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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 29 days ending Feb 29, 2020:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road running5 7:57:09 25.01(19:05) 40.25(11:51) 672
  Orienteering3 5:06:19 16.04(19:06) 25.82(11:52) 457
  Trail Running1 44:44 3.89(11:30) 6.26(7:09) 106
  Total9 13:48:12 44.94(18:26) 72.33(11:27) 1235
  [1-5]9 13:36:40

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Saturday Feb 29, 2020 #

12 PM

Orienteering 1:39:02 intensity: (18 @1) + (1:01 @2) + (1:37:40 @3) + (3 @4) 7.36 mi (13:27 / mi) +209m 12:22 / mi
ahr:116 max:135

Sunday Feb 23, 2020 #

12 PM

Orienteering 1:42:38 intensity: (44 @1) + (30:56 @2) + (1:10:58 @3) 4.68 mi (21:56 / mi) +248m 18:50 / mi
ahr:98 max:129 shoes: IceBug Olx 4

Patapsco Glen Artney, Green course, with dog. I took a bad route to #1, going through some horrible thorny undergrowth. It freaked out both me and the dog. We came to several dead ends that I might have tried to force my way through on my own, but not with Lido. There were under-over problems (I could step over the thorns, he could go under them, but we couldn't do both). I carried him a few times. Pretty good running after that, but another huge mistake on #9, confused at the junction of all the rivers, trails, and spurs. That one I can't blame on the dog.

Saturday Feb 22, 2020 #

1 PM

Road running 38:01 intensity: (14 @2) + (15:59 @3) + (17:55 @4) + (3:53 @5) 4.12 mi (9:14 / mi) +82m 8:41 / mi
ahr:136 max:166 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Another run with Lido. Increasing the mileage in small steps.

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 #

11 AM

Road running 34:45 intensity: (9 @2) + (18:18 @3) + (16:18 @4) 3.71 mi (9:22 / mi) +82m 8:46 / mi
ahr:132 max:152 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

Another run with Lido. This one illustrated the downside of running with a dog. As we were passing an enormous truck that had just maneuvered onto the side of a narrow street, the driver released the brakes, which emitted a sudden loud hiss. The startled dog jumped 3 feet and landed between my legs. We both tripped and fell on the pavement. No real damage, just a few scrapes, and some anger directed at the truck driver.

After that, a woman getting out of a car and greeting a little yappy dog behind a fence opened the gate to go in, and the dog dashed out and started harassing Lido. I pinned him to the ground (the yappy one, not Lido) and the owner hustled over and apologized. I realized later I probably smeared blood on her light-colored dog because that hand had suffered during my fall earlier.

Monday Feb 17, 2020 #

11 AM

Road running 29:29 intensity: (10 @2) + (13:18 @3) + (15:37 @4) + (24 @5) 3.31 mi (8:54 / mi) +71m 8:21 / mi
ahr:135 max:159 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

A neighborhood run with Lido on the waist leash. He's all business when he's running. I'm going to have to get a little handheld water bottle for longer and warmer runs. For the dog, primarily.

Saturday Feb 15, 2020 #

12 PM

Trail Running 44:44 intensity: (1 @2) + (10:06 @3) + (34:36 @4) + (1 @5) 3.89 mi (11:30 / mi) +106m 10:36 / mi
ahr:138 max:155 shoes: Kayano 25 Blue

At Patapsco State Park, with Addie, Glenn, and Lido. From Landing Road, in on the Rockburn Branch trail, back out on the Morning Choice trail.

Addie had been doing these runs on Saturdays with Gabby and her dog Willow. They've moved out west, so we have to take up the challenge with Lido.

This was the first time we tried the new waist leash. It's made by The Buddy System, and it includes the stiff bungee attachment to moderate any sudden pulls. It works so well! When someone's in front of you, he's inclined to chase, and you can get a power assist, a kind of dogsled effect. Great on the uphills, kind of scary on the downs. But on a trail run Lido is well-enough behaved to take him off-leash, which we did on the way back.

Sunday Feb 9, 2020 #

Orienteering race 1:44:39 [3] 4.0 mi (26:10 / mi)
shoes: IceBug Olx 4

Brown course at Pohick Bay. My first ever orienteering run with a dog. It was a lot of fun (for both of us). Lido is a 9-month-old border collie-lab mix, rescued from West Virginia and passed through several hands before he came to us. He seems like a great dog. Like a lab, he's loyal to a fault. Like a border collie, he's smarter than the rest of us.

The way I figure it, it takes about 110% of my brain power just to navigate correctly. Since I only have 100% at my disposal, I screw up about 1 in 10 times. With Lido on the leash, I had a lot more to worry about. When I hit the woods I was probably spending 20% of the time figuring out how we were going to run together and manage the leash. As a result, I got way off course many times on the first 3 controls.

Both of us settled down after that, and we were able to go pretty fast together and stay on course. In open woods and on trails, it was top speed for me, and probably 1/4 speed for Lido. We got wrapped around a tree only 2-3 times, when he decided his way around was better than mine. But he responded really well to a little tug to the left or right, and didn't get distracted by much, except other dogs.

Monday Feb 3, 2020 #

9 AM

Road running 5:40:47 intensity: (11:32 @0) + (2:30:33 @1) + (2:38:46 @2) + (19:56 @3) 10.47 mi (32:33 / mi) +382m 29:14 / mi
ahr:75 max:120 shoes: Roclite 290 Black

Course setting at Hemlock Overlook.

Saturday Feb 1, 2020 #

4 PM

Road running 34:07 intensity: (6 @1) + (11 @2) + (14:08 @3) + (19:42 @4) 3.4 mi (10:02 / mi) +55m 9:34 / mi
ahr:134 max:153

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