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Training Log Archive: Anna

In the 7 days ending Dec 2, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering3 1:52:45 6.28(17:58) 10.1(11:10) 29530 /33c90%
  running3 34:20 3.7(9:17) 5.95(5:46)
  core/legs2 7:00
  Total7 2:34:05 9.97 16.05 29530 /33c90%

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Sunday Dec 2, 2012 #

orienteering 48:21 [3] *** 4.3 km (11:15 / km) +75m 10:21 / km
spiked:10/10c shoes: O' Shoes

Great end to the weekend. Raced an entire brown course, and it went well!
I was happy with myself for adapting to the vegetation and gullies while I was on the course, having a good rhythm in and out of controls, and staying in constant contact. Even through the flat green areas, I had a precise compass bearing and a pace count, and I knew what I was looking for. Also, a training Erin set up at Harriman helped me run confidently through a bunch of green to 5 and use the reentrants behind it to find the control. In the past I've had a tendency to ignore everything past the control circle and also to run more slowly when I'm not confident, even when more looks at the map wouldn't help. So it felt really good to do it right!

The only things I could have done better were to run faster, set my compass while running, be more confident running into the control circle, and not stop to look at the map before leaving #4. I lost maybe 10 seconds after 4, a few seconds on a few controls for hesitation, and about 20 seconds total fiddling with my compass while running.

It felt good physically too! I wasn't running incredibly fast, but I felt like I was racing, and I was able to keep up a steady pace over the entire course.

Saturday Dec 1, 2012 #

orienteering race 16:58 [3] * 2.4 km (7:04 / km)
spiked:11/12c shoes: O' Shoes

Yellow leg of csu's second 8-point relay. Fun! Yellow was the perfect distance for me to do in the middle of a 3-day meet.

Mistakes: 20 seconds on control 2. Ran down the wrong path out of the first control, because I didn't see the first of the 2 junctions I had to go through. After that I was pretty good at reading ahead, being careful, and looking for visible features.

Peter gained more time on me on 2 of the later controls, but I think they were road legs that I didn't make mistakes on.

I think I also had a 10-second hesitation on 5. The fence confused me.

The relay atmosphere was really fun. It was great to get to race!

Friday Nov 30, 2012 #

orienteering 47:26 [3] *** 3.4 km (13:57 / km) +220m 10:32 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: O' Shoes

Walk-ran the night o' (walked the uphills, ran the flats/downhills). Some mistakes, one very stupid one, but much smoother overall than I expected to be!

I'd also been planning to walk the whole thing, so it was a nice surprise when I felt good enough to run.

Thursday Nov 29, 2012 #

core/legs 4:00 [3]

Oh man, Mike increased the time! And of course I had to do all 4 minutes, because we're having an office competition for who can do the most days in a row. I'm going to win!!!

Wednesday Nov 28, 2012 #

running 17:30 [3] 1.88 mi (9:18 / mi)
shoes: gray and yellow mizunos

core/legs 3:00 [3]

3-minute core at work. A great mid-afternoon pick-me-up! Maybe I should just quit looking for a job and work at Janji:)

Tuesday Nov 27, 2012 #

running 6:30 [3] 0.7 mi (9:20 / mi)

Monday Nov 26, 2012 #

running 10:20 [3] 1.12 mi (9:14 / mi)
shoes: gray and yellow mizunos

Arch got more sore after the first 5 minutes, so I walked some of the way back. I think 3 short-ish runs this week would be better than 2 longer ones, so my foot can loosen up and have a chance to be 100% before Friday.

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