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Training Log Archive: Rosstopher

In the 7 days ending May 22, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Road run5 5:20:00 39.0(8:12) 62.76(5:06)
  orienteering3 2:54:43 8.02 12.9
  Track1 30:00 4.0(7:30) 6.44(4:40)
  Total8 8:44:43 51.02 82.1

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Sunday May 22, 2011 #

orienteering 1:00:00 [2]

Helped Sam with the NEOC meet at Hale. I set out controls in the morning and picked some up in the afternoon. The woods were really junky, with lots of green briar and I was not having fun. I also managed to be responsible for the only misplaced control of the event, putting the control on an unmapped cliff. Sorry Sam. I spent the meet running the epunching/results and marveling at how comfortable Sam is a teaching kids and their parents how to orienteer.

Saturday May 21, 2011 #

1 PM

orienteering 1:35:00 [3] 9.0 km (10:33 / km)

Total guess as to distance out there today. Boris set a long control pick and we did the whole run at the speed of chat thing. A very pleasant exercise for me. I wasn't envisioning such nice woods and so my expectations were greatly exceeded and I had a great time out there. Good weather, good company, awesome day.

Feeling a good flow, only a couple of places where I got turned about in low visibility areas.

Really stoked about the A-meet coming up, as we're happily busy with arena design.

Friday May 20, 2011 #

9 AM

Road run 34:00 [2] 4.0 mi (8:30 / mi)

Run into work. Feeling pretty good, a product of improved weather for sure. Also ran into a college acquaintance and chatted for a little while. I got to hear about his epic plan to propose to his boyfriend, which involves a newborn calf being dyed purple and yellow. He's making me feel like a slacker in terms of quality engagement plans.

I took the shuttle home at the end of the day because it felt like a rest day was a good idea. It was a real crime to squander the sunshine, but on the plus side I finished the crossword and both sudokus and then Sam took me out for Chinese food.

Thursday May 19, 2011 #

Road run 1:00:00 [2] 7.0 mi (8:34 / mi)

Running to work, and from work over to the Hatch Shell for the Park-O. I arrived late but not terribly so, and there was a nice break in the crummy weather for a quick jaunt along the esplanade. Got a ride back to Newton with Ed and then we had a good dinner of simple pasta and sauce. We managed a pound of spaghetti between the two of us.
6 PM

orienteering 19:43 [5] 3.9 km (5:03 / km)

Giovanni's Park-o on the new Esplanade map. A long narrow map with lots of bridges, but plenty of details to focus on and stay sharp with. Lots of practice with punching using the diocese calipers of yore. Alexei squeaked out the win by 9 seconds, but I think that I ran pretty well actually. Maybe could have pushed a little harder or worn slightly more grippy shoes, but not much in the way of mistakes.

Wednesday May 18, 2011 #

Road run 1:10:00 [2] 8.0 mi (8:45 / mi)

Super sleepy this morning. Probably shouldn't have stayed up and finished reading the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Though, to be fair, my legs are always a little empty on Wednesdays after track workouts.

Is it weird that when I'm running I think of writing emails to all the people I owe responses to? And then when I get near a computer I don't actually write any of those messages after all?

Tuesday May 17, 2011 #

Track 30:00 [5] 4.0 mi (7:30 / mi)

showed up for track just a few seconds after the group headed out on the first interval so I dropped my pack and headed after them. The interval plan for today was 800-1200-800 and then 7x (400) starting each 400 on a 2 minute cycle.

light rain, chasing after SGB and Mark (the other Mark) with Terry and Andy rounding out the lead group. The first interval was very slow, but picked it up after getting settled in on the track.

crummy weather. SGB was explaining that in cold weather, pulling your sleeves down over your hands can be bad for form. And of course he's right, because the shirt then pulls at your shoulders etc. but it was too cold to leave my hands exposed and my gloves were at home.

800- 2:48
1200- 3:51
800 - 2:31
400- 1:11
400- 1:11
400- 1:09
400- 1:10
400- 1:10
400- 1:09
400- 1:10

Road run 1:33:00 [2] 12.0 mi (7:45 / mi)

Running to work. damp but a break in the real rain. From work to track , running late as usual (I keep getting locked out of my lab in the evenings, because I keep my room key in the lab, expecting the door to be open when I come back), and then from track home, raining for real now.

Monday May 16, 2011 #

Road run 1:03:00 [2] 8.0 mi (7:52 / mi)

Running to work and then from work to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for dinner. I wanted to make something that felt warm because the rain and gloom was kind of oppressive today. Settled on fennel and sausage with tortellini and Hungarian Mushroom soup

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