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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Mar 21, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 2:32:06
  strength & stretching1 30:00
  Total3 3:02:06

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Monday Mar 21, 2016 #


Am thinking about heading to the Western Canadian Champs and Canadian Champs this summer and making a 3 week road trip out of it (so 5 days of driving to get there and another 5 to get home). I have the time - yay for not having to work this summer - and it certainly wouldn't cost any more than flying and then renting a car and this way I could bring as much stuff as I wanted. Seems like a good idea...

Saturday Mar 19, 2016 #

orienteering race 1:41:50 [3]

US Champs Long Course: This was a great course and I only wish I had been in some sort of condition to actual race it and not just survive it. I probably did not chose the best routes to #1 and #8 most likely but they made sense at the time. Probably could have saved several minutes on each leg but hard to know for sure.

While I normally don't mind climb, I am enough out of shape that I found myself having to stop a couple times. I was a little light headed in a couple places where the climb was really bad but there really weren't alternatives. I also had to slide on my butt a few times to get down some hills and was on all fours to get up some others. I was afraid if I lost my balance I would roll down a hill for hundreds of meters before stopping.

But every flag was right where I expected it to be and there was only one control where I had to stop and think carefully about where it was going to be.

I've decided to skip the sprint tomorrow and fly home early. My leg is really sore and tight and walking is painful so I can't see how I'd enjoy it. And this way I won't be taking a red eye and be useless on Monday. I was glad it was relatively easy to get on an earlier flight. But I am sad to leave California - the terrain was quite spectacular and despite everything I'm glad I came.


Funny encounter. I was climbing a hill and I decided to climb to the top of a ridge and then go down the reentrant I needed instead of contouring. So I'm climbing up and I'm huffing and puffing and see a boulder out of the corner of my eye and think okay, just get to the boulder and as I get close it suddenly stands up and snorts and moves and it's a humongous cow with big horns and I let out a little screech. I quickly moved away from it and didn't look back and didn't hear anything so I can only surmise it either sat back down or moseyed on in the other direction. But boy did that give me an adrenaline rush!

Friday Mar 18, 2016 #

orienteering race 50:16 [3]

Very mixed feelings about this.

On the one hand, it's kind of cool to be out in California. It's been a while since I've been in the San Francisco area - I think I was at a math conference about 12 years ago. It's so different than the east coast that it's just fun to be somewhere else.

On the other, my leg/hip is definitely not doing well. i tried to jog a couple of times but just a few steps let me know that it wasn't a good idea. Even walking was uncomfortable. So I'm a bit disappointed by the result.

But, I was relatively clean so I suppose I shouldn't complain. Just frustrating after feeling pretty good in Georgia.

Tuesday Mar 15, 2016 #

strength & stretching 30:00 [1]

Heat and stretching continuing to improve things, but still not pain free. I'm somewhat concerned about this weekend but I'll give it my best.

Did the shoulder stuff plus the knees and ankle and neck and core stuff I stopped doing the last few days.

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