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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 1 days ending Apr 25, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:34:43 3.6(26:17) 5.8(16:20)
  Total1 1:34:43 3.6(26:17) 5.8(16:20)

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Saturday Apr 25, 2015 #

Orienteering race 1:34:43 [3] 5.8 km (16:20 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

NEOC Needham Town Forest, Red course. Shortish course, not a lot of climb, but slow orienteering for me. We were warned not to trust the small trails, so I didn't. As soon as I got off the trail on the way to #1, I found myself surrounded by big rocks with hardly any rocks on the map. Thought about that for a while and plugged on. I began to get the feel of things (as well as wet feet) on the long route to #4, which seemed to involve some wading no matter which way you chose.

Things were a little more fun after that. It's interesting terrain, with a mapping style that deemphasizes the ubiquitous rock and plays up the contour complexity. The map was at 1:7500, and it's hard to imagine trying to condense it any further.

I had a disaster on 13, there was a straightforward route around the marsh, through the rocks, and straight in, which I finally did after my original stupid idea utterly failed. Fairly consistent other than that, mostly walking near the controls and working on visualization.

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