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Training Log Archive: Becks

In the 7 days ending Apr 7, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 3:10:54 15.57(12:16) 25.06(7:37) 652
  Orienteering1 1:48:11 7.45(14:31) 11.99(9:02) 31137 /42c88%
  Total5 4:59:05 23.02(13:00) 37.05(8:04) 96337 /42c88%

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Saturday Apr 7, 2012 #


I'm way too exhausted to work on my paper now. I think you can call that Mission Accomplished, Mr Walker!
10 AM

Orienteering 58:12 intensity: (15 @1) + (4 @2) + (1:00 @3) + (24:19 @4) + (32:34 @5) 6.92 km (8:25 / km) +173m 7:29 / km
ahr:183 max:190 spiked:18/21c

Great late birthday present from George and Lyn. A control pick style red course at Sessions, which was a great use of the area, meaning that prior knowledge wasn't too much of a bonus. At the start I had a mega sore throat but that went away. HR high throughout, but I think it's allergy time probably. Orienteering was not too bad, plenty of legs of the kind I'm bad at - across slopes, and they were mostly okay. Bad route choice to number 21, should have stayed lower over the crest of the spur instead of going all the way to the road.

I am incredibly weak on the hills - looking forward to getting back into some strength stuff. Not too bad on flat stuff, but no real sprightley-ness. Despite feeling sub par, it was a very enjoyable outing.

Orienteering 49:59 intensity: (18 @1) + (9 @2) + (10:16 @3) + (39:05 @4) + (11 @5) 5.07 km (9:52 / km) +138m 8:41 / km
ahr:174 max:184 spiked:19/21c

And then, because it was there, I did the green with no paths. It didn't change too much not having them, as the hills and walls are very clear. I was pretty dead in the legs by then so it was all a bit slow, but it's amazing how different the course was and it still felt like good training. Thanks George & Lyn! Only major mistake was not concentrating on the way back to the finish and going wobbly. Minor mistake where I almost missed number 13, but realised pretty soon.

Thursday Apr 5, 2012 #


Eurgh. Come. On. Brain.


My abstract, intro, methods and results are now drafted. Figures fun tomorrow, when hopefully Arthur will be contacting me, and conclusion. This might actually happen after all. Sitting down at a computer all day is really rubbish though.
5 PM

Running 35:54 intensity: (16:25 @1) + (7:53 @2) + (11:04 @3) + (32 @4) 4.0 km (8:59 / km) +79m 8:10 / km
ahr:136 max:177 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Bit of a failed trip to Ansonia with Rob. Tried to take what was marked as a huge trail, and there's so much storm damage and cleared woods that it was non-existent. He wasn't happy with the terrain so we walked till we found a trail, but by then I realised I was way too hungry for this and could barely focus my eyes. So we drove straight to Five Guys and wolfed down burgers and fries, and now I feel fat but not wobbly.

Signed up for a free intro session with the cross fit guys today.

Feet/ shoeclone/ nellie - know of any other good places to drive to for not too hilly runs? We might pay the fee to Maltby then we can park in their car park and not far out in the school one.

Wednesday Apr 4, 2012 #


I'm not allowed to run until this paper is pretty much written. Otherwise the US Champs will be a lot less fun.
6 PM

Running 28:54 intensity: (59 @1) + (10:45 @2) + (17:10 @3) 4.74 km (6:06 / km) +84m 5:36 / km
ahr:150 max:169 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Scrapped that idea when I saw it was a gorgeous evening and my brain was hurting too much. Rob and I drove up to West Rock and did a lap round Lake Wintergreen, but we ran "too fast" and had to do more. It was a lovely evening out, and I'm very glad we went.

Tuesday Apr 3, 2012 #


Is anyone in New Haven interested in trying out Cross Fit? There's a place in Hamden that looks like they actually know how to teach moves. It's another month till they have any space on an on ramp course, and I'm considering signing up.
8 AM

Running 46:39 intensity: (34 @1) + (42 @2) + (14:35 @3) + (29:30 @4) + (1:18 @5) 8.34 km (5:36 / km) +148m 5:08 / km
ahr:171 max:186 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Today I didn't want to run or go to work, so I ran to work to kill two birds with one stone. Didn't feel very nice really. Hmmm.

Sunday Apr 1, 2012 #

12 PM

Running 1:19:27 intensity: (43:17 @1) + (19:50 @2) + (16:05 @3) + (15 @4) 7.99 km (9:57 / km) +341m 8:12 / km
ahr:132 max:172 shoes: Grey Saucony Excursion

Mixed walk/jog with Rob round Bennetts Pond State Park. Not sure how much we ran, but think in total it was more than Rob has done before. I still felt a bit weak on the uphills (which we walked), so glad I didn't attempt much more than this this weekend.

Is the top part of the GPS trace on the Wooster Mountain map, or is that another place entirely? Because it was seriously gorgeous up there - like the top of Tarrywile but less veg. The start of the run was not so good, lots of short spiky green stuff.

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