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Training Log Archive: Wyatt

In the 7 days ending Oct 30, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running7 5:13:51 30.83(10:11) 49.62(6:20) 472
  Orienteering2 1:35:04 8.39(11:20) 13.5(7:03) 350
  Strength4 31:00
  Total7 7:19:55 39.22 63.12 822
averages - sleep:7.5

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Sunday Oct 30, 2005 #

Running warm up/down (Grass loops) 6:00 [2] 0.67 mi (8:57 / mi)
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Orienteering race 41:04 [4] 6.5 km (6:19 / km) +150m 5:40 / km
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Race at Washington's Crossing. A little disappointing, because I got beat by Clem by 3 minutes, and I thought I had a pretty solid run. Certainly no major mistakes. A few things cost me 5-15 seconds each, but I suspect that only accounts for < 2 minutes. And it sounds like Clem was no more clean than that.

So either I was technically slow, physically not pushing it, or physically slow.

1) I wasn't technically as clean as I could have been. The 'flow' was a little choppy with several moderately confused stops to look at the map. But those were generally 5-sec. or so, and with a few minor map issues, were par for the course.

2) I don't think I was pushing physically as hard as I could - I really wasn't that tired when I was done, nor did my lungs ever really scream at me - like they do in a 5 or 10k - mostly I think I was just having a problem keeping myself at a true race pace. I think I need to run a road or trail race head to head to remind myself of what it feels like to actually push hard for a race length effort. And I'd also like to race something head-to-head with Clem in DVOA-ish terrain. E.g. re-run the Wash Xing course again, as intervals, starting each control at the same time, and see how he moves through briar and other stuff. I have found that actually watching someone move through terrain is quite useful because you can see right where you lose time, e.g. where you are hestitating to get through or around something that they just bash on through... ?

3) I also might be slower than Clem now. He has been training pretty consistently since ~April, and he's been faster than me in the past. Still, I'm going to pursue option 2 before deciding this is the case. (And meanwhile, I'll keep up all the normal training stuff to keep the raw-fitness category as high as possible.)

Saturday Oct 29, 2005 #

Running 40:00 [2] 4.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: R-Champion Grey/Orange

Loop in the grass & forest near home, incl. loops around the new park.

Running intervals (Strides on grass) 1:13 [5] 0.4 km (3:02 / km)
shoes: R-Champion Grey/Orange

Friday Oct 28, 2005 #

Orienteering tempo (Rerun) 54:00 [4] 7.0 km (7:43 / km) +200m 6:45 / km
shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

Re-ran Warwick substantially slower than during the race. Not quite sure why, but I think I'm having can't-push-myself issues. See the 10/30 race entry.

Running warm up/down 12:00 [2] 1.2 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

Good warmup, quite cooldown. Pretty cold (~upper 30's) and I ran in a short-sleeve T-shirt - which was fine during the race but a bit nippy during the end of the warmup.

Thursday Oct 27, 2005 #

Running long (Road, trail) 1:58:04 [2] 17.92 km (6:35 / km) +200m 6:14 / km
slept:7.5 shoes: R-Reebok White/Gray/Red

Out & back on this section of the Horseshoe Trail while AJ was at school. I think I'm going to have to stay closer to his school on Thu. long runs to keep them longer.

Strength (Hip & extra Ankle) 8:00 [1]
shoes: R-Reebok White/Gray/Red

I might keep doing the extra-ankle work regularly...

Wednesday Oct 26, 2005 #

Strength (Hip & extra Ankle) 8:00 [1]
shoes: R-Champion Grey/Orange

Running (Muddy grass & trails) 40:00 [2] 4.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: R-Champion Grey/Orange

Boy did I get my new shoes muddy.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2005 #

Running intervals (Hill Grass/Trail) 13:38 [4] 2.3 km (5:56 / km) +272m 3:43 / km
shoes: O-Mixed purple & black

Just a tad chillier than last week :) But dressed well and was fine once I started. VF Mt. Joy Cannon sign. Just did 4 as it's my first intervals since the ankle injury. I tied my PR on the 1st, and broke it on the last. Not super consistent, but a decent set.
3:20, 3:26, 3:36, 3:17

Running warm up/down (Grass, trails) 51:10 [2] 4.65 mi (11:00 / mi)
shoes: O-Mixed purple & black

Strength (Hip & extra Ankle) 8:00 [1]

Monday Oct 24, 2005 #

Running (Forest, Grass) 31:46 [2] 3.5 mi (9:05 / mi)
shoes: R-Champion Grey/Orange

A little cold for a t-shirt, and with no breakfast I was glad to see Angelica 2/3 of the way through for a ride to my car.

Strength (Hip & extra Ankle) 7:00 [1]
shoes: R-Reebok White/Gray/Red

VF Mt. Joy after morning run

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