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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Oct 23, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:06:06 10.63(23:10) 17.1(14:24) 58569c
  Strength1 20:00
  Stretching1 10:00
  Total4 4:36:06 10.63 17.1 58569c

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Sunday Oct 23, 2011 #

Orienteering 2:31:49 [3] *** 10.1 km (15:02 / km) +330m 12:55 / km
27c shoes: Mizuno Ascend

This run was once again preceded by setting up/working the start followed by frantic changing, eating, and running over to the Red/Blue start and managing to miss my start by a few minutes. I then proceeded to bobble 1-5, have a disaster at 9 when my attack point swamp was bigger than expected, and get confused by the excess water on 10-11 before finally waking my brain up by informing it that I had far enough to run without circling around all the controls a billion times before punching. The rest of the run was much cleaner with one notable exception on 20 where I got confused by the "trails" over the bare rock. After starting so late, I spent most of the course completely by myself, which was kind of pleasant and unstressful. I saw a friend of mine from grad school interviews (we obviously did not get a chance to catch up :-) ) and lots of mountain bikers and random hikers/dog walkers and generally had a good time running around the Fells.

Saturday Oct 22, 2011 #

Orienteering 1:06:43 [3] *** 4.4 km (15:10 / km) +165m 12:46 / km
20c shoes: Mizuno Ascend

I once again spent the morning setting up and working starts, and then set off for my run. I felt significantly less stressed about the start today, though, so I think I was better able to switch over into orienteering mode. I was very careful to 1 and took some time to get into the map. Unfortunately, I then managed to run past number 3 about 8 times before finally actually seeing it. I missed 4 by a bit, but relocated pretty quickly off a nearby swamp and then on 5, I once again didn't see the control (I was standing on top of the cliff and didn't see the flag when I peered over the edge) and went on a bit of a wild goose chase. Things were ok after that until 10 when I started searching too high up the hill, and then things were mostly ok until the end. I did have a sort of annoying route choice moment when I had carefully decided how to go to 15 and found a fairly deep, unmapped swamp in my way, which I then had to run/swim/wade my way through. Anyway, I was still pleased with how things went in general, and after the run I got interviewed by NPR!!

Friday Oct 21, 2011 #

Orienteering 27:34 [3] *** 2.6 km (10:36 / km) +90m 9:02 / km
22c shoes: Mizuno Ascend

Spent the morning and early afternoon setting up and working starts, and then frantically changed into orienteering clothes. I don't know that this (combined with some extremely irritated people complaining to me about the lack of start box 1 minute before my start) significantly hurt my run, but I feel fairly safe it saying it didn't help.

Things were ok, if not perfectly clean until 4, where I went to the wrong side of the bear cage and then stood there in shock for what felt like forever as I decided the control must have been stolen. I checked my control descriptions like 5 times before I realized the control was on the inside of the corner. I then was ok until a complete disaster on 10 and then minor disasters after that. It was still lots of fun, though!

Tuesday Oct 18, 2011 #

Strength 20:00 [3]

Lots of ankle balance exercises including one where I had to throw a 2kg medicine ball at a trampoline while standing on one foot on a squishy mat. My ankle is definitely tired, but my arms will be SORE!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Lots of calf stretching.

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