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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Nov 19, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering2 5:13:17 16.44(19:03) 26.46(11:50) 2275
  Administration1 2:00:00
  Strength / Stretching2 1:45:00
  Run / Hike4 1:18:55 5.97(13:13) 9.61(8:13) 274
  Total7 10:17:12 22.41 36.06 2549
  [1-5]6 8:17:12
averages - sleep:24.4 weight:112.3lbs

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Sunday Nov 19, 2017 #

Orienteering race 4:29:40 [3] 13.28 mi (20:18 / mi) +1872ft 17:55 / mi
slept:6.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

Possum Trot @ Blue & Grey Park.

Since it was cold, I opted to wear an ear-warmer instead of my usual hat or visor -- and I spent the first three hours really regretting that (since I seem to have a hard time seeing when there's a lot of bright sun / dark shadow contrast in the woods). It was really hard for me to see -- especially combined with the massive amount of eye-watering I have lately every time I start an outdoor activity (cold + wind + sunscreen?). I swapped to my hat when I got to #15 at the start / finish area.

Otherwise, it took me a few controls to get used to how faint and hard to see many of the trails were (totally covered in leaves, etc.). And -- I did decide to use trails almost exclusively, since thorny things made me even slower in the woods.

So I had a few mistakes here and there -- mainly at #2 (some wandering, lost in the trail network), #4 (I left the field too soon at the wrong trail -- and there was an old camp chair right there which I told myself could be the man-made object), and #25 (lost the trail and took a really inefficient route). I chose #22 as my skipped control, and it looks like that's the one most others skipped, too -- so I guess I chose wisely...

I was expecting to cover about nine miles (based on the 14 km course length), but it was actually 13+ (earning the chocolate mousse crepes I had for dessert last night...). After the first few controls, I was worried about missing the five-hour cutoff or even finishing the whole course, but I made it and finished 2nd out of three women, 19th out of 26 starters -- not DFL! ;-) Sharon stomped me by ~50 minutes -- but I'm sure she didn't have any of the dumb navigational mistakes I had.

I'm surprised at the total elevation gain shown on my Garmin (even after correction), but other logs show similar numbers...

Very fun!!!


Saturday Nov 18, 2017 #

Orienteering race 29:02 [3] 1.99 mi (14:35 / mi) +257ft 13:00 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

PTOC / OK Long Sprint @ Heartland Center (Kansas City, MO).

I did OK -- except for somehow skipping #7. ^*#%$#!!! I almost never mispunch like that. Crap. Fun otherwise.

Orienteering race 14:35 [3] 1.17 mi (12:28 / mi) +146ft 11:09 / mi
shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

PTOC / OK Short Sprint @ Heartland Center (Kansas City, MO).

This was pretty easy since it shared a lot of controls with the Long course. I finished 2nd, a few minutes behind Ian Harding.


Excellent airbnb and great dinner / dessert!


Friday Nov 17, 2017 #

Run / Hike 16:20 [3] 1.12 mi (14:35 / mi) +77ft 13:42 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:112.3lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

In the "better than nothing" category -- I did a quick walk around the neighborhood before heading to the airport.

Thursday Nov 16, 2017 #

Strength / Stretching 1:00:00 [3]
slept:6.0 weight:113.4lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Strength Training for Runners class.

Run / Hike 14:00 [3] 0.75 mi (18:40 / mi)

Walked to & from the rec center.

Wednesday Nov 15, 2017 #

Run / Hike 31:53 [3] 3.1 mi (10:17 / mi) +197ft 9:42 / mi
slept:6.0 weight:112.4lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Roost run club -- we ran from the store out to the US 36 Bikeway (exhaust & noise -- ugh), up to the scenic overlook, and then back the same way. Chips, guac, beer, and carrot cake cupcakes afterwards. :-)

Tuesday Nov 14, 2017 #

Strength / Stretching 45:00 [3]
slept:112.5 shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Strength Training for Runners class.

Run / Hike 16:42 [3] 1.0 mi (16:42 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Walked 10 laps on the indoor track while mentally composing a complaint email to my HOA. :-P

Monday Nov 13, 2017 #

Administration 2:00:00 [0]

Clement Park Score-O: uploaded results, photos & volunteer list. Posted pic & results link to RMOC's Facebook page.

Sent out HTML-formatted email to RMOC list with results, annual meeting highlights, member news, upcoming events, and photos.

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