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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 3:28:21 27.5(7:35) 44.26(4:42) 350
  Orienteering1 1:25:34 8.18(10:28) 13.16(6:30) 355
  Strength1 27:00
  Total5 5:20:55 35.68 57.42 705

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Sunday May 3, 2015 #

3 PM

Running 1:37:25 [3] 13.12 mi (7:25 / mi) +150m 7:10 / mi

Every once in a while when one starts getting silly thoughts in one's head, one must suffer through 13.1 miles at a somewhat relaxed pace, so that those thoughts are driven out by the harrowing thought of the untold suffering that would certainly ensue were one to race double that distance. Once this has been accomplished, one will have been restored to the correct frame of mind and is free to resume normal activities.

Saturday May 2, 2015 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:25:34 [4] 8.18 mi (10:28 / mi) +355m 9:13 / mi

I am Teh Worst at Lick Creek. They say that in life you should always strive to be your best self; at Lick Creek I become my worst orienteering self. It may be that I'm simply not technically sound enough to navigate consistently well on a map with fuzzy vegetation and non-LIDAR contours, where one must rely overly on the compass. Major issues on 1, 10, and 17. Good news is I am out of the vortex now, so my skills are back again.

The other good news is I've found the Cascade anthem:

RED the blood of angry men
BLACK the dark of ages past
RED a world about to dawn
BLACK the night that ends at last!

Thursday Apr 30, 2015 #

5 PM

Strength 27:00 [3]

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015 #

7 PM

Running 54:11 [3] 7.26 mi (7:28 / mi) +100m 7:09 / mi

Though OUSA rankings often seem suspect and don't really mean much, I received my highest score ever (to the best of my recollection) for day two at Joe Grant. So that's kinda cool I guess.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015 #

5 PM

Running 56:45 [3] 7.12 mi (7:58 / mi) +100m 7:38 / mi

Easy recovery-type Bridle Trails run. A pleasantly cool, drizzly Northwest day.

Question: Do people really prefer a 1:15,000 map over 1:10,000? I'd take 1:10 in pretty much any situation, but then I'm still figuring out how to read the damn things anyway, so what do I know. Can someone enlighten me as to the benefits of 1:15?

Monday Apr 27, 2015 #


Poison oak update: Either I'm immune or my defensive measures were rampantly successful. I have a little triangle of very minor unidentified spots on my elbow which may or may not be poison oak, but they are a mere curiosity rather than an irritation. In fact, I am more negatively affected by a slight back-of-neck and forearm sunburn. I claim victory.

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