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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Jan 20, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteer2 2:21:29 6.28 10.1 215
  run/walk3 1:02:00
  weights2 45:00
  sprint drills1 30:00
  erg2 30:00
  yoga1 30:00
  aerobics1 20:00
  Nordic track1 15:00
  Total8 6:13:29 6.28 10.1 215

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Saturday Jan 20, 2018 #

10 AM

run/walk warm up/down 12:00 [3]

11 AM

orienteer 1 [3] +29m

orienteer 1:08:32 [3] 4.8 km (14:17 / km) +81m 13:10 / km

PTOC event at Landahl

I'm treating all local events as practice sessions this winter. And based on some things I've read, I decided to "push the boundaries" and train at the edge today. That meant I pushed myself to run as much as possible, or at least keep moving, and see what happened. I had to walk through the crappy woods some times, but I ran on trails and through fields.

I discovered right away that I get sloppy and I made a 90 error on the way to 1. I also discovered that I can only plan or think about one thing at a time. And that I couldn't read well on the run. I never felt in control today. Not good.

Fortunately the navigation was easy. I would never get away with this in a technical area.

Weather was about 8c and overcast. The streams were still frozen. The top two inches of ground had thawed, leaving some mud on top of frozen ground. All together, really slick conditions for getting up and down the steep stream banks today. I started cursing at the 4th crossing. By the 6th, I was really frustrated. Spent a lot of time on my butt and hands/knees. I did not enjoy this course today.

I also had issues with my Garmin accidentally turning off several times today (I think my bent wrist hit the stop button) so I only captured part of my track.

Friday Jan 19, 2018 #

aerobics 20:00 [1]

erg 15:00 [2]

weights 15:00 [1]

Worked at home today, which allowed me to exercise at different times throughout the day.

We have a steep, north-facing driveway. Last weekend, it snowed while we were in GA. It melted a bit, then froze (before we got home). And temps stayed below freezing all week. For the first time since we lived here, we couldn't get our cars up the driveway. We also had to park on the street because the contractors had taken over the garage. I felt sorry for the guys because they couldn't drive their gear up to the house.

But today we finally got some warm temps, so I went out and chopped up the ice and cleared the driveway. Yeah!

Thursday Jan 18, 2018 #

5 PM

run/walk 30:00 [3]

quick run around Holcom to enjoy the warmer temps and the pretty sunset

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 #

weights 30:00 [3]

yoga 30:00 [1]

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018 #

6 PM

Nordic track 15:00 [2]

erg 15:00 [2]

sprint drills (stretch) 30:00 [1]

Sunday Jan 14, 2018 #

8 AM

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [3]

9 AM

orienteer race 1:12:56 [4] 5.3 km (13:46 / km) +105m 12:31 / km

GAOC Navigator Cup, day three, Mistletoe State Park. 0c and sunny.

A decent day. And finally, a decent weekend of races!

Very cold at the start, and I was a bit confused trying to find the first control. But I stopped, looked closely at the map and the surrounding terrain, and then settled down.

I had decent map contact today and reading ahead was OK, but I was starting to slip. I guess we know my fitness level at the moment: 2 races, and then I start to fail.

As I left 4, I noticed it was time to eat and drink, but I had to struggle to get everything organized with my many layers on body and hands. And I was trying to ignore Mike, who had passed me in here. Too distracted, not clear focus.

I thought I was following a rough compass on the red line to 5, but I wasn't really systematic about it, and I didn't have a clear expectation of what I would see next. I also had to pee, and it was distracting me. So I finally decided to stop and pee.

Continued on my way to 5, but didn't stop when I said to myself "I would have thought that ditch would be mapped". Duh! However, when I saw the park boundary sign, I did finally stop and assess where I truly was. This was a victory for me, to actually stop instead of wandering. Headed due east to find the stream, and quickly relocated on the ditches.

Another bobble executing 6, and walked past the non-existent depression at 11 and had to backtrack a bit. Didn't feel as sharp as yesterday, was re-acting more than I wanted, but I still avoided any major disasters. So glad to have made it three days in a row without one control costing me many minutes due to wandering all over.

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