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Training Log Archive: R Anderson

In the 7 days ending Oct 9, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running9 5:45:00
  Orienteering3 1:48:00 3.73 6.0 330
  Strength1 55:00
  Total11 8:28:00 3.73 6.0 330

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Saturday Oct 9, 2010 #

10 AM

Running 30:00 [1]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Proper warm up before the sprint

Orienteering 18:00 [4]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

A race I want to forget about. Really bad preparation for this race. For some reason I was shocked by the amount of climb and the steepness of the ravines, but I really should have seen this coming. Not ready at all for the types of route-choices involved and didn't know which routes should be the fastest (ie. bottom of ravines = really bad).
My back which I'd injured a week previously had flared up, and was really painful during the race, especially on the steep climbs. I'd noticed it a lot in my warm up and contemplated taking an advil, but didnt want to upset my stomach. Ended up taking one before the middle and long.

Came to the spectator control in first place but I was already exhausted, and mentally effed. Made a 1.5min mistake on the next control and took a really bad route to the second last.
3 PM

Running 20:00 [1]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Really rushed getting ready for this race. Lost track of time, and was running around hectically trying to find my stuff. Shoelace broke on my orocs which I was planning on wearing, so had to use the x-talons again. Ended up using them the rest of the weekend.

Orienteering 34:00 [4]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

Started really well, first 4 splits won, then disaster on 5. Had caught Jon T at 4 and ran on his back up to where I thought 5 would be, but there was no control. Wasted close to 2min floundering around until I stumbled on it. The next few controls were good and fast as I tried to make up lost time. The rest of the course was clean as well, except for small bobbles on 16 and 17. Took the left trail route to 12 which lost me 20s I think. Eric was much faster on the last loop, so there was no chance of me coming back. Happy with 2nd place though.

Friday Oct 8, 2010 #

9 PM

Running 30:00 [2]
shoes: Mizuno Alchemy 9 (July 10)

Got into Toronto quite late. 20min warm up, 5min of strides, 5min easy +stretching.

Thursday Oct 7, 2010 #

2 PM

Running 45:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (May 10)

Wednesday Oct 6, 2010 #

6 PM

Running 35:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (May 10)

7 PM

Running 30:00 [4]
shoes: Inov 8 X Talon (Aug 10)

O-running session at Woodroffe HS track. Fun to be running on a track again, haven't in a while. Found it tougher than doing single loops, since I'm always worrying about how many laps I have left, and what my times are etc. I'm sure I would like it more, the more I run on one. A bit tricker doing it in the dark I think.

Started with 3 200's as a bit of a warm up:

2000m w/ 7:15 target: was 7:16
5min recovery
1600m, alternating slower and faster laps, target was 5:48: was 5:35
3min recovery
1200m, alternating 200m's, target was 4:21: was 4:09

Tuesday Oct 5, 2010 #

7 AM

Strength 55:00 [3]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (May 10)

8 AM

Running 1:00:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (May 10)

Monday Oct 4, 2010 #


Blog post about last weekends Turkey Trot is up Here!
12 PM

Running 1:05:00 [1]
shoes: Asics GT 2140 (May 10)

Really nice run along the canal. Sun was out, temp was cool, and I felt really good.

Sunday Oct 3, 2010 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 30:00 [1]
shoes: VJ Ints (Aug 10)

11 AM

Orienteering 56:00 [4] 6.0 km (9:20 / km) +330m 7:19 / km
shoes: VJ Ints (Aug 10)

Felt really slow today, longish week. Was sloppy technically and had no motivation to really push it through the saplings.

I like to think of the images in these videos to get in the right frame of mind for running races like todays LGOC classic gatineau park meet. It seems things were way more 'rustic' and hard-core back then.

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