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Training Log: possum

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 3:54:11 6.66(35:11) 10.71(21:51) 23018 /31c58%
  9Round2 1:04:00
  Dog Walking1 31:22 1.35(23:09) 2.18(14:23) 28
  Total7 5:29:33 8.01 12.89 25818 /31c58%

Monday Oct 22 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [3]
ahr:112 max:127 shoes: INOV-8 Alltrain 215

The top of my trapezius, and into my neck, on the left side is really sore. Odd, since last week it was the right side. Anyway, I took an Advil (Ibuprophren hasn't been helping much) and went to the gym. Not all out, but not bad. The CHOW was two punches and an up-down. I did 41, but it wasn't all out. It did feel good to be back at the gym.
10 AM

Dog Walking 31:22 [1] 2.18 km (14:23 / km) +28m 13:31 / km
ahr:100 max:123 shoes: INOV-8 Trail Talon 225

Elray and I went to Jesse James Park. I'm trying to stay extra warm and not too much exertion until I finish getting over this bug Bob gave me. Elray did lots of sniffing, and I didn't do any slogging--only walking. The weather was nice--cool, but sunny, not as much wind as usual. Very few people out there. I worked on my shoulder exercises a bit while walking.

Sunday Oct 21 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 1:50:29 [4] **** 3.9 km (28:20 / km) +152m 23:43 / km
ahr:109 max:140 spiked:0/10c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

After a long drive the night before, we had the long race at Bishop Lake, MI, in the Brighton Recreation area. While I messed up yesterday by making a stupid mistake, today I was just not good enough for this map. Very intricate terrain. I spent almost the entire time trying to find control 1, and never did. My route choice and attackpoint were ok, I think, but I still couldn't find 1. After two relocations, I finally headed to a trail and back to the finish. A very sad outcome, which shows me I need more focused and thoughtful practice.

After the race, Sharon and I drove back to the Detroit airport. Direct flights coming and going. How could it be better? Bob picked me up at the airport with a Papa Murphy's pizza--my favorite Hawaian. We got home, I baked, and opened a bottle of wine, and watched the Chiefs' game. My first drink since Mary Ann and I celebrated birthdays back in early September. It was great to be home again.

Saturday Oct 20 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 22:50 [4] ** 1.5 mi (15:13 / mi) +11m 14:53 / mi
ahr:114 max:148 spiked:10/10c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

The first of two sprints today at Centennial Park in Plymouth, IN. I was pleased with route choices, etc. Had I felt better, it would have been a good place to actually do more sprinting. But that will have to wait for a different day.
12 PM

Orienteering race 35:26 [4] 1.8 km (19:41 / km) +28m 18:16 / km
ahr:112 max:142 shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

The second sprint of the day at Centennial Park. Not a good one--I lost focus going from 4 to 5, and had to search all over for the control. I didn't see the bridge on the map, which would have been clearly better. Controls 6, 7, and 8 were in a nasty place of vegetation with lots of junk on the ground. I found 6, thought I had found 7, and punched 8. I should have checked my lap counter to see that 7 hadn't been punched. So I had a missing punch. Boo-hoo.

Friday Oct 19 #

3 PM

Orienteering race 1:05:26 [4] *** 2.6 km (25:10 / km) +39m 23:25 / km
ahr:103 max:144 spiked:8/11c shoes: INOV-8 X-Talon 212

Middle distance race at parks in two different states--MI and IN. The first part was mostly urban, while the second part was mostly in the woods. I dithered around going to the first control, then settled in. At the beginning I was being very conservative, and mostly went on trails. I had a lot of trouble at 4, and ran up and down the hill three times, before finally ducking into the woods, where the control was at the bottom of the ravine with lots of vegetation in the way. By the time I got to six, I decided, enough of only trails, I can find my way through the woods. Good from there through 9. Ten was located on the other side of a ditch, which I decided not to attempt. So I took it slow and easy by going east to the road, then back west to the control. Except for 4, which was a disaster, and the slow start at one, I was mostly happy with route choice and performance.

This morning, Sharon and I walked all over the Notre Dame campus. Beautiful grounds, and historic buildings. A good way to start the day.

Wednesday Oct 17 #

9 AM

9Round 32:00 [5]
ahr:22 max:158 shoes: INOV-8 Alltrain 215

I struggled with this. I think my heart rate got way up because I'm still congested (checked my O2 saturation last night--only 94%). But I finished.

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