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Training Log Archive: lonerunner

In the 7 days ending Apr 1, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:35:39 9.63(9:56) 15.5(6:10) 54033 /42c78%
  Running1 30:00 2.0(15:00) 3.22(9:19) 50
  Total3 2:05:39 11.63(10:48) 18.72(6:43) 59033 /42c78%
averages - sleep:5.7

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Sunday Apr 1, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Second Day IS A-meet) 39:50 [4] **** 6.7 km (5:57 / km) +255m 5:00 / km
spiked:14/17c slept:6.0 shoes: Integrator

I felt really sluggish and tired at the start of the Green-ISVM course today, but I tried a new strategy of map reading that really helped me on the course today. going from 2-3 i had a slow but clear passage, so i read ahead and planned out my routes for the next 7 controls, and then after i had punched 3, i had a long field leg to number 4, so i looked at the rest of the course and then reviewed and memorized all the controls after 4. This really helped me in the later stages of the race, because i could feel myself losing focus and getting really tired, but i diden't make any big mistakes because i knew where i was going. Becuase i memorized the last 4 controls, i could really pick it up after 13 and give everything i had into the finish. I was really surprised at my time when i finished, because i thought i was going alot slower today than yesterday, but i guess that today i had better route choices. I loved the bagpiper at the finish chute, i think we should have one at every A-meet.

Saturday Mar 31, 2007 #

Orienteering race (Day One ISVM-Green) 37:40 [5] *** 6.1 km (6:10 / km) +235m 5:11 / km
spiked:10/13c slept:6.0 shoes: Flame Waffles

Felt really focused at the start; knew the direction i was going by watching other runners start. I had a soggy start, (almost losing my shoe in the mud) but the first two controls i hit right on, then i lost my focus and got a little lost going to number 3, (and ended up face-planting myself after tripping on a barbed wire which diden't help my focus). I found the next 4 controls with no trouble, but my mind still wasen't fully engaged (and i tripped and fell over the same wire coming back over the bridge, lol). going to # 8 i started looking ahead one control, and kept on doing that the rest of the course. I started to feel exhausted on my way to eight, and took a really bad route through prickerbushes. I slowed my pace a little at #9, and ran the rest of the course with no mistakes except for going up the wrong stream at number 10. Felt tired at the finish, but knew i had a great race with less mistakes than i usually have. (however, i feel that i must work on my endurance and speed alot more, but hopefully i'll be peaking with those by JWOC)

Orienteering race (Sprint) 18:09 [3] *** 2.7 km (6:43 / km) +50m 6:09 / km
spiked:9/12c shoes: Flame Waffles

I shoulden't have run this sprint, because i was only planning on jogging to conserve my energy and i ended up hurting the arch of my foot by hitting a rock. I hit the first 4 controls with no problem and then i just wasen't focusing hard enough and i ran right past #5, and made a 3 min mistake on #8 by being to far to the left. after 8 the rest of the course was relatively easy.

Monday Mar 26, 2007 #

Running (jogging) 30:00 [1] 2.0 mi (15:00 / mi) +50m 13:55 / mi
slept:5.0 shoes: Old Red Nike Free's

First official spring track practice. went jogging with the team, finished off with some stairs and pickups. Felt really tired (today was senior cut day) and my calves were sore.

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