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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 31 days ending Jan 31, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running15 9:27:34 73.0 117.48
  Orienteering5 5:14:42 22.1(14:14) 35.57(8:51) 1030
  Football2 3:00:00
  T.rex training1 15:00
  Total16 17:57:16 95.1 153.05 1030

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Monday Jan 31, 2005 #

Running 45:57 [3] 6.27 mi (7:20 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Running with the track guys around South Ferry to Manhattan Bridge and back.Great day, fun run.

Sunday Jan 30, 2005 #

Orienteering 1:18:25 [3] *** 8.71 km (9:00 / km)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

A "Follow-Sergei" exercise at Ansonia Woods in CT in deep snow. Lots of fun!

Saturday Jan 29, 2005 #

Running 35:00 [2] 4.38 mi (7:59 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Running around with Sergei: to Sports Authority, back to Forest Park, then home.

Football 2:00:00 [2]
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Pick-up football with Sergei and a nunch of random guys in Forest Park. Lots of fun, but perhaps no more football for a while - too sore afterwards.

Saturday Jan 22, 2005 #

Running 1:32:35 [3] 11.7 mi (7:55 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Running in Forest Park during a snowstorm - about 3 inches fell while we were running. Pretty cool. Face was frozen, but fun otherwise.
Lap 1 (with Greg and Sergei) - 28:40
Lap 2 (with Greg) - 29:30
Lap 3 (by myself) - 26:26.
Maybe skiing tomorrow?

Football 1:00:00 [2]

Snow football in the city with friends, including Sergei playing football for the first time. Lots of fun, until my friend Dan slid head first into a metal post...We had to take him to the hospital. He ended up having 14 stitches put into his head....

Friday Jan 21, 2005 #

Running 23:47 [3] 3.4 mi (7:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Another cold run with the track guys downtown.

Thursday Jan 20, 2005 #

Running 20:00 [2] 2.35 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Warm-up, cool-down.

Running 17:52 [5] 5.0 km (3:34 / km)
shoes: Saucony

Running a 5km test run on the indoor track at the Armory by myself. I have to confess that I attempted one of these two weeks ago outdoors with Sergei and Greg and felt really crappy and DNFed with about 1km left. I was quite angry with myself and did not log it here. So this was another attempt, and i was quite determine to actually finish, which i did. Doing 25 laps on a 200m track gets quite boring, i've got to say....

Tuesday Jan 18, 2005 #

Running 32:35 [3] 4.25 mi (7:40 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Running with Dan and Laura on a very cold and windy day in Manhattan. Legs felt tired from the weekend, but not too bad.

Monday Jan 17, 2005 #

Orienteering 17:24 [5] 2.8 km (6:13 / km) +135m 5:00 / km
shoes: VJ - Cleats

VOC/US Team A-Meet, Day 3 - sprint.

Started fast on the very cold day, ended up making a couple of 10- or 15- second mistakes, but otherwise pretty happy with the run and with the way the whole week-end turned out.
Thank you to everyone who came and to Vlad, Joey, Eric, and the rest of the organizers and volunteers!!!

I hope that people had an enjoyable time at the meet, and that other clubs will be interested in making such deals with the US Team in the future.

Running 15:00 [1] 1.76 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Warm-up / cool-down

Sunday Jan 16, 2005 #

Orienteering 1:48:11 [4] 11.8 km (9:10 / km) +570m 7:23 / km
shoes: VJ - Cleats

VOC/US Team A-Meet, Day 2.
Things were a little calmer today, but I still felt tired and a bit stressed - doing random crap for the meet right up to the start.
Made a huge error on number 4: the third control was too high, and i never adjusted for it. Stayed way too high on the hillside, ran far past 4, and eventually came back, losing 10 minutes. More or less ok the rest of the way, but quite demoralized.

Running 10:00 [2] 1.18 mi (8:28 / mi)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Cool-down

Saturday Jan 15, 2005 #

Orienteering 40:38 [4] 4.8 km (8:28 / km) +325m 6:19 / km
shoes: VJ - Cleats

VOC/Team A-Meet Day 1 - WRE.
Not too good to run after staying up and stressing out all night, as our flight got cancelled late Friday night. Grr. Messed up the first control by about 2 min, then ran with Alexei and made a few other mistakes, small ones, mostly.

