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Training Log Archive: matzah ball

In the 7 days ending May 22, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  running4 2:33:00 8.5 13.68
  biking5 2:31:00
  orienteering2 1:07:20 3.0 4.83
  swimming2 48:00
  Total6 6:59:20 11.5 18.51

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Monday May 22, 2006 #

(rest day)

I wonder how many rest days I'll have. I have a trail marathon next weekend, feel hammered: I'm thinking maybe not do anything before the marathon.

Sunday May 21, 2006 #

biking race 1:11:00 [4]

my first olympic distance tri -faded very badly in the run. basically a training race. pretty dissappointed in my times, but it was good experience. There were 40 guys in my AGEGROUP (50-55) ahead of me. Wow.

swimming race 33:00 [3]

running race 58:00 [3]

walked a lot, very hot. felt very faint at the finish and had to put my head down.

Saturday May 20, 2006 #

swimming 15:00 [2]

600 yards to preview course/loosen up

biking warm up/down 15:00 [2]

around campground to escape mosquitoes

Friday May 19, 2006 #

orienteering intervals 22:20 [4]
shoes: asics speed trainer

3 significant errors, did not push running ability hard enough for fear of losing oxygen to brain, probably a justified lack of confidence.

Some notes on sprint course: it was very enjoyable, i would like having more urban sprints like this. it also seemed fairly straight forward, was able to dispense w clues, and it didnt seem like there was a whole lot of route choice. even when there was, one choice seemed so much more sensible that it was no contest, like taking the road to 8 - well, actually on that one, given my hill-training maybe i should have gone over the hill!

There were several legs where i just didnt want to take time to figure out which way to go, so i just went, and in those cases it turned out to be the right way.

My mistakes were totally, scarily senile mistakes. On one, I did't take the diagonal path, but went around on the road, because I had Eric's caution about not going through the green ringing in my ears. I know it doesnt make sense.

On four, I was just having trouble reading the map, and staying focused. I didn't understand the symbol for the big earth mass, it bothered me that it was drawn so orthogonally, (the symbol is for impassable fence or railing, but if there was one it was not evident to me, and also there was some dot shading that i think might have been talked about, but i cant place it) and there were people milling around, and i was confused. I can see that I lost about a minute and a half here, which is truly amazing.

On 17, I ran to the stair at the front of the building instead of the back, which wouldnt have been that bad except then i was trapped and had to run down the steps in the opposite direction.

I like e-punching, and I LOVE splits!! I even beat Peter Gagarin by ONE second on one leg! Seriously, I can see from the splits that there is no physical reason why I couldn't run a 16 or 17, that there is a whole lot of room for improvement, simply by focusing on orienteering discipline. I just need to keep practicing map/mind coordination.

running warm up/down 15:00 [3]
shoes: asics speed trainer

warmup in spectator area, and running up and down the ramps in the parking garage

biking tempo 20:00 [3]

checked out bolt-on aerobars. don't drop low enough, even at lowest possible position. they should invent bolt-ons where the pads drop down beside the bars

Thursday May 18, 2006 #

(rest day)

not conscious decision to rest, but involuntary exhaustion

biking warm up/down 15:00 [2]

errands/checking out adjustments made to bike for triathlon - new tires, bigger ring, different casette.

Wednesday May 17, 2006 #

running long 1:00:00 [2] 6.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

tyson part of chubb trail. ran new trail not on our map as mapping-on-site, tracing my finger. 3 meter pit was not mapped, but teeny 2 foot rock was. Alice in Wonderland map?

pacing for Berryman trail marathon, if i can do 10 min.miles i'll be very happy. haven't done the distance though.

orienteering 45:00 [2] 3.0 mi (15:00 / mi)

went back to look for assorted ledges, and afore-mentioned pit and boulder.

Tuesday May 16, 2006 #

biking warm up/down 30:00 [2]

client in kirkwood, parents house

running warm up/down 20:00 [3] 2.5 mi (8:00 / mi)

warmup, stretch, jog, a few 200 m sprints, etc.

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