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Training Log Archive: ernst

In the 7 days ending Nov 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Trail running4 3:21:11 19.0(10:35) 30.58(6:35) 295
  Orienteering1 2:10:49 9.4(13:55) 15.13(8:39) 430
  cutting splitting stacking and yardwork1 45:00
  Mt Biking1 22:00 3.2(6:52) 5.15(4:16) 50
  Total7 6:39:00 31.6 50.85 775

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Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

cutting splitting stacking and yardwork 45:00 [1]

Another round of cutting, hauling, splitting, stacking. Tried to make it a bit of a workout - logging it as half time. Logging of logging operation.

Friday Nov 24, 2017 #

4 PM

Trail running 30:08 [3] 2.82 mi (10:41 / mi) +25m 10:24 / mi
shoes: On cloud dark grey

Run to work, actually to the office to pick up my bike. Campus deserted on Black Friday.
5 PM

Mt Biking 22:00 [2] 3.2 mi (6:52 / mi) +50m 6:33 / mi

Biking home via fish pick-up.

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

8 AM

Trail running 1:48:43 [3] 10.18 mi (10:41 / mi) +200m 10:04 / mi
shoes: New Balance MT 910 sz 9

Out the door early to work up some appetite for T day. I had no plan, except that I wanted to do between 6 - 10 miles. At some point I had considered entering one of the Turkey trots - Exeter has a 10k, but then realized I should give my feet a break from road running.

Out over myhill to VW field were I met Tom the neighbor. Then towards College Woods over the newly logged hill, then off-trail to the SE sections of CW, to W Foss farm, then found the restored trail to connect to E Foss Farm. After doing the usual loop on the wide trail, off trail to the S end at 108 and back, finally saw a newly cut downfall that had a trail connector through it, so followed it and was pleasantly surprised to see several trails restored from previously being overgrown.

Then back to W Foss farm, from shelter to Surrey, to Griffith and home via trail.

Perfect morning, sunny, around freezing, not windy. Saw one hunter who seem to be delighted to encounter a runner.

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

10 AM

Trail running 26:46 [2] 2.6 mi (10:18 / mi) +25m 10:00 / mi
shoes: On cloud light grey

Run to work. Mostly 'trotting' - my bunion was really swollen from yesterday, so a bit painful for about a mile, then a bit better.
6 PM

Trail running 35:34 [2] 3.4 mi (10:28 / mi) +45m 10:03 / mi
shoes: On cloud light grey

Running home via W Foss Farm. Missed the turn (in the dark!) from dirt road to Adam's trails which added 0.4 mile to the usual run. Slow going, very hungry, and foot (bunion) still hurting quite a bit. By the time I got home the pain had disappeared - go figure!

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

Orienteering race 2:10:49 [3] 9.4 mi (13:55 / mi) +430m 12:11 / mi
shoes: New Balance MT 910 sz 9

Blue Hills Traverse. I have done many of these (around 20) but this one appeared to be different from the most recent ones, except a couple of controls that I recognized - I was surprised when Jeff told me that many of the controls were "recycled" from not too long ago. I guess the new start area and the last 4 controls leading to the new venue gave it a different feel. It was warm during the first few controls, then turned dark and rained for a while and quickly thereafter, it cleared out with a brisk wind, which was great - no foggy glasses and the temperature drop invigorated me.

I was with Tim and intermittently with Aaron which made for a fun run: we all navigated and fed off each other. During the second half I used the occasion to experiment with my magnifier, by zooming in on the control location usually in the middle of a leg and tried to memorize what I saw. That enabled me to attack about 5 of the controls in the middle of the course with confidence (otherwise known as spiking).

Navigational Errors: Drifted W on 3 (alone), but was able to correct (45 s); misread 6 and looped around looking for a renentrant (45s); hesitation to 12 - confused halfway about the trails (30s), - loved the 12 - 15 short leg sequence, but then did a 180 out of 15 (1 min), to 19: drifted too far to the right before hitting the trail but corrected ok. (30 s). The rest was fine except the guessing game to 23/24 (map unreadable). I also was fighting hamstring cramping on my left (problem) leg, so ended up trotting behind Tim on these legs. Our pace was however slowing and that helped me recover from cramping near the end. I ended up beating Tim: I had an advantage to find the finish since I had warmed up around the scout camp. I ended up in fourth place about 20 minutes behind the winner. Not bad

This turned out to being a very enjoyable event, and the indoor facility was a big bonus. Thanks to the Saegers for organizing it again!

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