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Training Log Archive: Doris

In the 7 days ending Nov 25, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering 1 2:59:53 6.52(27:35) 10.49(17:09)
  Running3 2:07:06 13.08(9:43) 21.05(6:02)
  Stretching1 1:30:00
  Strength1 1:00:00
  Total6 7:36:59 19.6 31.54

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Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

Running 1:01:53 [3] 6.0 mi (10:19 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Swerve (Orange)

@ c and o

6 easy with bob

Friday Nov 24, 2017 #

Strength 1:00:00 [3]

@Rockville swim

easy-ish strength

crowded at the gym. college kids are home.

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

Running race 25:13 [3] 3.08 mi (8:11 / mi)
shoes: Asics Gel Hyperspeed 6

@ Freedom plaza

Ran 5K with Bob & Bihan.

I was not super optimistic about this race, I've been feeling not great about my general racing ability - mainly the ability to not to give up. I was psyched out at my last race a few weeks ago (ran an 8:35 average for 5K) & I haven't run three sub 8:30 miles in a row in like forever & I missed the last two Sunday long runs and I was sick for a couple of days earlier in the week. I have no idea what Paul is doing with the coaching, he insists that we are going for a PR and I told him I had more time ever since I finished with nursing school so I thought for sure we were going to run more, but I've never run so low milage or short workouts since we started this whole thing. Not that I ever ran much more than 25 miles a week, but now I'm averaging less than 20 miles / week. I wasn't confident about performing well. All this to say that I surprised myself running a 25:13, splits 8:21 / 8:17 / 8:02 / 6:57. Nice, flat course & ever so slightly short - so a time that will be hard to beat in the future. Bob, my father-in-law, at 77.5 yo finished in 29:28! I want to be him when I grow up. And Bihan who never runs and did run a single 5K race with Bob before up at Bard where she started off the line too quickly and then had to limp home, I suggested to her to start off way slow and then pick it up as she went along and to do a combination walk/run and I think she had a nice time.


Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 #

Running 40:00 [3] 4.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Saucony Swerve (Orange)

@ Gude loop

4 miles easy to escape the house.

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017 #


Still sick. Napped in the afternoon.

Stretching 1:30:00 [3]

@ Thrive yoga.

90 minute yoga with Mom & Donald

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #



Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

Orienteering 2:59:53 [3] 6.52 mi (27:35 / mi)
shoes: inov-8 X-Claw 275

@ C&O

I felt pretty crappy today - skipped my usual long run which I would have done at the C&O right before the orienteering, but I slept in.

Today, I tried to really look at the contours as I moved through the woods and tried to match what I saw with what was on the map. This was a nice park to do that in, visibility was good, lots of hills. Easier to do earlier in the course when I was happy to start and pay attention & harder to do later as I tired and everything got more confusing and wanted just to finish. As I get away from water features, I can't figure out the contour lines. Which way is up? Like from 11 to 12, about the center point, what does that space look like? I have no idea even as I sit here and look at the map.

I didn't run anything because I wasn't feeling well and I didn't know if I would make it to the end, so I wanted to conserve my energy. It would have been a nice place to run, I think I'll need to go back to Orange to run some courses, I'm forgetting what that feels like & that sometimes is more fun.

Because the course was really constrained, I reoriented a few times off of controls which I was not looking for which was helpful, but it really showed I did not know where I really was.

I need gaiters. So much crap in my shoes.

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