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Training Log Archive: possum

In the 7 days ending Jan 24, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:31:58 2.3 3.7 1557 /11c63%
  9Round3 1:36:00
  Yoga1 1:23:00
  Total7 7:30:58 2.3 3.7 1557 /11c63%

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Saturday Jan 24, 2015 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]
ahr:119 max:134

Busy workout this morning with Brian and Luke.
10 AM

Orienteering 1:20:00 [3]
shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235

Went to Hodge Park and put in some more streambeds. Not my favorite thing to do. The picnic table west of the museum that I had used as the next to last control for the yellow course had been moved, so I found another location that can't be moved. Also, they have been cleaning things up, and some of the objects (concrete stuff) have been removed, so I will need to change the map. I also put out a little flagging for the yellow course where there are lots of trails in confluence. The intensity was for the streambedsj--the rest was easy.
4 PM

Orienteering 45:00 [2]
shoes: INOV8 TrailRoc 235

Planned on doing the Green course with ElRay, but changed plans when I saw people up at the RC airport. I went up and talked with them, and got the phone nos. of their president. Unless the weather is really bad, they will have the gate open, and that will increase route choices.

We then checked some controls over at the north end of the park. ElRay has not been as cooperative in trail walking since vacation. Bob let her get away with doing her own thing, which is sniffing. Training is in order.

Friday Jan 23, 2015 #

8 AM

9Round 32:00 [3]
ahr:114 max:128

Burpee Friday. Even though my heart rate didn't go up as much as usual, I thought it was a good workout.
9 AM

Yoga 1:23:00 [3]

Hatha Yoga session with Leah. She really stretched us out. I'm having to modify some of the poses, but it felt really good when I was done.

Thursday Jan 22, 2015 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]
ahr:122 max:132

After missing 9Round for a week, I still had a good workout. Interesting plank variations.

Sunday Jan 18, 2015 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 2:26:58 [4] *** 3.7 km (39:43 / km) +155m 32:51 / km
spiked:7/11c shoes: INOV8 Bare Grips

This was probably my worst mess-up ever. I made several bad mistakes that I hadn't made in five years.

I started out down the wrong trail at the start, but figured that one out quickly. Navigation to 2 was bad--I went too far south, got on the wrong trail and had to relocate. Then I did something I hadn't done since Texas, at least five years ago. I went back to 1, Navigating from 1 to 3 was right on, except that I read 68 as 89, went down the stream and back up. This time I read it correctly. I hadn't done this in at least 5 years either. The next four controls were good. Then, going to 8, I went too far west, got confused by all the roads, and lost about 26 minutes before I found it. After that I was ok.

Physically I felt much better today and had enough food. It was all bad brain. I had several people talk to me during the race, which lost my focus, and I lost it all by myself, too. I know at some point, either the brain or the body will stop working well enough to orienteer, and I hope this is not that point. I'll try again.

After I got in, Bob and I went to lunch and I actually had a glass of wine in the middle of the day. Haven't done that before, either.

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