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Training Log Archive: kateness

In the 7 days ending Dec 3, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Adventure Race1 11:55:00 45.0(15:53) 72.42(9:52)
  Hike2 1:16:04 3.8(20:01) 6.12(12:26) 103
  Trail run1 45:53 4.25(10:48) 6.84(6:42) 337
  Total4 13:56:57 53.05(15:47) 85.38(9:48) 440
averages - sleep:6

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Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

8 AM

Adventure Race 11:55:00 [5] 45.0 mi (15:53 / mi)
slept:3.0 (sick) shoes: Brooks PureGrit blue/purple

Raced the Two Rivers AR - my last race during pregnancy last year and first race post pregnancy this year. So very thankful for my amazing husband (@StrongMachine) for shuttling the baby all over the race course so I could feed him (estimated 1+ hour spent stopped - hard on everyone to warm back up after these breaks). Also thankful for awesome teammates (Claire and Rick) who motivated me to race hard. Baby had his first cold this week, which he kindly passed on to Cliff and me. Between that and a recent sleep regression I wasn’t feeling my best physically, but was otherwise feeling motivated and excited to get to the start line.

Another fantastic course put together by Rootstock Racing, this time around Wilmington DE. Race started with a couple hours of super fun single track and some interesting strategy choices with a mix of optional checkpoint combos and a max number of points to earn. We cleared the section and were on our way to the paddle put in when we realized we missed one of the few mandatory points. Oops. Lost 30 minutes but made it to the paddle with time to spare to feed the baby before the cut off. A couple more hours on a 7 mile paddle down river into Wilmington - uneventful but cold. Skipped 2 CPs to catch back up and to get warm sooner. Then ran around downtown Wilmington for an urban O course - again skipping 2 CPs but enjoying the funky city. Another baby feed then back on bikes for a fast ride along a bike path up to the final O. Skipped some optional MTB points along the way to maximize time in the last section. This strategy paid off - Rick’s nav was awesome through the “Farmgaine” section - a very cool O around some gorgeous and historic farm properties. Picked up the pace towards the end to grab 15 CPs on this section. Finished with 5 minutes to spare.

Not bad for a first race back after a long time away from regular training. Felt alright overall - just missing that next gear. Feeling motivated and excited for next year!

{More detailed report to come at}

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 #

10 AM

Trail run 45:53 [4] 4.25 mi (10:48 / mi) +337ft 10:03 / mi
slept:7.5 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon

Rocky, rooty, and muddy but felt the best I have yet. Sunshine and sleeping through the night last night sure helped! 16w2d pp.

Tuesday Nov 28, 2017 #

3 PM

Hike 45:00 [1] 2.0 mi (22:30 / mi)

Afternoon hike with my mom, Mose, and W in ergo. Chilly but sunny.

Monday Nov 27, 2017 #

8 PM

Hike 31:04 [2] 1.8 mi (17:15 / mi) +103ft 16:22 / mi

Another dark, cold dog walk. Luckily I have Two Rivers AR to get excited about this weekend!

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