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Training Log Archive: EChild

In the 7 days ending Mar 21, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Catching Features1 2:25:00
  Ski-O2 2:17:2137c
  Running4 1:53:29
  Orienteering1 1:45:13 3.38 5.44 39534c
  Core1 11:00
  Map Study1 10:45
  Total6 8:42:48 3.38 5.44 39571c

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Friday Mar 21, 2014 #

Orienteering 42:00 [3] ***

A sort of model for the long tomorrow. General idea is that it's hot, steep, and open. I went with Eero and Melanie on a permanent course, but we only did eleven controls. Had to be back in fifty minutes.

Running warm up/down 9:45 [3]

Up. Not much space to run but I did already run this morning.

Orienteering race 1:03:13 [3] *** 5.44 km (11:37 / km) +395m 8:32 / km

This was quite an interesting course. The majority of it took place on one very long, dense, and steep hillside, which meant lots and lots of walking. There was three hundred something meters of climb, and for the most part the routes were fairly straight forward, but they still needed to be executed well. I lost a bit less than four minutes on my ninth control by getting too far up the hill and then making a small parallel error, and I lost small bits and pieces here and there, but for the most part it went fairly well. Tomorrow will be interesting because route choice will be a much more significant factor than today.

Running warm up/down 5:00 [3]


Thursday Mar 20, 2014 #

Running 20:00 [3]

Short run to keep the legs working.

Tuesday Mar 18, 2014 #

Running 41:32 [3]

The snow was not very nice. Crusty on the top, but not strong enough to hold my weight. It was ugh.

Map Study 10:45 [3]

An old version of the map the long will be on this weekend. I tell ya, I'm going around as many of those hills that I can. There are some very interesting ways to avoid extreme climb.

Blue Course:

Monday Mar 17, 2014 #

Catching Features 2:25:00 [3]

I'm just doing a whole bunch of courses because I can. I've managed around the middle of the pack but generally slightly ahead. My greatest weakness so far seems to be not being able to read details quickly enough to make a quick and accurate decision.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]


Running intervals 17:12 [3]

8x400 intervals, aiming for 80-85 second range.
Times: 78,81,79,80,80,78,80,76 (80 second rests)
Erin told us not to worry about speed and to establish a flow, and when I focused on the flow I found I was able to maintain the 80 second pace with relative ease. It felt good to do a workout and actually feel like I was physically capable of doing the workout.

Running warm up/down 10:00 [3]


Core 11:00 [3]


Sunday Mar 16, 2014 #

Ski-O race 1:15:28 [3] ***

I had a really good race today. I made good route choices, and I'd say there were only three spots where I could have saved time, totaling about a minute. I'm sure if I were a better skier it could have been faster, but I still had a very clean navigational race. I feel great now.

Saturday Mar 15, 2014 #

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


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

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.

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