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Training Log Archive: CaptainControl

In the 7 days ending Oct 3, 2004:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:38:59 12.66 20.37 800
  Running5 1:45:00
  Core Work1 20:00
  Total5 6:43:59 12.66 20.37 800

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Sunday Oct 3, 2004 #

Orienteering (Day 2 DVOA A-Meet) 1:18:14 [3] 10.18 km (7:41 / km) +330m 6:37 / km

Another fine day of orienteering! A new map everyday, what more could an orienteer ask for? Course was on the Rockhouse Mountain map in Harriman. The 1:15000 scale forced me to slow down in the begining of the course, but I adjusted fairly quickly. No mistakes in terms of finding the controls, only some hesitation/ uncertainty with my location and perhaps one slow route choice. I liked the change in terrain between day 1 and day 2. Today was much faster when not slipping through the Mountain Laurel. The thick Vegetation came into play much more today than yesterday. A great meet!

Orienteering (Control Pick Up) 20:00 [3]

Eric Weyman and I went out for a nice session of pick up the control. I did a strech of trail running to my control hot zone, and then proceed to pick up cups, controls, and stakes.

Running (Warm up) 10:00 [2]

Running to the start with map of technical training routes in hand.

Saturday Oct 2, 2004 #

Orienteering (Day 1 DVOA A-Meet) 1:30:45 [3] 10.19 km (8:54 / km) +470m 7:14 / km

A great physical as well as technical course! I had a pretty good run, although I could have been quite a bit faster with better specific planning. I generally had pretty good route choice in comparison to the other runners, which was a bit surprising to me. I had a minute and a half error on control 7 and a bit of a meander in my route to number ten. The terrain was also awesome! It looks like quite a few Norwegian maps that I have. Overall a good run. + this was the first run that I used Alexei's suggested mental/ technical warm up. Wow what a powerful tool, everyone should at least try solving a few orienteering problems before they go out in the woods.

Running (Warm up) 10:00 [2]

Running to the start on Hogencamp map.

Friday Oct 1, 2004 #

Orienteering (Compass Training) 1:30:00 [3]

I met Alexei in Harriman for some training. While he set ribbons for the Highlander, I ran a course where I was required to run on the line using the compass while checking my possition in relation to the line with the surrounding features. Although I already knew it, I really need to work on taking bearings. With a bit of help from Alexei, I felt like I was improving by the end of the session.

Running (Warm up) 10:00 [2]

Running on roads to the start of the compass training.

Thursday Sep 30, 2004 #

Running 25:00 [3]

Planned on a tempo run, and was about 3 minutes into it when I twisted my ankle and couldn't walk off the pain so I stopped with future health in mind. Also about 20 minutes of warm up in the forest around Amherst, pre tempo attempt.

Core Work 20:00 [1]

A bit miffed about my ankle so I decided to start my core work plan, which I plan to continue for as long as possible.

Wednesday Sep 29, 2004 #

Running 45:00 [3]

A quick paced run to get the blood moving after a long period of inacivity. I ran around campus after a ton of studying for a Diff Eq test. It felt really good to get out and move around. Hopefully, I won't be too tired tommorrow to get a good run in.

Running (warm up/ cool down) 5:00 [2]

Monday Sep 27, 2004 #


Trip back to the East after the wedding. A long flight that was routed through Atlanta so I was caught in the Tropical storm so I didn't get into Hartford until 4 am in the morning tuesday. Ahhhhh.... I am really tired.

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