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Training Log Archive: Gil

In the 7 days ending Sep 30, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 3:35:00 22.55(9:32) 36.29(5:55)
  Orienteering2 2:33:26 11.95(12:50) 19.23(7:59)49c
  Cycling2 1:20:00
  Total4 7:28:26 34.5 55.5249c
averages - sleep:6

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Saturday Sep 30, 2006 #

Running warm up/down 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
slept:5.0 shoes: Asics Ahar

Had to take Ansis to speek-skating practice in the morning; hence only 5 hours of sleep.

Orienteering race (ROC: Webster) 1:02:45 [4] *** 9.1 km (6:54 / km)
28c shoes: Adidas Neptune XC Spikes

At the end of first loop I felt week from ths cold I was having. At the end of second loop I knew that end of close and I pushed as much as I could. Somewhat clean race overall. Some burps here and there but nothing major. Instead of doing sure routes I opted to go straight wherever possible for navigation training purposes, except avoided Webster green as mush as necessary since it is nasty, nasty green. Even so - I got few cuts; one in my head when tried to go under some bushes.

Running (Treadmill) 1:03:00 [2] 6.3 mi (10:00 / mi)
max:147 shoes: Adidas adiPRENE

I was planning to use stationary bike at gym however both hearphone sets for stationary bikes I use were broken. There was no way I'd be spinning without listening and watching some TV.

Ended up watching documentary about BTK. Thought what I had that I have seen people like BTK but most people prefer not to mess with that type of people because they are just dangerous in many ways.


3 units of liquid carbs consumed

Thursday Sep 28, 2006 #

slept:7.0 (sick)

What sucks about this situation that I have to work - I have huge, huge project deployment scheduled for Friday and I am already one employee short. This is second day I am working sick and certainly it does not help to get better

Wednesday Sep 27, 2006 #

slept:6.0 (sick)

I felt this cold sneaking up to me yesterday.

Tuesday Sep 26, 2006 #

Running (Treadmill) 1:15:00 [2] 8.0 mi (9:22 / mi)
slept:6.0 shoes: Asics Ahar

Cycling (Stationary bike) 35:00 [2]
shoes: Asics Ahar

Started to cramp up at the end

Monday Sep 25, 2006 #

Cycling (Stationary Bike) 30:00 [2]
shoes: Adidas adiPRENE

Running (Treadmill) 1:07:00 [2] 7.25 mi (9:14 / mi)
shoes: Adidas adiPRENE

Monday Night Football

Cycling (Stationary Bike) 15:00 [2]
shoes: Adidas adiPRENE

Monday Night Football

Sunday Sep 24, 2006 #

Orienteering race (Classic) 1:30:41 [4] *** 10.13 km (8:57 / km)
21c shoes: Adidas Neptune XC Spikes

Good race. I managed to avoid big mistakes but collected few what I would call between big mistakes and small mistakes.

There were couple directional mistakes again. One was 180% mistake. I love my new compass but I got to learn how to take advantage of it every time.

Few times I just totally lost contact with the map. Worst was #10 where I was pretty much standing for like 2 minutes withing 50 yards from the flag.

Other thing I noticed that I tend to get way too tentitive near the flags. I know that I am close but I am affraid to spike or something. I kind of know where the flag should be, I even look that direction and run that direction. I got to work on my confidence near the flags. During the legs I am in perfect control, few times even adjusting my original route choice to better one once I spotted something better.

Other realization is that I have been running in the same maps for almost last 10 years that that does not improve my orienteering skills. I need to look for more opportunities to race outside Rochester.

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