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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Oct 10, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering3 2:40:22 10.35(15:29) 16.66(9:38) 41146c467.2
  Running5 2:07:03 8.13 13.08 30197.1
  Total6 4:47:25 18.48 29.74 44146c664.3
  [1-5]6 4:46:53

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Sunday Oct 10, 2010 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1]
shoes: Humberto & Georgette (O-Roc 28

Warm up for the long.
10 AM

Orienteering race 1:33:29 intensity: (9 @0) + (43 @1) + (36:25 @2) + (48:15 @3) + (7:57 @4) *** 9.69 km (9:39 / km) +120m 9:05 / km
ahr:174 max:189 17c shoes: Humberto & Georgette (O-Roc 28

GLOF Long.

I'd say this was the best of the three, though not awesome. I still have a little difficulty with long legs, in that if I don't have a clear, clear route I let myself do silly things like bash through more green than I should. I did this on 1 and 3, the two very long legs. But no problems actually finding any of the controls. Actually, I take that back, I think I had a bit of weirdness on the way to 2.

I also had a new experience today - I knocked my contact out of my eye with my e-punch. I did manage to catch it and get it back in, but it did cost me a little bit of time on the way to 4. Things were much better after those two long legs and the contact business.

On the second loop Ali caught me. No way I could keep up, but she bobbled 14, so it seems like I was keeping up for, like, 3 controls.

Still awesome weather!

Also, I need to do hills.

Saturday Oct 9, 2010 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2]
shoes: Assumpta (inov8 X-Talon 212)

Warm up (~15) and down (~5) for the sprint.

Orienteering race 23:52 [3] *** 2.2 km (10:51 / km) +125m 8:27 / km
16c shoes: Assumpta (inov8 X-Talon 212)

GLOF Sprint.
Map (no routes yet)

Beautiful day in Hamilton, and the morning sprint was in the woods with lots of advertised climb.

Learning from last weekend's woods sprint I was ├╝ber careful to the first control and sort of held back from there on. Even though we had discussed the possibility that some of the climb would be avoidable with the right route choice, and even though I often saw the routes that went around the ravines, I didn't take them. I lost a couple minutes to route choice today, mostly going to the penultimate control. I ran in the bottom of one of the ravines, because it looked nice from where I started. It quickly got worse, and when I saw the deer sleeping ahead of me I knew no one else had gone that way. I guess Greg did, so at least I wasn't alone in my foolishness.

I wonder how many times I need to have my butt kicked on hilly stuff before I realize that I really need to train hills.
4 PM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1]
shoes: Humberto & Georgette (O-Roc 28

Warmup for the middle.

Orienteering 43:01 intensity: (27 @1) + (6:30 @2) + (13:16 @3) + (21:44 @4) + (1:04 @5) *** 4.77 km (9:01 / km) +166m 7:41 / km
ahr:180 max:192 13c shoes: Humberto & Georgette (O-Roc 28

GLOF middle.
Map 1 and Map 2 (no routes yet)

Silly goof on 5 (3 minutes!) and risky route to 7. And slow uphill to 9. Otherwise okay.

Wednesday Oct 6, 2010 #


It took a few reminder pokes, but I finally got my mom and sis to use RouteGadget. Prospect Hill, orange course. Huzzah.
7 PM

Running (road) 37:56 intensity: (15 @0) + (2:54 @1) + (34:47 @2) 4.08 mi (9:18 / mi) +13m 9:12 / mi
ahr:159 max:173 shoes: Needs a name (2140)

Quick jaunt around the golf course. So much to do before Opalooza 2010. Upper 70s, felt quite delightful. Bumped into one of the medics from the squadron.

Monday Oct 4, 2010 #


Maps from the weekend:




Looking at leg 8 on the long, and given how long it took me to crawl up that hill (but not considering the fact that I didn't mean to drop quite so many lines on the trail), I think if it would have been better to take the almost absurdly long high route on the road above. As in, all the way around the giant reentrant system and contour to the control from the SW. I would like to try it if I ever get back there. I also wonder who took that route during the event.
6 PM

Running (road) 49:07 intensity: (8 @0) + (33:20 @1) + (15:39 @2) 4.05 mi (12:08 / mi) +17m 11:58 / mi
ahr:142 max:170 shoes: Leo (F-Lite 230)

Maynards with Melissa. Delightful evening, upper 70s with a cool breeze and distant storms. We tried to finish our run at Sky Bar for trivia night but there was a bouncer. We didn't run with our IDs, and apparently we look younger than 30. Thank goodness.

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