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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Jun 27, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering3 2:54:17 3.8 6.12
  hiking1 1:25:10
  trail1 57:32
  strength & stretching2 8
  Total6 5:17:07 3.8 6.12
averages - weight:120lbs

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Sunday Jun 26, 2011 #

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I have to laugh at the time errors AP calculates. I definitely screwed up a few legs where it says I didn't have any errors. I guess AP just thinks I'm pathetically slow...

orienteering race 1:05:39 [3] 3.8 mi (17:16 / mi)

Not as good as yesterday - just tired I think. Dumb route to 3, not helped by drifting quite a bit and then not being sure whether to go up or down when I hit the reentrant and couldn't see the flag (guessed wrong). Stayed high to 5 - wonder if it was faster to go down to the road and then back up. Started to consider my route to 7 and promptly screwed up 6 getting too high on the hill after leaving the trail. Checked out several root stocks before figuring out where I really was. Took the left route over the bridge to 7 but missed the control in all the green and had to climb the hill to relocate. I'm sure I lost a couple of minutes here. Couldn't focus to read the map to figure out the last control. So no major errors, just lots of little sloppy ones.

Although definitely green, I didn't think it was that bad. Most of what I went through was more thick than full of prickers so not really an issue.

I did manage to scratch my eye - both the eye itself and also the eyelid. It's not bad but it's making it hard to read today.

Saturday Jun 25, 2011 #

orienteering race 58:38 [3]

Got results all set up but no one was coming to download and I was reluctant to leave until I was sure things were working. Finally a few folks came in and after a few adjustments to the reports layouts I was confident things were set. Vadim pushed me out. I knew I needed to hustle to get back in time for him to go out so I actually got a warm up as I jogged over to the start. I got to the line and let the start crew chief know I needed to go out as soon as possible and she said could I go out right then and I figured why not so I was called up to the next line within a few seconds. A little hectic but not so bad.

I had two poor route choices where I decided on a more straight route through green instead of around on trails but I probably only lost a minute on each. I also lost a couple of minutes on a short leg (#6) when I fell and bent my knee past the point where it likes to bend. I must have screamed pretty loudly as Greg Lennon came to make sure I was okay. I waved him on but I must have looked bad since he came back twice to make sure I really was okay. Eventually the pain subsided and I got up and continued on. Bending it far like that really, really hurts but doesn't do any real damage although it might be a bit more sore tomorrow than if I hadn't fallen.

I enjoyed myself today. Glad I came.

Friday Jun 24, 2011 #

strength & stretching 5 [3]

3 sets of 20 pushups, 20 situps

orienteering 50:00 [3]

Model event at Keystone. Very green. Map was good though with vegetation pretty accurately mapped as far as I could see, so okay.

Lots and lots of poison ivy. Tried to clean up carefully afterwards. We'll see.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 #

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Great. A groundhog - not very big, so maybe just born this spring? - just waddled across the yard followed not too much later by a skunk. It's a shame skunks are such a pest; they're very pretty.
5 PM

hiking 1:25:10 [3]

Hike in the Wiss.
7 PM

strength & stretching 3 [3]
weight:119.5lbs

3 sets of 25 pushups

Tuesday Jun 21, 2011 #

trail 57:32 [3]
weight:120.5lbs

TNT - Indian trail loop with Sandy while Bob and Nick did something else. Took it a little easy. Felt okay breathing-wise but my legs were a little jellied about half way through.

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