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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Nov 4, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 4:13:44
  road run2 1:06:00
  trail run4 55:00
  track workout1 13:00
  Total6 6:27:44

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Sunday Nov 4, 2007 #

trail run 15:00 [1]

Running to the start.

Orienteering 1:05:53 [4]

A much better race today. The first control was easy, which was a nice beginning. I did well after that, choosing a safe route to #4 and doing well on the two longer legs. I messed up #10, making a parallel error. I thought I figured it out quickly, but the mistake cost me about 3 minutes. I then ran into Boris as we were going to the same next 2 controls. I was behind him into and out of 12, but lost him on the trail on the way to #13. I ran the trail around and but cut into the wrong reentrant. As I was standing there, Ross ran through, so I figured I was one reentrant too early :) I ran to the contorl, as Ross ran by it :) I finished well.

Saturday Nov 3, 2007 #

trail run 15:00 [1]

running to and from the start a couple of times.

Orienteering 1:43:54 [4]

Oh man, this was a disaster from start to finish. I never figured it out and never got moving. Part of this was due to the thick vegetation, but also because I was never navigating well. I had a good plan to #1, running up along the left side of the swamp and then cutting over directly east over the nose to the ditch. But I cut over too early and was south of the control, but thought that maybe I was too high. #2 is where I lost probably the most time. I lost contact with the map on the way and when I hit the reentrant I didn't know where I was. I ran the wrong way and took awhile relocating. I messed up a few more after that (like 6 and 7 and really 10), but I don't need to go into details :) It was not my best race.

Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering 20:00 [1]

Running/walking around the sprint model with Hill. We found some things difficult and were really glad we got out there before the sprint. In the beginning of the course we found that you couldn't see rides, but you could see ditches. And them later on we could see the ride, but not the dithc. Oh well!

Orienteering 18:57 [5]

I started the sprint off well, but then was really off on my compass to #4. I crossed a ditch, which I thought was the ditch on the way, but was actually not on the map. I saw my #8, not realizing it was 8, and ran to it thinking it was 4. I then realized that I crossed a trail, and I shouldn't have going to 4. So I went back to the trail, and ran the wrong way before noticing it wasn't going the right way and turned around. The braindeadness wasn't over, because of #7, which was right next to the trail and a white control. I saw a rootstock and cut into the woods and ran right by the control, got to the end of the green/trees, and ran back up the trail to the control. Katta caught me going to #9 and we ran the rest of the way without being able to get away from eachother.

Orienteering 15:00 [1]

Went to the classic model with Ross, Boris, Hill, and Cristina. Although we really walked most of the time, Boris told us all we had to log this :) It was good to get out and see the terrain.

Wednesday Oct 31, 2007 #

road run 33:00 [1]

Running over to WIlson Mountain and back

trail run 10:00 [4]

Running the trails in Wilson Mountian, although not the usual trail route. We shortened it and only ran hard for 10 minutes. It felt good to move fast, although I could only barely keep up with Hill.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 #

trail run 15:00 [1]

Dad and I went up to Mt. Misery to practice a sprint course, which I made up in the car ride there. A short warm up and cool down since I had to get home for a lecture at Wheelock on the De-tramaization of Black Male Youth.

Orienteering 30:00 [3]

We didnt think this course would take as long as it did. I had a bit of trouble recognizing some of the subtle contour features that I picked as control points, and dad and I both ran to the wrong control location on one control. We both had a really hard time finding the controls after it. I couldn't believe I had gone so far off my compass. The good thing is that my rough compass bearing was fine, the bad thing is that I ran to the wrong previous control without realizing it.

Monday Oct 29, 2007 #


Red Sox!!!

road run 33:00 [1]

Dad and Hill came to Newton to run since I had to go to Wheelock early to meet with my group about the presentation we were giving that night (about the socilaization of Blakcs/African Americans). We ran over to the Newton South track, but it was being used. So we ran on a loop of road instead.

track workout 13:00 [3]

We ran 4 "800s", or really, fast for 3'15" on the roads. Even though we looked at a map of the loop we were going to run, I got lost on the first loop :) Then I met up with Hill and she and I ran the next three together. Felt good.

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