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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Aug 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 3:44:04 12.57(17:49) 20.24(11:04) 960
  Cross-Training3 2:00:00
  Biking1 1:30:00
  T.rex training4 50:00
  Running1 35:30 4.44(8:00) 7.14(4:58)
  Total6 8:39:34 17.01 27.38 960

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Sunday Aug 18 #

Biking 1:30:00 [3]

A long peloton sweatfest.

Saturday Aug 17 #

8 AM

Orienteering 3:44:04 [3] 20.24 km (11:04 / km) +960m 8:57 / km
shoes: Old VJ Falcons From Online Auc

For this week's QOC Summer Short Series, Michael Dickey organized a full-blown 6-hour Rogaine at Sugarloaf, complete with a brand new map that he made over the last year. I'd hiked at Sugarloaf a few times before and was excited to get out into the terrain.

I wasn't sure how my tweaked glute would respond, so had no real ambitions, but it mostly felt ok, especially off-trail, so after a few minutes I decided to go for clearing the course. I orienteered well, with the exception of a massive goof at control 34, which was right on the edge of one of the map sheets. Had I looked on the other side of the map, I would have seen a large set of cliffs next to the ones that the control was on, but instead I spent like ten minutes searching in the wrong cliffs. I gave up and started heading to my next control, but then stopped to flip the map just in case, and saw my mistake. Even after getting back, I lost time because of a confusing control description. All in all, close to 20 minutes gone!

Besides that, it was smooth sailing navigationally. All the controls where were I expected them, and the woods were fairly nice, though rocky, for the most part. I ran the flats, downhills, and gradual uphills for the first 2.5 hours or so, and mostly walked after that. With three controls to go, my calves started getting those twinges of cramps on the uphills, but I stretched a bit, and those feelings went away.

To help improve the relationship with this park, Michael offered bonus points for bringing trash out of the woods, so I picked up a couple of empty beer cans that I came across. Great idea!

Nutrition: two GUs, one one packet of energy beans, one granola bar, 1.5 liters of water.

Route (planned to reduce climb in favor of potential extra distance): S-53-51-52-47-45-43-44-40-38-33-31-34-32-35-36-39-37-41-48-50-55-54-49-46-42-F.
Maps and a picture:

Really fun event! Thanks Michael!
9 PM

T.rex training 20:00 [1]

Yoga session

Friday Aug 16 #

Cross-Training 30:00 [1]

Easy elliptical session in the evening. Feeling very low energy after a long week.

T.rex training 15:00 [1]

Ab workout and some glute stretches and rolling.

Thursday Aug 15 #

Running 35:30 [2] 4.44 mi (8:00 / mi)

Lunchtime run with Charlie on the Mall. We went slowly, but the strand of glute that I tweaked last week still bothered me some. Nice to catch up with Charlie.

Cross-Training 45:00 [1]

Some easy elliptical in the evening

T.rex training 10:00 [1]

A glute stretch and strength session

Wednesday Aug 14 #

Cross-Training 45:00 [1]

Feeling slightly more human, so did an easy elliptical session. Felt exceedingly tired in the evening, so obviously not completely healthy yet.

T.rex training 5:00 [1]

Stretching. Training since coming back from France has really not gone according to plan.

Tuesday Aug 13 #


Interesting to see that multiple runners in the WOC middle qualifier chose the strategy of waiting two minutes at the start triangle for a faster runner to catch them. It's also good to see that it did not work for at least the two cases I saw.

Monday Aug 12 #


Finally got Inara's stomach virus. Feel like death. Spent most of the day in bed.

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