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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 7 days ending Mar 17, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:04:45
  Orienteering2 1:51:20 6.77(16:26) 10.9(10:13) 27052c
  Strength1 51:00
  Total5 5:47:05 6.77 10.9 27052c

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Monday Mar 17, 2008 #

Running 42:15 [2]

Pre-circuits run, including up to Headington (first traffic light) from Marston twice. So like getting the hill in.

Strength (Circuits) 51:00 [1]

45 min in sqaush courts, 6 min outside before anyone else showed up... figured I'd make the most of my time and stay warm!

The hip issue seems to be pretty resolved, although it's now weaker than the other side for sure- need to strengthen it specifically.

Running warm up/down 6:00 [1]

Back to lab after circuits.

Sunday Mar 16, 2008 #

Orienteering 48:40 [4] *** 5.1 km (9:33 / km)
27c shoes: Walshes

BUSA Relays, Beeley Woods

Wahoo! We got 3rd!!

I was real excited to have a first leg, try to run quickly, and mess up less than yesterday. Then lost ~2 min on the first control, so frustrating!!!! Just ran past it, because I saw what I thought was my pit, but didn't see a control at it, so kept running to the flag at another gaffle, then ran to the 3rd gaffles flag before finally mine... arg.

Basically, I kept being a total dimbat until I flipped the map over. I kept catching people after my mistakes since I was running fast, but I was convinced I was way far back, and felt so guilty for not having a good run for Anne and Helen!

Other dimbat moves:
-Running way past 5, error: using a telephone line crossing as an attackpoint, then not noticing it
-Mistaking the path and telephone line ride at 6
-Running straight past 10, error: distance judgment totally wrong

The whole second half went really smoothly though, and to my complete surprise, I was 2nd in on the leg, after Jenny Johnson, about 5 min back. So not so bad in the end.

Running warm up/down 11:00 [1]

Warm down. There really wasn't a good place to do this...

Saturday Mar 15, 2008 #

Event: BUSA

Orienteering race 1:02:40 [4] *** 5.8 km (10:48 / km) +270m 8:46 / km
25c shoes: Walshes

BUSA Individual, Stanton Moor

Some stupid and substantial mistakes, but ok generally I guess, as I ended up in 7th. Lost about 4.5 minutes in mistakes by the 6th control, but was much better after that, besides a few smaller silly things.

Mistakes to attempt to learn from:
Annoyed at 1, as should have just headed east from the cairn, and didn't for some reason. Lost 1min.
5- Decided I wanted to go back onto the moor after 4, which was the wrong direction altogether (180 degrees). Oops. Then totally goofed closer to the control as well. Started off on the wrong hill, then was in the valley looking for it, when all the time it was sitting on the eastern hill. Bah.
6- Path mistake, didn't go through the gate to start.

Had the fastest spit for the next-to-last control, when I ran real hard because I knew it was the end. That's nice.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1]

Warm down- back from finish, and a bit around fields with Becky.

Friday Mar 14, 2008 #

(rest day)

Into London for RAS meeting.. what a busy week. Time to relax(?) and go to BUSA.

Thursday Mar 13, 2008 #

Running 45:30 [2]

Woke up, went running. Normalish local loop that gets as much hill as possible. (Loop in Headington Hill park at start and end, crotch cresent, up to Headington). Felt good- surprisingly un-tired from yesterdays intervals- what's up? Did I not work hard enough? That, or the burritos we made last night were the worlds best recovery food. (Totally possible, in my mind!)

Wednesday Mar 12, 2008 #

Running 51:00 [1]

Up to Shotover, jogging between intervals, and back down. Sooooo windy. I pretty much got blown up South Parks, and had to fight my way down the wind was so strong. Was nice though, because the wind prevented you hearing the ring road from Shotover itself.

Running hills 19:00 [4]

Hilly intervals on Shotover.

4:30- from bridge to parking lot (on road)
4- across flats
3:30- up and down hilly
3:30- up and down hilly
3:30- end of xc course, from the bottom of the dip

Felt good, except my throat was really tight making it hard to breathe- I was a bit asthmatic last night (allergic to the down pillows on our couch that I fell asleep on for a bit??) which might explain it...

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