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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Nov 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 4:33:53 8.45 13.627c
  Stretching1 30:00
  Strength1 5:00
  Total2 5:08:53 8.45 13.627c

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Sunday Nov 21, 2010 #

Orienteering 3:48:53 [3] *** 13.6 km (16:50 / km)
27c shoes: Cascadia Orienteering

Blue Hills Traverse with Presto. All in all, pretty terrible. I never really felt like I could actually run. I couldn't breath. I couldn't make my legs move. I was tripping over things. My hips were killing me. I was watching people pass me that normally I would have no problem keeping up with/ahead of. It was frustrating and bizarre. Then right before control 12 I was jumping over a log which apparently had pointy sticks sticking out of it and smashed my right foot into one of the pointy sticks. I stood there in agony for a few minutes and then decided that I could actually continue to move on it, so I kept going. (In retrospect, I'm not sure this was the most brilliant of moves.) I thought I should probably take a Gu at the water stops, but I wasn't feeling very good and didn't really feel hungry or like eating at all, so I didn't. I did force myself to eat a couple of fig newtons at the food stop. I hit the wall going to 18 and then it was just a death march/limp to the end. I got lost in the millions of pine trees around 21 and lost the group I'd been with on and off from control 8 on. I then proceeded to loose 30 minutes to them in the last 6 controls, while I wondered what I was doing out there. I finished the course in a haze of pain barely able to put any weight on my right foot and coughing more or less uncontrollably.

As it turns out, there was a good reason for all of this. Today (Monday) I have a sore throat, runny nose, and a sinus headache, which explains the achy hips and inability to move or breath out there. To top it off, I also have a swollen, multicolored foot. At least Presto had a good time :-).

Stretching 30:00 [3]

Stretching out sore muscles and rolling on the foam roller.

Thursday Nov 18, 2010 #

Orienteering (Snitch!!!) 45:00 [3]
shoes: Brooks Running 4

Harry Potter-O!!! I set off 5 minutes ahead of the group to set out map fragments and, as a new fun addition, strength exercises at the controls. I had set 2 map fragments and 2 strength exercises (of the 6 of each) before realizing that I had somehow dropped the other 4 map fragments, while managing to keep all the strength exercises. Sara caught me here. We did some abs stuff and some murphies, Brendan decided not to tag me, Ross was stuck doing crunches, and I decided to retrace my steps in an effort to find the map fragments. No luck. I was then caught by Giacomo and Giovanni and did some more core stuff. I decided the only solution was to tear out the bits of my map with the memory controls on them and set those, so I did. I ran through the yard and, what was this, a party! For Harry Potter-O! Awesome! Wow! They even brought the marching band out! I've never orienteered with a marching band playing for me before! is for The Game. Ah well, still fun :-).

People were incredibly tickled by Presto who was wearing his technicolored jacket and blue booties to protect his pads, but my most amusing encounter occurred as I was setting some strength at a control:
Random guy walks up: "Are you doing a thing?"
Me: "Yes."
Him: "Cool."
Me: Frantically try to keep from cracking up while finishing taping the strength exercise aware of the fact that the random guy is still standing there watching me.

Orienteering was lots of fun and then we watched Harry Potter 6, while eating burritos and drinking delicious butterbeer! Yum!

Strength 5:00 [3]

Abs stuff for Harry Potter-O!

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