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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Mar 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  cycling4 3:00:00
  running3 2:35:00 261
  orienteering2 55:01 3.55 5.7128c
  rowing1 20:00
  Total8 6:50:01 3.55 5.71 26128c

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Saturday Mar 4 #

10 AM

orienteering 45:01 intensity: (13 @1) + (12 @2) + (9 @3) + (44:27 @4) 5.71 km (7:53 / km)
ahr:167 max:178 18c

First day's green course.

Mostly a good run. The forest was a bit junky and thorny, so it didn't feel like an especially smooth or clean run, but I think that's largely due to the junkiness.

I wonder how many people took the road to 1.

I had one leg where my mind wandered and I had no flyt. That was leg 8. I was surprised by the stream with all of the earth banks. The earth banks were much lower than i'd expected. Visually they stand out on the map, but the actual earth banks weren't much to see. I probably lost about 30 seconds (though AP doesn't show any loss).

AP splits says I lost 6 seconds...all of it on the run in. I actually pushed pretty hard on the run in, so it is a bit disappointing. Mary beat me by 5 seconds on the run in.

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Thursday Mar 2 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

The work commute. I was running just a little late - maybe 5 minutes later than normal. So I worked a bit harder than usual to make up some of the difference. Not that it really matters.

rowing 20:00 [1]

Row, row.

1

Wednesday Mar 1 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

The work commute. But not the normal work commute. In the morning, I biked over to the Fire/Med headquarters for a meeting, then after the meeting went to the office.

1

Tuesday Feb 28 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute. Still warm. Temp was mid-60s when I woke up. This isn't fun at all.
6 PM

running 30:00 [2]

Running around on West Campus, including a scary encounter with a leashed square-headed dog.

orienteering 10:00 [2] ***
10c

A little bit of technique training on an enlarged sprint map with windows at the controls. It was kind of fun, but getting a bit dark and hard to read the map.

1

Monday Feb 27 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute.

Tonight is the last home basketball game. I could enjoy a longer basketball season, but I'll be glad when the crappy-basketball-game-traffic is over for the season.

1

Note

A few notes about my new Garmin toy:

Mary (with some help from DH) got me a Forerunner 35 as a birthday gift. I like it.

Cool features: 1-second recording; bluetooth connection to phone for easy access to the data; looks a bit geeky, but not so much like a GPS; better menus than my other Garmin; measures cadence; and wrist-based h.r.

The heart rate monitor seems to work ok, but it has a specific limitation. It doesn't pick up changes quickly. It seems accurate for things like the overall average of a run, but you wouldn't want to use it to keep a careful eye on something like how quickly your h.r. drops after an interval. That said, the watch also works with a chest strap (which I've got) and with the chest strap it responds quickly.

I haven't done a lot to check the GPS accuracy. Informal tests (like seeing how well it lines up on Quickroute or Routegadget) suggest that it is similar to my other Garmin (XT910).

It has a fun feature based on the accelerometer (I think). It guesses what you are doing. I biked to the water plant for a meeting. When I downloaded the watch, it picked up that activity and labelled it as biking. It does a good job of picking out my lunch hour walks (though once it seemed to think I was on an elliptical trainer).

Sunday Feb 26 #

running 1:55:00 [2] +261m

Longish run on trails and in the terrain at Rockcrusher and Rockhaven. The run includes 4 x HU/ML/TR.

Some of the forest out there is really junky. I forced myself to run in a few places that I would normally avoid.

Temp was comfortable (maybe 45F?). Some cold rain drops fell, but only for a minute or so. If the rain had continued, I'd have put on another layer (which I had in my pack).

Fun and the time went by quickly.

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