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Training Log Archive: EChild

In the 7 days ending Mar 15, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 5:10:47
  Map Study4 1:05:20
  Ski-O1 1:01:5318c
  Core4 44:00
  Agility1 24:00
  Total7 8:26:0018c

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Saturday Mar 15, 2014 #

Ski-O warm up/down 10:00 [3] ***
4c

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Ski-O race 51:53 [3] ***
14c

Not too bad, but definitely not as good as I would have liked. I tried taking off my skis at one point and lost at least two minutes because the snow was secretly about two or three feet deep and sticky, so it got stuck in my bindings. I also misread the map and started going from 2 to 13, so that didn't help. Third, I was on my way to one control and looked to my right and saw a marker, and I knew I was near the right spot so I went to it and started as if I was going to the next one. It took me a bit to figure out I had been wrong, so I lost time there.
There were also other things such as I suck at skiing and am not good at making choices on skis, but nothing major other than that.

Friday Mar 14, 2014 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]

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Agility 24:00 [3]

Micro sprints agility. 2 setups, 6 courses, rotate among three for 12 minutes switching forwards and backwards before switching to the next setup.

Running warm up/down 5:00 [3]

Down

Core 11:00 [3]

CORE

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014 #

Running 1:22:19 [3]

Shortened long run, a bit longer than Erin recommended, but it was slow. This isn't to say for a lack of effort, though, as the ground was covered in powder snow. It was so snow and windy, in fact, that on my way back some of my tracks had completely disappeared. Also along the lines of windy and snowy, is that the snow wasn't very nice snow. It was snow which definitely wanted to be ice, and there were a few times when I was going into a full on headwind with tiny little frozen shards pelting me right in the face. What's more frustrating is that I had my sunglasses with me, but after a while they fogged up and I had to decide between seeing and keeping my eyes from getting lacerated. In many places I could run without the glasses, but there were times when sacrificing sight was definitely the way to go. Unfortunately, having fogged-up sunglasses meant I had no way of seeing elevation detail. If I was at the bottom of a hill I could see the top, but I had no way of telling if the slope started steep and leveled off, was gradual the whole way, or started fairly level and got progressively steeper. Hell, it could have actually been a straight up wall and I would not have been able to tell in the slightest. As an example, while running I accidentally stumbled onto the golf course pond, which is surrounded by a small but steep bank. I never saw it until after collecting myself at the bottom, turning around, and taking off my foggy glasses.

The short of it all is that running today separated the boys from the men, and I am proud to declare myself a man!

Core 11:00 [3]

CORE!

Map Study 5:00 [3]

A fairly simple map. Probably would be able to do the whole thing without mistakes at a fairly good speed.
http://maps.csunirea.com/show_map.php?user=radulan...

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014 #

Map Study 20:00 [3]

An old arm-chair map I hadn't gotten around to. Took me a while, and there were quite a few tricky controls. The density of the green and slash would definitely be a factor in route choice.
http://www.ivansirakov.com/maps/show_map.php?user=...

Core 11:00 [3]

CORE

Running 51:47 [3]

The past two days were pretty hard, so I just took it nice and easy today as a sort of recovery. Also, very warm outside.

Monday Mar 10, 2014 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [3]

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Running intervals 27:40 [3]

After my warm-up I checked my phone to double-check the workout, and I saw Erin had sent out new training for the week, and it was 2/3 the distance. Jubilation! The total amount of rest was twice the total amount of running, but the idea was to do things fast. With the exception of the 800 and the last 400, I think I did a decent job.
2x400 (90 second rests), 800 (3 min rest), 2x400 (90 second rests), 4x200 (3 min rests, really fast)
75,74,2:34,74,76,32,33,34,30

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Down

Running 1:21 [3]

Strides, 4x100. I was supposed to do these before the workout but forgot, so I added them to the cool-down.

Core 11:00 [3]

Not fun after workout.

Sunday Mar 9, 2014 #

Running 1:37:40 [3]

Long run, same route as Monday, although I didn't do the 3x5 part. It was a bit slower, and afterwards I ate three oranges the minute I walked through the door.

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