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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending May 7, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 2:11:00 9.62(13:37) 15.48(8:28) 385
  Medium pace running1 22:22 3.37(6:38) 5.43(4:07)
  Easy running1 11:40 1.25(9:20) 2.01(5:48)
  Total2 2:45:02 14.24(11:35) 22.92(7:12) 385

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Sunday May 7, 2006 #

Orienteering (Test run) 2:11:00 [2] **** 15.48 km (8:28 / km) +385m 7:32 / km
ahr:156 max:170 (sick) shoes: Falcons

Went to St. Louis and test-ran the M21 Day 3/WRE course of the Trials. The course was fine, passing as it was for a WRE day, and the terrain was a blast; I haven't had this much fun orienteering at any A meet yet this year. I gave dWelsh and ebuckley some pointers on possible improvements, but don't expect it to change much. I was clean, only spending 3 minutes to look for a ribbon that was on the ground in pieces.

The pace was Level 3 for the first half, but then I felt worse with the cold—had trouble breathing out—and did quite a bit of walking in the second half. The length is preliminary but the climb is final, straight from the unit.


Lost my voice almost completely in the evening. And, to add to crap luck, my DIY power supply expired with a high-pitched sound. It was probably too much to expect to squeeze 82 continuous watts out of a 110 W switcher.

Extracted about 3 attached ticks this evening.

Saturday May 6, 2006 #


No fever today. Lost the laptop's power supply on Caltrain yestedray, and those suckers for Acers are almost impossible to quickly come by through normal (Circuit City, etc.) distribution channels—eBay's my only bet, and there weren't any there. So, I built my own today from a switcher brick we use on the SIM mainframe.

Friday May 5, 2006 #


The fever slowly subsided (morning 37.6 °C–>evening 37.3 °C) but the throat hurt, with no signs of getting better.

Thursday May 4, 2006 #


Well, that irritation turned out to be a cold all right, and a bad one at that... this evening, I decided to measure the temperature and got 38.4 °C. No running until Sunday.

Wednesday May 3, 2006 #

Easy running warm up/down 11:40 [2] 2.01 km (5:48 / km)
ahr:130 max:139 shoes: (C)Ross Dress Brooks

At De Anza, Mikkel, Tapio, Kent, and Werner were present for a session of threshold running.

Medium pace running tempo (Threshold intervals) 22:22 [3] 5.43 km (4:07 / km)
ahr:163 max:177 shoes: (C)Ross Dress Brooks

Mikkel and I did two T intervals, of 2614 m each (6½ laps, starting at the 200 m starting line), with a half-lap (202 m) rest in-between. Since we covered almost 13 laps in our last week's 20-minute T run, these two intervals were just over 10 minutes each: 10:06 10:04. Mikkel bonked, though.

Tapio and company were doing a continuous 3000 m, or something like that. I'm sure Tapio broke 12 minutes.


Had a throat irritaion all day, seemingly something in the air? the back of the throat, not the adenoids/nose area. Felt fine for the intervals, though.

Tuesday May 2, 2006 #


Not much running and only one set of intervals planned for this week... must rest before the rogaine.

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