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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 1 days ending Sep 19, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:03:31 4.47(14:12) 7.2(8:49) 28023 /34c67%
  Running1 6:00 0.65(9:14) 1.05(5:44)
  Total1 1:09:31 5.12(13:34) 8.25(8:26) 28023 /34c67%
averages - sleep:8

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Saturday Sep 19, 2009 #

Running warm up/down (Street & Trail) 6:00 [2] 0.65 mi (9:14 / mi)

ROC A-Meet, Mendon Ponds Park, NY. Warm-up from the parking area to the start area. I cut the time a bit close thinking I had a 10:06am start but it turned out okay. I actually was to start the race at 10:09am.

Orienteering race (Foot) 20:46 [4] *** 2.6 km (7:59 / km) +60m 7:10 / km
ahr:160 max:171 spiked:12/17c

ROC A-Meet, Mendon Ponds Park, NY. US Sprint Championships. I started out okay but made too many bobbles and was probably just running too slow too. None of my errors were huge but amounted to half a minute here and there. Along the way, I'd caught Clint Morris and Jeff Shapiro. Clint passed me back when I made an error and did not recover with a poorer route choice going around instead of crossing some rough open. I felt just enough winded along the way that I didn't feel I was able to run fast when needed. Whenever I got off course a little bit, the 1:4,000 wooded map also had me appearing to make a much bigger error. I guess this is a baseline for a return to A-meet racing.

Orienteering race (Foot) 42:45 [4] **** 4.6 km (9:18 / km) +220m 7:30 / km
ahr:148 max:168 spiked:11/17c

ROC A-Meet, Mendon Ponds Park, NY. Middle Distance. I started out getting drawn off my line by a control that I shouldn't have gone too. I think the switch from 1:4,000 in the morning to 1:10,000 in this race contributed to that. I was feeling better when I spiked the next two and caught-up to Clint Morris who had started two minutes ahead of me. However, as I was leading Clint toward #6, I got confused by a trail that I couldn't see on the map--it was partially obscured by the course leg line to the control. Clint got away and made-up the time I'd caught on him after that. Also from that point on, it seemed like most of the trails on the map confused me. For a while I started ignoring the trails--my eyes aren't as good as they were. At least some of what I saw were newly created elephant trails from orienteers going to various controls. I was hesitant and made errors in the rough open areas too. I had hoped to do better but it will have to be another day.

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