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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Jan 18, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:21:46 23.61(8:33) 38.0(5:19)
  Orienteering2 2:08:22 11.01(11:40) 17.71(7:15) 79340c
  Cross-Training2 1:30:00
  T.rex training2 30:00
  Total7 7:30:08 34.62 55.71 79340c

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Sunday Jan 18, 2015 #

Running 20:00 [2] 3.64 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

Warmup. I got lost twice on the way to she start, each time along with another group of people also trying to get to the start. I think the marking of the route to the start was pretty sketchy at times. Arrived about 1 minute after my call-up time. Not ideal.

Running 8:00 [2] 1.33 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

Cool-down with Austin Fowler. I got to know a few of the US National Junior Team runners this weekend: Austin, Michael, Addison, Conor. They are a very nice and enthusiastic bunch. Great to see this up-and-coming group! I hope they keep training and improving.
9 AM

Orienteering race 1:02:43 [4] *** 9.11 km (6:53 / km) +343m 5:48 / km
23c shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

Day 2 of the Georgia Navigator Cup, Blue course.

I was a little frazzled at the start after getting there later than I wanted to, and told myself to calm down. That seemed to work at #1, and I took the safe route around, finding the control without trouble. But after that I just did not seem to have the focus I needed in order to have a good race. I lost time on 2,6,7, and 9 (40, 20, 20, 30 seconds respectively) and did not settle into a good rhythm. I then had a pretty good section after the second road crossing until everything unraveled at #19, where I lost about 1:40 on the course's easiest leg. I got thrown off by a trail that was covered by the course printing and did not give myself time to recover properly, leading to a second mistake on the same leg. All in all, it was about 3:30 in mistakes, still not enough to beat an impressive Kenny, even with a perfect run.

Still, there are some positives. I felt good physically and felt strong on the hills on day 2, I had some legs that were very smooth and fast, and this is just the season opener, so there is time to get better before the SML Champs / Team Trials.

This was a really enjoyable week-end of great orienteering and weather provided by GAOC. The course setter did a great job of using the area over two days, and I was never bored while orienteering this weekend. Thank you GAOC for a fun event. I would love to be back in the future!

Saturday Jan 17, 2015 #

Running 25:00 [2] 4.17 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

A good warm-up, including a few controls on the model event.

Orienteering race 1:05:39 [4] *** 8.6 km (7:38 / km) +450m 6:03 / km
17c shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

Georgia Navigator Cup Day 1 - Blue

I was pretty excited for the opening of the 2015 racing season, especially on a gorgeous day in Georgia. The weather was 50s and sunny. I started late and had a nice warm-up and felt good right from the start. I got tired towards the end, but still had a decent race. I lost about 1 minute on 7, and about 30 seconds on route choice on 13. Ended up 40 seconds behind Kenny, and 4 minutes ahead of Ian.

Running 10:00 [2] 1.67 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: VJ Supra 2014-1

Cool-down while comparing splits with Ian and Kenny. Good times!

Friday Jan 16, 2015 #

Cross-Training 1:00:00 intensity: (50:00 @2) + (10:00 @5)

Elliptical in the morning, with a bunch of 30-second pick-ups thrown in.

Thursday Jan 15, 2015 #

Running 59:50 [2] 7.1 mi (8:26 / mi)
shoes: Yellow Mizunos 2014

Early morning run from home with the visiting SGB. Pretty dark when we started (6:25) but almost completely light by the time we were done. Some ice on the ground. I took SGB on a tour of the zoo. Not too many beasts out, but we did get to see the wolves up close, which was cool.

T.rex training 5:00 [1]

Some crunches at home after the run.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015 #

Cross-Training 30:00 [1]

Got up too early this morning and flew up back to DC. Took advantage of working from home for a few hours by getting to the gym for a quick warm-up on the elliptical.

T.rex training 25:00 [1]

After the elliptical, I went back up to the apartment (covered in SGB's belongings at the moment) and did some of the pilates videos.


Some GPS tracking from Uppsala. Very entertaining, especially around controls 4-6:

Monday Jan 12, 2015 #

Running 1:18:56 [2] 9.8 mi (8:03 / mi)
shoes: Yellow Mizunos 2014

Did a morning run from my hotel in downtown San Antonio. I ran along the River Walk south, down to Mission Concepcion , a really gorgeous example of Spanish colonial architecture in America. I was there basically by myself on a beautiful, sunny morning, and it really felt like being right back in Europe. Very cool. I wish I had the time to go check out the other four old missions in the area.

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