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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Sep 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling6 4:31:00
  Orienteering2 3:40:49 1.93 3.1
  Deep Water Running1 25:00
  Swimming1 15:00
  Core exercises1 8:00
  Strength1 7:00
  Total7 9:06:49 1.93 3.1

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Saturday Sep 22, 2007 #

Orienteering race 13:12 [5]

Sprint Series Finals Sprint A - first just ahead of John Frederickson with quite a good race. I think my largest error in execution was 10 seconds at most - aiming off rather further than necessary towards a stream and then standing still momentarily when I hit a place that looked like where the control ought to be twenty meters or so before the actual control.

Orienteering race 13:14 [5]

Sprint Series Finals Sprint B - I'll have to check the splits but it felt like a disastrous first control followed by a good remainder of the race. Became conscious partway to 1 that I was left of my intended rough compass course and hadn't noticed my primary expected collecting feature so had to slow down once I dropped down the steeper slope into the vicinity of the control and figure out where I was. Got caught by Mikell from 30 seconds back and Greg Balter starting a minute behind was apparently also in sight when I punched 1. Buckled down to minimise the damage over the rest of the course and managed to avoid any other significant errors. Didn't manage to run completely away from Mikell. Impressive race from Ross. From Eric too given that he ran very early through empty woods with no slower runners giving away control locations.

Orienteering race 14:23 [5] 3.1 km (4:38 / km)

Sprint Series Finals Final - first in an exciting and competitive final. Tailed Ross through the first loop then passed him running to the spectator controls. Started second loop in company with John and stayed just about even through it. Aimed off somewhat excessively to the left on the first control of the third loop to the north of the start/finish and then did rather a big S curve approach into the second control for enough time lost that John was just heading off on the final loop as I came into view of the spectators. PG announced the gap as 19 seconds and I think Wyatt, Ross and Eric may all have been within that interval behind me. It was very close in any case. I may have closed a bit on John getting to the first control in the loop but he was out of sight as I emerged to plunge into the woods myself to start the long leg to the south. With the green slash athwart a direct attack on the next control and the risks of meandering and getting confused trying to go straight through even open woods, I stuck to the trails south then west then south again to get onto the trail heading straight west to the control circle, fortunately (since I hadn't managed to read ahead and plan every turn of this) without any wrong turns or time standing still. Got on the trail heading towards the control and saw John emerge from the woods onto the trail just behind me. Got to the control and saw Eric coming in from the woods to it as I exited. Booked it to the trail heading north along the road to the junction near the depression than fairly straight to the next control (through the woods to the next trail that went through a gap in the stone wall then around the large patch of green and towards the field visible just the other side of the reentrant with the control in it. Emerged into the field with no one in sight ahead of me and, it became clear over the next hundred meters, no one close on my tail either - Eric and John would have been very close behind if they hadn't made nav errors following a route somewhat to the right of mine on the attack towards the control circle. Ran the last two controls and in and then watched the fight for the next four positions.

Thursday Sep 20, 2007 #

Cycling 59:00 [3]

Work commute. PCRM work party cancelled so took in earlier screening of Summer Palace at the AFI Silver than I'd planned on the way home.

Wednesday Sep 19, 2007 #

Cycling 1:01:00 [3]

Cycling to work. Home by way of the aquatic center.

Swimming 15:00 [3]

Flutterkicking.

Deep Water Running 25:00 [4]

Pool running - light training desired leading up to the weekend races but nothing but cycling seemed like a bad idea.

Tuesday Sep 18, 2007 #

Cycling 57:00 [3]

Cycling to work and home again. Will have to do something beyond cycling this evening and/or tomorrow, despite an easy week being the plan leading up to this weekend, but I've got a lot of things other than exercise to get done these next few evenings.

Core exercises 8:00 [4]

Abdominal exercises.

Strength 7:00 [2]

One-legged squats.

Monday Sep 17, 2007 #

Cycling 57:00 [3]

Cycling to work and back.

Sunday Sep 16, 2007 #

Orienteering 3:00:00 [1]

Block vetting for the US Champs classic model event and for Keg's day - 5 to six hours of occasional jogging, mostly walking, and a fair bit of standing looking at things. A fair number of small map corrections to do in Keg's terrain than that can be put to bed. The model event map still needs some work.

Cycling 7:00 [3]

Out of order here - cycling to Cleveland Park on my way to catch my ride to the vetting. Comedy of errors as I got there, prepped my bike for locking, phoned Nadim to tell him I'd meet him at Dave's rather than his place and then entered the Metro without actually locking my bike, forcing us to drive through rather than around DC on the way south to secure it. Good thing bike thieves apparently sleep in on Sunday mornings.

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