Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Quickroute with heart rate curve from today's run


I ran a local event at Blue and Grey Park. Warm (80s and sunny) and rough terrain inspired me to take it a bit easy, looking for routes that would keep me out of the roughest vegetation. Here's the QR track with heart rate.

I decided to warm up on the first few controls. You can see the relatively low h.r. until about the 4th control. After that, I pushed a bit harder the rest of the course. You might notice a relatively low h.r. beginning a bit before the 6th control. That's because I met Paul C. on the trail and he asked to look at my map. It turned out he'd misdrawn his control circle and was looking in the wrong big reentrant. Most of the rest of the lower h.r. readings are areas where I was walking through thick (and thorny) forest.

One thing I should mention about this area is that the map is old. There are a few new trails and some of the older trails have been re-routed a bit. Some of the mapped trails have almost completely disappeared. It makes the orienteering a bit unfair - you can make a good decision but lose time because of problems with the map. Oh, and some of the forest is a bit thicker than mapped as a result of an ice storm a few years ago.

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posted by Michael | 6:36 PM


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