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Training Log Archive: Vector

In the 7 days ending Apr 8, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 4:28:06 18.44 29.67 87622 /79c27%
  Legs and/or sprints4 31:00
  X-cntry running2 20:00 2.11(9:28) 3.4(5:53)
  Total6 5:19:06 20.55 33.07 87622 /79c27%
  [1-5]5 5:14:06

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Saturday Apr 8, 2017 #

Orienteering race 1:47:56 [4] **** 10.71 km (10:05 / km) +380m 8:34 / km
spiked:12/14c shoes: X-Talon 212

Yellowwood Long Red map and track

Did pretty well, 1st in M35, strong finish overall on Red across all categories, good navigation, had to take some round about routes to avoid insane climbs, beautiful weather again. More to come soon including control-by-control breakdown for yesterday and today. Hopefully they put it on RouteGadget too. Maybe I'll QR it.


1- Mostly straight, spike
2- up to trail, down, up, back down, saw cliff which probably saved me, and spike
3- followed stream NW, contoured around hill to trail to save climb, trail intersection to launch me down hill to stream intersection, followed stream flat area NW till last right, up the steep reeentrant, spike
4- trail then followed along top of all the reentrants, the white was nice open and even had trail marker paint along the way, followed NW spur down to stream as AP and spike
5- followed stream NW till super steep reeentrant and hill by 5 and spike
6- trail S then W, followed contours down to stream, found the reeentrant and spike
7- stream west towards road, went around hill till SW stream took me to hill, contoured around the hill, spike
8- up monster hill to trail, didn't want to mess with going down again just to come back up through thick green, so ran trail around the valley, wen to open space but a bit too far south as I found the pit, attacked control from pit
9- down to stream and found curve in stream, eyes up for hilltop, a lot of possibilities at first so aimed off left then climbed to right elevation and attacked it from NW seeing top,of control from distance, spike
10- stream to trails to stream and spike
11- crossed big steep reeentrant overhead using big fallen tree bridge, a little scary but saved climb, trails around hill,trail stream intersection as AP, spike
12- stream, trails, power lines, spike
13- accidentally went to finish first then realized so ran from finish by streamers to 13
F- back to finish.

CY17 control goal count = 262

Legs and/or sprints 10:00 [1]


Friday Apr 7, 2017 #

Orienteering race 57:10 [3] *** 7.16 km (7:59 / km) +100m 7:28 / km
25c shoes: Icebug

Eagle Creek Middle Blue map and track

Very nice course and happy w/ my performance & navigation. I think the prep paid off. 1st nat'l Blue middle where I met my own expectations and had only minor nav mistakes. 6th place (3rd USA) is my best Blue finish yet. Will probably be a good score and certainly one of my strongest. Kept winding up standing next to control not seeing them though--some of the intricacy and subtleties snagged me at times.

Lots of quick turns and subtle details on this one, had to be careful not to get too cocky or go too fast because of some areas void of major features and only offering subtle hints. Very accurate map, but had to navigate very accurately in some parts. My bearing discipline practice earlier this week and last Sat came in handy. Great to see SMOCers, MVOCers & OCINers. Hats off to the Rob, Aiden and all of OCIN / Indy folks for such a great event. Really looking fwd to tomorrow's long, except for the climb...that is scaring me.


1- A little foggy out of the gate
2- Spike
3- Spike
4- Straight to a spike
5- Road, trail north, a little too far north and missed it, went back to it.
6- Went to the trail corner for attack point, but didn't see the control on my first pass...was standing right next to it...then I saw a flag, further east after doubting myself, ran to it but it was for different course..turned around and saw the rootstock and got it. My messiest control.
7- Followed the south side of spur to spike
8- Bearing discipline and eyes up for the knolls, spike
9- Bearing discipline, straight across water, spike
10- Slowed down for this one as everything was very subtle. Looked for the 3 knolls and found them for my AP, spike
11- Bearing discipline, spike
12- saw the depression from 11, spike
13- Kept track of the 3 knolls as a reference and stayed south of them, using them almost like an AP, but went a bit too far, was standing just west of the control confused fo a bit, thought I was too close to trail which was correct, but soon found it after a little flailing recon.
14- Bearing discipline and eyes up for the round hill, spike
15- Aimed off right to trail, used open space to lead me to it, spike
16- Aimed off right to trail, bottom of curve for AP to cross water, junk as AP for control, spike but too slow
17- Lots of hesitation and a bit of confusion but kept it under control well enough to to recognize the key features, used trail corner as AP.
18- Open space, paved path corner to launch me into forest, stayed in white runnable as long as could, stream intersection got me in right direction, almost spiked but was off to south a bit, saw from distance while scanning.
19- Shwaked in eye by branch, climbed over fence, spike
20- Had a great plan but for some reason didn't see the black x I was after and instead doubted self and went to one farther east since I saw a flag thinking I made mistake, but no I actually was originally at the correct one and just didn't see my control.
21- Forest, trail, parking area as AP, spike
22- Road, due south across water, trail, contour around hill, spike
23- straight and spike
24- trail, road, parking lot, road, spike
25- spike

CY17 control goal count = 248

X-cntry running 5:00 [2] 0.7 km (7:09 / km)
shoes: Icebug

Warm up

Legs and/or sprints 1:00 [1]


Thursday Apr 6, 2017 #

Orienteering 30:00 [3] *** 3.9 km (7:42 / km) +100m 6:49 / km
6c shoes: Icebug

Well 21 hrs later and finally got to IND. That was brutal. But many people were/are far worse off, some I talked to won't get home until Friday/tomorrow! I was lucky as a standby traveler to even get here, but now I'm exhausted.

That said I was able to get to the training area and do a bit of a run. But I apparently ordered the wrong map so I didn't have one for the training area so just practiced running, contouring and bearings and such at about 60-70% effort and to get travel tightness loosens up a bit. It's been very wet here!

Legs and/or sprints 10:00 [1]


Wednesday Apr 5, 2017 #

X-cntry running 15:00 [4] 2.7 km (5:33 / km)
shoes: Adidas

Well, this is not how I thought I would get some running in today. Realized t-storms in ATL were causing all flights to overbook tonight and tomorrow and Friday so had to high tail it out to catch flight out of the madness. So ran from work to lodging back to shuttle stop by work, complete with backpack on and pulling rolling suitcase and garment bag in tow to cach shuttle.

Tuesday Apr 4, 2017 #

Orienteering 5:00 [0] ***

Armchair-O: Montlosier.

CY control goal count = 223

Monday Apr 3, 2017 #

Orienteering 1:08:00 [3] *** 7.9 km (8:36 / km) +296m 7:15 / km
spiked:10/14c shoes: Icebug

Fountainhead, VA blue course from last year. Hilly! Perfect running WX again. Did Memory-O again since the printer in lodging still doesn't work. Had good navigation today. Nice that a lot of streamers were still out in the control locations. had to cut out a couple controls because dumb park closes gates at 7:30 pm as if nobody wants to be in a park at night--annoying.

CY17 control goal count = 203

Legs and/or sprints 10:00 [1]

Hip and leg flexibility

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