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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Apr 27, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Administration4 7:00:00
  Orienteering3 3:16:09 7.66(25:36) 12.33(15:55) 1011
  Run / Hike3 2:22:55 12.05(11:52) 19.39(7:22) 591
  Strength / Stretching1 1:00:00
  Total8 13:39:04 19.71 31.72 1602
  [1-5]6 6:39:04
averages - sleep:6.5 weight:120.1lbs

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Saturday Apr 27, 2019 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:09:06 [3] 2.75 mi (25:08 / mi) +438ft 21:50 / mi
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

The first two controls went OK, but throughout the course I was (again) moving very slowly on the rocky ground.

I wasted a bunch of time getting to #3, picking my way across a really steep & rocky slope about halfway through the leg (yeah, the V-shaped cliff area), and then walking back and forth along the wrong level of cliffs before I spotted the flag below me.

I also bashed my shins on rocks and logs and stepped into leaf-covered, ankle-twisting holes multiple times. The worst encounter yielded what I've done often enough to make up my own word for it: an "abrusion" (bruise + abrasion), swollen into a painful lump on the front of my shin. :-\


12 PM


A fun outing with Kris in between events: a trip to the West Point Visitor Center, and then quiche and a mini-whoopie pie at Bear Mountain Bakery. :-)

4 PM

Orienteering race 27:45 [3] 1.91 mi (14:32 / mi) +132ft 13:38 / mi
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)

The Sprint was a blast -- except that I mispunched at #2. Sigh...I *never* mispunch! But, I misread the tiny details of the building / outer wall and did not think to look or go UP to the balcony level. ARGH! I don't do enough Sprints to think about the potential multi-level aspect of the map & course; next time I'll know to look up and down... I moved on after a few other people in the area speculated that the control was missing -- but they must have eventually figured it out.

Otherwise, just a few small miscalculations at #8 & #9, and one big time-wasting mistake at #11.

It was great to have the field house to hang out in after finishing -- especially after standing around in the cold rain while waiting to start.

Had a nice dinner with Kris afterwards, and then a visit with vmeyer, Pepper & Dee Dee. :-)


Friday Apr 26, 2019 #

4 AM


Woke up at 3:45 am.

Left home at 4:45 am.

Caught the airport bus from Flatirons Park-n-Ride at 5:10 am.

The airport was surprisingly packed at 6:00 am. My flight left out of Terminal A where, sadly, there aren't any cinnamon-sugar soft pretzels to be had. (Terminals B & C have Wetzel's Pretzels and Auntie Anne's).

4 PM

Orienteering 1:39:18 [3] 3.0 mi (33:06 / mi) +441ft 29:03 / mi
shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

It was pouring rain as I left the airport, and it continued to rain intermittently on my drive to Harriman. I came really close to flaking out (was not excited to orienteer in the cold rain), but I compromised with myself by doing Brown instead of the slightly-longer one-man relay I had signed up for.

I walked the whole course. I overshot #2 (figured out where I was when I found #6 instead) and got totally off-track on my way to #9, but otherwise I mostly found the controls without too much wandering -- although not as cleanly as I would have hoped for at walking speed. (Later, when I took a snapshot of my map for QuickRoute, I noticed that it was 1:7500. Oh! ;-)

I was concerned about getting to packet pickup before 7pm, so I didn't spend time changing clothes after I finished at Harriman. I headed to packet pickup at West Point, drove back to Spring Valley, dropped off Kris's packet at her hotel, and went to Target to find some warmer clothes than what I had packed. (I'm actively trying to purge clothes at home, so buying new stuff is the *last* thing I want to be doing right now...but I packed like an idiot for this trip, even after looking at the forecast several times. I guess I had Quantico's warm t-shirt weather in mind from two weekends ago -- my "aspirational" forecast.)

After Target (still in my wet & stinky O-clothes), I grabbed a Mysore masala dosa to go, and a single beer (which required two stops and some googling...), checked in at my slightly-sketchy hotel, ate, and finally got in the shower -- where I found a tick latched onto the back of my neck. SO GROSS.


Thursday Apr 25, 2019 #

Run / Hike intervals 1:00:00 [3] 5.0 mi (12:00 / mi) +138ft 11:42 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:120.2lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)

LoCO FIT workout @ Founders Park / West Coal Creek:

- Ran ~one mile to warm up.

- 5 x (4 minutes @ 5K race pace + 2 minutes recovery).

- Ran ~one mile to cool down.

I was feeling heavy and slow at first, even during the warm-up. I also felt like maybe I should hold back effort-wise, since I have three days of orienteering starting tomorrow. But, I felt slightly less ponderous after the first set, so I made a moderate effort. Avg pace: 8:48, 8:20, 8:26, 8:34, 7:58.

I think my plan for this weekend will be the same as for the QOC Classic meet: mostly walking but aiming for clean navigation.

Administration 2:00:00 [0]

Final prep work for Saturday's RMOC local meet at Cherry Creek -- OE2010 files, start cards, summary email to organizers, etc.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2019 #

Administration 1:00:00 [0]
slept:8.0 weight:120.1lbs

For RMOC's upcoming Cherry Creek meet --

- Created a post on RMOC's Facebook page.
- Registration clarification emails.
- Composed & sent out HTML update email with photo & links.
- Miscellaneous email follow-ups.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2019 #

Run / Hike hills 1:07:44 [3] 6.27 mi (10:48 / mi) +453ft 10:07 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2019)

LoCO FIT workout:

- Ran a bit to warm up.

- Tyler Ave hill loop x 5.

- Ran for a while to cool down.

New shirts!

Monday Apr 22, 2019 #

Run / Hike 15:11 [3] 0.78 mi (19:28 / mi)

Walked to & from the rec center.

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]

Vinyasa yoga class at the rec center.

Administration 1:00:00 [0]

Reviewed & posted CSOL results; one membership update; a few email follow-ups.

Sunday Apr 21, 2019 #

slept:6.0 weight:120.1lbs

Technology FTW!!!

My Garmin 235 doesn't have a waypoint feature, so I dug out my old 310XT, charged it up, and entered the coordinates from Google's find-my-phone site.

I used the 310XT's "go to waypoint" feature and found the phone less than five minutes after parking my car (after driving all the way to the south side of Colorado Springs...). Woo-hoo!!!

Not how I wanted to spend ~four hours today, but I feel victorious. ;-)

I just ordered some neon-yellow reflective tape to put on the case, and a lanyard to attach to my pocket or pack:


Administration 3:00:00 [0]

RMOC meet follow-up (Cheyenne Mountain State Park) --

* Data entry for annual waivers.
* Data entry & confirmation emails for new & renewal memberships; sent payment info to Doug for meet report.
* Data entry from start cards (phone numbers and vehicles).
* Posted overall results for website.
* Posted splits to Attackpoint.
* Sent splits to JP for RouteGadget.
* Posted volunteer list.
* Posted photos & write-up to RMOC's Facebook page.
* Composed HTML message with photos & links for RMOC's email list.
* Lots of email follow-ups.

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