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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Jan 29, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 39:22 11.7(17.8/h) 18.83(28.7/h) 19
  Running1 28:54 3.17(9:07) 5.1(5:40)
  Total3 1:08:16 14.87(4:35) 23.93(2:51) 19

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Monday Jan 23, 2017 #


It's pretty cool to be named to the Elite team, though it feels somewhat cognitively dissonant being that I've been struggling with injury since September and haven't been able to train properly; since then my focus has been inward rather than outward, on recovering rather than getting faster and better. I definitely don't feel elite right now, but hopefully most of my knee issues are behind me now and that will change soon.

I became a much better orienteer in 2016, but there's plenty of room for improvement. In particular, I'm still just not that technically strong. There are times when I show myself flashes of potential (such as the first half of the NAOC middle) but I remain too erratic to consistently summon the combination of focus, accuracy, and speed that results in good middle distance results. No doubt this is partially a result of living in the PNW, where (Bend excluded) we have an almost total lack of technical forest terrain. The Bonesaw is a freak; I haven't the foggiest idea how he became so technically strong while living here.
7 AM

Cycling 20:30 [3] 6.0 mi (17.6 mph) +9m

My coworker told me a haiku he made up today:

This is a haiku
Haikus often don't make sense
But they're still haikus.

Only the best and brightest here at WIT.
5 PM

Cycling 18:52 [3] 5.7 mi (18.1 mph) +10m

6 PM

Running intervals 28:54 [4] 3.17 mi (9:07 / mi)

Hey look, running! What a novel concept. I partook of the famous Q-bitz intervals with Gina and Patrick tonight at the Woodland Park track; we did 2x(6x~400) but instead of a normal rest period between each loop, the idea is that you solve a puzzle as quick as you can before taking off again. My first rep was 14:46, second was 14:08. I'm not very fast with the puzzles but definitely improved from the first to the second. Also it felt good to run fast(ish) on a track for the first time in some months. Didn't take splits but I seemed to generally be doing 75-80s. Slow, but not horrible given current lack of fitness.

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