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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending Oct 6, 2002:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 3:57:38 18.83(12:37) 30.3(7:51) 104030 /40c75%
  Easy running5 3:36:58 25.6(8:29) 41.2(5:16)
  Short intervals1 50:43 4.97(10:12) 8.0(6:20) 190
  Medium pace running1 42:01 5.92(7:06) 9.53(4:25) 95
  Warmup1 1:40 0.19(8:56) 0.3(5:33)
  Total7 9:09:00 55.51(9:53) 89.33(6:09) 132530 /40c75%

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Sunday Oct 6, 2002 #

Warmup 1:40 [2] 0.3 km (5:33 / km)

To the start of the second day of the SDO B meet.

Orienteering 1:13:06 [4] 9.8 km (7:28 / km) +310m 6:26 / km
ahr:162 max:171 spiked:6/10c

Blue. It was my impression that the mapper/course setter set on a task not quite up to his capabilities; last year's B meet, first day, was similar. There were all those nicely detailed, technical areas, and it was clear a lot of time went into the mapping, but they were invariably missing a boulder or many, and the mutual orientation of things was wrong. The first control was just like that, enough to screw the race up for me.
I still was no slower than Andy for most of the legs that I was clean.

Orienteering 1:06:51 [2] 6.4 km (10:27 / km) +195m 9:04 / km
ahr:141 max:155 spiked:8/10c

Green, after Blue. I was really tired and so jogged it, except for a re-run of the first control (shared with Blue) to figure out exactly how much time I had lost. I did some stupid things, some of them intentionally; tried twice to penetrate the impenetrable manzanita (both times unsuccessfully). Also pretended that I was a real orienteer by actually reading the map—things I would never do in an actual race.
Oh, and a control was misplaced. I tried to pull an Eric Weyman on the course setter by trying to carefully figure out where the control might be. I'm no Eric—I actually got the right idea and almost found it, but was stopped by a wall of manzanita around which it was possible to go,
but I didn't.
First voided course in 55 races this year! I think this was the best (latest in the season) in my many years of orienteering.


W = 155 if I believe Annabel's scale.


Hydration log: I won't even go there.

Saturday Oct 5, 2002 #

Orienteering 56:57 [4] 8.4 km (6:47 / km) +305m 5:44 / km
ahr:163 max:172 spiked:7/11c

SDO B meet at Mt. Laguna, Blue. Fast terrain with a nicely planned course (thanks Donna), some route choice. The Blue course was about 3 km too short, however, and had a couple of hidden bags. I was even with Andy Dale for all of the legs that I did not lose time on—an achievement compared to August and May.

Orienteering 40:44 [3] 5.7 km (7:09 / km) +230m 5:57 / km
ahr:159 max:178 spiked:9/9c

A Green to get the missing km. Some leg re-runs from the Blue.


Hydration log: Annabel found some weird Czech beer that honzau never heard of. It was good.

Friday Oct 4, 2002 #

Easy running 1:05:04 [2] 13.3 km (4:54 / km)

Home–>work. S*y air between El Camino and 101.

Thursday Oct 3, 2002 #

Easy running 1:09:01 [2] 13.3 km (5:11 / km)

Work to new home. Some map reading through southern Sunnyvale suburbia.

Wednesday Oct 2, 2002 #

Easy running 13:33 [1] 2.4 km (5:39 / km)

To #54 bus stop, early morning.

Easy running 11:13 [1] 1.7 km (6:36 / km)

To Baylands park, after (during?) work.

Short intervals 50:43 [5] 8.0 km (6:20 / km) +190m 5:40 / km
ahr:150 max:174

There are four man-made knolls in Baylands, each about (3.0 +/– 0.5) m tall, in a row; a straight trail goes over the knolls, and another trail parallels it at sea level, skipping the knolls. The hilly part of the loop is (250 +/– 10) m—I paced it today. The level part is just a touch longer.
I did 16×250 over the knolls, jogging back down the sea-level trail. 53.9 54.9 52.0 51.0 49.6 51.6 51.2 52.5 53.0 53.6 52.6 53.0 52.7 54.9 53.5 51.9.


Hydration log: some Becherovka, left over from the CZ trip (bonus points to anyone who knows what Becherovka is without looking it up). It's supposed to be good for you somehow, but I don't know if the dead liver/pancreactic cells share the same opinion.

Tuesday Oct 1, 2002 #

Easy running 38:20 [2] 6.8 km (5:38 / km)

Groceries. The air was awful this morning, and this here is supposed to be the best air-quality metro area in the States.


Hydration log: Sonoma Chardonnay (acceptable but just barely so—just a hint of complexity), 750 ml, the whole thing. I do know my limit, and it is 550 ml.

Monday Sep 30, 2002 #

Easy running 19:47 [2] 3.7 km (5:21 / km)

Medium pace running 42:01 [4] 5.92 mi (7:06 / mi) +95m 6:46 / mi
ahr:172 max:185

A threshold run, on a treadmill. Did 2×15 min + 2 min, plus the servo-up and 2×(about 5 min rest) in-between. The threshold runs were at 8.7–9.4 mi/hr at 1% incline.
The plan was 2×20 min + 10 min. But I was nowhere up for that. I only had 2000 kCal for all of Sun and today, mostly Harvest bars left over from the rogaine. I am, like, totally broke after a 2.67 k$ apartment move-in—no food until paycheck comes. Weighed at 158—another 4 off would be fine before the US Champs, but not required.
The HR was too high and I felt like was going over the threshold most of the time for any pace faster than 9.0. Oh, and I also chose a bad time, after work—people were lining up for the treadmill.

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