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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Sep 18, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:17:15 15.79(12:30) 25.41(7:46) 80044c
  Running2 30:00 2.86(10:29) 4.61(6:31)
  Total3 3:47:15 18.65(12:11) 30.02(7:34) 80044c

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Sunday Sep 18, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:33:30 [4] *** 9.9 km (9:27 / km) +335m 8:05 / km

CC Day 2. I wondered how my body would react to two consecutive days of tough longish races after 4-5 weeks of no training to speak of due to WOC/illness/knee issues. Turns out, not well at all. This race was the poorest I have felt physically in a long time and my worst major result probably since last September. 2016 has been by far my most successful year in orienteering but it seems I've lost my way a bit since returning from Sweden. I was much fitter than this at Team Trials in June; much fitter than this in Wyoming in June/July; much fitter than this at Canadian Champs in July/August. Hell, I was much fitter than this in the one random forest race I ran in Sweden. I'm not sure what the issue is but I'm disappointed and disgusted with myself and this is a shitty way to end the competitive season. After NAOC I will attempt to decipher what has gone wrong.


On the positive side, my knee seems to have handled the weekend okay thus far - we will see how it is tomorrow. And, congratulations to Alex, Barb, Boris, Ian, and Pat for their elections to the OUSA BOD!

Saturday Sep 17, 2016 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 1:43:45 [4] *** 15.51 km (6:41 / km) +465m 5:49 / km


US Classic Champs, Day 1. Not a horrible run but too many mistakes - mainly on 13 where I made two separate errors. Fitness okay but not satisfactory.

Video by John Brady

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Friday Sep 16, 2016 #

8 PM

Running 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Monday Sep 12, 2016 #


SART was a fantastic event again this year; major major credit to Patrick and Gina. There is such quality in both the maps and the course setting - particularly the three campus events. I can legitimately say that I've run in WOC races - albeit not very many ;) - which are less challenging and interesting than some of these sprint courses.

From the local rumor mill: I have heard that next year's edition of SART may possibly take place in conjunction (either just before or just after) the 2017 edition of CROC's Deschutes Daze, centered around Bend, OR. I fervently hope this indeed turns out to be the case as it would mean some of the best forest orienteering in North America coupled with some of the best sprint orienteering in North America. Seems like a orienteering bucket list item - get to the west coast y'all.

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