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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:01:18 2.55 4.1 150
  trail3 1:46:16
  Yoga/Pilates1 1:15:00
  Total6 5:02:34 2.55 4.1 150

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Sunday May 1, 2011 #

orienteering race 1:10:05 [3] 4.1 km (17:06 / km) +150m 14:27 / km

Brown long course at West Point. Another fine brown course set by Keith. I think they've figured out that those of us on brown like the technical navigation but minimizing the rocky downhills is important.

This was a bit better although I had a few mistakes. Slow down the hill to #1 and #2 but was spiking everything. Went past #5 and had to come back - again having trouble deciding what rock was mapped and what rock wasn't. Nailed 6-7-8. I messed up #9 getting pulled to the right like many people. I think I was so relieved I made it down the hill by 8 that I mentally relaxed and didn't focus since it was not a difficult control but I wasn't being careful. A little sloppy to 10, but nailed the rest. Very slow down the hill again at the end, this time having to sit several times and slide down some rocks on my rear.

A really, really fine weekend of orienteering.

Saturday Apr 30, 2011 #

orienteering race 51:13 [3]

Brown middle at West Point. Very nicely set course by Hannah. I didn't do it justice.

Drove up in the morning and just didn't have my head into orienteering and so lost it on the first control. Half way there I stopped and realized I had not been paying attention, I did not really know where I was, I was not thinking about orienteering at all. I managed to relocate and make my way to #1 but I'd already given away 3-4 minutes. Slow to #2 because I'm rattled but navigate fine. Good to 3-4-5. A small bobble at #6 since there was a lot more rock than mapped but the control was by the second one I checked - the really big one - so not too bad. I had a good general plan to #7 and knew where I was at all times, but did not look carefully enough at the contour lines and didn't go down when I should have and got trapped on top of a cliff. Slowly scrambled down and was fine to the rest of the controls, although sloppy on the last one since I couldn't focus on the small details of the map anymore.

Friday Apr 29, 2011 #


I've slacked off on the pushups. At first I just kept forgetting to do them. Now, with knees and ankles making them uncomfortable, I'm just going to wait and start afresh next week sometime. I've been doing situps sort of randomly and I intend to do those regularly as well.


I'm in a bit of a funk, feeling sorry for myself. It seems that whenever I get going on training, I get hurt. Hard to know if I just need to push through this in order to make progress or if I should back off and give my joints some peace.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011 #

trail 38:55 [3]

Tried to run the trail loop but about a half of the way in I wasn't having any fun and so just walked the rest. Ankle tender but better. Allergies not so great.

Wednesday Apr 27, 2011 #

trail 16:10 [3]

Tried to run the trail loop but my ankle was sore so I bailed after a bit and walked home.

Tuesday Apr 26, 2011 #

trail 51:11 [3]

TNT - Indian loop with Sandy and Bob. They finished strong - I had to walk from the meadows. Ankle was sort of okay but not really.

Monday Apr 25, 2011 #

Yoga/Pilates 1:15:00 [3]

Good class. Worked up a good sweat but there was nothing that bothered my ankle that I couldn't back off a bit. Finally figured out a way to do pigeon that doesn't bother my knees and boy could I feel the stretch.

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