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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Apr 14, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Administration2 12:30:00
  Run / Hike5 3:01:53 14.44(12:36) 23.24(7:50) 944
  Orienteering2 2:04:41 9.69(12:52) 15.59(8:00) 313
  Strength / Stretching1 1:00:00
  Cycling1 21:24 3.23(6:38) 5.2(4:07) 160
  Total7 18:57:58 27.36 44.03 1417
  [1-5]7 6:27:58
averages - sleep:6.9 weight:114lbs

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Saturday Apr 14, 2018 #

Orienteering race (Red course) 1:17:36 [3] 6.0 mi (12:56 / mi) +245ft 12:27 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:112.1lbs shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

Red course at Chatfield State Park.

This isn't a technical area -- but I have still managed to make plenty of terrible route choices and dumb mistakes here in the past.

Today was definitely a "runner's course" (which suits me right now). And, except for #7, I didn't do anything I really want to kick myself for. I think I might have been the first female finisher, even ahead of Maiya & Gøril (Doug was having lots of problems with the OE2010 software today, so it'll probably be awhile before I see official results...).

Critique -- I should have done a better job staying on my bearing to #5. Lost time at #7 -- I left the trail too soon (several of us were wandering there).

Took trails all the way to #8 to avoid the thick green that has trapped me in the past. Overshot #9 a bit b/c I had misread (or misremembered) the control description.

Windy & chilly at registration, but nice, sunny weather once I started running.


Friday Apr 13, 2018 #

Administration warm up/down 3:00:00 [0]
slept:8.0 weight:112.7lbs

- Combined multiple jersey-related emails into a single message.

- Drafted & sent final Chatfield update email.

- Pre-registration adjustments per email requests.

- Lots of email follow-ups.

Drafting messages with links, photos, and tables takes forever because I'm writing the raw HTML (I haven't found an email client that gives me enough control over the layout / format). Really need to buy MailChimp or something like that...

Administration 1:30:00 [0]

- 20 membership renewals (database updates & email confirmations; also, added new email addresses to YahooGroups list).

- Lots of registration fixes and follow-up emails for tomorrow's Chatfield / CSOL meet.

Run / Hike 36:21 [3] 2.26 mi (16:05 / mi) +131ft 15:15 / mi
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Neighborhood walk.

Administration 4:00:00 [0]

Final push to finalize everything for tomorrow's meet after a quick trip out for Mod Pizza --

- 2018 waivers -- downloaded Google form data, made some corrections, and imported into RMOC membership database.

- Made adjustments to the course/class linking table to reflect CSOL details (why didn't I save this from last year???).

- Updated PHP code that generates the preliminary OE2010 entries file from pre-reg data (added logic to pull in runner's school name, if applicable; adjustments to fee calculation logic).

- Manually entered names, e-punch numbers, and course / class details for Air Academy & Fountain Valley School runners.

- Generated OE2010 class & entry files for Doug and emailed them.

- Generated regular start cards & CSOL start cards (OMG it's almost midnight and I'm out of ink and I can't print the start cards! Nevermind, I have some spare cartridges...whew); sorted CSOL cards into packets with master lists for coaches.

Finished before midnight -- yay.

Thursday Apr 12, 2018 #

Cycling 21:24 [3] 3.23 mi (6:38 / mi) +160ft 6:20 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:114.7lbs shoes: Safire

I had volunteered to lead the trail option of a social ride leaving from and finishing at a local taproom this evening...but I was the only MTBer who showed up; the other two road bikers were disinclined to ride because of the wind. So I dashed back home, changed shoes, shorts & headgear (helmet --> visor), and met up with my run group just a bit late.

Run / Hike hills (Spring Training 2018) 45:41 [3] 4.05 mi (11:17 / mi) +567ft 9:58 / mi
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Warm up, Aquarius hill sprints x 10, cool down.

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018 #

Run / Hike 39:56 [3] 2.33 mi (17:08 / mi) +116ft 16:22 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:114.2lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Neighborhood walk before heading to see the Boulder Bassoon Quartet (in Louisville).


Administration 4:00:00 [0]

RMOC administrative work --

* Set up meet details and pre-registration pages for the next three CSOL events.

* Updated the CSOL web page with details & links for 2018.

* Made adjustments to volunteer lists and event dates, per updates from Doug.

* Sent out a comprehensive 2018 update to CSOL coaches.

* Other miscellaneous email follow-ups.

Tuesday Apr 10, 2018 #

Run / Hike 45:55 [3] 5.05 mi (9:06 / mi) +130ft 8:53 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:114.5lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Community Park / Dutch Creek / Daughenbaugh / Warembourg Pond.

- Ran one mile to warm up.

- 5K time trial -- 25:20 (coach's husband was 17:20 -- wow).

- Ran one mile to cool down.

Monday Apr 9, 2018 #

Run / Hike 14:00 [3] 0.75 mi (18:40 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:115.9lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Walked to & from the rec center.

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]

Vinyasa yoga class at the rec center.

Sunday Apr 8, 2018 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (Red Middle) 47:05 [3] 3.69 mi (12:46 / mi) +68ft 12:33 / mi
slept:4.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

I only got a few hours of sleep (due to having "real" coffee yesterday morning?) -- I tossed, tuned, ruminated, cried for a while (last year's Flying Pig meet was the last orienteering trip Troy and I took together), etc. So I was worried my exhausted brain fog might affect my run. After I sat at a red light for a while waiting to turn right (with no other traffic coming), on my way to VOA Park, I knew I wasn't 100% mentally sharp... :-P

VERY cold at the start -- but I resisted the urge to wear my windbreaker on the course this time. Fingers were painfully cold for the first few controls, but I was ultimately very glad I didn't have my jacket on.

The rough open / green-line areas were pretty nasty to get through, so I used the paths and mowed rides as often as possible, e.g. to #1 (the ride isn't really visible in this image, but it explains my curvy route).

Is there such a thing as a 90-degree error? That seems to be what I did leaving #6. ARGH! So dumb. Not even sure how I did that. :-\

For #7, I thought the bend in the trail would be a good attack point, but the woods were thick & nasty as soon as I left the trail; people who approached #7 from the east (e.g. Tonia) seemed to have an easier & faster time getting to it.

It would have been fun to hang out afterwards, but I had to get back to my hotel to check out, etc...


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