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Training Log Archive: ndobbs

In the 7 days ending Oct 10, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 2:57:36 11.25(15:47) 18.1(9:49)
  climbing1 2:00
  Total4 2:59:36 11.25 18.1

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Monday Oct 10, 2011 #


Saturday's QR.

Only specified two points, most of the time the GPS was pretty accurate. It didn't like control 5 (I thought it very strange that I ended up going to 2 en route to 6)... and going to 13 I ended up bouncing off the track, but was surprised I did so. It seemed a little closer to the hill line than I expected. Now, I wasn't orienteering well at all, so...


Sunday's QR.

Support for my hypothesis that the map was wrong at 7 - I ran up that index contour re-entrant and up the hill (unmapped) slightly to the right and the depression control was to the right of that. I don't know what happened at 4, I suspect it was gps madness - but I wasn't expecting to come out so close to that water control (where the gps is accurate).
Where the control was at 9, up at the very top of the re-entrant, was not all that far from the west end of the hilltop.

Afaik, I was running (jogging/walking) south until I punched 11, so gps is off there.

Fun times, even if I wasn't orienteering wonderfully this weekend.

Sunday Oct 9, 2011 #

9 AM

orienteering 48:44 intensity: (1:47 @1) + (8:51 @2) + (33:58 @3) + (4:08 @4) 5.33 km (9:09 / km)
ahr:155 max:174

Boulderdash part II, Bear Brook SP, Green

Silly mistake to the first, lost confidence with where I was on the way to the first, so ran up a spur to double-check. Mostly ok after that. Seemed like the map wasn't wholly precise, but adequate for the job. Lots of fun and thanks to all involved.

Saturday Oct 8, 2011 #

12 PM

orienteering 1:25:04 intensity: (29 @1) + (5:28 @2) + (39:52 @3) + (38:14 @4) + (1:01 @5) 8.87 km (9:35 / km)
ahr:167 max:186


Pretty poor navigation on my part the first half, then improved slightly.

Great terrain. Fun times, even if the colours (mostly green) were a little disappointing.

Thursday Oct 6, 2011 #


There's a talk on "stochastic orienteering" at work next week.

climbing 2:00 [3]

5.5, 5.6, 5.7- with one take, 5.6 with a few takes. Arms were shot on the last one. Plus a V0.

Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 #

12 PM

orienteering 43:48 [2] 3.9 km (11:13 / km)

Slowrienteering. Still beat Transvestali to the first two controls... then she went off far, far away and I pottered around a little loop. Found a guitar case with guitar inside at one control.

Perfect weather.

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