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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending May 9, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:50:31 5.34(31:55) 8.6(19:50) 240
  Trail Run2 1:34:00 7.4(12:42) 11.91(7:54)
  Biking2 1:01:45 11.5(5:22) 18.51(3:20)
  Running/Walking1 58:05 5.0(11:37) 8.05(7:13) 72
  Mowing/Yard1 10:00
  Total8 6:34:21 29.24 47.06 312
  [1-5]7 6:24:21

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Sunday May 9, 2010 #

Orienteering race (WCOC Green) 1:54:37 [3] *** 5.5 km (20:50 / km) +140m 18:29 / km
shoes: 8 Orange


A little disappointed how poorly I navigated to #1. Also, I managed to bump off of several out of bounds areas on the west side of the map, which made me pretty anxious. Recovered and was pleased again with doing fairly well to most of the controls except poor route choice from 6-7 and navigational error to 12.

Actual distance covered was 5.64 miles.

I had a ball this weekend. WCOC put on a grade A event, down to having lunch for me each day, homemade by the meet director. Some very nice touches throughout the weekend.

I stayed with the DeWitts (thank you!), as did Sandy, George, Lyn, Jim H (Friday night), Mary, and Lex and Pete camped out in the driveway on Saturday night. Joe B stopped by on Friday, and PG & Gail on Saturday.

Saturday May 8, 2010 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (WCOC Green Y) 55:54 [3] *** 3.1 km (18:02 / km) +100m 15:32 / km
shoes: 8 Orange


Really enjoyed this course, and I was very proud of my effort on a technical course, well, except for 3-4. I was careful out of the start, and patting myself on the back after getting the first three, and having a good plan to 4.

Then the thunder started, followed soon after by the rain, and I literally couldn't see a thing, not even the trail I was on. Initially, I hit the big trail and took a right, and then a left onto the smaller trail. At the point I turned right again, I got very confused by what I saw on the ground as a trail intersection. I see now that it is an indistinct trail coming in, but this totally blew my confidence, and I went off to flirt with the out of bounds area, and with quitting, before I sorted myself out. It helped that I was able to wipe my glasses off on my underwear :) and see a little something.

Actual distance covered was 3 miles.

Friday May 7, 2010 #

Trail Run (Wissahickon) 50:00 [2] 4.3 mi (11:38 / mi)
shoes: Asics Dottie

A run before hitting the road to CT.
Ran down to the drive, ran another 1+ mile, walked a tiny bit, ran back to the bottom of the big hill, walked to Sandy's. Feeling very proud that I got another run in. Legs may be toast tomorrow, but I am looking at the bigger picture.

Thursday May 6, 2010 #

Trail Run (Wissahicken Hill Loop) 44:00 [2] 3.1 mi (14:12 / mi)
shoes: Asics Dottie

Sandy's trail loop. Sandy hurt her ankle about 5 minutes into the run, so I was granted a reprieve from having to run up the hills. Loved those downhills.

Tuesday May 4, 2010 #

7 AM

Biking (Commute in) 27:45 [1] 5.6 mi (4:57 / mi)
shoes: Bike Sandals

Left the house at 6:45 after switching my light to my new bike.
Inaugural ride to work on this bike - a PR! WooHoo! I even had the laptop with me! ;)
4 PM

Biking 34:00 [1] 5.9 mi (5:46 / mi)
shoes: Bike Sandals

Ride home. Strong winds like last week. Better time. Is it me getting better, or is it the better bike?
5 PM

Mowing/Yard 10:00 [0]

The seed heads indicated that I needed to get the lawn mowed before leaving town on Thursday morning.

It seems that May has turned into a busy month, but in a good way. I am away from home the next three weekends, and though some timing duties will be involved, I am allowing some time to do something fun at each place as well, or at least the option is there.

Monday May 3, 2010 #

5 PM

Running/Walking 58:05 intensity: (27:40 @1) + (30:25 @2) 5.0 mi (11:37 / mi) +72m 11:07 / mi
shoes: Asics Weebles

Two mile run, about .4 walk, 1 mile run, walk, then ran down the hill again so I could walk back up it to kill some time.


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