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Training Log Archive: BigWillyStyle

In the 7 days ending Oct 6, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 2:06:35 38.18(18.1/h) 61.44(29.1/h) 412
  Orienteering1 2:03:35 10.29(12:00) 16.56(7:28) 21627c
  Total4 4:10:10 48.47(5:10) 78.01(3:12) 62827c

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Sunday Oct 6, 2019 #


A proper cold.

Thigh is quite bruised but already less swollen and painful, so shouldn't hinder activity for more than a couple days.

Saturday Oct 5, 2019 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 2:03:35 intensity: (45:09 @3) + (1:18:26 @4) *** 16.56 km (7:28 / km) +216m 7:00 / km
ahr:158 max:175 27c

Loop 5 map

Mergeo's Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run, at Putney Woods. This is a combo orienteering/trail running format where there are five loops (courses) and you've got a three- or six-hour time limit to finish as many as you can. Everyone has to do Loop 1 first, then the rest is up to you. Beforehand I had pretty much decided I'd do 1 followed by 4 and 5, as those were the ones advertised as trending more toward off-trail/orienteering, and then call it a day hopefully after about two hours.

Completed Loop 1 in ~23min, and Loop 4 in ~29min, despite losing about two minutes at 3 when the flag was a bit further into the thicker green than I was expecting. Then on the way to the second control of Loop 5, I was running downhill on a trail and kicked a small unseen stump, and went down HARD, taking major damage points on my left thigh, as well as jamming my right big toe what kicked the stump - my worst fall since the NAOC 2016 Long, where I smashed my knee on a boulder and went out for like a month with a deep bone bruise. I took a minute before determining that I could continue, albeit with somewhat subdued fervor, and was able to complete the long and tough Loop 5 without further incident other than going most of the way to 4 rather than 14 after leaving 13 - luckily it wasn't very far out of the way. I was pleased to spike most of the more rugged off-trail legs including 6, 10, 11, and 15. Missed my two-hour goal, but probably would have been right on it without the fall.

Unfortunately, I then had to come back and AR a soccer game, which was going to be interesting as after I finished a large knob quickly materialized on my thigh, and walking became difficult. However, in a comically fortuitous deux ex machina turn of events, we learned that the game was a continuation of a suspended game, so I only had to survive a minute of the first half, plus the second.

Friday Oct 4, 2019 #

4 PM

Cycling 1:04:19 intensity: (2:46 @2) + (58:20 @3) + (3:13 @4) 20.7 mi (19.3 mph) +24m
ahr:144 max:166

Been feeling a little snorgly last couple days, so hopefully this will blow everything out.

Getting to be that time again...#TMT

Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 #

6 PM

Cycling 30:14 intensity: (6:43 @2) + (23:25 @3) + (6 @4) 8.54 mi (16.9 mph) +196m
ahr:127 max:162

Home -> Newport HS

Newport 2-5 Issaquah. Home side valiantly and improbably fought back twice to 2-2, then allowed three goals in the final 10 minutes.
9 PM

Cycling 32:02 intensity: (2:02 @2) + (30:00 @3) 8.94 mi (16.7 mph) +192m
ahr:130 max:155

V cold.

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