a camera to take some pictures. I did the course and I'm glad that I finished. Did I like, hell no!

Saturday Apr 5, 2008 #

orienteering race (sprint 1) 30:35 [5] 1.6 mi (19:07 / mi) +20m 18:24 / mi

a great course. I have a great time and really enjoyed the challenge of making sure that I was on the right side of the buildings.

orienteering race (Sprint 2) 39:49 [5] 1.6 mi (24:53 / mi) +40m 23:05 / mi

This sprint was not as much fun. The muddy trails were harder to navigate and took more time. I also allowed myself to be distracted by a man in a hunting stand(no names being used here) and went into the wrong field which costed me some time.

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