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Training Log Archive: mikeminium

In the 7 days ending Feb 21, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 3:49:05 13.42(17:04) 21.6(10:36) 2065c
  road running2 1:14:53 8.15(9:11) 13.12(5:43)
  bicycling - stationary2 1:04:00 20.7 33.31
  weights / strength2 35:00
  walking2 23:00 1.13(20:19) 1.82(12:37)5c
  miscellaneous1 18:00 1.0(18:00) 1.61(11:11)
  Total4 7:23:58 44.4 71.46 2070c
averages - weight:164lbs

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Saturday Feb 21, 2009 #

orienteering 1:34:59 [4] ** 11.8 km (8:03 / km) +20m 7:59 / km
28c weight:164lbs shoes: Brooks Accel

Long, long "red" course at Joyce Park. Although the wind got pretty strong toward the end, I did manage to stay dry. A few of the later people got wet as rain, sleet and snow moved in.

walking 20:00 [1] * 1.5 km (13:20 / km)

control pickup at Joyce Park. My legs felt like jelly. Counted this just as walking, because no real navigation was involved. I really should only count 3 of the controls as I drove to the other 2, but the 1.5 km does reflect actual walking distance.

Tuesday Feb 17, 2009 #

road running 33:09 [3] 3.8 mi (8:43 / mi)
shoes: A W Journey

Green Valley

bicycling - stationary 30:00 [3] 10.0 mi (3:00 / mi)

did not feel as hard as yesterday. had to use a different bike from normal because the fitness center is really busy in the AM and I had to catch an early afternoon flight. I felt like I was doing about a 9.6 pace, compared to the normal bike.

bicycling - stationary warm up/down 1:00 [1]

very short cool down.

weights / strength 20:00 [3]

declining reps, various.

walking 3:00 [1] 0.2 mi (15:00 / mi)

fairly brisk pace, back from fitness room. air temp was pretty chilly for being wet with sweat.

Monday Feb 16, 2009 #

miscellaneous (golf) 18:00 [1] 1.0 mi (18:00 / mi)
shoes: A W Journey

9 holes golf with cart at Haven GC

road running 36:38 [3] 3.8 mi (9:38 / mi)
shoes: A W Journey

Green Valley

bicycling - stationary 30:00 [4] 10.0 mi (3:00 / mi)

bicycling - stationary warm up/down 3:00 [1] 0.7 mi (4:17 / mi)

cool down.

weights / strength 15:00 [3]

road running 5:06 [2] 0.55 mi (9:16 / mi)
shoes: A W Journey

easy jog back from the fitness center.

Sunday Feb 15, 2009 #

orienteering race 1:13:12 [3] *** 5.3 km (13:49 / km)
15c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

Tucson - Ironwood. More climb than the previous day, and looking ahead to use the hills and mountains as targets made it easier to stay on a straight line. I still made a major error on one control. And what really peeved me was when I made the exact same error when I went out later to pick up controls. Didn't lose as much time on it then, because I recognized where I was. But I thought I had been really careful on staying on bearing. Figured out later that I turned slightly right to avoid thorny vegetation and didn't correct enough, then turned further right crossing a system of washes with more vegetation, and again did not correct enough back to the left.

This course consisted of 3 loops, visiting a common hub control 3 times. I didn't pay enough attention the first time through the hub and lost at least a minute on it the second time through. I do think that the control circle was slightly off center, though, which contributed since visibility was limited. I passed within about 20 meters of the control, missed it, and had to re-attack from a ramada by the park road. Definitely a case of under-estimating the difficulty on what should have been a very easy control.

This terrain was also rockier in places, and the rougher footing slowed me down on a couple of legs.

orienteering race 22:47 [5] *** 2.5 km (9:07 / km)
14c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

A sprint through the desert. Fast running in most places, although cactus-dodging was still a requisite skill. A couple bobbles (4 and 12) each cost me around a minute, but no catastrophic mistakes. The angled north lines on the map were annoying (as on the other maps from the weekend). I think that contributed to at least a couple of my mistakes, although I should have been able to deal with it.

orienteering 38:07 [2] *** 2.0 km (19:04 / km)
8c shoes: Jalas hi-top O' shoes

control pickup at Ironwood.

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