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Training Log Archive: smittyo

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running1 1:15:00225.0
  Orienteering1 40:02 2.3(17:25) 3.7(10:49) 175200.2
  WU/CD1 27:0054.0
  Strength1 25:0050.0
  Lifestepper1 20:00160.0
  Intervals1 9:0072.0
  Total4 3:16:02 2.3 3.7 175761.2

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Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

Orienteering race (Trails) 40:02 [4] * 3.7 km (10:49 / km) +175m 8:45 / km

SDO San Dieguito Meet. Just a little local meet, but Harvey I took it as an opportunity for a getaway weekend in San Diego. The map was very small and the course was all trail running, but extremely well set. Lots of great route choices to think about and a few very dense trail areas to get lost in. From comparing splits, I've determined that I made just about every wrong route choice possible. They seemed so good at the time.

After the meet we were invited to visit a little bit with Donna and Edwin Gookin at their condo near the beach. Went for lunch and a little beach walk. On Sunday we took in the San Diego Maritime Museum. Saw a couple of old square riggers, a Soviet submarine, a ferry boat and took a little harbor cruise. It was fun. Also had a great lunch in "Little Italy".

Friday Apr 17, 2009 #

Running long 1:15:00 [3] *

Long and easy around the bunny field. I took a map with me. It was from Vermont and very nice. It happened to be a map that I had not drawn my course on. That's one thing I like about routegadget. It lets me draw my course somewhere without permanently scarring my map. I think it's important to really think about where I went and analyze that, but I also think it's much more useful for later training to use a map without a course already drawn on it, so I really think for myself about all the possible route options.

On another note, I got bit by a dog today. Not a deep bite, just a little scrape, but still annoying. Out in the bunny field there is this one residence with a couple of dogs. Often the gate is all closed up and they just bark at me, but every now and then the gate is open and they come out to bark at me. Today was one of those days. I generally just keep going slowly and they leave once I'm a little ways past their place. This time, as they're barking at my heels, I feel a little bite on my calf. Once they left, I look at it and realize it's just a scrape. By the time I got home (about an hour later), it was bruising a little and had turned red, but still pretty small. So I started looking up dog bites on the internet and trying to decide if I should fear for my life or just forget about it.

I happened to have business at city hall in the afternoon, so while there I asked about it, they said I should report it to animal control so they could quarantine the animal and gave me a phone number. Wrong number. But I found the right one and eventually talked to someone who said if it's not a puncture wound they don't consider it a bite - if I was concerned I could go to doctor to see if he would consider it a problem and then call them back. I just left it.

Discovered in my internet searches that the last case of rabies in a domestic pet in LA County was 22 years ago. A cat from Mexico. The last human rabies death in the county was in 1975 - a girl who was bit by a dog while in Mexico.

Thursday Apr 16, 2009 #

Lifestepper 20:00 [5]

Intervals on the stairmaster at the gym

Strength 25:00 [2]

Weights at the gym

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 #

Intervals intervals (bunny flushing) 9:00 [5]

8 reps / 100 paces each
My watch battery ran down and hasn't been replaced so I couldn't time my reps. Instead I just pace counted them. I figure this adds up to about 9 minutes. On vacation this week, so I ran a little later and was able to go through the fields. A little bit worried about snakes though. This time of year they always warn about the rattlesnakes in the area, and the grass is pretty high right now. Didn't see (or hear) any.

WU/CD warm up/down 27:00 [2]

Warm-up / Cool-down and recovery between intervals. Did a teeny bit of barefoot running after the intervals on the way back to the apartment. Just pavement and grass.

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