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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 7 days ending Oct 11, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:28:19 24.96 40.18 334
  Orienteering1 57:24
  Rollerskiing1 28:48 3.86(7:28) 6.21(4:38) 68
  Drills1 8:04 0.51(15:45) 0.82(9:47)
  Total5 5:02:35 29.34 47.21 402

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Saturday Oct 11, 2014 #

Orienteering 57:24 [3]

NAOC Middle

The worst orienteering I've done in awhile. The first 6 controls were smooth, then got lost to 7 and then just couldn't figure anything out after that. My brain just couldn't figure out the puzzle required to get to the next control. Totally frustrating.

But in a way, I wasn't totally surprised. The reason I've been good at orienteering the past few years hasn't been some sort of magic. It's because I've put in the time both actually orienteering in the woods and thinking and analyzing maps before and afterwards. I haven't really been able to do either of those things this fall and not even as much as would be good for the past year, probably.

Sometimes I've been surprised and still had good races when I feel unprepared, but not today. The red eye flight straight to the race may also not have allowed all brain cylinders to be firing...

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1]

Thursday Oct 9, 2014 #

12 PM

Running 49:52 [2] 5.66 mi (8:49 / mi) +115m 8:17 / mi


Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 #

6 AM

Running 10:28 [1] 1.02 mi (10:13 / mi) +29m 9:24 / mi

Drills 8:04 [1] 0.51 mi (15:45 / mi)

Running 54:59 intensity: (14:59 @1) + (20:00 @3) + (20:00 @4) 5.11 mi (10:46 / mi) +125m 10:00 / mi

Flagstaff workout: 4 x 5 min tempo, then 4 x 30s speeds

Monday Oct 6, 2014 #

12 PM

Rollerskiing 28:48 [1] 3.86 mi (7:28 / mi) +68m 7:04 / mi

Midday rollerski in lovely weather!

Sunday Oct 5, 2014 #

7 AM

Running race 1:23:00 [4] 13.17 mi (6:18 / mi) +65m 6:12 / mi

Portland Half Marathon

Still not as large as the Birkie or anything, but a lot of people! Luckily was in the A wave and so starting really wasn't a problem. But seeing just a mass of people when the course double-backed on itself several times was impressive.

I came in 2nd woman in a time of just around 1:23 (not sure if chip times are posted yet, but should be very close to that). I was only 12s behind, but that was totally an unclosable gap over the last few miles. It looked like much further! I had contact and chatted with her after the big downhill and then again around mile 7. But when she sped up after that, I didn't follow, feeling pushed by the 6:20ish pace. And she must have just gained a few seconds every mile after.

I only really wanted the race to end with about 2 miles to go, but still, no huge slow-down, which is definitely nice. So many people were excited to see the first women go by, and tons were also cheering for me wearing my brand-new Reed singlet. The college doesn't have any NCAA sports, but a bunch of students, staff and faculty doing running stuff now and again. Will have to introduce the group to orienteering...

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