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Training Log Archive: bishop22

In the 7 days ending Aug 13, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:06:15 20.91 33.65
  Orienteering2 2:08:55 6.38(20:13) 10.26(12:34) 28512 /18c66%
  Golfing2 18:00
  Pizza Sumption1 5
  Total7 5:33:15 27.29 43.91 28512 /18c66%
averages - sleep:6.8 weight:169.5lbs

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Sunday Aug 13, 2006 #

Orienteering race 1:28:55 [4] *** 7.4 km (12:01 / km) +285m 10:05 / km
spiked:12/18c slept:7.25

Red course at Day 2 of the Western States Champs on the Superfly Marsh map. Got off to a good start, slow but solid for the first 3 controls. Really struggled on 4 and 5 - big mistakes. Then leaving C7, I put my hand down on a cactus and got over 30 needles of various lengths and diameters embedded in my hand - some were easy to pull out, others are still in there nearly 4 hours later. Did a little better in the next section, but did a face plant leaving C11 and that caused me to lose focus and run too far to C12. C14 was bad news, I spent a lot of time stopped, looking at the map, and still managed to miss big, but didn't think I had, since I found a control on my line that was on the correct feature, but I was off by probably 150m east. Then I promptly overran C15. C16 was looking good, but I got distracted by a control at the top of a reentrant, way to my left - foolishly, I went and checked it, so the older woman that I had caught before C10 (and fell behind before C14, and passed again), beat me to the punch. I did manage to pass her again, and caught Cristina (again) at C17.

Zach put in a solid peformance on White, although Ethan Childs beat him by about 8 minutes. He only made 1 big error - going too far off a trail to get to boulders that were only halfway to his control, and were about 3 times the correct distance off trail - that is where Ethan went by him (had started 4 minutes after Zach).

Nate ran fairly well - finished 2.5 minutes behind a 79-point Orange runner. He may have those minutes in him later on Thursday, when he runs Orange again.

Running warm up/down 25:00 [2]

About 5 minutes with Nate/Zach, then 12 on my own and 8 warm-down.

Saturday Aug 12, 2006 #

Orienteering 40:00 [2] *** 2.86 km (13:59 / km)

After 5:30 Mass, what else could Zach, Nate and I do, but head out to the old Permian Sins map that Dick loaned us. As we were on our way to park in the lot near the finish from 8/16/99, we found out that the sheep do, in fact, own that section of Happy Jack Rd. So, we backtracked and parked closer to I-80 and played around with Green controls 9, 8, 7, 6 and 9 (again) from that meet - each of us leading a leg or two. Very different O'ing here - there was basically no green on the map, but much of the white was various shades of green, and the visibility was almost nil. I guess we now know what sage is - there were tons of little evergreen-ish bushes that Nate found particularly annoying.

We saw a sign of the subhumans that Swampfox writes about. They had bagged themselves a metal folding chair and left it for dead near C6. There was also a half-filled water container near the control location (which was a water control), but the container was not 7 years old.

We also got to experience another Laramie treat - as we got to control 9 the second time, the wind, which had been non-existent, kicked up pretty good, and the temparature immediately dropped 10+ degrees. Need to keep that in mind when packing for the Night-O.

Friday Aug 11, 2006 #

Golfing 9:00 [1]
(rest day)

No time to run at lunch - they kept me too busy to punish me for my upcoming vacation.

Awful 45. Opened with 2 doubles and was OB on 4 again - what's up with that? Had 3 pars, but missed a 2-footer for par on 6.

Thursday Aug 10, 2006 #

Running 51:20 [3] 7.27 mi (7:04 / mi)

GTA with Erik, DV, JV, Darren and Leo. Over to Highland and picked up the trail parallel to 590 - comfortable 7:20-ish pace. Then we picked it up a bit and I started to struggle to hang on at 6:50-ish the rest of the way - I fell off a couple of times (before Leo), but they let me catch back up and I was fine the last 1.2 miles.

Golfing 9:00 [1]

44 - went OB to take a 7 on 4, missed a lot of par putts (including a 2-footer on 6), but made a 4-footer for a birdie-2 on 5 (shot just missed the pin on the way in).

Wednesday Aug 9, 2006 #

slept:7.0 weight:169lbs (rest day)

Unplanned rest day - meetings scheduled on top of training time, then I had to mow the lawn and Huntz was in town with his family for the Bills camp, so it was pizza and beer for dinner, leaving no chance for a late jog.

Pizza Sumption 5 [5]

5 x 1 slice of Cam's. Hard!

Tuesday Aug 8, 2006 #

Running 55:37 [3] 7.25 mi (7:40 / mi)
slept:6.5 weight:170lbs

XC Camp at Webster Park - ran fairly easy with the faster intermediate group (included Nate and the Riegers), until I stopped to check on Ashley's rolled ankle, after which I couldn't track them back down.

Monday Aug 7, 2006 #

Running 31:00 [2] 3.35 mi (9:15 / mi)

Chris's sister directed us to a nice little park outside Salisbury that had several +/- 1 mile trails to run. Ran first with Chelsea and Nate at an easy pace...

Running 23:18 [3] 3.04 mi (7:40 / mi)

...then ran at a quicker pace with Nate, while Chelsea ran her own pace. He led a fartlek session for about 10 minutes, so there was some '4' running involved.

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