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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Sep 30, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteering2 2:52:29 5.49(31:24) 8.84(19:31)69.0
  running2 1:59:5848.0
  walking1 1:05:0013.0
  strength & stretching1 40:0012.0
  Total6 6:37:27 5.49 8.84142.0

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Sunday Sep 30, 2007 #

orienteering race 1:20:32 [3] 4.49 km (17:56 / km)

Green Y course. I like the beginning of this course a lot but not the last half. Had a decent run as in didn't have any large blow ups but I wasn't particularly fast or clean. I took a long safe route to #1 - across the top of the ridge then down the spur - wonder if blasting to the trail and coming in off the bend was any faster if I wasn't going to go straight. OK to 2, 3 and 4. Very slow to #5 which was silly - should have just aimed right until I hit the trail and then gone in off the big rocks. 6 and 7 were fine although I was having trouble reading the map detail. Got left out of 7 so ended up taking the trail for part of the way to 8 which couldn't have been any faster than straight. 9 was fine but getting out of 9 was a mess. Not sure what the best route was for 10 but I doubt I took it - I went right of the line and stayed in the "white" which wasn't particularly easy running. I then bobbled 13 and 14 each for a minute or more. So again, no total meltdown like Saturday, but easily could have taken 10 minutes off my time without going any faster necessarily, just by being a bit more careful and concentrating. However, I have learned the last year or two that despite feeling woefully out of shape and whining about all sorts of aches and pains, concentrating is really my biggest issue these days. Unfortunately, I don't know what to do about that any more than I do about anything else.

Perhaps I'll have an epiphany before the US Champs. Wouldn't that be nice! :)

Saturday Sep 29, 2007 #

orienteering race 1:31:57 [3] 4.35 km (21:08 / km)

Green Y. Excellent course, as in the course setter did a great job not as in I did a great job. I was having a decent run - nothing spectacular but staying in good map contact for the most part through the first 8 controls. I got hung up in some green out of #1 and worse out of #2 but was chugging along having a great time. (Really enjoyed the orienteering all weekend.) Got a little distracted on the way to #9 and let myself get confused when I must have been just on the wrong side of a tree or something to see the control since when I relocated I came back to what I think was pretty much the same spot and then saw the flag. So I'm not really sure what happened at #9 but it rattled me enough that I had a total meltdown on #10. Got too far to the northwest and found everyone else's control but couldn't figure out where the heck they were on the map. In retrospect it all seems so straightforward but at the time I must have started to panic since I couldn't figure it out for close to 20 minutes. When I did finally figure out what I was seeing, I ran right to the control. Finished in a rather disheartened state.

Thursday Sep 27, 2007 #

running 1:03:02 [3]

Should probably parse the time and figure out the part where I actually ran but I just don't feel like it. So the time includes a bunch of walking and stretching.

TNT - track workout. Clem and Eric.

Didn't wear my brace at school today - just didn't feel like it - and my knee ended up a bit swollen by the end of the day so not feeling all that great by this evening. So got to the track and jogged some and walked some and decided I would do intervals of some sort but walk most of the recoveries since my knee didn't feel that great. Did two 100's then two 200's then two 300's and two 400's walking or jogging slowly in between for the same distance. Both 400's were 1:59 which surprised me - that's the best I managed all last year; I expected to be slower. The 300's were 120 which means I slowed way down for the 400 - but I know I just took the whole thing at a slower pace that I thought I could maintain as opposed to slowing down during the interval.

Got a good stretching session waiting for Clem to finish.

Wonder if these kinds of workouts are good for me or not - but I find them fun.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2007 #

strength & stretching 40:00 [2]

A mixture of core work, some strength work, yoga and stretching.

Tuesday Sep 25, 2007 #

running 56:56 [3]

TNT - hill repeats. With Clem and Ralph; Dasha showed up later.

Actually took splits! Except I didn't start my watch until we got to the trail head since I walk that part.
953 - jog down and along the drive to the covered bridge
220/227 - up/down
2215 - some stretching then the jog home; ran the road part of the hill

Monday Sep 24, 2007 #

walking 1:05:00 [1]

Walked the 4 miles home from the bus stop - a last minute decision. Not the best shoes so couldn't push it.

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