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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Feb 24, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Modern Dance2 2:10:00
  Running2 1:17:11 8.55(9:02) 13.76(5:37)
  Form exercises1 19:50
  Orienteering1 14:23 1.8(7:59) 2.9(4:58)
  Total3 4:01:24 10.35 16.66

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Friday Feb 24, 2006 #

Orienteering race 14:23 [5] 2.9 km (4:58 / km)

My thigh felt surprisingly good during this - didn't bother me noticeably after the first leg except when I got the leg caught on low vegetation (foreshadowing unpleasantness to come). I drifted slightly on some legs and bobbled control 11 but this will have to be the race from the weekend that I'm happy with given the unstiff competition from my other two runs. If they hold another A meet in this or similar terrain, I'll go back but I'll hope to do so in better shape to run well.

Thursday Feb 23, 2006 #


Still up in the air whether I'll be able to run normally in the sprint tomorrow and even on Saturday and Sunday. Some gingerly testing last night makes me think calling on the quadriceps for shock absorption may be less of a problem than the rapid unbending of the lower leg to get the foot into position for landing. Here's hoping another day makes a significant difference. Though it'll be interesting to see who I can beat hobbling through a sprint and who I can't if it comes to that.

Wednesday Feb 22, 2006 #


My right leg is much more useful. I no longer feel as though I'm faking walking normally on the flats and the knee bends beyond 90 degrees before discomfort sets in. The biggest remaining problem is soreness when absorbing more than very slight shocks. Two days left before the sprint in Florida - I think I'll be all right but I won't claim absolute certainty.

Monday Feb 20, 2006 #

Running 1:10:26 [2] 7.75 mi (9:05 / mi)

Run in from Cleveland Park, having taken the Metro there after dropping off the rented SUV. Was tempted, when my alarm went off, to snooze on and just Metro straight to work after the dropoff but I would have had to fight real traffic (even on a federal holiday) if I'd waited much longer and that would have been too awful a waste of time to contemplate. Such rest as I'll do to prepare for Florida starts now. Perhaps I ought to just train straight through it but poor results could be bad for morale.

Modern Dance 40:00 [2]

Repertory and performance class with Helanius. Got ambushed with entirely new (not extending or refining what had gone before) choreography to learn, which was fun. Unfortunately, in trying to cement the last bit of this in my muscle memory, I managed to run very nearly full tilt into Helanius' knee with my right thigh just above the knee. No noticeable discolouration and not much swelling but a deep bruise nonetheless - writing this on Tuesday morning, I can just about fake walking normally on flat ground but going up stairs is harder and absorbing the slight impacts while going down verges on painful. Apparently, I'll be doing a more thorough rest before the FLO meet than I'd intended.

Saturday Feb 18, 2006 #

Form exercises 19:50 [3]

A somewhat abbreviated session - only 6x100m strides and half the normal amount of silly walking and bounding.

Running 6:45 [2] 0.8 mi (8:26 / mi)

Warmup and cooldown associated with form exercises.

Modern Dance 1:30:00 [1]

Class with Deborah before heading off to pick up the rental with which to move the bulk of Dan's worldly goods.

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