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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Jul 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:49:00 6.65(16:24) 10.7(10:11) 475
  Run3 55:56 7.38(7:35) 11.87(4:43)
  Soccer1 24:00
  Total5 3:08:56 14.02 22.57 475

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Wednesday Jul 21, 2010 #

Orienteering (Ultra Long) 1:49:00 [3] *** 10.7 km (10:11 / km) +475m 8:20 / km
shoes: O: Falcons 2008

Ultra Long at Colorado. There was a little problem with a stream crossing. Major rains the night before flooded the stream crossing. They streamered toa new crossing but weren't clear about the rules. I saw one streamer as I approached but no others. I finally saw one by the stream and ran to it only to find they have streamered over the embankment back 50 meters the way I just come. I followed the strreamers around but others just cut across the gully the streamers were taking us around. I lost a bunch of time as a result. There was suppose to be a control at the crossing but it wasn't at the crossing. It was 100 meters away at a gate opening in fence. They put a tent near the control but not at the control. This was the only water on the course but it wasn't at the control and I didn't see it. They put a first aid symbol on the map. I saw the first aid symbol but not the control. I went to the next control which wasn't too far. Fortunately as I was leaving one the people I crossed the stream with informed me that I had missed the control. I was able to go back and get (it only cost me 5 contours of climb and few minutes). I was not happy. Other than water at control three, there was no water on the course. I was not happy. 109 minutes is a long time without water.
The good news is that I beat 2nd place by 4 seconds. Eventhough I was 2nd overall I was first U.S. so took the M45 champion.

Friday Jul 16, 2010 #

Run (road) 36:56 [3] 5.0 mi (7:23 / mi)
shoes: Asics 2009

Ran from Avalon parking area to the dam and back.
4 PM

Run (road) 16:00 [3] 2.0 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Nike 2008

Here I am in Woodland park. Went for run to loosen up after last nights game and get used to altitude. I think I may be in trouble. The first 100 meters were slightly downhill and I was thinking this is great. It is a sunny day with a good breeze and zero humidity. Far better than the sweltering 100% humidty back east.
Then I ran out of "stored" air and had to start getting it from my lungs. I was light headed for about minute while my body adjusted. I was also running up hill. the plan was a simple two miles. I decided to run away from town which meant uphill going out and down hill coming back. Eventually I adjusted to the altitude. I was still having to breath really hard for simple run but was managing.
Now that I have finished the dry air is a problem and I picked up a cough. Hopefully, it is just my body's way of getting rid of all the east coast pollution out of my system :)
I have always said there same amount of usable oxygen at altitude as there is in the polluted DC/Baltimore air where I live.
10 PM

Run warm up/down (road) 3:00 [3] 0.38 mi (8:00 / mi)
shoes: Soccer Indoor Nike 2010

warmdown after the game. run around the parking lot.

Thursday Jul 15, 2010 #

10 PM

Soccer (indoor) 24:00 [5]
shoes: Soccer Indoor Nike 2010

Tonight was my night. I was on fire. I score one goal, two, and HATTRICK (three goals). I also had an assist. I had another good shot at goal but the goalie got that one.

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