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Training Log Archive: HGaston

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:51:35 8.8(19:30) 14.16(12:07)
  Run2 1:34:35 11.03(8:34) 17.76(5:20)
  Ping-pong1 30:00
  Core1 4:59
  Total4 5:01:09 19.83 31.92

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Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:32:00 [4] 7.4 km (12:26 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Long at WP.

Lots of small time losses...I climbed too high on this massive hillside and then saw my control a few contours down, which was pretty frustrating at the time. I hovered around for a few seconds before giving in, admitting that it was my control, and going down the hill.

The rocks/leaves are easy to trip in! Fell at least four times, once head-first just as I was passing a lost-looking little kid.

Apparently there were people hiding at controls, but I didn't see them ;-).

I had two more-major mistakes:

to 12 (I think): I ran straight down the wrong hillside, and it was covered in green. Then I saw an uncrossable swamp and realized I was in the wrong place.

Also stopped too soon on the way to 3 and poked around on the hillside before it for awhile, finding a training control with no punch on it (to my dismay!).

Fun course :-).

Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

Orienteering (Sprint) 29:00 [3] 2.56 km (11:20 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Sprint at West Point. I didn't exactly sprint it....

Overshot control 3 but saw control 7, so I guess it was somewhat useful :-).

Then decided to skip the trail to 9 and instead climb over two giant uncrossable cliffs...and then overshoot it and get caught by the river! Yikes.

Also got stuck in a long spiral of staircases instead of running through the parking lot.

Beautiful day, beautiful views, great map and course, but I honestly did an atrocious job of focusing, making decisions, keeping the 1:5000 scale in mind, and pretty much orienteering in general.

There are more seconds on the time, but I can't remember them.

Orienteering 50:35 [4] 4.2 km (12:03 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

I think the time is about right.

Middle at West Point. It was a much cleaner run than the sprint! I was fairly slow at running on the hills and rocks and I lost some time hesitating, but at the same time I felt more focused and made fewer random, irrational mistakes.

My biggest error was on #6...I had to relocate by using the relative position of the cliffs along the road, but it took a little while.

Legs 1 and 9 especially had a lot of different possible routes, and it was fun to compare them afterwards with other people.

...and I liked sprinting down the ski slope :-). It felt fast. I kind of wanted to climb the hill again and roll down it, but I was a little afraid of getting spiked.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009 #

Run (long) 54:11 [3] 7.0 mi (7:44 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Bolin Creek run from south campus and then back to north campus.

7.34/ 7.42/ 7.43/ 7.29/ 7.34/ 7.46/ 8.22

Core 4:59 [3]

Ping-pong 30:00 [3]

Ping-pong with Jana, Zach, & Josh :-). Played singles vs. Jana (she won), and then vs. Zach (I won). Then Josh came and we rallied for awhile while Zach and Jana played, and then we all played several rounds of doubles.

Josh kept alternating corners and then he'd double back and hit it to the same corner, and I had to sprint back and forth a lot. Good fun.

The blister on the bottom of my foot is getting ridiculously big...and it's entirely from playing barefoot ping-pong. This is strange, since I've never really gotten blisters from running.

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 #

Run (woods intervals) 34:45 [3] 3.04 mi (11:26 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Mallory and I tried out woods intervals today!

4x 3:00 runs in the woods alternating with 4x 3:00 runs on trails, and then a jog back to campus.

I was slow at the woods-running. It's also hard to find a section of woods here that's big enough to really get into the run.

The park is a long strip along a stream, so going off the trail mostly means running up a hill on one side or the other.

Towards the end I found a section that's flatter, and I'll probably try to run there for woods intervals next time.

Also for next time: gaitors and spikes :-).

Run 1:24 [4] 0.4 km (3:30 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

I ran 4x 400 on the track before the woods intervals.

Run 1:24 [4] 0.4 km (3:30 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Run 1:25 [4] 0.4 km (3:32 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

Run 1:26 [4] 0.4 km (3:35 / km)
shoes: Brooks Trance

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