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Training Log Archive: Thompass

In the 31 days ending Jul 31, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering15 12:49:55 63.52 102.22 763821.4
  Football7 10:05:00550.0
  Running8 4:22:35 29.79 47.94 288196.9
  Core7 1:30:2267.8
  Swimming1 20:0015.0
  Total26 29:07:52 93.31 150.16 10511651.1

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Monday Jul 31, 2017 #

Running 50:07 [3] 10.22 km (4:54 / km) +84m 4:43 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Football 2:00:00 [3]

Core 12:25 [3]

Saturday Jul 29, 2017 #

Core 11:30 [3]

Running 21:00 [3] 4.93 km (4:16 / km) +22m 4:10 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Friday Jul 28, 2017 #

Football 50:00 [5]

We won but also not satisfying. On to school season, fresh start.

Thursday Jul 27, 2017 #

Football (Game) 45:00 [5]

Not good.

Football 1:00:00 [3]

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017 #

Core 21:50 [3]

Football 1:00:00 [3]

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017 #

Football 2:00:00 [3]

Core 12:39 [3]

Monday Jul 24, 2017 #

Running 1:07:18 [3] 13.02 km (5:10 / km) +77m 5:01 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Football 1:30:00 [2]

Core 11:53 [3]

Sunday Jul 23, 2017 #

Running 12:26 [3] 2.6 km (4:47 / km) +21m 4:36 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Was going to go a few minutes longer but was meant to be a more chill run and Seth wasn't feeling so hot because of running camp. In a bit of a resting period anyway so I don't mind.

Core 10:05 [3]

Friday Jul 21, 2017 #

9 AM

Orienteering 49:39 [3] 6.51 km (7:38 / km) +28m 7:28 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Similar terrain to yesterday's middle, but a tad harder, so I'm very happy with the improvement from yesterday to today. A few small screwups, but nothing to cry over.

Thursday Jul 20, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering 53:58 [3] 6.09 km (8:52 / km) +14m 8:46 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Middle distance........
6 PM

Orienteering intervals 22:22 [3] 3.74 km (5:59 / km) +36m 5:42 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

5 sprint intervals in Szeged.

Wednesday Jul 19, 2017 #

9 AM

Orienteering 1:03:54 [3] 10.31 km (6:12 / km) +14m 6:09 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

6 PM

Orienteering 33:35 [3] 6.0 km (5:36 / km) +28m 5:28 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017 #

Orienteering 39:10 [3] 5.99 km (6:32 / km) +21m 6:26 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Review later for the following three maps.

Orienteering 41:12 [3] 5.97 km (6:54 / km) +14m 6:49 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

I think my watch counts contours by seven...

Monday Jul 17, 2017 #

Running 37:46 [3] 7.28 km (5:11 / km)
shoes: Adidas Supernova

My watch claims we had 14 meters of climb on our run, but I don't believe. It just doesn't seem possible.

Saturday Jul 15, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Relay) 37:10 [5] 5.6 km (6:38 / km)
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

1. Not good in the circle, Swiss guy led me in.
2. Hit the control with some umph.
3. Too far right, green pushes you around, again led in by Swiss.
4. Chasing Swiss runners like nobody's business.
5. Bad route choice + unfortunate forking = lost time
6. Same thing happened in the long, I got dragged into that yellow open area way off the line. Both times I was compassing, I don't get why it happened again but nothing deathly bad.
7. Well executed.
8. More complex area on the map, very green, missed and hit forked control, corrected and done deal.
9. First of all, crappy compass out of 8. Second of all, getting to the end of the road I started going to ten and fixed it, but Canada passed me because of it.
10. Running with the pack.
11. My favorite leg of JWOC. Orienteering wasn't difficult but my compass into it was prime. I was at the back of the pack with Canada as Australia started pulling away, but we start sprinting and blow past several runners and catch Australia, great feeling.
12. Good.
Finish was fast.

