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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Oct 8, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 6:11:38 24.25(15:19) 39.03(9:31) 2687
  Total2 6:11:38 24.25(15:19) 39.03(9:31) 2687

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Saturday Oct 8, 2011 #

12 PM

orienteering 1:30:58 intensity: (6 @1) + (1:04 @2) + (9:17 @3) + (1:20:15 @4) + (16 @5) 5.25 mi (17:20 / mi) +390ft 16:11 / mi
ahr:155 max:169 shoes: x-talon 212 #2

Not so bad for the first 2/3, but then a couple of shaky legs followed by one really bad one. And then real tired too. Pretty disappointing.

Saturday's Blue course (M21).

Friday Oct 7, 2011 #


Finally got around to downloading what there was of my 305 route from the Highlander.

And haven't managed to do any legitimate excise all week....

Thursday Oct 6, 2011 #


Total chaos at home since Monday. Getting a bunch of work done -- mainly a new roof (it was time, the old one was more than 20 years old and leaking), plus fixing some inside damage and adding some more insulation in the process. But we seem to be managing fine, even house guests (Alex Tuesday night and tonight, Charlie tomorrow night). Even though last night was a little chilly -- had exhaust fans going in the living room to get rid of the fumes from the insulation, and windows open to let in a good supply of fresh air, and it was 35 overnight.

The plan/hope is to be finished sometime next week.

The tomato plants, fabulously successful, are on their last legs, except they don't seem to know it and have sent out a few new shoots and some new flowers. They aren't going to last long.

I suppose I should do some training, since the post-Highlander excuse is wearing thin. Though I have been getting my daily walks.

And also time to start fieldchecking....

Monday Oct 3, 2011 #


My routes at the Highlander --

Map 1 (Jackie Jones), for controls 4-7 you could choose which 4 of 7 (A-G) you wanted to go to. Smaller version.

Map 2 (the trail run), nasty going SW along the lake, and no streamers from 11 to 12 (and the mapping of the intersection right after 11 was way off), but very flat overall, especially for Harriman.

Map 3 (Rockhouse), and a smaller version. This one seemed to take forever. King of the Mountain leg was 18 to 19.

For history buffs, according to JJ much of this course was what Steve Hale ran astoundingly fast to get the silver medal in the relay (and almost the gold) for Great Britain at WOC 93.

Map 4 (Lake Welch Beach), map used for sprint at Team Trials in 2010. I'd figured we only had about 3 more km to do, was expecting a loop loop back out on Rockhouse, so this was a pleasant surprise for the weary legs. On the other hand, my mind was not so weary that it couldn't tell that the map really sucked. Maybe not so noticeable at sprint speed, but at end-of-Highlander speed it was pretty obvious. Not that it really mattered for what we were doing.

Sunday Oct 2, 2011 #

9 AM

orienteering 4:40:40 intensity: (23 @1) + (1:09 @2) + (3:22:01 @3) + (1:17:00 @4) + (7 @5) 19.0 mi (14:46 / mi) +2297ft 13:15 / mi
ahr:149 max:170 shoes: pegasus #2

Highlander. Quite good run. Just one bad control, maybe 2 minutes at most. And the legs had a little life, at least for the first couple of hours. Things were hurting a bit as time went on, but still running in bits and pieces right up to the end. It helped a lot that it was cooler than it's been recently, probably in the low 60s at most.

Despite supposedly being fully charged, Garmin died after about an hour and a half. So I'll get to mark my routes the old fashioned way. Will not be hard, knew where I was just about all the time.

Haven't seen any results or splits yet, but this was certainly a whole lot better than last year. And I seem to have survived to O' another day. :-)

Nice trip down and back with Phil. Plus I seem to have taken custody of the bottle of wine that Hannah won, since she can't take it back to West Point. Plan is to open it up in a couple of weeks when there will be CSU (and others) training here on Saturday and a NEOC local meet at Norwottuck on Sunday. And, of course, this being the CSU-Amherst section, a good party in between.

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