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Training Log Archive: ebuckley

In the 7 days ending May 6, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 5:40:46 13.3 21.4 662100c
  Terrain4 2:21:00
  Running2 1:35:00
  Gym1 42:00
  Total6 10:18:46 13.3 21.4 662100c
averages - weight:173.2lbs

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Sunday May 6, 2007 #

Terrain (Trail) 33:00 [2]

Warmup (23 min). And jogging back out to the start for the second course.

Orienteering race (Woods) 2:09:21 [4] *** 12.9 km (10:02 / km) +357m 8:48 / km

Team Trials Long at Pontiac Lake (1:10). Struggled, but managed to limit the losses except for one big boom (9 minutes at #5). I'm OK with it, but I hope to get better on this stuff.

Orienteering (Woods) 1:08:00 [3] ***

One way to get better would be to practice, so I dragged myself back out and ran the green course. Well, "ran" is probably stretching it, although I was able to push the long leg and a few others. Not exactly a race effort, but good training and decent focus.

Saturday May 5, 2007 #

Terrain (Trail) 39:00 [2]

Warmup (25 min) and a couple trips back to the parking area after the event.

Orienteering race (Woods) 44:47 [4] *** 5.5 km (8:09 / km) +240m 6:41 / km

US Team Trials Middle at Peach Mountain (1:10). Good solid run on a really fun course. 9th among TT entrants.

Friday May 4, 2007 #

Terrain (Mix) 35:00 [2]


Orienteering race (Woods) 17:38 [4] *** 3.0 km (5:53 / km) +65m 5:18 / km

US Team Trials Sprint at Haven Hill (1:5). Fun course. No big errors but lots of little ones. Mainly came down to running speed and today my legs let me down a bit.

Orienteering (Woods) 49:00 [2] ***

Went out on the old 1:10 map to check out some of the more technical terrain. Not much of a confidence builder for tomorrow. I can read the terrain fine if I stop, but I have real problems on the move.

Thursday May 3, 2007 #


Thought about getting a run in but, after 12 hours at work, running in the rain seemed far less enjoyable than taking Mama and Baby-O to Dewey's followed by Cold Stone and then Kaldi's. At the last stop, Baby-O got to watch a coal train go by! Most exciting. Yummy too. Pretty sure an extra couple pounds won't matter in the sprint.

Wednesday May 2, 2007 #

Running (Road) 1:06:00 [2]

Down to the Arch, through Laclede's Landing and back to midtown. Stopped a couple times to check out the menus of some new restaurants on Washington Street.

Tuesday May 1, 2007 #


Probably should have drank more (water, not wine) last night. I don't think that's an "honest" weight, but I'll take it for now.

Gym (Cardio) 24:00 [2]


Gym (Weights) 18:00 [4]

2 sets, moderate, upper only

Monday Apr 30, 2007 #

Running (Road) 29:00 [2]

So I'm on my way to Babler after work and make the mistake of calling home to see how Mama and Baby-O are doing. "I've been better," says mama. Well, it's obviously a trap, but I'm screwed either way, so I step right into it and ask what's wrong. Turns out Baby-O is blocked and mama can't get to the store to buy any prune juice because she's also blocked - the tree guys are trimming our tree and have her stuck in the garage. Well, so much for Babler. I swing by the store and get some juice and come home. By now, there's not much point in heading out; Baby-O is hungry because she hasn't been able to take a nap (oh, I forgot to mention, she managed to poop while I was getting the juice, but apparently there was a lot of crying involved). The upside is that mama is trying out a new recipe. It's a dish called "The Stack" that we've had at a restaurant that a friend of ours manages. It's actually a pretty healthy vegetarian dish. Naturally, we add wine and it turns out just dandy. The downside is that my chance to hit 172 by May 1 isn't looking so good, despite the fact that prior to dinner I had eaten a whopping 550 calories. I know if I hang around I'm not going to want to get out at all, so I head out the door while there's still daylight even though I'm still a bit woozy from the heat and the wine.

Orienteering (Woods) 32:00 [3] ***

By the time I get to Creve Coeur Lake, the buzz is gone and I'm actually able to push pretty well through a control picking course. Woods are nasty around the edges, but quite fast inside. Didn't get too torn up despite wearing just shorts and a singlet.

Terrain (Trail) 34:00 [2]

Back home via the power line. Will it be enough for 172 tomorrow?

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