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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending Sep 17, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:03:48 7.69(23:55) 12.37(14:52) 332
  Total2 3:03:48 7.69(23:55) 12.37(14:52) 332

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Saturday Sep 17, 2016 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:26:53 [3] 4.02 mi (21:37 / mi) +157m 19:17 / mi

US Champs at Ward Pound Ridge. Green Y.

After an utter disaster at #1, I was pretty defeated and figured I was just going to have a relaxed day. Which worked out perfectly because my left knee hurt the entire time, and it was difficult to lift my leg very high. This led to a slow, ungainly walk for the rest of the course. Not my best day. I need to do something with my knee.

Sunday Sep 11, 2016 #

Orienteering race 1:36:55 [4] 5.9 km (16:26 / km) +175m 14:18 / km

I decided it was time to start training for the US Champs, so I ran the Green course at Lake Accotink. I showed up a little early, ostensibly to help Amy with e-punching, but she had everything under control, so I mainly just chatted with old friends.

The Green course was good; made a few small errors early on before I decided to just ignore the trails. I made a pretty bad error on #6, when I hit the creek too far to the left, but didn't realize it, and turned left to look for the bend in the steam. I went almost to the railroad tracks before I realized what I had done. Blah! I could also have done without the penultimate control, which took us from the bottom of the valley to the top, only to have to go down again to get to the finish.

This actually went better than I had expected, but my knees are pretty sore tonight. I'm going to try to get to the gym that I joined through work, and see if I can't try to loosen things up. I need to find my roller, but it, along with some other critical items, has not been found yet in any of the already-unpacked boxes.

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