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Training Log: Sandy

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteering1 1:39:38 2.61(38:11) 4.2(23:43) 6058.4
  walking2 1:37:53 5.82(16:49) 9.37(10:27) 8536.4
  hiking1 1:17:22 3.77(20:31) 6.07(12:45) 15626.5
  strength & stretching1 36:3013.5
  Total5 5:11:23 12.2 19.63 302134.9
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Friday Apr 19 #

5 PM

strength & stretching 36:30 intensity: (5:07 @1) + (6:47 @2) + (21:41 @3) + (2:46 @4) + (9 @5)
ahr:114 max:146

Not as bad as I feared after not having done a Kelly workout in a while.

Thursday Apr 18 #

2 PM

walking 48:45 intensity: (5:37 @1) + (5:31 @2) + (37:16 @3) + (21 @4) 3.01 mi (16:12 / mi) +29m 15:43 / mi
ahr:113 max:131

Woohoo. I can still walk reasonably fast when I put my mind to it.

Tuesday Apr 16 #

2 PM

hiking 1:17:22 intensity: (15:42 @1) + (20:46 @2) + (37:06 @3) + (3:48 @4) 3.77 mi (20:31 / mi) +156m 18:11 / mi
ahr:109 max:136

Hah! This time I did 11 repeats. I must have forgotten to hit the split button on one there in the middle. Oh well it's all good. Spent some time trying to reestablish the trail - lots of downed branches all over the place. The good news is that the ups, while hard, did not seem as hard as they've been in the past.

Monday Apr 15 #

3 PM

walking 49:08 intensity: (2:20 @1) + (8:01 @2) + (38:09 @3) + (38 @4) 2.81 mi (17:29 / mi) +56m 16:28 / mi
ahr:114 max:130

Pretty tired out from the weekend but it was a beautiful day so I did a short walk around the neighborhood.

My arms are really sore. Could be from driving but probably from getting down hills on my rear using my arms to lower myself.

Sunday Apr 14 #

10 AM

orienteering 1:39:38 intensity: (27 @1) + (4:04 @2) + (19:23 @3) + (1:02:35 @4) + (13:09 @5) 2.61 mi (38:11 / mi) +60m 35:37 / mi
ahr:135 max:155

Got a good night's sleep so was a bit more optimistic for this course. And I really, really enjoyed myself for the first 9 controls. Was even doing reasonably well, no big errors, even jogging on the road for a bit. I was very careful to #1 and #2 since I had lost significant time in that area the last time I was on this map, but I nailed them and was feeling good No problems to 3-4-5-6 although I did have to hook a little for 4 and 6. I thought about going out to the road from 6 to 7 but when I got to the place where I had to decide, it looked like I was going to lose a lot of elevation and then I would just have to climb back up, so I thought straight would be better. I ended up climbing too high so didn't really save any climb in hindsight but I knew where I was and the approach to the control was easy from above so I was okay with it. Getting down to the road from 7 was not easy - steep and rocky - but I managed and then jogged the road before cutting in to 8 and then back to the road and more jogging and then in to 9. If the course had ended here I would have been thrilled and thought the course was fantastic. But no, there were still 6 controls to go. The next 2 were on a crazy steep hillside with maybe 12 cliffs mapped inside the circle as well as all sorts of stony ground. It was too steep for me to sidehill which was annoying since I knew right where I was but there was no way I was going to take a chance and scramble through the rocks on the hillside. So I climbed to the top and then picked my way down. Again, I knew right where I was, but just couldn't get to where I wanted to be. Sat down and used my arms to lower myself to where I was close enough to the control. And then stayed like that to get down the hill to the road. 11 wasn't too bad to get to, and I should have just gone back out to the road the way I came in, but I tried to go down the hill to the road (instead of contouring out to the road) and that seemed to take forever as all sorts of people went whizzing by. The last few controls were in a flattish area but the footing was difficult - very wet and hummocky and not something I could move quickly through. A lot of people on the brown courses managed all the controls just fine and certainly a lot better than I did, so maybe I just need to suck it up and get fitter and stop whining or something.

It's a good thing that 1-9 were so much fun or I would seriously wonder about going back to West Point ever again. I spent some time talking with course setters trying to get across what they need to keep in mind for the brown courses. They listened but who knows whether anything was learned.

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