Friday Jul 14, 2017 #

Orienteering race 1:32:23 [5] 13.15 km (7:02 / km) +168m 6:36 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Good race, I'm pretty satisfied with it. No painful mistakes, just a few route regrets and a buble (1:30) on 13.
1. Good compass line, good approach, all good here.
2. Should have taken the road, so route-regret #1. Again, good compass, around the hill, through the reentrant, but a ton of hesitation getting on that ride. A lot of regret could have been avoided just taking the road.
3. Good route choice. This should be my route-regret number two, during the race I was frustrated halfway through the route that I didn't go left on the road that basically goes to the control, but comparing people who saw the option and took it to me and others who took my route, they were about the same time, so I think my route worked fine. Good idea, good execution, good attack.
4. Compass, gottem.
5. Pushed off my line by green slash, hit cliff, corrected and hit.
6. Going directly over the hill was a lot faster, as done by Izzy, Emma W, and Christian. There's a massive cliff to catch you so there wasn't much of a reason for me to go around. Safe route, but needless.
7. Straight, compass, good.
8. Cameraman helped me find it...
9. Good stuff.
10. Rides are confusing.
11. Straight as an arrow.
12. Got really close to screwing up my compass, but fixed. Mistake avoided.
13. Rock was further up the hill than I thought it would be, apparently on the second contour, not the first. One and a half minute mistake trying to figure out where that rock was, no good relocation feature or real attack point.
14. 30-40 seconds at 13 trying to figure out what to do. I'm pretty sure I picked the right route so good stuff. That last bit was pretty tricky-dicky and the rides were messed up, so ignored them, read hills, compass on the contour, and hit that.
15. Compass was good.
16. Good navigation there, a tiny bit of compass.
17. Tried to hit the ride in the white woods north of the line. Failed miserably and just kept running through shitty double green slash. Wonderful.
18. Yellow, in.
19. That stuff was absolute trash to run through. Good nav though.
20. Gotta chugga choo choo straight over that hillside.
21. That yellow stuff was not good.
Overall good race, navigationally sound and didn't die.

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 #

Orienteering 16:15 [3] 3.5 km (4:39 / km) +60m 4:17 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Forgot to review the sprint...
Be warned, the GPS track is trash.
1. I think I took the good route.
2. Yup.
3. Great.
4. Some debate about whether you should go past five but I think my route is fine.
5. Splendid.
6. Left or right? Picked right.
7. Yeah.
8. Mmhm
9. Sounds about right.
10. Uh-huh
11. Interesting.
12. Lol what 12? (mispunched) Skipped it, too cool for 12 apparently.
13. Hit it pretty well from 11.
14. Could've gone straighter but it really didn't matter much.
15. Check.
16. Slippery af.
17. Left or right, picked left, I think that's good?
18. Superb.
19. Almost screwed up, ran on the lawn and realized there was no opening, went back to the left. Fricken hedges. Also might've been faster to go around the top and under the light gray.
20. Good stuff.
21. Phenomenal.
22. Wow.
23. Mind-boggling.
Happy with how I raced, just annoyed I got that DQ after not reading the twelfth control. Otherwise routes were well picked. Good reading ahead throughout.

Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 #

Orienteering race (B-Final) 34:04 [5] 3.5 km (9:44 / km)
shoes: VJ Sports Bold
Not a very good first half of the race but drastic improvement in the second half so that's a good turnaround.
1: It wasn't necessary to climb that hill at the end but I didn't realize the saddle and I thought it would help my approach.
2: Parallel error and attempts to relocate. I didn't realize that the control I hit was my 5, I was busy trying to work out where I was and hitting number 2. 4 minute mistake.
3: Good navigation, just slow and off the back of a bad control.
4: Same as 3.
5: Bad compass line, but noticed and decided to just hit the corner of the vegetation boundary instead to go in. Small mistake.
6: It wasn't a bad plan, I should have just gone more left through the yellow rough open. Also approaching six, got pulled left.
7: Spiked.
8: I think the road was the right choice.
9: Pretty good navigation.
10: Yeah, at this point in the course I was orienteering well, hitting controls properly, so that was an inner relief.
11: Nailed it.
12: Whoops pulled left by the track.
13: Overran the trail, plus where I got on the trail was a little disoriented. At least I realized.

