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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering3 6:27:30 19.11(20:17) 30.75(12:36) 2349
  Administration3 4:50:00
  Run / Hike3 2:07:52 8.46(15:07) 13.61(9:23)
  Strength / Stretching2 2:00:00
  Total11 15:25:22 27.57 44.37 2349
  [1-5]8 10:35:22
averages - sleep:6.9 weight:109.8lbs

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Saturday Sep 9, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Red course) 2:17:53 [3] 5.53 mi (24:56 / mi) +935ft 21:30 / mi

I helped with registration today and got a late start (very close to the end of the start window). Also, I struggled with two of the early controls. At the 4pm course closure time, I was on my way to #11 (out of 20); looking at the course, I knew it would take me *at least* another hour to finish. I felt physically able to continue on, but I assumed control pickup would already be in progress.

For context -- Graham took a little over two hours to finish the course; Rich Kelly, Neal & Galen all took three+ hours.

It was a beautiful area, though, with some aspens starting to turn...I'm looking forward to going back again next year on a more reasonable course.

Right kneecap (tendonitis?) didn't start bothering me until a few miles in. Left ankle had two minor tweaking incidents and one BIG twist (crumple to the ground, silent scream, roll around in the grass for a few minutes holding my foot, etc.). It was painful and I was very worried about it on the way home, but it feels semi-OK today (Sunday).

Friday Sep 8, 2017 #

6 PM

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:109.5lbs

Yoga class @ Wildflower Park in Superior (Hurricane Harvey relief fundraiser).

9 PM

Administration 1:20:00 [0]

- Data entry for RMOC annual waivers collected at Camp Alexander.

- Date entry & email confirmations for two membership renewals.

- Created OE2010 Class & Entry files for tomorrow's meet at Camp Tahosa.

- Created start cards for tomorrow's meet at Camp Tahosa.

- Mailed files & summary details to meet organizers.

- Miscellaneous email follow-ups.

Thursday Sep 7, 2017 #

5 PM

Administration 1:30:00 [0]

Prep work for this weekend's meet at Camp Tahosa: reminder email with map snippets, email follow-ups, set up OE2010 course/class records, updated runner IDs & classes in registration database, etc. :-P

6 PM

Run / Hike intervals (Summer Training 2017) 1:05:00 [3] 5.24 mi (12:24 / mi)
slept:7.0 weight:110.5lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

* Jogged about one mile to warm up.

* 3 x (1-2-3 minutes of mile-pace effort / two minutes walking recovery).

* Jogged & walked about one mile to cool down.

Wednesday Sep 6, 2017 #

7 PM

Run / Hike 19:09 [3] 0.75 mi (25:32 / mi)
slept:6.0 weight:111.1lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Walked to & from the rec center.

8 PM

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]

My favorite instructor was subbing for tonight's yoga class -- yay!

Tuesday Sep 5, 2017 #

6 PM

Run / Hike (Summer Training 2017) 43:43 [3] 2.47 mi (17:42 / mi)
slept:6.0 weight:108.9lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

I decided to just walk the Tyler Ave hill loop with my running group, since my knee is still painful.

8 PM

Administration 2:00:00 [0]

- Corn maze alternate venue research & email inquiries (early access before open to the general public?).

- Website updates & email follow-ups for Tahosa meet.

- Registration follow-ups for Tahosa meet.

- Composed RMOC email w/ links & photos (this takes forever now, since my Fastmail account changed last month -- HATE IT).

Monday Sep 4, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Goat course) 2:41:53 [3] 8.08 mi (20:02 / mi) +906ft 18:07 / mi
slept:7.0 weight:109lbs shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

Laramie Labor Daze #4 -- Rocky Mountain Goat

Pro tip: When there's a 250-meter, uphill walk to the start, be sure to bring along your compass. And when you realize you've forgotten your compass, try to do that more than 60 seconds before the mass start.

So, this got off to a bad start. I was very frazzled for #1-2-3-4, and it shows in my tracks and colossally dumb mistakes at #2 and #4.

From #5 onward I did OK, but I was too far behind everyone at that point for it to make a difference. Besides the few people I passed on the way to #1-2-3, I didn't see anyone for almost this entire course -- so I obviously missed out on the advantage of pack-running that everyone else had.

Also, while my left ankle was mostly OK today (only a few wincing moments), my right kneecap was VERY painful -- something I've never experienced before -- and I could mostly only walk. (Tori and others suggested this could be an IT band issue...)

I still enjoyed the course and the weekend overall, and did not want to go home afterwards -- the sad "day after Christmas" feeling.

(Forgot to start my watch until I got to #1...)

Sunday Sep 3, 2017 #

Orienteering race (One-Cowboy Relay) 1:27:44 [3] 5.5 mi (15:57 / mi) +509ft 14:40 / mi
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

One-Cowboy Relay at Idonwannabe.

I was thrilled to be in the medals (crystals) as finisher #11, even though I made dumb mistakes in my second loop #2 and at #10 on the final loop. The mistake at #10 cost me a few spots in the standings for sure. But this was very fun, and I was mostly happy with my navigation. Looking at my GPS tracks, I could have been more efficient in a few places (e.g. 5-6).

My ankle is painful but not awful, and the quarter-size blister on the ball of my foot is also painful but tolerable. Legs very tired, but looking forward to the Rocky Mountain Goat tomorrow.

First three loops:

2017-09-03 One Cowboy Relay, first three loops.

Final loop:


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