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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 7 days ending Apr 30, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:21:00 8.45(23:47) 13.6(14:47) 585
  Road running3 1:37:30 11.4(8:33) 18.35(5:19)
  Map Walk1 20:00 0.93(21:27) 1.5(13:20)
  Core strength2 15:00
  Total6 5:33:30 20.78 33.45 585

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Saturday Apr 30, 2016 #

Orienteering race 48:09 [4] 4.8 km (10:02 / km) +225m 8:08 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

QOC Granite Red. Boy, we lucked out on the weather. Saturday was the only dry day in a week-long string of wet ones. I had a good run, the only real problem being a careless approach to #7, although I thought I was doing the right thing, heading down the spur to the left of the big reentrant, coming in to the small reentrant, but somehow it wasn't right and I spent 3 extra minutes getting to the right place. Great woods for running and orienteering, and the right time of year to be in them.

Orienteering race 26:28 [5] 2.6 km (10:11 / km) +115m 8:20 / km
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

Course designer Jan Merka made an inspired decision to add a sprint course through the rocky technical area, with a map at 1:5000 that actually allowed you to read the features. It was a lot of fun. I ran well for the first 7 or so controls, then things began to go haywire. Part of the problem was letting other people distract me. Dave O. and I took a suboptimal route to #8, too low, and slow to get through the pits up to the boulder. Then I started off with him in the wrong direction, and even though I corrected before he did, the damage was done, 2 minutes lost on #9. Ran with Valerie past #13 on the forested spur, but again, I corrected and backtracked to the control while she went on to finish without having punched it. More lost time for me, and a mp for her.

Map Walk 20:00 [3] 1.5 km (13:20 / km)
shoes: Icebug olx 2nd

Picking up controls.

Friday Apr 29, 2016 #

Road running 32:30 [3] 3.8 mi (8:33 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

Same route again. Drizzly today. I was comfortable enough running, but for some reason I was thinking about hypothermia.

Thursday Apr 28, 2016 #

Core strength 10:00 [3]

Wednesday Apr 27, 2016 #

Road running 32:30 [3] 3.8 mi (8:33 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

There was a little window between when I woke up and the rain started, so I took advantage of it. Cool and gray the whole way, and I got a few raindrops just as I was coming back in.

Core strength 5:00 [3]

David Roche's 5-min leg circuit (fwd lunges, back lunges, slngle-leg back lunges, single-leg step-ups. Plus a hamstring set.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2016 #

Road running 32:30 [3] 3.8 mi (8:33 / mi)
shoes: Adrenaline 16

My watch died over the weekend. I found it about 8 years ago, on a rainy day, lying in the mud. I saw it was still working, so I took it home, and I've used it ever since. It's a small Timex runner's watch, velcro strap, either a kids' or womens' model, which suits me just fine. I guess I'll try replacing the battery.

Sunday Apr 24, 2016 #

Orienteering race 2:06:23 [4] 6.2 km (20:23 / km) +245m 17:01 / km
shoes: IceBug Olx 4

West Point Long Green Y. Well, this was a disappointment, and a tiring one at that. I never understood the map, right from the beginning, when I walked the whole way to the first control, trying to make sense of what the map was saying but never getting it. And for pretty much the whole course, I just wandered through the wilderness hoping for a glimmer of understanding that would let me guess where I might be.

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