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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Aug 17, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 5:12:25 11.17(27:58) 17.98(17:23) 13519 /36c52%
  Biking1 1:24:00 12.0(7:00) 19.31(4:21)
  Misc1 55:00
  Running2 38:31 4.0(9:38) 6.44(5:59)
  Walking1 3:15 0.2(16:15) 0.32(10:06)
  Total6 8:13:11 27.37 44.05 13519 /36c52%
averages - sleep:7.5 weight:181lbs

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Thursday Aug 17, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Worst with the Most Green) 1:40:20 [4] *** 5.01 km (20:02 / km)
spiked:8/14c shoes: Silva K80

Fell apart early, and especially from 4-5. About 34 minutes of error with the major ones being #1 2 minutes, #2 5 minues, #5 22 minutes, #13 5 minutes.
Feet are in sorry shape from blisters - new ones added each day.

Wednesday Aug 16, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Crystal Relay Leg 3) 1:14:07 [4] *** 4.96 km (14:57 / km)
slept:8.0 shoes: Jalas Black FLX

Ran leg 3 on QOC-B team. Poor route choice to #1 - 3 minutes or so and lost 2.5 minutes to #3. Settled down and actually read the map the rest of the way. Clean after #3 but very slow going. Very physical course.
Developed blisters on a good portion of my right foot. Threw the offending shoes away - should have done that long ago - but I hated getting rid of a new $100 pair of shoes...
Otherwise, it was a good day.

Tuesday Aug 15, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Sprint) 40:58 [3] *** 2.91 km (14:05 / km) +135m 11:26 / km
spiked:9/12c shoes: Silva K80

A good effort with maybe 3 minutes of error. Took it slow, tried to keep my head in the game.

Played 2 rounds of putt putt golf later in the day with Ted and Sandy.

Monday Aug 14, 2006 #

Running 15:00 [2] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Omni Trail

In Denver at an airport hotel. Awake bright and early 3:30 or so. Gave up about 5 AM...dressed, cereal & yogurt for breakfast, and out the door at 5:50 AM. Ran along a frontage road which parallels the hotel's very busy road. Slight uphill going out. Breathing a little labored but not any worse than usual for me.

Walking warm up/down 3:15 [1] 0.2 mi (16:15 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Omni Trail

Decided to treat the outing as a pre-race routine (which I never do very well), so, I walked for a few minutes to get my breathing in total control.

Running 13:31 [3] 1.5 mi (9:01 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Omni Trail

Then pushed the return trip. Breathing felt good, and it was slightly downhill. Breathing was good. Did I mention that my breathing was good?!

Orienteering race (Night-O Championships) 1:37:00 [3] *** 5.1 km (19:01 / km)
spiked:2/10c shoes: Silva K80

Well, I didn't do so good - butchered almost every control, or so it seemed. No, it is fact, I butchered almost every control.
Physically, I felt fine. Mentally, I didn't want to deal, so I went on a hunting expidition, and it wasn't too sucessful.
Got a little banged up.
2nd to Eileen, I think, by a few minutes.

Sunday Aug 13, 2006 #


Worked the bike races this morning, then caught a 5 PM flight to Denver. A little delayed due to no gate, but otherwise went well. Though baggage claim was more people than usual due to all of the checking of the usual carry-on bags...

Did do 39 pushups today at the awards ceremony to beat the rest of the women by 10+.

Saturday Aug 12, 2006 #

Biking (C&O Canal/Carderock) 1:24:00 [1] 12.0 mi (7:00 / mi)
shoes: Bike shoes

A ride with Sarah who was trying out her "new to her" bike while her boyfriend Matt ran. Very nice morning - cool and low humidity.

Followed up with several hours of yard work - separating the irises - anyone want like 150 irises?! I put 20 back into the ground...the rest are up for grabs.

Friday Aug 11, 2006 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:181lbs shoes: Saucony 7 - Banana 2

Got to BC before everyone else, and decided to run on the artifical field, instead of the sidewalk, so I could pamper my knees after yesterday's run. Instead of running around, I ran back and forth like I was mowing the lawn. Ida joined me partway through.

Misc 55:00 [3]
shoes: Saucony 7 - Banana 2

It was all about arms today - sets of Mountain Climbers (15, 25, 30, 30), pushups (1 minute, 2 min, 1 min, to failure - I planked for the 3rd & 4th set), and Body Shapers with include 2 pushups for each one (15, 10, 10, 10).
Then lots of band stuff (triceps, shoulder stuff, etc.) with a little running in between.
Only seven people here today, so it was a nice intimate session.


Have spent the day sucking in dust from the stripping of the gym floor outside my office. Hopefully, I will be able to blow if out tomorrow during a bike ride with Sarah. Right now, I have a headache from it.

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