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Training Log Archive: dbakker

In the 7 days ending Nov 12, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:05:51 13.03(9:40) 20.97(6:00) 503
  Skiing - Skate1 1:41:24 11.25(9:01) 18.11(5:36) 442
  Skiing - Classic1 1:30:08 8.06(11:11) 12.97(6:57) 277
  Strength1 35:00
  Orienteering1 28:17 2.12(13:22) 3.41(8:18) 192
  Core Strength1 15:00
  Armchair-O1 15:00
  Total7 6:50:40 34.46 55.45 1413
  [1-5]6 6:35:40

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Sunday Nov 12, 2017 #

3 PM

Orienteering 28:17 [2] 3.41 km (8:18 / km) +192m 6:29 / km

Orienteering in Park Hill on a course designed my Michael Svoboda (Thanks!). Good course, just wasn't there today mentally. Very distracted by school and other things going on in life, just couldn't stay focused. It was getting dark, raining, slippery with melting snow in the woods. Didn't think I was getting any benefit from the training, so bailed and just ran in the gathering dark for the next fifteen minutes to try and clear my head.

Next time, before I even go out for an orienteering exercise I need to:

1. Plan my day so I am out in daylight.
2. Stop and clear my head before starting the course - do a warm up even for a training just to get my head in the right mode.

Running 12:02 [1] 1.88 km (6:23 / km) +31m 5:54 / km

Running trying to clear my head, didn't really work.

Saturday Nov 11, 2017 #

10 AM

Skiing - Skate 1:41:24 [1] 18.11 km (5:36 / km) +442m 4:59 / km

Ski up at Sovereign Lake with David and Rachel. Around Woodland Bell, back to Stadium, up World Cup and Lars Taylor to summit. Down to Black Prince Cabin and back to the Stadium on Carl Wylie Loop.

Great conditions, nice to get out for a ski.

Friday Nov 10, 2017 #


Is it just me being blind, or are everybody's flag counter widgets down on AP right now?

EDIT: It's just me. I recently switched ad blockers, the new one is now blocking the flag counter widgets.
1 PM

Skiing - Classic 1:30:08 [1] 12.97 km (6:57 / km) +277m 6:17 / km

Skiing up at Larch Hills with Brian, Rachel, and David. No grooming had been done (other than one packing loop around the stadium), and Larch Hills road has yet to be closed - one truck up it today.

We used the truck track to speed things up a bit, and went up Larch Hills Road, Larch Lake Loop, around the North Hub, and down Sky Trail and then LH Road from the South Hub.

Nice to get out on skis for the first time this year. I stop skiing, and bam! a good snow and early winter happens. Just my luck.

Wednesday Nov 8, 2017 #

1 PM

Armchair-O 15:00 [0]

Working through some of the most popular maps of the week on

One map from Switzerland with some really narrow complex alleyways, and another from Luxembourg with a really interesting mix of oddly shaped buildings, multi-level mapping, castles, and moats.

Luxembourg Direct Link
8 PM

Running 43:30 [1] 6.69 km (6:30 / km) +250m 5:29 / km

Short and easy run in the dark to test out the new headlight. I'm very happy with it so far. Light was plenty bright enough, was comfortable on my head (I didn't notice the weight much/at all), and the batteries didn't die/short circuit since it was snowing out (albeit not that hard...).

Tuesday Nov 7, 2017 #

2 PM

Running 1:10:19 [1] 12.4 km (5:40 / km) +222m 5:12 / km

Running to the post office in Glenmore to pick up my new headlight. Not quite as far as I thought it was going to be, I was expecting around 16km. Didn't need to use the headlight today, no labs in the afternoon on Tuesdays so can run in the daylight. Tomorrow evening will probably be the first test of the new light.

Monday Nov 6, 2017 #

9 PM

Core Strength 15:00 [1]

Strength 35:00 [1]

Got stuck on my chem pre-lab (if anyone knows the reaction mechanism of vanillin with sodium borohydride please let me know asap!), so decided to do some strength. Reino Warm-Up, Kezoras at 80% (new record high I think? Still building up to 100% of it), then the usual bodyweight pushups, clamshells, etc.

In other news, my new headlight arrived in Kelowna, but I have to get to a post office that is 8km way to pick it up... so I guess tomorrow is a long run day. If I have time considering the amount of chem lab work I still have to do for Wednesday.

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