Running 20:00 [2] 2.35 mi (8:31 / mi)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Warm-up, cool-down

Tuesday Jan 11, 2005 #

Running 42:15 [2] 4.97 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Easy run in Forest Park with Zan

Running 10:00 [5]
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Sprints after running

T.rex training 15:00 [3]
shoes: Nike Pegasus

Crunches, push-ups

Thursday Jan 6, 2005 #

Running 25:00 [1] 2.78 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Warm-up, cool-down, jogging between intervals.

Running 8:25 [5] 1.88 mi (4:29 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Fast intervals with the guys at the Armory track. 15x200m, 30 sec rest, 5 min rest after every five. Felt pretty strong.
34.8
34.2
33.6
34.2
33.5

33.7
33.5
33.4
33.8
34.2

33.8
33.5
33.7
31.8
30.6

Tuesday Jan 4, 2005 #

Running 16:13 [5] 3.0 mi (5:24 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Intervals at the Armory - 4x1200m, with 4 minutes rest. Hard, 4:03, 4:03, 4:04, 4:03.

Running 25:00 [1] 2.78 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Jogging between intervals, warm-up, cool-down.

Monday Jan 3, 2005 #

Running 45:32 [3] 6.5 mi (7:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony

Running by the river with the track guys

Sunday Jan 2, 2005 #

Running 53:02 [3] 7.4 mi (7:10 / mi)
shoes: Adidas Trail Shoes

Running on a full stomach and sore legs - one Forest Park loop with Sergei (26:24), then a road loop to Woodhaven Blvd. and back.

Note

So, as everyone is summarizing their 2004 seasons, I will join the club. I raced 51 times this year (just about once a week!), all in North America (10 in Canada.)
This season, like others before it, featured bad moments (running off the map on day 2 at West Point), good moments (winning the relay Champs again), and tragic ones (Gari Williams' passing.)
Here are the high- and low-lights:

Boris' Best 5 races:
1) US Relay Champs leg 3 - definitely the highlight of the orienteering year for me - helping team CSU win the Champs for the 2nd time.
2) WCOC A-Meet Day 1 - my first-ever win of an A-Meet day, albeit by single seconds over John F., Alexei, and Kenny.
3) DVOA A-Meet Day 2 - felt fast and accurate the whole way on a classic-length course at Rockhouse, the site of my almost-disastrous Team Trials race of 2003.
4) US Champs Day 1 - a solid race in the snow of Telemark. Did not freak out after losing a minute or so searching for a dropeed SportIdent.
5) Canadian Champs Day 1 - Wil Smith wagered a beer that he'd beat me. My one solid race that whole week, but it was still fun.

My worst 5 races:
1) Billygoat - Kenny and I boldly skipped an early control, losing the lead pack and trusting each other to navigate. Bad idea.
2) Team Trials Day 2 - One of my O-shoes fell apart the day before, so I "ran" the 15 km in a brand new pair, getting bad blisters halfway through. Add to that being slow and stupid, and you have a pretty bad race.
3) Highlander - Injured ankle, DNF.
4) West Point Day 2 - ran off the map in the middle of a solid race. Oops.
5) Canadian Champs Day 2 - Injured back, DNF. First year of multiple DNFs. Hopefully last.

My list of this year's most fun events is already up on the discussion page, but I would like to add the Beer Chase/Culvert Crawl at the 1000-day to that list.

There have been no events that I can think of that would make the "least fun event" list, which is a fantastic sign!

Here's to a great O-year 2005!

Saturday Jan 1, 2005 #

Running 29:21 [1] 2.94 mi (9:59 / mi)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Jogging to and from the parking lot by Lake Skannatatti (sp?).

Orienteering 28:38 [2] 2.86 km (10:01 / km)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Setting controls

Orienteering 41:26 [3] 4.6 km (9:00 / km)
shoes: VJ - Cleats

Running the course - very slowly and lethargically, could not get a good rhythm going the whole time.

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