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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Oct 19, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 4:03:34 30.97(7:52) 49.84(4:53) 470
  Orienteering3 1:08:49 7.46(9:14) 12.0(5:44) 4562c
  Total8 5:12:23 38.43(8:08) 61.84(5:03) 51562c

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Sunday Oct 19, 2014 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 36:15 [4] ** 5.0 km (7:15 / km)

I managed to splendidly bungle the corn maze, running right by the fifth control and not realizing it till the 10th control, consequently backtracking and then retracing a third or so of the maze, and losing unspeakable numbers of minutes. Smooth move, Ferguson.

Saturday Oct 18, 2014 #

5 PM

Running warm up/down 19:44 [3] 2.6 mi (7:35 / mi) +50m 7:10 / mi

Running intervals 27:00 [4] 4.0 mi (6:45 / mi) +20m 6:39 / mi

12 x 1/4 mile along the power lines in Bridle Trails, generally 75-85 each depending on the terrain. Legs pretty tired today.
6 PM

Running warm up/down 16:47 [2] 1.72 mi (9:45 / mi) +10m 9:35 / mi

Never smile at a croc-o-dile
Never tip your hat to Mr. Croc-o-dile
Don't be taken in
By his welcome grin
He's imagining how well you'll fit within his skin!

Friday Oct 17, 2014 #

5 PM

Running warm up/down 16:16 [3] 2.18 mi (7:28 / mi) +50m 6:58 / mi

Running tempo 28:41 [4] 4.3 mi (6:40 / mi) +70m 6:21 / mi

Tempo loop around Bridle Trails. My old PR for this run used to be somewhere north of 30:00 - hooray for being measurably slightly less slow!

Running warm up/down 30:34 [2] 3.14 mi (9:44 / mi) +20m 9:33 / mi

Wednesday Oct 15, 2014 #

7 PM

Running 43:01 [3] 5.65 mi (7:37 / mi) +100m 7:13 / mi

Grrr, stymied again, this time by either the JV or freshman football team, hard to tell the difference. I need to figure out when the LW track will actually be available this winter. Or find another track.

I was planning to run a conservative 3k in order to establish a baseline for the next five months - it'll have to wait till the weekend. Instead I ran back home, throwing in a random 3:00 fast, then did 5x hill sprints at 90-95%. I used to do these all-out, but then I'd end up feeling like death after about three. Slowing down a bit allows me not to feel like death while doing the recovery lap faster and hopefully reaping the same benefit.

More importantly at the moment, everyone sign up for Sprint the Golden Gate! Do it now and I'll give you a treat.

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 #

6 PM

Running 1:01:31 [3] 7.38 mi (8:20 / mi) +150m 7:50 / mi

Recovery-ish run through Bridle Trails and Watershed. It looks to have been a damp weekend 'round here. I passed a couple dudes hanging out on the trail and caught one strong lungful of secondhand marijuana smoke. #legalizeit #ohwaitwealreadydid #whyamIusinghashtagsonAP

Time to commence next phase of training.

Monday Oct 13, 2014 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 17:41 [5] ** 4.1 km (4:19 / km) +25m 4:11 / km

1 PM

Orienteering race 14:53 [5] ** 2.9 km (5:08 / km) +20m 4:58 / km

It took four runs, but this was closer to the race I was looking for. Fifth North American and second American overall, <30s behind Ross and just a few seconds ahead of Eric, Ethan, and Robbie Anderson. As for our team, Tori, Erin, Alison and I took second!

Considering the stakes (high), the circumstances (relay), and the individual and collective result (positive), this race has to be the new highlight of my orienteering career. It's an absolute honor to wear a Team USA jersey, one that I will never forget or take for granted, as well as to race with and against friends both old and new, and finally to help score meaningful points for the USA on the way to retaining the BK Cup. Just a wonderful experience in every way.

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