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Training Log Archive: ParkSchool

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail run5 2:35:00 16.9(9:10) 27.2(5:42)
  orienteering2 1:41:08 6.4(15:48) 10.3(9:49) 33340 /47c85%
  Total6 4:16:08 23.3(11:00) 37.5(6:50) 33340 /47c85%

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Saturday May 1, 2010 #

orienteering race (A-Meet) 49:52 [5] *** 4.3 km (11:36 / km) +170m 9:41 / km

West Point Middle Red. A very creditable performance. Concentrated on staying in contact with the map, and generally achieved goal quite adequately. Had a little on #5 where I drifted left, and was hampered slightly by a slight error in control placement which was advertized as being advantageously placed to aid in my recovery but was actually tucked behind the feature from my wayward vantage point. Still, this was one of my very best A-Meet performances.

orienteering race (A-Meet) 24:57 [3] *** 2.8 km (8:55 / km) +88m 7:42 / km

West Point Blue/Red Sprint. I was feeling physically drained after the middle and considered skipping the sprint, but ultimately decided to have a go at it. My performance was uneven at best. I made two major mistakes, first staying too high on the way to #6 allowing me to notice and be drawn true a different control also placed on a rootstock, and then more demoralizingly starting the NE loop in the wrong direction by climbing up an unnecessary 7 contours. Was quite exhausted towards the end and made some minor bobbles on #16 and #17. Still I was motivated enough by cheers from Ian and Ross to finish reasonably strong. It turned out to be a very worthwhile effort as it allowed me to overtake Glen Tryson by 1 second. Shockingly, the performance, though fully 10 minutes slower than Ross's effort, was good enough to place 3rd in M45, thereby fulfilling my longstanding goal of placing at an A-Meet. I just wish it felt a little less like an accomplishment by default.

Thursday Apr 29, 2010 #

Trail run 27:23 [3] 3.3 mi (8:18 / mi)

Caryl Park Short. Solid run with dogs before Cat Rock Sprint.

orienteering race 26:19 [4] ** 3.2 km (8:13 / km) +75m 7:22 / km

CSU Park Series: Cat Rock. Ran with goal of having a safe, solid performance prior to West Point A-Meet. Had just run dogs prior to event, so did not try to push myself physically. Was generally pleased, with only mistakes occurring while drift off-line to #2 and #12. Fortunately, was able to relocate quickly when problem became apparent without much loss of time.

Wednesday Apr 28, 2010 #

Trail run 30:09 [3] 3.6 mi (8:22 / mi)

Needham Town Forest. Back improving, able to tolerate reasonable effort.

Tuesday Apr 27, 2010 #

Trail run 33:05 [3] 3.6 mi (9:11 / mi)

Needham Town Forest. Very cautious on smaller trails hoping to avoid any stumble that might worsen back.

Monday Apr 26, 2010 #

Trail run 28:23 [3] 3.3 mi (8:36 / mi)

Caryl Park Short. Back definitely an issue getting in and out of car, but not so bad on run after I got stated.

Sunday Apr 25, 2010 #

Trail run 36:00 [3] 3.1 mi (11:37 / mi)

Modified run in Needham Town Forest due to fearful pet owner who did not wish to encounter my dogs off leash. Led to potentially disastrous decision to do some trail maintenance causing me to tweak my back lifting fallen tree off trail. Repeat to oneself, "I am 50, not 15! Use a little common sense."

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