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Training Log Archive: j-man

In the 1 days ending Nov 27, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Run1 31:00
  Bike1 30:00
  Total1 1:01:00

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Thursday Nov 27, 2008 #


For the past few days I have been venting due to frustration with a specific aspect of the club. It is easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees when on such a crusade, and I think it is useful to step back and consider why objectively DVOA is really the best orienteering club in the country. There are so many reasons, and this is merely a subset.

* The continuity--there are people that have been in the club for decades and remain indefatigable. The Ringos have been going strong for 40 years and are still a force. Incredible. The Franks, Scotts, etc... All these people and more are continually volunteering, nearly every weekend, in large ways and small.
* The size--being big and staying big is a good thing in my book.
* The maps--we don't have the best terrain but we have lots of maps, and good ones.
* The friendliness--we really do welcome new people and get them engaged.
* The accommodation of competitive and recreational people equally.
* The juniors and support for the juniors--we have a lot of enthusiastic young people and a lot of adults that support their efforts tirelessly.
* Our website and results--So much better than anything else out there.
* Our epunching--Sandy started this and we have new generations of people taking over.
* The support for runners at WOC and JWOC--DVOA gives very substantial competition grants to people on the WOC and JWOC teams. Really wonderful. I will always be thankful for that support.
* The spirit--There is a great DVOA presence at the US Relays and enthusiastic support for everyone on every team. We have great uniforms, logo, colors, etc... It translates into a really special esprit de corps.


I wonder how many new bytes, MB, etc. of data are added to AP every day by the citizenry?

Run 31:00 intensity: (25:00 @1) + (6:00 @2)

Very easy run on Dasha. North side of the Charles, across the bridge, and along Storrow back. She ran a little faster at the end.

Bike 30:00 intensity: (20:00 @2) + (10:00 @3)

Level 8 hills.
Finishing the hour.

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