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Training Log Archive: iansmith

In the 7 days ending Jan 8, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering6 6:20:56 26.41(14:26) 42.5(8:58) 164483c131.8
  Running3 1:15:40 8.95(8:27) 14.41(5:15) 318.8
  Running - Trail2 1:03:29 6.13(10:22) 9.86(6:26) 2236.3
  Total8 8:40:05 41.49(12:32) 66.77(7:47) 189883c146.9

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Sunday Jan 8, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:20:08 [1] 7.29 km (11:00 / km) +427m 8:30 / km
12c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Another diabolical middle on Surebridge (Hogencamp). About 10 cm of snow had fallen on the map, and it was brutally cold: -9 C with some wind. I doggedly plodded on, but in addition to increasing the physical challenge, the snow made passage treacherous and navigation difficult. Many features were harder to interpret covered by a blanket of snow. Still, it was a glorious outing; the view on the long leg at split 10 was spectacular. I skipped a small four control loop in the NE end of the map, mostly because I was worried Greg might have bailed earlier to make it back on time for his flight. I was joined by GSwede, PeterZ, AlbinaZ, and Steve Richardson.

Saturday Jan 7, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering 57:00 [3] 6.0 km (9:30 / km) +158m 8:24 / km
18c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

We need to have a fundraiser to bring GSwede back to the US, because it turns out his Spanish friends hate him. A diabolical Spaniard designed this middle distance on Polebrook, and it was a mix of glorious running in open woods and mortal combat with mountain laurel. It turns out getting hit by frozen mountain laurel branches, especially in sensitive bits, is not fun.

The mountain laurel battles were so heated that they stopped my watch a few times; I think the total time was actually 5700 with about 6 km distance. I had some fun back-and-forths with Peter Z, and I saw Albina, KPop, and GSwede and KSwede occasionally. GSwede powered past me during the green battle to control 6 (split 8) to my chagrin. About 1-2 cm of snow fell during our run, and the temperature was around -4 C.

Running 8:00 [2] 1.5 km (5:20 / km)
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Warmup and cooldown.
3 PM

Running 37:22 [1] 6.58 km (5:41 / km) +28m 5:34 / km
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

The snow was coming down readily, so we abandoned our plans for an O-tervals session in the afternoon and retired to KPop's. Our biggest concern was driving - Autosan is untested on unplowed snowy Harriman roads. I went for an easy peasy run with GSwede in the snow before bopping into Manhattan to see Katie.

Friday Jan 6, 2017 #

1 PM

Running - Trail 15:01 [1] 2.34 km (6:25 / km) +70m 5:35 / km
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Auto-san's battery had died overnight (frustrating), but fortunately, Alec Breton was clutch and gave me a jump. I drove it around a bit, stopped it by a Toyota Dealer, and restarted it without incident. I also bought some jumper cables, but everything seemed ok. Perhaps I left something on last night?

Due to the dead battery, I missed my rendezvous with the Ahlswede crew, so I started on my own a bit later in the day. Naturally, I had a handful of maps of exercises of Harriman in my car (also Pawtuckaway), so I decided to race the Red Middle from the 2010 Team Trials and then saunter around the first half of the Blue Long from the 2010 Team Trials.

Trail run to the start. Pleasant.

Orienteering 31:42 [4] 3.83 km (8:16 / km) +104m 7:17 / km
19c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

2010 Team Trials Red Middle, no flags. A dusting of 1 cm of snow was everywhere. I missed 6 badly by making a parallel error on an unmapped marsh, and I missed 15 by confusing a bare rock and clearing. I'll post a QR after the weekend. My intention was to run fast, with three goals: (1) be aggressive, (2) read ahead, and (3) simplify. The aggression was key, as especially when I'm tired, I tend to stop short of the control when I get confused rather than running all the way to the center of the circle. While on occasion, stopping short corrects errors, more often, I hesitate unnecessarily when I'm actually on the correct path.

A fun outing.

Running - Trail 11:27 [1] 1.67 km (6:51 / km) +18m 6:30 / km
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Run back to auto-san.
3 PM

Orienteering 1:21:31 intensity: (51:31 @1) + (30:00 @2) 8.34 km (9:47 / km) +367m 8:01 / km
14c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Thursday Jan 5, 2017 #

3 PM

Orienteering 1:13:16 [3] 10.54 km (6:57 / km) +299m 6:05 / km
12c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

Trail run from Kanawaukee Circle parking lot to a middle distance exercise I designed in 2012, the exercise itself, then run back. Comfortable.

Tuesday Jan 3, 2017 #

10 PM

Running 30:18 [1] 6.33 km (4:47 / km) +3m 4:46 / km
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

To Anna's and back. Obviously, I patronized Anna's before departing.

Monday Jan 2, 2017 #


Today, I enabled developer access on my Google Nexus 5 (running Android 6); I am excited to explore its potential.
4 PM

Orienteering 57:19 [2] 6.5 km (8:49 / km) +289m 7:13 / km
8c shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

A quick visit to Ward Pond Ridge to rerun some controls 5-13 from Day 2 of the Classic Champs. My goal was to simplify, but I didn't do that very well - making some mistakes on control 6 and deviating from my plan. I slowed down as the sky darkened and wrapped after finishing a little mini-circuit. The woods were great fun to run.

Running - Trail 37:01 [1] 5.85 km (6:20 / km) +135m 5:40 / km
shoes: 201606 Inov-8 Oroc 280s

To finish the evening, I ran a short trail bit at an easy intensity. There is a niggle in my right achilles.

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