Register | Login
Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending May 1, 2004:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:31:08 15.66(17:19) 25.2(10:46) 86519 /49c38%
  Running5 2:08:22 16.62(7:43) 26.75(4:48) 25
  Weights2 8:00
  Total7 6:47:30 32.28 51.95 89019 /49c38%
averages - sleep:6.5

» now

Saturday May 1, 2004 #

Running (Warm-up) 6:00 [2] 0.6 km (10:00 / km) +25m 8:17 / km

On the Round Pond Map for the West Point A-Meet, I jogged from the bus drop-off to the start area.

Orienteering (Competition) 2:00:06 [4] 8.28 km (14:30 / km) +360m 11:55 / km

Day 1 of the West Point A-Meet. I started fine on the easy controls but made a mental error on #3. Wanting to make up for it at #4, I didn't read the map enough to see the trail option. I wanted to contour but to avoid rocks and slow steep slopes, I climbed, then dropped to 75m below the control. Correcting this fatigued me which lead to other errors. My achilles started to hurt even walking on the climb. By #8, I was partly recovering the fatigue but didn't like the mapping at #9 that didn't show enough cliff features. I missed and wandered up and down with others. Really tired and w/nothing to eat I bonked into a fatigue induced error at #10 too. The warm air took it out of me also. I was practically walking to the next two but ran in from the Go control. After finishing, my achilles and the callus on my feet hurt.

Friday Apr 30, 2004 #

Weights (General) 4:00 [3]

30 pushups and 45 situps after flying to BWI and driving to NJ for the W. Point meet.

Thursday Apr 29, 2004 #

Running (Trail) 29:06 [3] 4.1 mi (7:06 / mi)

Starting just west of Antioch St. on the Indian Creek/Overland Park Trail in Kansas to Indian Valley Park and the Rte 69(?) underpass, a loop around the park and back toward Antioch St. Some splits: 3:41, 6:49, 3:29.

Weights (General) 4:00 [3]

30 pushups, 45 situps.

Wednesday Apr 28, 2004 #

Running (Warm-up) 11:11 [2] 0.9 mi (12:26 / mi)

Warm-up w/Gene, Mike and Fritz in Wyondotte County Park off Rte. 24, west of Kansas City, KS.

Orienteering (Training Course) 30:26 [4] 5.0 km (6:05 / km)

Mike Eglinski set a Park O' course in Wyodotte County Park on a training map that he made. The course was mostly on open grass on a very windy but comfortable day. The first 3 controls of the mass start (4 of us) were the same but then each of us did 3 loops in different orders before returning near the start for another control and the finish (no controls were physically hung, just drawn on the map). I started shaky despite the open ground. Partly I think it was getting used to the map and features. All in all it was fun. I felt so slow on stuff that I felt I should be cruising through.

Tuesday Apr 27, 2004 #

Running (Trail) 1:03:54 [3] 8.75 mi (7:18 / mi)

From the parking area off Nall Rd. in Kansas City, KS, I went downstream on the Indian Creek Trail all the way to Worrell Rd. in Kansas City, MO. The map showed the distance to the state line but I estimated from there. It was a beautiful day to be out and the trail was rather nice, especially along the old mill area. I picked up the pace coming back upstream (negative split) and actually felt stronger than going out. I guess my just legs aren't used to running much yet. My achilles held-up okay though other parts are still sore.

Monday Apr 26, 2004 #

Running (Street & Trail) 18:11 [3] 2.5 mi (7:16 / mi)

After getting to Kansas City, KS and putting in a sleepy day at work, I went to start at Russell Rd. and Indian Creek Rd. which are near Nall Rd. I ran down the Indian Creek Trail to Roe Park, did the loop there, then came back on the trail and Indian Creek Rd. I felt rather sluggish and heavy, especially climbing a steep section of the trail. I was sore in places from the Billygoat. My weight was 173.5 in the morning.

Sunday Apr 25, 2004 #

Orienteering (Competition) 2:00:36 [3] 11.92 km (10:07 / km) +505m 8:21 / km
20c slept:9.0

The 2004 Billygoat at Mt. Tom, MA. This was one of the most competitive Billygoats ever as a field of most of the US and some of the Canadian top orienteers came. I was relegated to following the pack and got off slow. My still being overweight didn't help on the brutal steep climbs in the first half of the race. I was following behind Dave Onkst, Daniel Schaublin, Alar Ruutopold and Kristin Hall early. Eventually I ran with Kristine and Erin Olafsen as we had broken off the main pack leaving #10 and going to #11. Our route wasn't bad but as a small group, we slowed and perhaps had some tougher terrain to run through than the main group. We probably lost 1-2 minutes and never made-up for it. Kristine made nearly all the hard decisions navigating as she was much quicker reading. I thought she was going to be stronger running too but perhaps because she didn't seem to eat much, she suddenly tired on the slog up to #19 (we skipped #18). Kristine said to go on. I felt bad leaving but with two others in sight coming from #19 and a downhill run toward the finish, I did and finished 20 seconds ahead. As I passed the finish crossing the stream to round the lake for the last control, I could see Alar and Daniel ahead; Daniel was crossing the stream at the same time I was but he was going to the finish when I was headed toward #20. The 2 hour run was good for me as most of my training has been short lately. I finished 22nd male and 23 overall with Pam James about 2 minutes ahead.

« Earlier | Later »