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Training Log Archive: bhall

In the 7 days ending Apr 22:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Gymnastics2 6:00:00
  Orienteering3 2:50:57 10.76(15:53) 17.32(9:52) 135
  Running5 1:17:05 7.18 11.56
  Strength1 30:00
  Total9 10:38:02 17.94 28.88 135

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Sunday Apr 22 #

9 AM

Running 6:50 [2] 0.59 mi (11:35 / mi)

Warm-up jog to the start
10 AM

Orienteering race 1:16:50 [3] 4.62 mi (16:38 / mi)

Quick word of warning: this post is a long ramblly course review. Don't feel like you need to read it all (or any of it really). For those of you that feel like you don't have anything better to do, I'm sorry in advance.

I started off badly, heading for two instead of one, and realizing at one point and luckily hitting the swamp between one and two, which verified my guess of where I had gone off to as opposed to where I had actually gone. It was kinda useful to have messed up one because then, on my way to two, I recognized the woods a bit. Two to three to four was all fine, no route choice or anything. Four to five was really intimidating. Flipping open the map at four and seeing the red line across a lot of it, I told myself, split it up: get to the trail and then think of a route from there. It was ok, my route wasn't the best but it kept me reasonably confident about where I was until the end in the green near five where I ended up wandering around for a bit (with two other people doing the same. The whole leg took me a while, I was going slowly trying to know exactly where I was at all times because I recognized that relocating would be difficult. For five to six I planned on going up to the top of the hill, which I kind of did, but then I cut down too early and ended up in the green but I eventually got to the trail, which was obvious, and it was right next to the two boulders so I was able to follow the line of rocks to the control. Six was where I met up with my mom and Angelica, and we all ended up making similar route choices to the rest of the controls, so most of the time we were running together. Six to seven was pretty easy--just go straight. Seven to eight you could see the rock faces that were before eight pretty quickly after leaving seven, which made it easy to stay on track. For nine I didn't even consider going through the swamp. Supposedly it wasn't that bad, but at the time (and still now), I didn't want to try it. When I got to the edge of the road closest to nine and then realized that there was a contour right next it which was a nice steep downhill to the road. Not fun but it was too late to go another way so I carefully slipped my way down it. Nine to ten was fine until I decided to go left around the fence. Dumb idea. I didn't really recognize that the fence went out as much as it did until it was too late to turn around and go back the other way.

Anyway, for any of you that have actually made it through this whole essay of a course review, I hope you enjoyed reading the outcome of a long drive home and thank you for reading it all.

My map and route:
https://imgur.com/eqUASWp
(I kinda played around with Quickroute today--I can't decide if I like the purple or not...)

Saturday Apr 21 #

10 AM

Running warm up/down 7:30 [2] 0.65 mi (11:32 / mi)

Warm-up before my course
I'm not sure the distance is correct

Orienteering race 1:17:24 [3] 4.34 mi (17:50 / mi) +135m 16:16 / mi

Not my best run. Huge mistake on 4, a little mistake on one (probably should have taken the first control slower to get used to the map), and a slight bobble on 7, but other than that it was pretty good. Hoping that tomorrow goes better.
My map and route (thanks to Tyra cause she allowed me to use her computer):
http://imgur.com/aCiDXr7

Friday Apr 20 #

6 AM

Strength 30:00 [2]

15 minutes of abs, 15 minutes of arms
I didn't do any legs because I don't want to be sore for West point.

Thursday Apr 19 #

6 PM

Running warm up/down 8:50 [2]
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 12

Jog around with my mom

Orienteering 16:43 [3] 2.9 km (5:46 / km)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 12

CSU Sprint at Danehy
7 PM

Running warm up/down 18:55 [2] 2.0 mi (9:27 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Cascadia 12

Cool down with my mom and a few Cambrige people for 10 minutes and then 8 minutes picking up controls

Wednesday Apr 18 #

6 PM

Gymnastics 3:00:00 [1]

Tuesday Apr 17 #

6 AM

Running (Treadmill) 35:00 [3] 3.94 mi (8:53 / mi)
shoes: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34

New shoes. Not sure if the pain in my calves and shins was the shoes or the race. I'm going to try them a few more times before I decide if I'm going to keep them or not.

Monday Apr 16 #

6 PM

Gymnastics 3:00:00 [1]

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