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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending Apr 3, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:36:05 13.48(11:35) 21.7(7:12) 70534 /39c87%
  Easy running3 2:21:46 16.39(8:39) 26.38(5:22) 90
  Rogaining1 1:20:02 3.17(25:15) 5.1(15:42) 135
  Short intervals1 31:39 3.5(9:03) 5.63(5:37)
  Medium pace running1 3:56 0.62(6:20) 1.0(3:56)
  Total5 6:53:28 37.16(11:08) 59.81(6:55) 93034 /39c87%

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Sunday Apr 3, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:45:44 [3] *** 14.8 km (7:09 / km) +445m 6:13 / km
spiked:22/23c shoes: Integrators

Escaped Pig IX Day 3 with barely a scratch... in stark contrast with the Dallas event. Yes, I did wear shorts in that one, and I did not push it at all in neither event, suffering from hangovers in Dallas and just generally a bit tired in OCIN-land from all the ultrarunning. But I think the real reason was that in Dallas, the course setter for Day 1 was hell-bent on dragging the people through the worst of the vegetation, whereas at East Fork, options were many, and the best ones did not require full body contact with the wild rose.


I ran Blue alone, after the last Trialer finish, as I was needed on the Team Review Panel. Early in the morning, Allison and I checked out the Yellow; it was her first O-experience. She thoroughly enjoyed it, despite the mud. The Yellow, however, used some of the Blue controls. It was fun to see the Trials intrigue unfold in the woods, and the trains that formed... I could not, however, feel a bit cheated by the course setter for revealing a few locations. Still, I decided to run Blue in the afternoon competitively. I do not think that having been at Blue #11–#14 (#13 was not a Yellow control, but we went there anyway) helped me much. Maybe a bit more though than having mapped the area around #13 back in 1997. Sorry.

Saturday Apr 2, 2005 #

Easy running warm up/down 15:08 [2] 3.0 km (5:03 / km) +15m 4:55 / km
shoes: Integrators

Warmed up by running in the rain to Pig Day 2 start... the last km or so, with Chuck Ferguson.

Orienteering race 50:21 [3] **** 6.9 km (7:18 / km) +260m 6:08 / km
spiked:12/16c shoes: Integrators

The Short Course Champs. I was overly inventive on some of the routes, having been scared easily by the very first gulch I got stuck in. No major navigation issues. Did not go too fast. Felt fine.

Friday Apr 1, 2005 #

Rogaining (Course setting) 1:20:02 [1] ** 5.1 km (15:42 / km) +135m 13:52 / km
shoes: Integrators

Set the Friday Pig course: mostly light jogging. Was done just after 1 pm (first official start at 1400).

Thursday Mar 31, 2005 #

Easy running 1:56:06 [2] 21.37 km (5:26 / km) +75m 5:20 / km
shoes: Trail Mizuno

Baylands, alone. Sunny, warm. Few people. Felt fine, strong, not tired at all, but also felt that any faster pace would have hurt big time.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2005 #

Easy running warm up/down 10:32 [2] 2.01 km (5:14 / km)
shoes: Road Mizuno

Warmed up at De Anza with Mikkel the mindsweeper. Later, Kent and then Tapio showed up.

Short intervals intervals (Repeats) 31:39 [5] 5.63 km (5:37 / km)
shoes: Road Mizuno

7×400 (actual 400) with lap rest. Sometimes Mikkel was ahead, sometimes I was. 78 77 79 76 76 77 80. Tapio started late and kept doing low 80s. Mikkel did 10×, Tapio, 7×, and Kent, I believe 5×.

Medium pace running tempo 3:56 [3] 1.0 km (3:56 / km)
shoes: Road Mizuno

A finishing Luchik T. Mikkel and Tapio kept doing 400s.

I felt great during the whole workout, but was shaky in my knees afterwards. However, I think I'm over the bug I had, whether real or not.

Monday Mar 28, 2005 #


Another 2 hours' worth of entering Eric Weyman's suggestions and putting on finishing touches, the map and courses were ready for printing by OCIN.

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