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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 7 days ending May 16, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:09:04 8.51(15:10) 13.7(9:25) 480
  Running1 13:00
  Strength1 10:00
  Total5 2:32:04 8.51 13.7 480
averages - sleep:7.8 rhr:57

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Sunday May 16, 2010 #

Orienteering 1:23:36 [4] 8.1 km (10:19 / km) +340m 8:32 / km
rhr:60 slept:7.25

Woo! A good enough race to make the team! Super-duper psyched! =)

It started pretty miserably, I took the through-the-gap in the green route choice to 1, which I think was probably a pretty good one, but I wasn't patient and didn't wait to get to the obvious cliffs which marked when you should turn and head south to the control. I got scared I went too far (because I was slow up the hill? or not into the map scale yet? or just nervous?) and turned south probably 100-150m too early... Then was very puzzled when nothing added up... was finally putting things together for really when Cristina came by (started 6 min back). Not a good start!

But things went pretty well from there on, some I was straight on, some slightly bobbly, but really not bad. Saw no one else out there, which is a good sign, since I started first...

The two long legs were perhaps not-optimal. 14->15 I snaked around both green bits, probably quicker to not bother going around and stay straighter. 15->16 I didn't even see the trail+road route, and I think I was running fast enough still that that would have been faster. Especially as going up to the top involved some crawling = slow!

I think it's been good for me to see how my orienteering accuracy improves when I'm not running quite as fast as normal. Really need to balance the navigating and running sides of things, even when I get my full running speed back!



Saturday May 15, 2010 #

12 PM

Orienteering race (Middle) 32:48 [4] 3.5 km (9:22 / km) +140m 7:49 / km

I intended this to be the only of the TT races I did. But then it went really, really well, so kept racing....!

So I walked over to the start, happily chatting with Greg W and not at all nervous because it didn't matter, I wasn't going to be fast enough to make the team, so it was really about being accurate and getting some more good training in Harriman in.

But then I started and I guess because I wasn't going my usual full-out speed, I ran a remarkably clean course. And I'll be honest, was definitely more than 'just-a-jog'. =) Hard to not be somewhat competitive out there! Only a few slightly bobbles toward the end, a bit distracted by running near Karen. Felt like I should be able to pass her, since I caught her, and I tried to do so by upping running speed instead of just staying super in touch with the map.... Really enjoyed it!
3 PM

Orienteering race 12:40 [4] 2.1 km (6:02 / km)

And then was really nervous for this one. Because I wasn't sure if I could run fast enough to have a decent sprint. But I guess I am mostly better, because I could run, not my normal speed, but fast enough.

Didn't go straight to 1, visited the men's control first. Other than that, was pretty smooth, although looking at times, might have been faster to stay on the road a bit down to 14, lost some time there.

Thursday May 13, 2010 #

Note
slept:7.25

Forgot to take resting HR when up... Oops! But felt pretty good all day, although my right tonsil is now bugging me. I was super psyched to go for a slightly longer jog this eve, but I think I better lie low and see if I can avoid a worsening sore throat.... Surely it's time for me to actually get better???? C'mon body!

Wednesday May 12, 2010 #

Strength 10:00 [1]
rhr:52 slept:7.75

Ankle stuff at physio. I explained why I missed the last 3 weeks. Skipped the jumping around stuff for right now... will get back into it!!!

Tuesday May 11, 2010 #

6 PM

Running 13:00 [1]
rhr:54 slept:8.5

Woo, first jog since Harriman training! Felt kinda weird, IT bands are way tight for some reason. Wasn't immediately wiped, so hopefully doesn't set me back, will see what HR is like tomorrow morning....

Monday May 10, 2010 #

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rhr:60 slept:8.25

Darn it, HR goes higher again, no jog today. =(

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