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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Nov 28, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 4:30:56 31.95(8:29) 51.41(5:16)
  Orienteering2 2:40:19 11.99(13:22) 19.3(8:18)36 /43c83%
  T.rex training2 1:20:00
  Total6 8:31:15 43.94 70.7136 /43c83%

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Saturday Nov 28, 2009 #

Running 10:00 [2] 1.67 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons


Orienteering race 53:40 [3] **** 6.7 km (8:01 / km)
spiked:14/17c shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

HVO Local Meet, Blue Mountain

A really nice area to orienteer, and a really nice course by Dave Webber. Having to pre-copy maps was slightly annoying, as were the missing punches on about a third of the controls, but the most important things were excellent (map and courses.)
As I started, Joe appeared out of nowhere and announced he was starting right after me. I am pretty certain he was hanging out in his car waiting for me to start just so he could go after me and bug me out on the course. Sure enough, I took a bad route to #1 (there was construction on the hillside by the lodge east of the pond, and that slowed me down a bunch), and Joe punched just ahead of me. I was feeling pretty bad physically and could not get ahead of Joe for several controls. He was quite smooth and precise in his orienteering, and my attempts to take better micro-routes kept failing. Finally, my route to 7 was slightly better (he went straight over the second hill, while I went around to the south), and I got just ahead. I then went straight on the line to 8, while Joe took the trail, and I thought I was finally alone. However, the time I wasted searching for the punch at 8 was enough for him to catch up, and we were together again. I was slightly ahead to 9 and 10, but then veered right off the line (+0:30) going to 11, and Joe got back ahead. I again tried something different to 12, going to the trail, but Joe popped out on the trail right with me. I was a bit faster and got in front, and then took a better route to 13: I went through the gap between the two green hills, while Joe took the trail that ran to the west of the hills and then had to climb up to the control. Seeing that I had a bit of a gap, I decided to go straight over the top to 14, rather than around the hill to the north, so that Joe wouldn't be able to see me as he approached 13. This seemed to work, as I never saw him again. Fast and clean to 15, a very satisfying leg that involved running along narrow valleys between ridges - this is somehow pleasing. Then ran too far to the south going to 16, but recovered quickly at the stone wall (+0:30). Trail around to 17, and then waiting for Joe. Pleased to get him by about a minute. Even though I was annoyed at him at first for starting right after me, it actually made for a really fun back-and-forth that probably made both of us run harder than we would have otherwise.

Joe's version of events, slightly different from mine:

Orienteering 30:00 [2] 3.0 km (10:00 / km)
shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

Headed out on the orange course a few minutes after finishing the red, but really wasn't into it. Started tripping over branches and whacked my ankle hard on a rock and decide to just run on trails after getting halfway through the course.

T.rex training 20:00 [1]

Got back to Kat's place in Manhattan, showered, ate some chicken soup, and headed to Brooklyn to meet up with JesseAH and go to Brooklyn Boulders for some climbing, an activity at which I am pretty terrible. It was a lot of fun, however, so we might try to hit the Connecticut Rock Gym in New Haven when we have some time.
Two hours at the gym, but most of it was standing around.

Thursday Nov 26, 2009 #

Running 46:21 intensity: (27:15 @2) + (19:06 @4) 5.8 mi (7:59 / mi)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Thanksgiving Day tempo run at West Rock while my parents walked around Wintergreen Lake. Ran up the flat red trail going north from the lake and back. Started a bit conservatively, but felt good in the second half: 9:41, 9:25.

Wednesday Nov 25, 2009 #

Running 1:45:35 [2] 12.42 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

Morning run from home through the ghetto to West Rock, up the red trail to Mountain Rd., and back just in time to see my parents pull into the parking lot.
Butt and hamstrings hurt tremendously today. If not for needing to get my $2$ back from Sam, I would have cut the run short.

Tuesday Nov 24, 2009 #

Running 1:10:35 [2] 8.3 mi (8:30 / mi)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

East Rock.

Monday Nov 23, 2009 #

Running 19:34 [2] 3.56 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

To and from the gym

T.rex training 1:00:00 [1]

The usual.

Running 12:51 [5] 2.5 km (5:08 / km)
shoes: Blue Asics 2009

I found a nice replacement for a hill: Payne Whitney Gymnasium, supposedly the second-tallest athletic facility in the world. 26 flights, 300 stairs, take the elevator down, repeat. Still don't know how tall the building is, though. Anyone know?


Sunday Nov 22, 2009 #

Running 6:00 [2] 1.0 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons


Orienteering 46:31 [4] *** 5.7 km (8:10 / km)
spiked:12/15c shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

Red course at Wooster Mountain. Nice area, beautiful day.

Orienteering 30:08 [3] *** 3.9 km (7:44 / km)
spiked:10/11c shoes: Fall 2009 VJ Falcons

Orange course at Wooster Mountain after doing the red. Hungry the whole way, but ok otherwise.

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