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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 16, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 1:56:50 6.15(19:00) 9.9(11:48) 1296
  part trail, part road1 31:35
  road running1 18:13
  trail running1 5:00
  Total4 2:51:38 6.15 9.9 1296

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Sunday Oct 16, 2005 #

trail running 5:00 [3]
shoes: new Integrators

Ran out to the start a bit energetically since I was short of time. As usual, some waqrm-up is better than none, but that doesn't mean I always do it.

orienteering 54:38 [4] 5.1 km (10:43 / km) +459ft 9:25 / km
shoes: new Integrators

Day 2 at the Boulder Dash. Better than yesterday physically, put out a better effort. Still not working hard enough, but at least this was better.

Orienteering on the other hand was bad for the third straight time (WCOC local meet plus both days this weekend). That's not to say it was all bad -- had some decent stretches and a few moments of excellence (meaning I was moving well, in touch with the map, knew where I was going, all of which happens less often these days, if for no other reason than reading the map on the run in rough terrain gets harder and harder).

But it feels rather stupid to have worked harder than yesterday, and done some better orienteering than yesterday, but also have blown off about 6 minutes on one control. Losing my discipline, and getting burned. Routes and comments will be posted this evening.

By the way, this is about where I did my face plant last Sunday. The slope is steeper than it looks in the photo.

Saturday Oct 15, 2005 #

Event: Boulder Dash


Normal birthday

orienteering 1:02:12 [3] 4.8 km (12:57 / km) +837ft 10:14 / km

UNO's Boulder Dash, Green course. A success and a failure. A success because I got out and did it and didn't inflict any more damage on myself. A failure because at times my orienteering was pretty crappy. But overall a success because no damage done.

More rain, what else is new, pretty hard overnight, looked like it was easing up as the morning progressed, but then pretty hard again while we were running. Very very wet in the woods. I just managed to get a contact in my injured eye, and my vision was mostly ok, and it was certainly better than wearing glasses.

Forest was very interesting. Visibility wasn't so good at times so O' was difficult. I botched a couple of controls, got off my bearing on one and got saved by a trail, on the other I just misread the map and overran my control. Probably lost about 5 minutes between the two. The rest of the time the combination of being extra careful, slippery rocks and deadfall, and low energy meant that I was moving real slow. Kilometer time is as bad as I've done in a long time.

I'll post my routes Sunday evening.

Friday Oct 14, 2005 #

part trail, part road 31:35 [2]
shoes: Pegasus 10/05

Up Claybrook and North Mt., back Gunn Mt. and 47. Nice part of the day again, light rain. Legs not quite so bad.

Had the stiches taken out today. Not sure if my new look is more or less gorgeous, but head seems as sore as ever. Plan is to try orienteering tomorrow, though the idea of even brushing my head against something is very unappealing. We shall see.

Thursday Oct 13, 2005 #

road running 18:13 [2]
shoes: Pegasus 10/05

Short road loop just to see if I could do any running. Head didn't really like the jarring but it was tolerable, especially if I concentrated on ignoring it. Rest of me felt old and fragile. But doing something is better than nothing. And it was a nice day, just light rain!

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