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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending May 21, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:00:12 15.71(11:28) 25.29(7:08) 42547 /55c85%
  Running5 2:33:30 18.87(8:08) 30.37(5:03)
  Total5 5:33:42 34.58(9:39) 55.66(6:00) 42547 /55c85%

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Sunday May 21, 2006 #

Running 15:00 [2] 1.76 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

Warm-up for the team trials classic.

Orienteering race 1:37:32 [4] *** 13.5 km (7:13 / km) +350m 6:24 / km
spiked:18/21c shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

Team Trials Classic.

Started last again, but this time didn't have great focus from the start, and could feel the hamstring the entire way. Messed up the first "real" control quite badly - came into with no attack point and paid for it badly, losing two minutes. Slowed down and got back into rhythm, but never really felt like i had great flow the entire race. Ran well through 9, but then did tons of stupid things on the way to 10, such as getting caught up in vines in the middle of a wide-open powerline, tripping over a broken fence at full speed, and crossing the same river three times. This amounted to about 1:30 lost, i think. Immediately afterward i paid no attention to my bearing on the way to 11 and lost another two minutes right away, though some of that time loss may be due to slow speed on the trail, as my hamstring was hurting pretty bad at that point. It got better later in the course, and i was pretty clean the rest of the way and was satisfied with the results when i finished, as i did wat i had to do to qualify. Mission accomplished.

By the way, this was a really enjoyable weekend of orienteering, with great terrain, excellent course setting, good organization, and very quickl results, all of this done by a handful of people. So thanks a lot to Erick Buckley and SLOC, as well as everyone else who helped out! Also, it was awesome to see everybody after so much time away from US orienteering. It really felt like coming home to a big, loveable, dysfunctional family.

Saturday May 20, 2006 #

Running 30:00 [2] 3.53 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

Warm-up and cool-down for Team Trials middle distance.

Orienteering race 33:07 [5] **** 5.67 km (5:50 / km)
spiked:14/17c (injured) shoes: 2006 VJ Falcons

Team Trials Middle.

This was exactly the kind of race I had visualized and imagined when I prepared for the team trials. The plan was to blast out of the gate and go for broke, and i did just well. I felt great right from the start, as the mix of advil and adrenaline kicked in to make me forget about the hamstring. I spiked the first few controls at full speed and realized that #5 would be a key to this race. I went left of the line, crossing the trail that led to the model event #1, then the road and trail and catching the little trail coming out of the rectangular clearing west of the road. Followed it until the end, went along the stream for a while, turned west when it started to bend, crossed the trail and counted renetrants, slowing down quite a bit after the last one to make sure i hit the control. Spike! Eddie came in at the same time, and I knew this would be a good day. We picked up speed immediately, and i was losing map contact on both 6 and 7, so i stopped at 7, made a plan for 8, and went at my own pace. Spike! A small boom on 9, then pretty clean and fast all the way until i got confused coming out of the green to the last control and lost 15 seconds or so checking out a control on another course.
It felt so good to be aggressive and on the attack the whole course and feeling and control at the same time. It certainly wasn't a perfect race, but as close to one as I had come in a long time. Felt damn good.

Friday May 19, 2006 #

Running 40:00 [2] 4.44 mi (9:01 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

Warm-up and cool-downs for the Team Trials sprint.

Orienteering race 14:33 [5] *** 2.62 km (5:33 / km) +75m 4:51 / km
spiked:15/17c shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

Team Trials Sprint.

Had an early start time on this hot, humid day, because I didn't have a ranking. I think the early start time helped me, as I started fast and caught a couple of runners within the first few controls, which helped get me going. Saw David Frei coming out of 4 and caught him by 7, but couldn't drop him for most of the course. I didn't feel like I was moving well, probably because of the heat, but I was orienteering ok until 15 and 16, where I blew 15 seconds apiece. I was particularly unhappy with myself on 16, as I went around the pond the wrong way despite carefully looking at both options on the way. I did not think i had a good result when i finished and was very surprised to see one Team Trialer after another come in with slower times. In the end, very happy with the result, but not so much with the race.

Orienteering 35:00 [2] 3.5 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

Model event for Team Trials middle distance.

Thursday May 18, 2006 #

Running 23:30 [2] 2.94 mi (8:00 / mi)
(injured) shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

Went for a very easy jog to see how the hamstring felt. It was a bit better than Tuesday - took less time to warm up and I never felt I was limping. Hopefully, it'll be even better by tomorrow...

Tuesday May 16, 2006 #

Running 45:00 [2] 6.2 mi (7:15 / mi)
(injured) shoes: Nike Pegasus '05

So i seemed to have aggravated an already slightly pulled hamstring during the Billygoat. On monday i basically could not run at all, but dragged myself out on Tuesday, running in a nice little park near my parents' house in Columbus, OH. The first ten minutes or so i was pretty much limping, but it got a bit better after that, though i still could not hit full stride. Not the best time to get injured... Will rest Wednesday and see what happens.

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