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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:32:03 13.26(15:59) 21.34(9:56)
  road run2 1:14:22 8.93(8:20) 14.37(5:10)
  road&trail run1 55:00 6.7(8:13) 10.78(5:06)
  trail run2 30:00 3.3(9:06) 5.31(5:39)
  Total5 6:11:25 32.19(11:32) 51.8(7:10)

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Monday Apr 20, 2009 #

road&trail run 55:00 [3] 6.7 mi (8:13 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2130

I did my best to put this into gmaps pedometer, but it's hard to figure out where the trails go through Hammond Pond. I think if I had the o map here with me and the topo map on the computer I could be more accurate, but this distance is close enough :) I woke Ross up by jumping on the bed and he came running with me. We ran through Hammond Pond, around the Reservoir (where I tried to keep my HR above 157) and then up Reservoir St. and back through the other side of Hammond Pond. Trying to run at a faster pace than usual, because I think I'm slow. The plan was to go watch the marathon, but Ross has lots and lots to do for the A meet and I enjoy watching the marathon on TV because then I can see the finish - which was amazing this year. The shopping with mom and Hill because I needed jewelery to wearing at the wedding. Dreading the idea of trying to find some, but actually did quite well, which is amazing.

Sunday Apr 19, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:50:00 [4] 10.25 km (10:44 / km)
shoes: INOV 8 Muclaw 330 -old

Ran Blue today - first time ever at an A meet. Proved to be challenging mentally. After problems early on it was hard to keep going, knowing that I was most likely going to get my butt kicked anyway, and then with mistakes... but this is something I'm working on. Not a stellar race. Even pace the whole way. I brought two gus, but only needed to take one. Trouble early on with 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Actually ran off the map on 5. 2 was disappointing, because I was so sure of where the control was that I was reading ahead and actually ran right by it. I ran into the saddle, and... no control. Saw Wyatt running by above me which prompted me to run up and realize that I ran right by it! I dropped a contour after going over the cliff when I shouldn't have. I see it now. I decided to take the trail to #7, only cutting the corner that sticks out. Very careful when I attacked through the green, but saw the large hill behind it and found it quite easily. Off on my compass and made a bad parallel error on 11. The end of the course was much better. Although I didn't have great speed, things were making sense most of the time. Good long distance training :)

Saturday Apr 18, 2009 #

trail run 10:00 [2] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: INOV 8 Muclaw 330 -old

Warm up for the sprint. We arrived and I casually got my packet and when I finally checked my start time, it was in 15 minutes! I rushed for a bit trying to get ready and then thought "This is silly." I figured I could get a new start time, and I would rather suffer the wrath of Janet Porter (who was working at the start) than not have the chance to warm up and go to the bathroom. In the future, maybe checking start times before arriving to the meet site would be a good idea.

Orienteering 15:58 [4] 2.56 km (6:14 / km)
shoes: INOV 8 Muclaw 330 -old

Sprint at West Point. Really fun! Sent us right down onto a tricky hillside. I did quite well here for the most part - taking my time to look ahead and around me. I did have my head buried in the map on the way to #5, and hesitated before looking up and seeing the flag. Then I thought the trail ran around he outside of #7 (it was really the form line) and so I cut over the rocky nose for no reason. I hesitated on the way to #17 as I couldn't quite figure out the parking garage and went slowly around it. Otherwise, pretty good. I'm just not moving that fast for some reason...

Orienteering 50:16 [4] 4.23 km (11:53 / km)
shoes: INOV 8 Muclaw 330 -old

I had a fairly good middle at Ran it Granite and was looking forward to another. Long leg in the beginning gave me pause, but I picked a solid route choice (through the green and along the fence) but ended up climbing too high at the end of the leg and ending up above the control by a few contours. Again some trouble at the end of the leg to #2 - running up the wrong hill. 3 - 7 went pretty good. Although I didn't make any mistakes on these I can see by comparing splits that I was not moving very quickly. High on #8 (trying to read the green) and I went over the top of the hill and down through the dark green on the other side. Might have been ok, but then missed the control at the end. 10 I also ran to the wrong boulder, but then the end went well. Need to work on speed through the woods and accuracy in the circle!

Friday Apr 17, 2009 #

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Well, I did 12 push ups yesterday... my friends from work have been hanging out and I enjoy hanging out with them. But I can't do that and run. Sigh, it's a feeling like all of life is trying to rush at me at the same time.

Wednesday Apr 15, 2009 #

road run 8:00 [2] 0.8 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2130

A bit of a time crunch, so 1200s to be done around Stoney Lea.

road run 12:22 [5] 3.2 km (3:52 / km)

3 times around the Stoney Lea loop, which is just under 1200m
Times:
4:13
4:10
4:09

road run 7:00 [2] 0.7 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2130

home

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009 #

trail run 20:00 [2] 2.3 mi (8:42 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2130

Running on the trails with dad before the hill workout up the Blue Hill Access road.

road run hills 10:00 [5] 2.4 km (4:10 / km)
shoes: Asics 2130

Hill workout. Dad figured that we were probably going too fast for this workout, and since we are going to do 1200s on the track tomorrow because of my schedule I did these with slightly less umph.
Times:
52.91
50.53
47.74
50.92
48.81
46.24 (chasing the bike up the hill)
49.51
48.36
49.57
48.71
49.19
44.99

Amazing how much easier these felt than previous weeks. Still very hard, high HR and burning legs, but no seeing stars at the top of the hill this time.

road run 35:00 [2] 3.7 mi (9:28 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2130

Down the hill and an 11 minute cool down.

road run 2:00 [2] 0.25 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Running over to Hammond Pond in the evening to run CSU's first park-o of the season, set by Alex.

Orienteering 21:49 [4] 3.1 km (7:02 / km)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

"Park-o" at Hammond Pond. Slightly messed up #1, which is not the way to start, but then was fine. A few hesitations, unfortunately in the form of stopping so I could read the map. Ross creamed me, even though he says he made a lot of mistakes.

Orienteering 14:00 [1] 1.2 km (11:40 / km)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Picking up controls with Alex. Getting cold, although the day was beautiful again today.

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