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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Jun 2, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cross-Training2 1:45:00
  Orienteering1 1:21:14 6.59(12:20) 10.6(7:40)
  Running2 1:08:25 7.06(9:42) 11.36(6:01) 201
  Biking1 1:00:00
  Soccer1 45:00
  T.rex training3 35:00
  Total6 6:34:39 13.64 21.96 201

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Sunday Jun 2, 2019 #

Orienteering race 1:21:14 [3] 10.6 km (7:40 / km)

QOC Beer Chase at Jug Bay


Somehow, this was my first ever QOC Beer Chase. It was a blast! Valerie graciously agreed to watch Inara, so Alli and I could both run. We set up the Animal-O and got ready to run.

We had a strong group on the long course - I figured that all of Kenny, Joe Barrett, Jon Torrance, Matt Stout, and myself could contend. Right off the start I found myself in the back, as I clearly need to work on my quaffing skills. I spent the first few legs trying to make contact with Kenny and Joe, who is in the front. Then, to my surprise, everyone ran right past #5, and I found myself alone in the lead. I stayed in front for a few controls, until Kenny caught up as I was pouring water over my head at the water stop at #9. We ran the rest of the first loop together, though it was clear that he was stronger.

On the second loop I fell apart, missing #17 with Kenny and then #18 on my own. I was then struggling physically on the long leg to #19, and also drifted too far east, only relocating when I saw unexpected dot knolls in front of me. These mistakes cost me 1:30 or so, and Kenny was long gone. Instead, it was time to start looking backwards.

I hit #20 but didn't see the flag and, after spending another 30 or so seconds looking for the flag, saw Jon T appear. I quickly took off for #21, not wanting him to make contact. I managed to stay in front and was about a minute ahead when I went out on my third loop.

Having Jon chase me was a good motivator, and I perked up a bit for the final loop. I hit #25, #26, and #27 cleanly but then couldn't understand the mapping at #28. I saw a flag, but the control code was wrong, so I ran away from it. I then stopped and realized that I still had descriptions from the previous loop in my description holder and, sure enough, I'd been to the right control. Came back - another 30 seconds wasted - and some signs of Jon off in the distance. I took off for #29 as fast as I could at that point - winning my only split since loop 1 - and then stayed clean the rest of the way, avoiding the dreaded chug-off at the finish. Jon came in a minute later, so I managed to keep the margin virtually constant over the final loop.

This was a fun race! Dealing with the tipsiness and the heat over the final loops is a learned skill, which I am yet to master. Afterwards, Inara had a great time playing in the water, and Alli and I took turns taking her out in a kayak. Then, the potluck, and QOC's great volunteer appreciation ceremony. This is a great club with so many dedicated and hard-working volunteers!

T.rex training 20:00 [1]

Forced myself to warm up and do my yoga routine before bedtime.

Saturday Jun 1, 2019 #

Biking 1:00:00 [3]

An afternoon Peloton workout in between Samantha's bat mitzvah ceremony and party.

Friday May 31, 2019 #

Cross-Training 55:00 intensity: (35:00 @1) + (20:00 @4)

Elliptical intervals, 5x4 minutes.

T.rex training 10:00 [1]

A little bit of strength afterwards: calves, hips, and butts.

Wednesday May 29, 2019 #

Running 11:00 [2] 2.2 km (5:00 / km)

Loops on grass before playing soccer.

Soccer 45:00 [3]

Lunchtime soccer in 91F weather. Feeling very worn down by the end, but great fun.

Tuesday May 28, 2019 #

Cross-Training 50:00 [1]

Back home in the soup-like air of DC. We flew home on the red-eye and were all pretty tired today. I did an easy elliptical session at the Blair House gym.

T.rex training 5:00 [1]

Leg press.

Monday May 27, 2019 #

9 AM

Running 57:25 [2] 5.69 mi (10:05 / mi) +201m 9:06 / mi

One more run in Colorado. This one was in the morning, and it was chilly enough that I wore a jacket, a buff, and gloves. More beautiful trails above Winter Park, with not a single soul on them at 7am. A great trip to Colorado with friends, complete with a whole 9 (!!) moose sightings in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Relive video for this is fairly cool:

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