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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Jul 3, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling2 2:28:00 29.0(5:06) 46.67(3:10)
  Modern Dance1 1:25:00
  Orienteering1 1:16:28 7.33(10:26) 11.8(6:29) 360
  Form exercises1 40:00
  Running1 33:00 3.42 5.5
  Core exercises2 12:00
  Total4 6:34:28 39.75 63.97 360

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Sunday Jul 3, 2005 #

Orienteering 19:03 [5] 2.6 km (7:20 / km) +95m 6:12 / km
shoes: Surrey K100s

DVOA Independence Day Sprint 1 - a horrendously bad error on 4 ruined an otherwise respectable race. It started off small with running slightly too far along the trail before cutting into the woods but my recovery was pathetic - it even involved some ridiculous questioning of whether I was on the right trail.

Orienteering race 18:16 [5] 2.8 km (6:31 / km) +75m 5:45 / km
shoes: Surrey K100s

DVOA Independence Day Sprint 2 - an okay race with one medium size and one smaller confusion as to where I was and two or three smaller errors of route choice. I think I need to work on route choice of this sort more - I make too many mistakes involving bad route choices around large impenetrable obstacles in the terrain, presumably due to not reading ahead enough to give myself time to arrive at the good choices.

Orienteering race 21:21 [5] 3.2 km (6:40 / km) +95m 5:49 / km
shoes: Surrey K100s

DVOA Independence Day Sprint 3 - one medium size (off line on the way out of the woods from 2) and one largeish (running on the wrong trail off to the northeast trying to get to 6) error on a map with issues. Good effort - was pleased with how my left hamstring was holding up.

Orienteering race 17:48 [5] 3.2 km (5:34 / km) +95m 4:51 / km
shoes: Surrey K100s

DVOA reverse re-run of Sprint 3 with chase start - got moved to last start, one second behind Eddie, late in the countdown. Passed Eddie on the way to 12, fumbled the punch, gave up and let him punch out of sheer embarassment, passed him again on the way to 11 and started working on reeling in Wyatt and Ted. Wyatt helpfully hit the very hard to spot trailhead dead on. More or less caught up with him and Ted on the trail run from 11 to 10. Then went direct through the woods to 9 and got ahead of that whole group. Promptly threw it away by running hard to get away and missing a crucial junction on the trail run from 8 to 7. Ended up taking the next turn to the left and passing several people heading in the opposite direction, i.e. from 7 to 6. Nothing of much significance after that other than outrunning people and taking a trail route more to the right of the one Wyatt, Nadim and Vadim picked to get uphill to the field after 4 - either it was better or Wyatt and Nadim put up less resistance to being passed when they couldn't see me doing it. Vadim is really quite fast - I was overhauling him slowly and finally got ahead when he picked the wrong hint of an opening in the field edge to investigate as a possible trailhead (the actual trailhead certainly appeared to be closer to the corner of the field than it was mapped - this messed Wyatt up rather more severely) but I don't think I managed to put any distance worth mentioning on him after that.

Core exercises 6:00 [4]

Saturday Jul 2, 2005 #

Running 11:00 [1]

Warmup and cooldown jogging.

Running 22:00 [4] 5.5 km (4:00 / km)

T run on grass.

Modern Dance 1:25:00 [1]

Class with Deborah. Headed downtown afterwards to see "Fanny" (second film in a Marseillais trilogy based on plays by Marcel Pagnol) then onwards to Bethesda to catch a ride north with Peggy and Nadim.

Friday Jul 1, 2005 #


Maybe the few days rest wasn't useless - my left hamstring feels somewhat better despite running last night. DVOA's sprints on Sunday will be the acid test. Even if things go south, I don't think I'll try extended total rest again. Though I suppose I might try a week of only cycling and swimming if things get desperate. Happy Canada Day to all!

Cycling 1:12:00 [3] 14.0 mi (5:09 / mi)

Commute with diversion to finally see "Revenge of the Sith" on the way home.

Thursday Jun 30, 2005 #

Cycling 1:16:00 [3] 15.0 mi (5:04 / mi)

The hell with this resting my aching legs - time to do something again. In this case, the usual commute plus a side trip volunteering at PCRM.

Form exercises 40:00 [3]

The usual jogging, 8x100m strides, silly walks and bounding. In a rare burst of urban wildlife viewing, I saw a fox on the grounds of the US Soldier's and Airmen's Home while cycling home, then a mouse and a family of racoons (the kits were beyond the adorable fluffball stage but still recognisably juveniles) while doing my first few strides.

Core exercises 6:00 [4]

Capped off my return to training with some crunches, bicycle, etc.

Wednesday Jun 29, 2005 #


Haven't vanished; merely engaged in trying to let my hamstring complaint resolve itself by going three days doing nothing more strenuous than walking. Amazing that people can live like this, more so given that my minimal walking may well be more exercise than many Americans usually get daily. More irritating, it doesn't seem to be working. Not as well as I'd wish, at any rate.

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