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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending May 22, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:17:54 13.21(10:26) 21.26(6:29) 62260c
  Running4 1:49:43 11.73(9:21) 18.87(5:49) 140
  Cycling3 1:33:28 28.05(18.0/h) 45.14(29.0/h) 276
  Total9 5:41:05 52.98(6:26) 85.27(4:00) 103860c

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Sunday May 22, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 23:48 [2] 2.3 mi (10:21 / mi)

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:18:51 [4] *** 12.4 km (6:21 / km) +441m 5:24 / km

Sage Stomp long
Map Map

Finally have a chance to write a little about Sage Stomp. The Long was a pretty decent run; my only real mistake was 90s at 13. I also lost 30s at 1 due to the flag being mildly mishung (at the wrong corner of the open area) and took suboptimal routes on the long legs 2-3 and 5-6. On 3 I meant to head basically straight but ended up veering off right and had to correct past the pond by the fence, while on 6 I went right around the big hill when left appeared to have been quicker. Though I was displeased to see the Bonesaw 2min behind me in the start list, I did not see him until my error at 13. We were then together until halfway to 17, when we diverged and he took a better route and thus finished ~40s ahead. I have progressed to the point where I can run with the Bonesaw for 65-70min, but after that my lack of distance training and his superior endurance become apparent.

Cascade podium sweep, sorry Canadians :)

Saturday May 21, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 34:37 [2] 3.02 mi (11:28 / mi) +50m 10:54 / mi

Combined uppers and downers
12 PM

Orienteering race 17:48 [4] *** 2.74 km (6:30 / km) +36m 6:06 / km

Sage Stomp spriddle
Map Map

This was a weird sprint in that the compass was of strong importance in the forest sections. Lost some 30s at 5 when I arrived one green thicket south of the correct one, but other than that was mostly clean, if not particularly fast. I did feel like my flow was working really well in the white forest section 6-14. Managed to come first due to everyone else making more mistakes than me.
3 PM

Orienteering race 41:15 [4] *** 6.11 km (6:45 / km) +145m 6:02 / km

Sage Stomp middle
Map Map

Here be video. For the middle they set up a sort of reverse chase, with start times being determined by the sprint finish, but winner being last instead of first - hence the J starts 30s ahead of me at the beginning of the video - which foretold the entertaining possibility of everyone running around in the forest together having zany adventures. Here's a summary of my encounters:

-- With J from 3 to 5, after which he confused me by running off in some crazy direction and we parted;
-- With the Bonesaw (who, naturally, had missed his start time and thus started last) from 8 till I blew up at 10;
-- With J again from halfway to 13 till losing him again after 15;
-- Found Nate coming into 17 just behind me from a strange direction;
-- Found Adam coming into 19 just ahead of me from a strange direction, and again from between 20 and 21 till the finish.

Unfortunately the short start window turned it into more of a "worry about what other people doing" race rather than a "try to orienteer independently and well" race, but the former are always fun too.

Friday May 20, 2016 #

Event: Sage Stomp

(rest day)

Travel day

Thursday May 19, 2016 #

(rest day)

Wednesday May 18, 2016 #

5 PM

Running 19:48 [4] 5.05 km (3:55 / km) +35m 3:47 / km

Legs feeling pretty dead today. Could use some rest.

Running warm up/down 20:18 [2] 2.1 mi (9:40 / mi) +40m 9:08 / mi

Tuesday May 17, 2016 #

7 AM

Cycling 19:36 [3] 6.04 mi (18.5 mph) +25m

5 PM

Cycling 19:34 [3] 6.01 mi (18.4 mph) +25m

Monday May 16, 2016 #


M: PM cycling
T: Cycle commute
W: Redmond 5k
T: Cycle commute/easy run?
F: Rest/travel
S: Sage Stomp
S: "
6 PM

Cycling 54:18 [3] 16.0 mi (17.7 mph) +226m

Running warm up/down 11:12 [2] 1.17 mi (9:34 / mi) +15m 9:12 / mi

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