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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Feb 27, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:30:09 15.42(9:44) 24.82(6:03) 32
  Cycling1 1:20:00
  Modern Dance1 30:00
  Total4 4:20:09 15.42 24.82 32

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Monday Feb 27, 2006 #

Cycling 1:20:00 [2]

Cycling in since no one told me about the chance of up to an inch of snow this afternoon. Slower than usual - not sure whether I ought to try more total rest for the quadriceps or more of an active rest approach but I'm pretty sure I'll have to avoid hard running until the weekend. Perhaps I ought to go swimming one of these evenings.

Cycling to dance class and home as well.

Modern Dance 30:00 [1]

First run through of the whole piece up to the final section in sequence. Had to alter a couple of parts involving supporting my partner's weight with my legs bent since my right quadriceps wasn't up to it. I'm quite surprised at how fragile I felt and continue to feel. Running over the weekend, fun though it was and difficult though it would have been to beg off of what with tickets bought and entry fees paid, may have been a bad move for the medium term.

Sunday Feb 26, 2006 #

Orienteering race 1:37:38 [4] 15.72 km (6:13 / km)

This hurt. My right quadriceps didn't react well to the hard running in general the two preceding days (more soreness and stiffness and visible swelling compared to the left leg) and was not at all happy at the constant tweaks running through areas of thicker low vegetation, particularly in the first half of this course. Barring a bit of drifting on the first long leg, I was pretty clean in this race (I should hope so since the navigation was relatively easy), though not flowing especially smoothly.

Saturday Feb 25, 2006 #

Orienteering race 38:08 [4] 6.2 km (6:09 / km) +32m 6:00 / km

Three significant errors on, I believe, controls 7, 9 and 15 - a very bad race and an indication that I need to work on both compass technique and on being systematic. Not feeling great or terrible physically - this mostly involved the most runnable woods of what was available.

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.

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