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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Sep 1, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering6 6:09:29 27.2(13:35) 43.78(8:26) 80066 /74c89%
  Total6 6:09:29 27.2(13:35) 43.78(8:26) 80066 /74c89%
averages - sleep:7.8

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Saturday Sep 1, 2012 #

9 AM

Orienteering race (laramie ) 1:32:51 [4] ** 11.0 km (8:26 / km) +450m 7:00 / km
spiked:18/20c slept:8.0 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Very open courses with lots of non navigating field running. Navigations wise I lost 1.5 minutes on control three. Rest was clean (some hesitations). Generally just slow. I wanted to run harder today but the lungs just wouldn't allow it. Leif passed me at control 4. Eric at control 6 just before the long field runs. Eric just ran away from me across the fields. about 3/4 of the way through the course I just ran out of energy. I not only had to walk but I had to stop and just rest on some of the uphills. It was very slow going the last few controls. Tomorrow is going to hurt.

Friday Aug 31, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze day 4) 40:17 [3] ** 6.1 km (6:36 / km)
spiked:10/10c slept:7.5 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Another mass start. I thought the map was going to be 1:10,000 but it was 1:15,000. Fortunately Sam Listwak set me straight before the start. Since it was supposed to be an open course I figured I could get away with running without a manifyier.
I had no plan other than don't burn myself out the day before the A meet. First leg was 1.7K. I started off easy but soon started breathing really hard again. The initial leaders drifted right. Then Eric Bone came jogging by. We were following the same route so I mostly just ran his general direction. the other people caught up to me at control 2. There were then people to follow/run with the rest of the course. Leaving three, one person started off in the wrong direction. I realized it and said no, go throught the green to make sure you go the right way. What I didn't realize that the green was also a marsh. I waded through this icky muddy marsh area. Another person followed me cursing the whole way. Everyone else ran around the marsh which made more sense. I still beat them to the control 4 though. I went straight to control 5 and there was a lot of sage which slowed you down considerably. As I approach the control I looked to my left and see everyone else running down the unmarked trail. The rest of the course was open running across the fields. I tried to run evenly but had to walk some and the other people I was with slowly pulled away. Part of the way to the finish was down hill so I actually opened up my stride and ran that part.
Per K time was pretty fast. My legs weren't pushing it but I don't think my lungs could go any faster.
I forgot to wear my heart monitor so don't know how hard I was going.

Thursday Aug 30, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze cowboy relay) 52:39 [3] *** 5.9 km (8:55 / km)
ahr:153 max:164 spiked:22/24c slept:7.5 shoes: O: falcons 2012

Mass start with 5 loops. The first four would be done in different order with everyone doing the same last order.
Loop C 0,9 K
Loop A 1.3K
Loop D 0.9K
Loop B 1.2K
Loop Z 1.6K

We were on the gate of AMT Hell map 1:10,000. It is more technical with lots of rock features.
Generally I spiked every control but was wobbly in getting there. On my third loop I ran to the control but misread my clue sheet. I thought I was looking for a different control so ran away. I kept coming back to that area. The third time I realized it was my control. I lost several minutes there. Ont he last loop I had several people with me. I was trying to plan ahead so I could stay ahead of them. Unfortunately I planned to far ahead and leaving control 5 started running to control 7. some of the people followed me but not all. I dropped a place as a result. But I was still in the top 8 so won a bottle of perier. I don't know what I am supposed to do with it.

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering 45:42 [3] ** 5.5 km (8:19 / km) +170m 7:12 / km
ahr:148 max:164 spiked:9/10c shoes: O: falcons 2012

1:15,000 map. Hard for me to read some of the details but I did ok. Two long trail legs and some short more detailed ones. I felt the altitude more today than yesterday. I was thinking of actually running some today instead of jogging but just didn't have the lungs for it. I was faster per K but there was a lot more just trail run.

Tuesday Aug 28, 2012 #

10 AM

Orienteering (laramie daze 1) 51:15 [3] ** 5.7 km (8:59 / km) +180m 7:46 / km
ahr:148 max:162 spiked:7/10c slept:8.0 shoes: O: falcons 2012

First real run in over a month since whatever it was that I had (flu/virus...). Ran at altitude. Intent was to run very easy and see how things felt. I was out of breadth some but generally, the lungs felt good. I started coughing after the race due the dry air.
It was mass start. I made sure I wasn't up front. trail run to # 1 then people cut in the wrong direction so I passed a bunch. by the time I got to #2 the leaders were gone and I was in third. Clean but slow to #3 and 4. some hesitations to #5. pulled up way short going to 6 and got thrown off my game. Kevin Techendorf passed me. I passed him back going to 7. We went different routes to 8. I was low and saw Kevin leaving the control which helped. Rich Bressman behind me. Finished fourth overall. Good first day back to running.
Generally did a good job of running an even pace.

Sunday Aug 26, 2012 #

12 PM

Orienteering (Bike orienteering) 1:26:45 [1] 5.95 mi (14:35 / mi)

Picking up controls from Squirrel Kill. I rode my street bike through all 4 exercises. It was raining by the end. I don't bike enought and my butt is sore now.

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