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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Jul 3, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:32:06 16.31(9:20) 26.25(5:48) 44539c
  Cycling3 1:55:23 32.97(17.1/h) 53.07(27.6/h) 306
  Running4 1:12:01 8.83(8:09) 14.22(5:04) 119
  Total8 5:39:30 58.12(5:51) 93.53(3:38) 87039c

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Sunday Jul 3, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:04:46 [4] *** 12.19 km (5:19 / km) +146m 5:01 / km


RMOF, Day 2. Much better today! Though there wasn't a ton of technicality. Only a couple small errors - hooked 5 and 18 somewhat for 10-15s each, lost a little bit of contact in the circle at 10 for at most 20s. Also felt stronger than yesterday. In first place through 9 and second through 17, just 20s back, but couldn't hold and finished 57s from Bonesaw and 50s from Barrable. The Killer B's. These creaky old "experienced" guys are tough to beat.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I ran without my patella strap! And nothing bad happened :D

Running warm up/down 8:52 [2] 1.0 mi (8:52 / mi) +20m 8:21 / mi

Saturday Jul 2, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 6:29 [2] 0.69 mi (9:24 / mi)

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:27:20 [4] *** 14.05 km (6:13 / km) +299m 5:37 / km


Rocky Mountain O' Fest, Day 1! Not such a good result; finished ages behind Nick Barrable and the Bonesaw. About 4min of errors:

1min @ 2 - mixed up my rocks and overran it.
1min @ 6 - lazy with the compass leaving 5, allowed myself to drift too low and left of the line.
2min @ 10 - purel time loss here, as I elected to go left and low around a big rocky hill. Turned out the ravine was pretty slow going and high and right out of 9 was both shorter and faster.

Felt good early on but the elevation began getting to me after 40-45 minutes, and I lost the ability to move well through the sage and up hills, even slight gradients. Probably a bit fatigued and short on sleep due to the previous night's travels.

Orienteering in the Medicine Bow is just so much fun. I have been here once or twice, but not for over a decade. One of my fondest O' memories comes from a Laramie Daze of unknown vintage, likely in the 2002-2004 range. There was a four-person relay and we formed a family team - my dad, my two younger sisters, and myself. I was the anchor, and as things progressed it became apparent that everyone was doing great. I was super excited to run and did something like 47min over ~7km, which was my best race ever to that point and the fastest per-k I had ever orienteered. In fact, up till then I had always assumed that only superhumans like Eric could possibly go faster than 9-10min/k. Anyway, we ended up something like 10 or 11th out of 30-some teams, and had a ton of fun cheering each other on and whatnot. I've searched for results of the event online once or twice, but without success. Could be all a dream...

Thursday Jun 30, 2016 #

(rest day)

A new ongoing goal of mine is to train >300hrs in the period of a year, which I believe is the nominal minimum for US Senior Team members - though I'd guess that many (including myself) generally don't hit that number. I have probably never gotten over ~250, but over April, May, and June I'm right on pace at 74:43, even while incorporating the TT taper.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2016 #

7 AM

Cycling (morning short commute) 20:06 [3] 6.04 mi (18.0 mph) +25m

5 PM

Cycling 20:17 [3] 6.13 mi (18.1 mph) +4m

Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 #

6 PM

Cycling 1:15:00 [3] 20.8 mi (16.6 mph) +277m

7 PM

Running warm up/down 12:10 [2] 1.41 mi (8:38 / mi) +20m 8:16 / mi

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Monday Jun 27, 2016 #

6 PM

Running 44:30 [3] 5.74 mi (7:46 / mi) +79m 7:26 / mi

Easy recovery yog around Greenlake.

SOS to anyone going to Laramie Daze - I have unexpectedly lost my logistics crew and am now having to rent a car from Denver, which turns out is crazy expensive at this point, so if anyone is heading from Denver to Laramie on Friday night I would make it well worth your while to take pity on me and give me a ride.

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