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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Jan 14, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  running4 1:40:00200.0
  cycling2 1:30:0090.0
  orienteering2 1:10:1424c351.2
  rowing1 20:0020.0
  Total5 4:40:1424c661.2

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Saturday Jan 14, 2017 #

orienteering race 52:30 [5] ***

GAOC green at FDR. Fun but hot.

Tired from the first few steps - the first control was a short leg with 5 lines of climb.

I was running steadily, if not quickly, and was orienteering reasonably well. I've been focusing on keeping my head up. I do that always, but I've been doing some extra training on that the last few months. It seemed to pay off in the open forests on this map. I spotted a number of the controls from a long ways off. It is fun when you spot a control and you can tell that another runner in front of you hasn't yet seen it.

I got a bit turned leaving the next to last control. I knew I was heading to a road, got a bit turned, and then just ran to the road. That wasn't so good.

There were a lot of long times on the day. I think the warm temps explains some of the trouble (mid/upper 70s). Robin S told me they had some people with heat/dehydration problems. The terrain from 7 to 10 is a bit unusual and might have caused a few mistakes, too.


running 10:00 [2]

Warm up experiment

Friday Jan 13, 2017 #

orienteering race 17:44 [5] ***

Sprint at McIntosh. We flew to Atlanta on the morning of the race and that usually makes it hard to orienteer well. The course was straightforward without anything tricky. That's probably a good thing for my travel-addled mind and body.

After the race, a USMAOC runner came up to me and said, "are you from Kansas?" It turns out he is from Meriden and is in his first year at West Point. He had no idea there was any orienteering in Kansas. Meriden is only about a 30-minute drive from Lawrence. He grew up about 7 miles from an orienteering map. He discovered orienteering at W.P. during some sort of navigation training.

Here's his log:


running 10:00 [2]

Thursday Jan 12, 2017 #

rowing 20:00 [1]

Row, row.


cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute. Almost forgot to log it. Then I realized I needed something to get ahead of Cristina.

Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 #

running 45:00 [2]

Head lamp run on West Campus. This was the first test of my latest pants. I was happy with how they worked.


Tuesday Jan 10, 2017 #

cycling 45:00 [1]

Work commute. Warm - maybe low 50s? - on the trip to the office. I also had a steady tail wind. I figured that'd be a chore going home...but, during the day the wind shifted and I had a tail wind for the trip home (and cooler, more pleasant, temperatures).

running 35:00 [2]

Put on my head lamp and shuffled around West Campus a bit.



With the recent travel and lack of exercise, I noticed that Cristina had more training time than me for the last 7 days. That's not good. It motivated me to get out the door for a bit of a jog when I also need to do some stuff around the house and finish up my O' pants project.

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