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Training Log Archive: R Anderson

In the 30 days ending Jun 30, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running14 9:17:00
  Orienteering7 6:15:14 14.35 23.1
  Total18 15:32:14 14.35 23.1

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Tuesday Jun 28, 2016 #

Running 15:00 [1]
shoes: Mizuno Inspire

Running 30:00 [1]
shoes: Asics DS Racers

Running 26:00 [3]
shoes: Asics DS Racers

Started well but then stomach blew up.

Sunday Jun 26, 2016 #

Running 15:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Iroc June 2014

Orienteering 25:28 [4]
shoes: VJ Iroc June 2014

Test loop

Completely exhausted today.

Managed a new best (-28s) by peeking at the watch and sprinting the downhill finish.

Saturday Jun 25, 2016 #

Running 45:00 [1]
shoes: Adios Boost

Running 16:00 [3]
shoes: Adios Boost

Did a nice long warm up with sprints but then completely overheated during the session. Didn't think it was too bad out but maybe it was the humidity. Not used to it.

Friday Jun 24, 2016 #

Running 45:00 [3]
shoes: Adios Boost

Thursday Jun 23, 2016 #

Running 30:00 [3]
shoes: Adios Boost

Sunday Jun 19, 2016 #

Orienteering 1:42:00 [4] 14.1 km (7:14 / km)
shoes: VJ Bold

Jukola 2016, Team Ottawa

What a crazy weekend. Where to start...

Maybe rewind to November when it seemed it might be possible for the club to send a team. A real challenge to get a team together with runners from across the pond. Fantastic that we were able to pull it off, even if we had to loan a runner.

It felt like everything was stacked against us leading up to the race too. Airline strike, missed trains, mosquitos, no sleep, crazy weather, and two broken headlamps. Makes the final result all that much sweeter.

Waking up at 12:30 in a dark cold tent felt terrible. Thankfully I'd bought a redbull ;) Got organized with the help of my phone light to try not to wake the others. The worst by far though was having to put on the pants, socks and shoes that were left out in the rain (weren't gonna dry in the tent anyways). Got excited when I got out into the night and started moving a bit though.

Even more excitement when I made it into the arena and checked how the team was doing. Fantastic runs by the Kemps! Such a cool feeling to see how good the teams around me were at the start, and me there with Ottawa on my back. There must have been some double-takes. :)

The first leg was a bit tough, and I lacked focus. Took a dumb risky direct route in from the road and went too far right in the diffuse area. Lost at least 2min here. Disheartening to see all the lamps pass me as I ran back. It was a big wave of teams behind me, those which Eric had worked so hard to get ahead of. Got passed by 21 teams by the first radio. :( Lost another 2min on #4 where I made a similar mistake in a vague area. Couldn't see where the marsh boundary was in the dark and floundered around.

Got it together after that though! Ran well on my own to the second radio and then together with some others from 7-11. Felt strong on the long road run to 12 and passed a bunch of guys there. Was running in a good train through to 14 and just tucked in. It split up on the route choice to 15. I went left with two others, which was faster, but we didn't execute it very well. We caught another group at 16, and I finally got back to the same position I started at.

Struggled on the last loop. Legs started cramping up and my stomach got really bad. Had to just coast in to the finish. Was satisfied with my race though. Can't really say I was well prepared, and I would have been really happy with the time without the two mistakes in the beginning.

Crashed in the tent afterwards with a really sore stomach. Was great to hear about the good runs from the guys as they strolled back in though. Then it was back out to the mudbath arena to cheer in Steffan. Really impressed with how he did. The first big O event he's been to and we gave him the task of doing the super tough last leg. He was calm though and knocked out a solid run, holding off a storming Ross.

Still can't believe how well we all ran, what a bonus to the whole experience! It felt like something would go wrong the way it was going with everything else.

NA Jukola Champs!! So nice to beat the loud Americans ;)

Let's do this again...

Saturday Jun 18, 2016 #


Max 2 hours sleep in the mosquito infested military tent. On par with Manitoba, crazy...

Two all-out mosquito purges. One at midnight and the other at around 3am. We gave up after that, as it was clear it was impossible to keep them out.

It was team-building at least :) Steffan was the clear mosquito killer MVP.

Today was about trying to catch back up on sleep, eat as much as possible, and survive the weather.

Friday Jun 17, 2016 #

Orienteering 50:00 [3]
shoes: VJ Bold

Model map with Jeff and Steffan. Did some forking exercises. Nice.

Thursday Jun 16, 2016 #

Running 45:00 [3]

Steady around Kungsholmen.

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016 #

Running 30:00 [2]
shoes: Adios Boost

Running 30:00 [3]
shoes: Adios Boost

Sunday Jun 12, 2016 #

Running 45:00 [1]

Saturday Jun 11, 2016 #

Running 15:00 [1]

11 PM

Orienteering 1:20:00 [3]
shoes: VJ Bold

Wednesday Jun 8, 2016 #

Running 45:00 [1]
shoes: Mizuno Inspire

Monday Jun 6, 2016 #

Orienteering 1:13:21 [4] 9.0 km (8:09 / km)
shoes: VJ Bold

Jukola training from Jonsered.

Surprised with how well this went.

Was a tough climb in the beginning and had to let the lead group go after number 1. Stupid of me to start out that fast anyways. Got caught by Petter, Magnus and Karl on the way to 2. We stayed mostly as a group (two forkings) until the butterfly and was struggling to stay with them the whole time. Split off with Karl here and we ended up ahead of the others before bobbling 17 and getting caught back by Magnus. Realised that I was feeling better physically at this point though and could push ahead of them on the road run in the end. Magnus ended up catching me back into the control and beating me in the downhill finish though.

Happy that I was able to tell myself to push through when I was really tired and block out the negative thoughts. Crazy how my body only kicks in towards the end of races sometimes.

Maybe still time to get in shape here...

Sunday Jun 5, 2016 #

Running 50:00 [2]
shoes: Adios Boost

Saturday Jun 4, 2016 #

Orienteering 25:56 [3]
shoes: VJ Bold

Test loop around the mast.


Running 25:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Bold

Thursday Jun 2, 2016 #

Running 30:00 [1]
shoes: Mizuno Inspire

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 #

Running 20:00 [1]
shoes: Asics DS Racers

Orienteering 18:29 [3]
shoes: Asics DS Racers

Sprint DM

A long course in hot weather.

Started much too fast (2nd fastest on the long leg to first!), and wasn't far behind the winner in the first quarter. Really faded in the end, no thanks to a lot of dead running legs.

Pretty good technically. Bad route through the forest to 8 (10s?), 11 (3s) and 18 (5s). Otherwise good I think.

Fun race and a lot of positives to take away :)

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