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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Oct 27, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:37:32 6.71(14:32) 10.8(9:02)
  Run2 1:17:13 10.5(7:21) 16.9(4:34)
  Treadmill1 45:00 6.0(7:30) 9.66(4:40)
  Total4 3:39:45 23.21(9:28) 37.35(5:53)

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Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #

Run (road) 44:16 [3] 6.1 mi (7:15 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline 2007

10K loop. I haven't run this in awhile. It was nice out and I neeeded to get some extra distance in so went for it. Felt pretty good. I couldn't find my watch so had to wear a normal watch and keep track of my pace.

7:15 7:15 7:15 7:15 8:03 6:27

The first mile is accurate, the next three are estimated based on my
4 mile time. The 8 min one is longer than a mile. The last mile I picked
the pace up some.

Wednesday Oct 24, 2007 #

Treadmill (2 incline) 45:00 [3] 6.0 mi (7:30 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline 2007

Got home late and it was raining so I went to the treadmill in the basement. Planned to do just 4 but the movie on TV I was watching wasn't over so I kept going. Did six and felt it in the last mile.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2007 #

Run (road) 32:57 [3] 4.4 mi (7:29 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline 2007


I don't know where this run was.

7:17 1:24 7:31 7:52 1:30 7:22

Sunday Oct 21, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Chicago blue) 1:37:32 [4] 10.8 km (9:02 / km)

It was the usual day. When things went right I was moving at the winner speed. Unfortunately, there was some serious route choice guesses where I guessed wrong. On top of that I made several mistakes.
The map was suppose to greener and it was. Unfortunately you could never tell what the green was going to be like. The "green slash" was usually very fast running. The rough open fields were often very rough. At what point does a rough open field become more? There were "rough" open where the marsh grass/reeds were over my head. It was slower than medium green. I also go covered in burrs. Several early route choices were not only slower but unfairly so. I got stuck in fight which was larger than mapped, then had to slog through rough open fields. Eventually I learned to stay in the woods which were always faster.
Lost time going to 6 when my route choice took me on a direct line from 8 to 7. I followed that line to seven instead of 6. Fortunately I realized what I had done and it was only about 2 minutes lost.
Screwed up the next one when I couldn't find a trail junction. Of the people I talked to, only one person found the trail junction. Fought my way through some green to get to the trail then missed the final road part of the leg. I follwed the white woods which were crappy only to find out alter that the "indistinct trail" through the green wasn't bad.
Lets talk indistinct trail. What is the definition of a trail. If the trail is only 4 feet tall with a thorny canopy, is it a trail or animal track?

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