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Training Log Archive: Ecmo

In the 7 days ending Apr 27, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 2:33:00 18.33(8:21) 29.5(5:11)
  Orienteering3 1:38:00 9.32(10:31) 15.0(6:32)
  Total6 4:11:00 27.65(9:05) 44.5(5:38)

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Saturday Apr 27, 2019 #

8 AM

Running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 2.0 km (6:00 / km)

Orienteering race 29:00 [4] 4.5 km (6:27 / km)

West Point Middle

My start was diabolical reflecting the same sort of lazy orienteering I practiced yesterday. I got sharper through the middle of the course but sloppy again at the end.

The area was a bit easier than I expected - generally because the visibility was good in most parts.

Was second place in M45s. Just a few seconds ahead of a brace of experienced US/Canadian runners. The winner was about 3.5 min quicker which was a pretty good time I thought.
4 PM

Running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 2.0 km (6:00 / km)

Orienteering race 17:00 [5] 3.5 km (4:51 / km)

West Point Sprint

It was a real privilege (especially as a foreigner) to be allowed to race around West Point. The town and Base/Campus looked like a movie set. Everything neat and tidy and suitably impressive from the parade ground, the buildings, the sports fields (the finish was on the indoor running track) and the views over the Hudson river. The only negative was the wind and sleeting rain which made warming up a real ordeal.

The orienteering was less than impressive. I lost a fair chunk of time at the 2nd control which was as much to do with the map as my o skills (a passable wall on my route was about 2 meters high and it took me about 20s to decide I wasn't going to be DQed if climbed it). That threw me and I made about 3 other simple errors on the course each costing me 20-25 sec as I reverted to lazy o mode and failed to plan ahead on most legs.

Was a bit pissed when I finished, however Elise won her race (first win ever) which cheered things up. Samuel DNFfed after a well meaning soldier who obviously didn't know much about O told him to follow someone else down a hill rather than go to his control. Poor Sam had been lectured by me about having to behave perfectly while on the base so he was too worried to go back and punch.

I still came 3rd on the course and 1st in the class (I think) Judging by the splits I wasn't the only one who had issues with no 2.

Friday Apr 26, 2019 #

4 PM

Running warm up/down 6:00 [2] 1.0 km (6:00 / km)

Orienteering 52:00 [3] 7.0 km (7:26 / km)

Finally ticked off one of those orienteering bucket list items. A run in Harriman Park. This was a one person relay as a warm up for the West Point races on the weekend.

I was pretty sloppy reflecting a lack of orienteering over the last 4 months. Just a lot of little mistakes when I was too lazy to try and read the map when running over rough ground. Nevertheless I found it very enjoyable.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 #

5 PM

Running 30:00 [3] 6.0 km (5:00 / km)

Last Orlando run

Monday Apr 22, 2019 #

5 PM

Running warm up/down 14:00 [2] 2.5 km (5:36 / km)

Running intervals 15:00 [5] 3.5 km (4:17 / km)

15 x 30sec (30s recovery)

Sunday Apr 21, 2019 #

7 AM

Running 1:04:00 [3] 12.5 km (5:07 / km)

Got out before the heat and humidity to run around the Marriott resort and GC and various grassy trails and paths.

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