okansas.blogspot.com
Occassional thoughts about orienteering


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

QuickRoute from Texas

 

Here is my QuickRoute track from the second day of the Texas A-meet:



Yellow indicates the faster speed, with orange/red a medium speed, and the dark colors a slow speed.

The track shows which controls I was able to take at a decent pace (i.e. running relatively fast right up to the control). Check out controls 1, 2, 5, 8, and 11 for examples. All of these controls were easy.

The track shows which controls I took at a slow pace. Check out controls 4, 6, and 9 for examples. I lost a little time when I got off line to 4 and 6. I think most of the slowing at 9 was due to thick vegetation.

Look at the long leg, 4-5. In the middle of the leg, there is a stretch where I moved quite slowly. I was following an indistinct trail through a green area (a trail with a few places that were difficult to get through because of Greenbriar). Later in the course (leg 12-13) I ran under a power line that goes roughly parallel to the indistinct trail. Under the power line, I could keep a good (yellow) pace. The yellow is around 4:30/km and the dark shades (mostly blue) are more like 8:00/km. I probably would have saved some time on 4-5 if I'd run under the power line and then cut back on the trail.

It is interesting to see how long it took me to get back up to speed after running up a hill. Leaving 4, I climbed a few lines, then didn't get back up to speed until a good 100 meters of flat terrain. The same thing happened on leg 10-11. Once I topped the hill, it took me a good 100 meters of flat (and a bit green) terrain before I hit the road and was able to pick up the speed. It'd be interesting to see if I was able to get back up to speed quicker as my form improves (I'm in pretty lousy shape these days).

The track between 7-8 doesn't fit with the route I actually ran. I don't know if that was because the GPS didn't get good reception or because I screwed up the track when I was aligning it with the map in QuickRoute.

Back to okansas.blogspot.com.

posted by Michael | 7:27 PM

1 comments


Comments:
Sorry. Look please here
 
Post a Comment
March 2002April 2002May 2002June 2002July 2002August 2002September 2002October 2002November 2002December 2002January 2003February 2003March 2003April 2003May 2003June 2003July 2003August 2003September 2003October 2003November 2003December 2003January 2004February 2004March 2004April 2004May 2004June 2004July 2004August 2004September 2004October 2004November 2004December 2004January 2005February 2005March 2005April 2005May 2005June 2005July 2005August 2005September 2005October 2005November 2005December 2005January 2006February 2006March 2006April 2006May 2006June 2006July 2006August 2006September 2006October 2006November 2006December 2006January 2007February 2007March 2007April 2007May 2007June 2007July 2007August 2007September 2007October 2007November 2007December 2007January 2008February 2008March 2008April 2008May 2008June 2008July 2008August 2008September 2008October 2008November 2008December 2008January 2009February 2009March 2009April 2009May 2009June 2009July 2009August 2009September 2009October 2009November 2009December 2009January 2010February 2010March 2010April 2010May 2010June 2010July 2010August 2010September 2010October 2010November 2010December 2010January 2011February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013July 2013September 2013
archives
links