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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Mar 24, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  trail2 2:09:30 8.85(14:38) 14.24(9:06) 32751.8
  orienteering1 2:07:27 4.85(26:18) 7.8(16:20) 32051.0
  strength & stretching1 40:0016.0
  hiking1 26:54 1.41(19:01) 2.28(11:49) 9010.8
  Total5 5:23:51 15.11 24.32 737129.5
averages - weight:119.6lbs

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Sunday Mar 24, 2013 #

orienteering 2:07:27 [3] *** 7.8 km (16:20 / km) +320m 13:34 / km

Elk Neck - red course.

This was disappointing. I was doing fine (well, only small errors and some legs really well and moving great) up through #11. And then I completely fell apart. Huge mistake to 12 and not clean to 13, 14 or 15. I guess I just got too tired to focus. Physically I felt okay but obviously mentally I wasn't there. Twice I climbed up a huge hill only to realize I needed to go right back down since I wasn't where I thought I was. Grrrr. Could easily have been under two hours.

I thought the woods were great and the course was fun. This is definitely the time of year to be at Elk Neck. Occasionally the deadfall had me scrambling but it wasn't as bad as I remembered so either the course setting avoided the worst of it or else I was lucky in my route choices.

Saturday Mar 23, 2013 #

strength & stretching 40:00 [3]

Third time's the charm. Meant to do this Monday and again Wednesday but finally got it done today.

And then had a massage. Aaaaahhhhh......

Friday Mar 22, 2013 #

11 AM

trail 1:10:03 [3] 5.18 mi (13:31 / mi) +159m 12:21 / mi

Double hill loop with Sandy. This was hard. I'm not sure why - lack of sleep, bad eating, wine - but I did not feel real spry out there today. But Sandy was solid so I just kept my eyes on her heels and followed her around.

The plan was to do the second lap faster than the first and we definitely did that. The first loop was 31.20 and the second was 30.20. It felt a lot harder so I'm glad to see we were going faster even if not by all that much.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2013 #

8 AM

hiking 26:54 [3] 1.41 mi (19:01 / mi) +90m 15:53 / mi

Knowing I would not get a chance to anything else today, got out for an early hike before heading over to Haverford Friends School to talk with a former student who is now teaching there about some sort of orienteering related programming they might do.

Tuesday Mar 19, 2013 #

6 PM

trail 59:27 [3] 3.67 mi (16:12 / mi) +168m 14:11 / mi

TNT - hill repeats with Sandy, Jim and Bob. Karl and Clem were off running on the drive somewhere. The plan was for 6 repeats of a 90 second hill but I messed up the first one not looking at the right number on my watch and so stopped for a good bit in the middle so didn't count that as one of the 6. So did 7. The best part is that we decided we would also try to jog all of Cathedral - and we did and we were talking the whole way and it felt so much easier than running that hill usually does. So definitely progress on the training. Pleased that all the times were under 90 seconds - I didn't slow down. The 4th one felt much harder and sure enough, it was a good bit faster. I just tried to maintain whatever ever pace I started and I must have started that one faster. Surprised the last one wasn't slower - I was carrying my extra shirt and headlamp and headband that I had left at the bottom of the hill and it felt really awkward running and carrying all that stuff.

Fantastic peanut soup for dinner.

Monday Mar 18, 2013 #



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