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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending Nov 3, 2002:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:50:23 15.22(11:12) 24.5(6:57) 87032 /34c94%
  Easy running3 1:31:32 10.75(8:31) 17.3(5:17) 421
  Warmup2 30:31 2.36(12:55) 3.8(8:02)
  Running with weights1 28:15 3.04(9:17) 4.9(5:46)
  Total6 5:20:41 31.38(10:13) 50.5(6:21) 129132 /34c94%

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Sunday Nov 3, 2002 #

Warmup 13:42 [1] 1.8 km (7:37 / km)

Warmup before Day 2 of the Individual Champs. Stretching was 2'30.

Orienteering 1:24:21 [4] 12.1 km (6:58 / km) +360m 6:04 / km
ahr:169 max:177 spiked:13/14c

The Champs, Day 2. Another clean run. What I had feared, happened: I ran out of energy around #10, undoubtedly due to low base training. Was continuously cramped after that; figured an about a minute loss for that on #11, 12, 13 each. Felt quite upset that I had to read the map on those legs, instead of focusing on proper leg turnover, center-of-mass flow, and the breathing pattern.
I did get a hope of help when I came upon Patrick Shannon at #3. He was considerably faster on the uphills than me, but insisted on taking different routes. I was hoping that he would pace me until the end of the race. I kept him in sight until #8 where I drank and he didn't. I couldn't catch up after that and lost sight of him (and J-J). If he just stayed with me, I may have endured satisfactorily through #11–#13. Still, 3 minutes would not have been enough to beat Vytenis who placed 5th.
The Champs, as a whole, worked great for me because the courses only demanded about (subjectively estimated) 90% coarse nav (which I do well, with the technique of minimum map contact) and 10% fine nav, and no route choice whatsoever (at which I suck). I think these were the best Classic Champs for me, both in terms of % behind the winner and overall place, since the 1993 M20 in Harriman (3rd overall after Farquhar and James).

Saturday Nov 2, 2002 #

Warmup 16:49 [1] 2.0 km (8:25 / km)

Warmup before the Champs Day 1, some jogging with/around Joe, some talking to Wadd. Stretching was 5'00.

Orienteering 1:26:02 [4] 12.4 km (6:56 / km) +510m 5:45 / km
ahr:174 max:181 spiked:19/20c

US Individual Champs Day 1, Blue. Last starter. A clean, high-intensity run, marred by the pit. Saved by Alan Young at the pit.


Greg, Stanislav, Valeriy Doverov (first time I met him), and me, with some participation from Boris, emptied 2×750 ml Merlot (one Sonoma, one Oz, both good) and one 1.5 l unremarkable Cal Chardonnay. Bed at 1:15 am EST.

Friday Nov 1, 2002 #

Running with weights 28:15 [2] 4.9 km (5:46 / km)

Home to Bernardo and El Camino, to catch the #22 to the airport, 4:30 am. The #22 was packed with transients.

Thursday Oct 31, 2002 #

Easy running 24:03 [2] 5.1 km (4:43 / km) +26m 4:36 / km



Went to see a doctor regarding the digestive issues. I had gained a lot of weight since 06OCT (W = 168), because the issues seemed to go away if I ate a lot. The good doctor thought it was all anxiety syndrome. I'm sure he's partly right, but some of the stuff he was trying to fit me into didn't make sense at all. And I know I would hate being on serotoninergics.

Wednesday Oct 30, 2002 #

Easy running 1:05:16 [2] 11.9 km (5:29 / km) +395m 4:42 / km

Home, Rancho 2VWUT4V2, home.


The pancreatic issues abruptly expired yesterday, just in time for the Champs.


ST = 933 (R = 58). Not quite 1000 before the Champs. Will try to do 1000 before the Jukola next year (will post a detailed list of goals/plans for 2003 after the Champs).

Tuesday Oct 29, 2002 #

Easy running 2:13 [1] 0.3 km (7:23 / km)

Bus stop. A blister.

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