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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Jul 12, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:31:52 24.51(6:12) 39.44(3:51) 35536c
  Running1 40:27 5.37(7:32) 8.64(4:41) 100
  Cycling1 38:05 7.76(12.2/h) 12.49(19.7/h) 200
  Total3 3:50:24 37.64(6:07) 60.58(3:48) 65536c

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Saturday Jul 11, 2015 #


I haven't done any training the past few days because I've spent a bunch of time finishing up the mapping project I procrastinated on splendidly. Not gonna log it cuz that seems lame.
3 PM

Orienteering race (bicycle) 2:31:52 [3] ** 24.51 mi (6:12 / mi) +355m 5:56 / mi

Redmond Street Scramble

A new street scramble location, right in my backyard; I chose to ride to protect my feet. I finished comfortably in about 2.5 hours and only traveled 24.5 miles, some of it extraneous backtracking. If we subtract about two miles, we come dangerously near the distance range of being able to clear the course on foot, which is my ultimate three-hour Street Scramble goal. With the relatively flat course (e.g. relative to Gig Harbor, Issaquah or Kirkland) this would have been a good one to try, but even were it within my physical capability the mapping/description weirdnesses would most likely have predestined failure in such a venture. When I succeed, it will require a perfect storm of fast/short course, few to no nav errors, efficient checkpoint execution, and no organizational problems.
10 PM

Cycling 38:05 [3] 7.76 mi (12.2 mph) +200m

Ride home. "Broke, with no lights on."

Tuesday Jul 7, 2015 #


Vignettes from the Yukon:

Most of my logistics were handled by a varying group of middle-aged Canadian ladies from Calgary and Vancouver. The brilliant thing about hanging with the ladies is that they're constantly saying things like: "Here, we couldn't possibly eat all of it;" "This is just taking up car space;" "Why do we have so much food?"

I discovered that Canadians basically know zero Spanish. At one point I said "ocho" and someone didn't know what that meant, so I asked some other folks if they knew 1-10 and the best anyone could do was "dos, tres." Weeeird.

My greatest athletic achievement of the weekend was spitting a cherry pit into Tori's shoe at a distance of approximately five feet, on the first attempt. She seemed not as thrilled as I was.

One of Justine's SOGO kids asked if my last name was Smith; I think he meant the actor though. I tested him by saying "no, and it's not Critchley either" and he was like well yeah duh, in a tone that said "anyone knows this joker isn't Will Critchley." So - at least Will is known and revered among Canadian juniors, if not American juniors.

Monday Jul 6, 2015 #

6 PM

Running 40:27 [3] 5.37 mi (7:32 / mi) +100m 7:07 / mi

Got menaced by another dog today. Smh. In the words of Slim Shady, "loud-ass blankerblanking barking dogs."

On a positive note, hooray for the USWNT! Also, hooray for Tyra and her awesome sprint race! #Cascadepride

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