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Training Log Archive: Tom O

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:26:28 8.82(16:37) 14.19(10:19) 57028 /32c87%
  Road Run2 57:56 8.1(7:09) 13.03(4:27)
  Weights1 45:00
  Sit-ups1 3:00
  Total4 4:12:24 16.92 27.23 57028 /32c87%

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Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering race 1:15:58 [4] *** 7.4 km (10:16 / km) +310m 8:29 / km
spiked:19/19c shoes: VJ Integrator 3

West Point A-Event - Long distance race on the Lake Popolopen map (Red Course). Once again, as has been the case at most recent A events, I got zero sleep on Saturday night. Not sure why I continue to have this problem. In my sleep-deprived state, I worried the demanding terrain would quickly wear me down. Instead, I managed a clean run. Did feel slow at times but I was navigating well.

I loved this course (and the new map). It is probably my favorite West Point course of all time. A lot of variety, very little trail running, some nice route choice, and areas of technical detail. 2nd on M45.

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I've been attending West Point events since 1983. This was, in my opinion, the best ever. The organization, maps and courses were superb. Hats off to the cadets, the Campbells and everyone else involved in this terrific weekend of orienteering.

Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

Orienteering race 21:36 [3] 2.56 km (8:26 / km) +105m 7:00 / km
shoes: VJ Integrator 3

West Point A-Event - Trophy Point Sprint (Red/Blue Course). The cachet of this event was the opportunity to orienteer on the West Point campus. I started out by over-running number 1 (found 2 first) and then settled down. It was slow going in the steep/rocky wooded section. By the time the real sprint started, my legs were nonresponsive. Only other mistake was not taking the parking garage tunnel. The run in from the last control featured a dramatic jaw-dropping view of the Hudson.

Orienteering 48:54 [4] *** 4.23 km (11:34 / km) +155m 9:46 / km
spiked:9/13c shoes: VJ Integrator 3

West Point A-Event - Middle distance race on the Victor Constant Ski Slope map (Red course). This was a tough course which demanded both power and precision. I was a little lacking in both departments. Had an interesting experience in the call-up line when I looked to my left and saw Mike Eglinski. Mike - you're running Blue? No, I'm running Red, he said. They had assigned us both the same start time! I let Mike go and waited for a slot about 5 minutes later.

I had spent some time studying the old Academy map which I had run on in 1994. As luck would have it, the first Red leg featured a similar route choice problem to one from the '94 Blue course. I took the middle route along the fence. But I am still intrigued by the flat, open lefthand route. I believe the left route through the fence crossing point may have been optimal. Pulled up a little early on 1, was a little right on 2, and then missed 3 to the tune of a couple minutes. Also lost about a minute at 8. Couldn't muster any speed until I left 9. 3rd in M-45 well behind Brautigam and Benedict Balter.

Thursday Apr 16, 2009 #

Road Run 27:24 [5] 4.0 mi (6:51 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - 2

Newark, DE - Lunchtime run. Finally - a sunny day! Started a little after Chuck but blew by him pretty quickly. Passed him again on the return. Pushed the pace all the way.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009 #

Road Run 30:32 [3] 4.1 mi (7:27 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 8 - 2

Newark, DE - Lunchtime run alone in a cold wind-driven rain. The horrendous spring weather continues.

Weights 45:00 [3]

Sit-ups 3:00 [2]

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