Monday Jul 10, 2017 #

Orienteering warm up/down 30:00 [3]

Orienteering race 31:32 [5] 4.0 km (7:53 / km) +100m 7:00 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold
Leg 1: Good navigation, zigged a little too much but I think it worked out.
2: Good.
3: Hesitation with the green, need to grow some balls next time. Thick stuff though, hard to see where to proceed.
4: Spur running.
5: Grew some balls, straight through the green. Compass in green was rough and hesitation at the road, otherwise good.
6: I think road was right choice.
7: Went in early instead of road bend, and while it was still navigable I could have been faster by going up later.
8: Compass.
9: Got sucked.down by the reentrant, a little bit of trouble in the circle but nothing terrible.
10-13 and finish: How fast can you run?
14: Too far right, should have gone way more direct.

Sunday Jul 9, 2017 #

Orienteering (Middle Model) 31:28 [3] 3.07 km (10:15 / km) +21m 9:55 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Friday Jul 7, 2017 #

Running 16:38 [3] 3.28 km (5:04 / km) +35m 4:49 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Core (With Bridgette!) 10:00 [3]

Thursday Jul 6, 2017 #

Orienteering 1:06:49 [3] 7.27 km (9:11 / km) +77m 8:44 / km

Wednesday Jul 5, 2017 #

Running warm up/down 9:43 [3] 1.32 km (7:22 / km) +7m 7:10 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

Running intervals 32:37 [3] 5.29 km (6:10 / km) +42m 5:56 / km
shoes: Adidas Supernova

10x 30 on, 30 off

Monday Jul 3, 2017 #


Posting to the official blog is difficult on my phone, so I'm going to keep on keeping on right here, at my digital abode. I'm feeling pretty restless, looking for something to do, so here I am blogging. Yesterday we swam partway across the lake and back after treading water for a while. Peter is a very strong swimmer, and it showed as he outswam us all back to the beach. I really did not want to touch the ground, I have bad experiences with seaweed at home at Perch Lake, I did not want to deal with that. This one ladder we climbed was hella dirty. This morning we spent a ton of time playing soccer and throwing frisbees and...trying to hit balls with frisbees. What a fun morning not repetitive at all. We played some card games and went slacklining again, which Tyra is an absolute beast at. Forwards, backwards, not an issue any way. Julia, Siri, Tyra, and Izzy did really well and got to six, seven, eight, nine steps. I got to four I think.

We're eating kebabs tonight. I do love kebabs.

We were at the beach yesterday (because we went swimming) and met this cool Latvian guy and his family, and he knew what orienteering and JWOC is! Gotta love Europe for the orienteering knowledge. Apparently the Estonian president spoke at WOC, which is awesome.

We played Hearts and I got owned. I got less owned in cribbage and came second in a four-person game. Card games, man, love them but I need to suck less.

We played a few games of soccer tennis yesterday, I always love me some soccer tennis, clearly the superior version of tennis. This one guy in a golf kart asked us if we had seen a biker in a red suit, hopefully he didn't murder anyone. I asked Anton if he was missing, but he assured me it was something else. Because criminals are more common than lost people. There was a triathlon here yesterday, totally not missing from that. No way. Makes no sense.

Julia and Tyra are back from WOC! They did a fantastic job and we're glad to have them back here in Finland. What a sprint relay, right? Great Britain and Switzerland had a GREAT time on the third leg, what a party.

Sunday Jul 2, 2017 #

Orienteering 47:00 [3] 6.77 km (6:57 / km) +70m 6:36 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

1. Running with the people at the beginning of the course, trail, then compass.
2. Trail, yellow, attack from east, in.
3. Road, spur.
4. Spur, road, depression, another depression.
5. Yellow spur, over hill, missed to the right, lost a little time, to the left, gottem.
6. Reentrant.
7. Hill, ride, left into depression.
8. Whoops. Over hill, tried to follow yellow but ended up following green because they look similar. Hit five, tried again, drifted left, relocated on road after a while, hit it.
9. Run ridge to the right of marsh, in.
10. Ridge, trail, compass.
11. Compass.
12. Compass.
13. Road, trail, compass.
14. Finish, trail, in.

Swimming 20:00 [3]

Football (Tennis) 1:00:00 [3]

Saturday Jul 1, 2017 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Orienteering 1:19:24 [3] 10.75 km (7:23 / km) +112m 7:01 / km
shoes: VJ Sports Bold

Physical course, it was rough on the ankles early on, the climb to the road to three was tiring. Leg 8 was pretty unnecessary, why bother making a leg like that with minimal choice making. Did really well on 8-13 because I had the long leg to thoroughly plan it.

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