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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Nov 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:19:32 25.25(7:54) 40.64(4:55)
  Orienteering2 2:33:31 11.5 18.51 9841 /46c89%
  T.rex training1 1:00:00
  Total5 6:53:03 36.75 59.15 9841 /46c89%

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Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering 31:17 [2] 2.61 km (12:00 / km)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

After a fairly uneventful flight and a nice night at Valerie Meyer's place in DC, I got out on the model event for the US Sprint Champs in the morning. The model area was very green and thorny, but I was assured that the actual race area was much better.

Running 25:00 [2] 2.94 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

A warm-up for the sprint and then a cool-down with Ross afterwards.

Orienteering race 15:44 [5] *** 2.9 km (5:26 / km) +98m 4:38 / km
spiked:16/18c shoes: 2007 VJ Falcons

US Sprint Championships, Quantico, Virginia.
A fun course, if not too difficult technically. To be fair, the terrain here really isn't great sprint terrain, and the course made the best use of what was available. I felt fairly tired overall right from the start, but managed to focus pretty well and ran a race I was satisfied with. No big mistakes, though there were two misses of about 10 seconds or so, one on the long leg, where I twisted my ankle jumping over the creek, then had to walk for a bit and lost focus temporarily, heading up the wrong reentrant, making my route slower than optimal. Still, overall a good race, and a 3rd place (2nd US Champs), 12 seconds behind Eric and just 6 ahead of an impressive Ross.

Orienteering 15:00 [1]

Model event for the classic.

Wednesday Oct 31, 2007 #

Running 31:00 [2] 3.87 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Montrail Trail Shoes

Easy jog at lunchtime. Legs felt dead.


With Patrick's help, I set courses for OK Linné's Wednesday Night-O tonight. I made the format be Billygoat-style, where you can skip one control. Here are the courses. I am still wondering what the best skips are...



The race being on Halloween, we provided glowing carved pumpkins at a couple of controls, and tons (8kg, actually!) of candy at the finish. I think people were pleased despite the miserable weather (4C and rain.)

Oh yeah, and:

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

Running 50:15 [2] 5.91 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Saucony 2006

Long warm-up (22 min), cool-down, and jogging between intervals.

Running 13:30 [5] 2.7 mi (5:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony 2006

Intervals on my own on pavement. (90 sec on, 60 off, 45 on, 120 off) x 6. Ran hard. Glad I did these today rather than yesterday - don't think I would have gotten through the set yesterday. Nice, almost warm evening.

Monday Oct 29, 2007 #

Running 59:47 [2] 7.47 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony 2006

Was thinking of doing intervals tonight, but within a couple of minutes of starting the run realized that it wasn't happening. Turned it into a nice, easy recovery run with Andrew and Patrick, mostly around the lit trail in Stadsskogen. Saw Amelie, Sara, Micro, and Sofie during the run. As usual, Uppsala produces that small-town feeling.

T.rex training 1:00:00 [2]

Monday night gympa. Dragged Andrew along this time. Really crowded tonight, but also really fun.

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Running 20:00 [2] 2.35 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Warm-up and cool-down for Smålands. Pretty short cool-down, stopped to talk to Swisscheese for a while. Nice to see him!

Orienteering race 1:31:30 [4] *** 13.0 km (7:02 / km)
spiked:25/28c shoes: 2007 model Falcons

Smålandskavlen. OK Linné's 3rd team.
I got to to run the last leg, after Ulrik and Björn ran the night legs, and Simon Eklöv and Patrick did 3 and 4 during the day. I went out in 75th place and felt pretty good right away. The first couple of controls went well, and on the longish leg to 3 I saw two guys who had started ahead of me clearly going in the same direction. Sped up a bit to catch them, spiked the 3rd control, and went off to 4 just behind them. What followed was a classic relay mistake: running to catch these guys, I stopped concentrating on the map and, of course, the next control was forked. Came to the wrong forking and proceeded to try relocating for the longest time, confusing open yellow hilltops with normal white forest. Ended up wasting what looks like about 6 minutes! Ran ok for a couple of legs after that, then made two more mistakes in the butterfly, costing another 4 minutes in total. Disgusting. Finally settled down after that and ran well for the second half of the course, passing a few guys and not really missing anything. Still, an awful result - 10 minutes of mistakes!! Pretty disappointed with myself, especially since the terrain was fast, technical, and very runnable - quite comparable to what we have here in Uppsala.
The team ended up 80th.

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