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Training Log Archive: ccsteve

In the 7 days ending Jan 21, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Dance1 1:00:00
  Orienteering1 44:24 4.2(10:34) 6.76(6:34)18 /20c90%
  Morning Run1 35:36 4.0(8:54) 6.44(5:32) 50
  Total3 2:20:00 8.2 13.2 5018 /20c90%

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Monday Jan 21, 2008 #

Dance 1:00:00 [1]

Sunday Jan 20, 2008 #

Orienteering race 44:24 [4] *** 4.2 mi (10:34 / mi)
spiked:18/20c shoes: Nike Air Terra Humara

Enjoyed the "figure out the optimal route" score-O at Mendon;-)

Two "errors" that I'd take back if I could - didn't see control 4 down the hill as far on the map as it was, was helped into it by other racers. Tried to cut through after control 20 - it had been good all day, but that was not the spot to do so. Believe that was where Rob H passed me. (The plan was to cut through and take the left trail, but I would have been better served the other direction)

Kept catching up to Gil though the beginning, wasn't sure how that was happening, but I think I've got reasonable "through the wood" skills at this point. He finally lost me after control 7. (though looking at the map, I think the control was in the blip of woods between the circle for 11 and the pavilion. (guess we all had issues on control placement - the other placements didn't bother me;-)

Lesson learned for the day - I found and took to heart the posting about Thierry in worldofo -

Stop orienteering from where I am, and orienteer from where I want to be - and pick a path that allows me to run at full speed to that location.

(to a small extent, I think the A meet at surebridge may have hurt my confidence a whole lot and pulled me back from this sort of orienteering;-)

If you have not read parts one and two I recommend it.

I am certainly not near 10% in a footrace with Gil, Rob, or Randy;-) (and I don't care about mid-winter season for the runners - I've been slacking off even more)

I think I wasted little time at controls by planning ahead and knowing where I'm headed after, and my speed through the woods must have been comparable - the odd orienteering gait that is needed. From control 11 on it was a running race, though except for my poor route selection after control 20 it was reasonable.

This was a good morale booster for spring;-)

Friday Jan 18, 2008 #

Morning Run (pavement) 35:36 [3] 4.0 mi (8:54 / mi) +50m 8:34 / mi
shoes: Nike Air Terra Humara

Windy with a bit of slick ice on the pavement this morning. Odd issue with me left leg after 2 miles. Not the inside knee pain I'm used to at the end of the season, more on the outside. Hopefully temporary.

mile 1: 8:01
mile 2: 8:33
mile 3: 9:46
mile 4: 9:15

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