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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Oct 14, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cross-Training4 3:23:00
  Orienteering2 1:41:15 9.68(10:28) 15.58(6:30) 36013c
  Running3 1:18:53 5.84 9.4
  PT1 40:00
  Total7 7:03:08 15.52 24.98 36013c

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Saturday Oct 14, 2017 #

Running 15:00 [2]

Solid warmup and drills.

Orienteering race 1:22:30 [4] 8.5 mi (9:42 / mi) +360m 8:35 / mi
shoes: Old VJ Falcons From Online Auc

UNO Boulder Dash Day 1 - Blue Course


Unlike during the ROC Event and the Highlander, where my legs felt fast and light, I felt heavy and plodding the entire weekend, with little energy. So I tried to minimize time loss and keep moving. I started cautiously but cleanly, except for a 40 second mistake in the circle on #4, where I struggled to distinguish the different hills with cliffs. I was encouraged by executing the long leg to 6 well, but lost some steam after the climb up to 9. I ran to 10 without a plan and was lucky to get away with only a 30 second time loss. I was fairly clean on the tricky section from 13-17 before missing 18 to the right.

Looking at the start list, I expected to be somewhere around 6th-8th, so was pleasantly surprised to end up 3rd on the day, only 8:40 behind the impressive Jordan.

Barney, Inara, and I then walked Alli to the start, adventured back to the finish, and hung out there while friendly orienteers took turns petting the dog and baby.

The dinner at Dartmouth was really nice too, with a good crowd of orienteers taking over the upstairs area, and Inara amusing the undergrads by crawling around the dining room floor. We then hung out some more with Martin, Ed, and Will at our AirBnB that unexpectedly had an orienteering map by Ed Hicks hanging on the wall.

Friday Oct 13, 2017 #

Running 15:00 [1]

Trying to get warmed up for the sprint by climbing Quarry Hill to the start and then doing some drills. In the process, I learned from Francis Falardeau that there is a tick whose bite makes you vegetarian.

Orienteering 18:45 [3] ***** 1.9 km (9:52 / km)
13c shoes: VJ Supra Fall 2015

The whole family drove up to Hanover, NH for UNO's Boulder Dash event. We drove up Thursday after work and stopped for a visit with PG and Gail, who graciously took us in, baby and all. We got to witness PG's battles against the attacking woodpeckers, see the gorgeous views from the top of the fabled Sugarloaf, and drive around some of the Gagarins' stomping grounds while Inara slept.

On Friday we made it up to New Hampshire and took turns running the sprint set on the most technical part of the Burnt Mountain map. This was a good warmup for the weekend, as I flailed and zig-zagged my way around the course and was soundly beaten by TraktorE. It was great fun, though, and I appreciated the opportunity to run on Burnt Mt. not two, but three times this weekend.

Afterwards, we had a nice dinner with Alex, Ed, and Martin at Lui Lui, site of our wedding reception a year ago.

Thursday Oct 12, 2017 #

Cross-Training 20:00 [1]

Warmup. Trivial warfare.

PT 40:00 [1]

Most of my strength routine plus stretching.

Wednesday Oct 11, 2017 #

Cross-Training 50:00 intensity: (34:00 @1) + (16:00 @4)

Elliptical intervals, 4x4 minutes.

Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 #

Running 48:53 [2] 9.4 km (5:12 / km)
shoes: Asics Blue-Green 2017

Morning run on my now standard loop in Rock Creek. I did a bit of a fartlek, pushing hard on the shorter uphills and downhills, and slowing down for the flat sections.

Monday Oct 9, 2017 #

Cross-Training 48:00 [1]

Elliptical at the gym in Columbus.

Sunday Oct 8, 2017 #

Cross-Training 1:25:00 [1]

Elliptical at the gym in Columbus.

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