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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending Feb 17, 2003:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:47:57 17.65(16:19) 28.4(10:08) 189026 /32c81%
  Easy running4 2:36:10 17.58(8:53) 28.3(5:31) 555
  Rogaining1 52:55 3.29(16:04) 5.3(9:59) 240
  Strides1 8:07 1.06(7:41) 1.7(4:46)
  Running with weights1 2:02 0.19(10:54) 0.3(6:47)
  Total6 8:27:11 39.77(12:45) 64.0(7:55) 268526 /32c81%
averages - sleep:16

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Monday Feb 17, 2003 #

Easy running 1:07:19 [1] 10.6 km (6:21 / km) +275m 5:37 / km
ahr:137 max:150

From Eureka Canyon Road in Corralitos to the start of the last training session: Nisene Marks (yeah). The goal of the session was downhill running through crappy, steep terrain. The run to the start went amazingly slow for the four of us. It turned out that the four shared a common bond: a sometime-started doctorate. Well, Syd still has a chance.

Orienteering (Some map memory) 40:02 [3] 3.3 km (12:08 / km) +95m 10:36 / km
ahr:155 max:169 spiked:9/10c

The session. Nailed all but one; tried suicidal sidehill routes. Body orientation mostly vertical.

Sunday Feb 16, 2003 #

Easy running 15:39 [2] 2.5 km (6:16 / km) +80m 5:24 / km

Training camp: setting up the session at Joe Grant. Fifteen people showed up! Everybody put out a bag or two. I set one. It was a nice warmup.
The emphasis of the session was on running short, easy-ish legs while climbing or descending generally runnable slopes at an angle.

Orienteering 58:27 [4] 7.8 km (7:30 / km) +470m 5:46 / km
ahr:164 max:173 spiked:17/22c

The session, itself. Four of the controls were not quite there, but only one of the booms was caused by that.

Rogaining 52:55 [1] 5.3 km (9:59 / km) +240m 8:08 / km

Control pickup after the session. Eight bags.

Saturday Feb 15, 2003 #

Orienteering 2:05:31 [2] 10.5 km (11:57 / km) +795m 8:40 / km

First training session at Almaden Quicksilver; emphasis on route choice. I put out controls, jogging peacefully and enjoying the views of Alamitos Valley. I straightened out the figure-8 course, so the long session participants actually covered more distance than I did.


The session went OK, except the course was too long for anyone present except Syd to be able to go again and try alternate routes. Also, I misplaced #5—the other cliff was covered by the control circle, and I put it on the first cliff I saw. The people spent a long time in the chaparral looking for it.

Orienteering (Some map memory) 1:03:57 [3] 6.8 km (9:24 / km) +530m 6:46 / km
ahr:160 max:172

Picked up 5 of the 8 controls in the afternoon; upped the intensity compared to the morning. Tried some alternative routes.

Friday Feb 14, 2003 #

Easy running 1:54 [1] 0.3 km (6:20 / km)

Easy running 1:09:20 [2] 14.6 km (4:45 / km) +200m 4:27 / km

The training camp started! There were only two of us for this session, a Los Altos Hills paved run: Steve Gregg and me. Steve was a little tentative on the downhills.

Strides 8:07 [3] 1.7 km (4:46 / km)

Strides with Steve, around the apartment complex. 180 181 180 180 180 181.

Thursday Feb 13, 2003 #


Got increasingly sicker last night as I was dealing with some hatemail from an esteemed BAOC member. Wo-hoo! my own, personalized hatemail! This morning, I was a wreck. It may have been a virus, but most likely, the symptoms correlate with those of "overreaching" described in Fallowfield, Wilkinson, p. 95—it seems to be the cardiovascular/nervous systems' early response to too much training. Not overtraining yet, but close. The BP must have been sky-high, but I was too tired to go over to Safeway and check it on one of those self-test things. Went home and slept.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2003 #

Easy running 1:58 [1] 0.3 km (6:33 / km)

Tuesday Feb 11, 2003 #

Running with weights 2:02 [1] 0.3 km (6:47 / km)


Got accepted into the Way Too Cool 50 km. I should set the goal for this one to 4:10. It'll be tough but I think is doable.

Also, got tickets to the Portugal O-Meeting. The elite crowd may be smaller this year than ever. The first day's terrain looks typical BAOC, but greener.

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