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Training Log Archive: bthomas570

In the 7 days ending Apr 21, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 2:29:00 15.3(9:44) 24.62(6:03)
  Orienteering3 2:24:42 9.38(15:25) 15.1(9:35)
  Strength1 10:00
  Total7 5:03:42 24.68 39.72

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Saturday Apr 21, 2012 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 16:00 [2] 1.3 mi (12:19 / mi)

Warmed up then there was a line at the start with someone who would have passed me during the race right behind me, so I just extended my warmup.
12 PM

Orienteering race 17:50 [5] 2.4 km (7:26 / km)

ROC Sprint Series #1 at RIT

Weather was 45 and light rain. Perfect conditions for me which contributed to an okay run.

A few mistakes

1--> 2 misread the map and was looking north of the roadway for the tree.

6--> 7 just really confused about control placement relative to OOB.

9 --> 10 Almost went down into the courtyard between the buildings, but I caught myself.

~1:00 of error. Median line was very volatile throughout the meet; I ended up above it but we were 1-2 slower runners away from me being well above it.

Edit: AP calculates zero error. Perhaps these bobbles are not significant enough to be "errors", but my placing in these legs indicates that at least some time was lost.
1 PM

Orienteering race 38:50 [5] 6.0 km (6:28 / km)

Score-O. Totally ran by control #15 and had to go back to get it. That's a bummer. Rather have my big mistake in the score-o than the sprint though.

This was my first "urban" race ever, and I enjoyed it a bit more than I thought I would. I was probably running faster than an "forest" race so decisions had to be made quicker, although the map wasn't super complicated.

Friday Apr 20, 2012 #

5 PM

Running 1:00:00 [2] 5.5 mi (10:55 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Kinvara 2 -Yellow/Oran

Too nice not to go for a run this afternoon.

Wednesday Apr 18, 2012 #

6 PM

Running 1:03:00 [4] 7.5 mi (8:24 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Kinvara 2 -Yellow/Oran

10 min w/u
20 min mp
8 min tempo
15 min mp
10 min c/d

Tuesday Apr 17, 2012 #

6 PM

Strength 10:00 [2]

2 sets of hip flexor exercises

Tax day plus busy work day meant this was all I had time for. Will try to make TNT in two weeks.

Sunday Apr 15, 2012 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:28:02 [5] 6.7 km (13:08 / km)

Club Series #1 at Mendon Ponds

3 mistakes:

1 --> 2, just not focused on the map yet, missed the control to the east, then had to make a big loop to get at it.

11 --> 12, not totally sure of my position, saw #13 out of the corner of my eye, then went there first. At least 12 -->13 became easier

16 --> 17, meant to cut off the main trail and climb the big hill, but I missed it and didn't realize. Pack of screaming girls when I was trying to relocate in my already tired state did not help matters.

Probably seven minutes of error total.

Edit: More like 11 minutes of error. This indicates to me that there's probably some additional time I can pick up elsewhere through better orienteering technique. Felt pretty strong throughout at least.

1st of 100+ on the go control.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

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