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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 1 days ending Nov 23, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer1 2:14:59 6.52(20:41) 10.5(12:51)18c405.0
  Total1 2:14:59 6.52(20:41) 10.5(12:51)18c405.0

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Sunday Nov 23, 2008 #

orienteer 2:14:59 [3] *** 10.5 km (12:51 / km)

Long flat course at SMP. It was fun, for a change, to run a course that someone else designed and taped (thanks Mike!). A good course that takes one through the nicest woods available. Tough woods navigation in the beginning; long legs at the end.

I wasn't trying to run at race pace this time. Lots of stops to alter clothing, or take a drink. Definitely felt better moving through the woods; definitely need to practice moving smoothly through the controls. Huge mistake finding 9; then got totally turned round and took three (!) tries to leave 9 in the correct direction. Ugh.

The goal of these long runs is to increase endurance. If I understand correctly, I can't change my VO2 max much, but I should be able to push out my lactate threshold. We'll see.

Special AOWN moment: I scared up what must certainly be the trophy buck of SMP. Most deer are scrawny rats; he was solid, wide and beautiful, with a large rack. Nice to have seen him.

End of a long weekend of training, so I treated myself to a massage followed by several hours of lying around watching the Giants.

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