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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Apr 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteering4 3:16:18 12.11(16:13) 19.49(10:04)64c466.3
  Total4 3:16:18 12.11(16:13) 19.49(10:04)64c466.3

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Sunday Apr 9, 2017 #

8 AM

orienteering race 18:50 [4] 3.44 km (5:28 / km)
ahr:161 max:175 21c

I decided to try running. I did an easy warm up jog and felt better than I've felt for a good week.

The running felt ok and I really enjoyed the course, terrain and map. I wish I'd paid more attention to the interesting architecture, but I guess I'd rather have a clean run and paying attention to the architecture probably wouldn't have helped.

At the finish I was drained. I was missing a top gear, but I pushed myself. At the finish I sat down for a bit. Then I got a drink (actually Mary got me a drink) and I sat some more. As I was sitting there, a fire/EMT came over and asked if I was ok. I guess I looked terrible. Mary described me as looking "droopy." And, I felt pretty bad, but not like I needed anything more than a bit of rest and an cup of sport drink.

I enjoyed the course. There was plenty of map reading. The map was solid. It was fun running in an open urban area (and traffic was so light on a Sunday morning that it was no trouble dealing with cars).

11 AM

orienteering race 18:36 [4] 3.27 km (5:42 / km)
ahr:168 13c

Second sprint race of the morning. I was tired and didn't have the top gear that I was missing in the first race...and didn't have the next to the top gear that I did having in the first race.

I think my routes are good. No real time losses at controls. Fun.


Saturday Apr 8, 2017 #

12 PM

orienteering 1:20:00 [1] 5.09 km (15:44 / km)
ahr:111 9c

Yesterday was too much for me. I woke up feeling mentally out of it and drained. I decide to just hike part of today's course. I took it much easier than yesterday. It was fun, but disappointing to feel so worn.

Felt better a couple of hours after finishing and I'm gonna give tomorrow's sprint a try.


Friday Apr 7, 2017 #

9 PM

orienteering race 1:18:52 [3] 7.69 km (10:15 / km)
ahr:146 21c

Walked the course. Felt so-so.

Yesterday I felt terrible. Instead of making dinner, mowing the lawn, and packing. I went to sleep at 7:45 and slept for the next 11 hours. I was still feeling off, so I decided to walk the course with the idea that I would stop if I felt bad.

I felt so-so. I walked hard/fast and that actually felt like a lot of work. But, night orienteering is so fun and the terrain was unusual enough to be especially interesting - and I didn't stop.

Despite walking, I had a few booms. Leaving 7 I didn't get my direction right and headed S when I should have headed SE. At 13 I was headed for the control when I saw Glen T and a few other runners at a control. I knew Glen was on my course, so I went over to the marker, feeling like it wasn't in the right spot...and it wasn't my marker. Recovery was easy, but it was a bad mistake because it was so dumb to pay attention to others instead of the map.

9 looks like a boom, but it was really just avoiding some crappy forest.


Wednesday Apr 5, 2017 #


Still working on resting and sleeping - moving in the right direction.

I should be hearing from the Cristina-bot soon.


Still moving in the right direction. But, also still not yet healthy.

Also, feeling sad about Steve Tilford. I didn't know him well - met him twice - but was a fan and a frequent blog reader. The first time I met him was orienteering on West Campus. That was a long time ago.

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