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Training Log Archive: possum

In the 7 days ending Apr 8, 2018:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:29:15 27.65(7:34) 44.5(4:42) 12038 /43c88%
  9Round2 1:04:00
  Workout1 1:00:00
  Total6 5:33:15 27.65 44.5 12038 /43c88%

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Sunday Apr 8, 2018 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:08:08 [4] *** 37.0 km (1:50 / km) +35m 1:50 / km
ahr:109 max:147 spiked:12/15c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

Middle distance race at the voice of America Metropark. Three days of the Flying Pig, and three distinctly different terrains. Not many trees, but tough running through the marshes and waist-high grasses and weeds. At the start, the temperature was in the mid-20's, with a brisk breeze and mostly open territory. I wore three layers on top, and two on the bottom, and the only part that was really cold was the thumb in my thumb compass. Really cold. It took a long time to warm back to life after the race.

Mostly I navigated pretty well, but had a couple of iffy route choices. The only mistake was at three, when I got a bit confused after seeing a control from another course. I thought about it, and corrected. it was really tough to get through the weeds. Then, on 6, I had to cross a watercourse, and put one foot in, which went down at least a foot, then pulled it out, because I couldn't see how deep it was. I continued south, trying to find a place to cross, found the place, which I should have seen earlier on the map. No problem after the cross. I could have had a better route to 12. All in all, I was ok with with the run.

Both here and in California, my navigation has been getting notable better. Orienteering is even more fun when you're doing well, especially in challengin weather. I'm glad I didn't have to spend more time out on these courses. Now I want to get faster, so I need a plan.

Saturday Apr 7, 2018 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 1:28:48 [4] *** 4.7 km (18:54 / km) +85m 17:20 / km
ahr:113 max:138 spiked:14/15c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

Very cold and it snowed last night. This was Elk Creek Park, and part of it used to be a golf course. Some was very open, and some was very trashy. Everything was very muddy.

I made about a 7 minute mistake on 10. I thought the rough open was the short trail, so I was looking on the wrong side. I finally read the map, duh, and got it. A fun, but cold, day.

Friday Apr 6, 2018 #

3 PM

Orienteering race 52:19 [4] *** 2.8 km (18:41 / km)
ahr:118 max:153 spiked:12/13c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

Middle course at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Lots of sculptures, lots of fun. Very hilly. Advertised as 130 m., and I did 147, which really got me out of breath. No mistakes, although I could have probably done a little better on route choices.

Wednesday Apr 4, 2018 #

4 PM

Workout 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: GORUN5

Workout with my trainer. We continue using heavier weights. Tonight I used forty-pounders on a couple of exercises. I was glad when I had finished the requisite three sets of each of them. Also we used some equipment we hadn't used before, to exercise arms, legs, and core all at the same time. Lots of balance stuff--I don't want to fall.

Tuesday Apr 3, 2018 #

8 AM

9Round 32:00 [4]
ahr:110 max:125 shoes: Skechers GoFit

The last round was tough--all in plank position, jacks, supermans, and mountain climbers. My shoulders were burning, and my right knee started hurting after the second repetition, so I left out the jacks for the last minute and just did the Supermans and mountain climbers.

Monday Apr 2, 2018 #

10 AM

9Round 32:00 [3]
ahr:110 max:118 shoes: Skechers GoFit

This week's CHOW was jumping rope jacks, which I don't do. So I did 210 jumps with the ropes, and divided by two.

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