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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Dec 22, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer2 3:19:59 6.21 10.029c600.0
  run/walk2 1:25:00220.0
  weights1 20:0040.0
  Total5 5:04:59 6.21 10.029c860.0

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Saturday Dec 22, 2007 #

orienteer 1:59:59 [3] *** 10.0 km (12:00 / km)
ahr:146 15c

Sometimes this sport makes us do crazy things. Last weekend, there was this mass hysteria event on the east coast. And today I went orienteering at SMP. Why? Because I needed two more hours of training this week, I wanted to orienteer, and they're predicting 3-5 inches of snow tonight. So, I decided to run my 10K SMP winter test loop for the first time.

So, what so crazy about that? The course has several long legs through open areas, or along roads. So? When I left the house, it was 34 degrees and cloudy. When I started the course, it was 34 degrees and raining. The temp dropped throughout the run, so by the middle of the course it was a mixture of rain and sleet. Not fun weather if you plan long legs across open fields. You know it is a bad day when you have to use your map to protect your face from the stinging sleet. I wasn't completely prepared for the dropping temps, either; my hands got cold towards the end. What luck we didn't have this weather at the Possum Trot!

I got really tired towards the end, made some sloppy mistakes, but hit my target of two hours. The best part of the day was the stare down with a beautiful buck near C3. He let me pass within 20 feet of him, but he was thinking "I dare you; I dare you to try to get closer". He never moved a muscle. The second best part of the day was getting into the car at the end.

Time lost 0.0% Consistency 15.8%

Thursday Dec 20, 2007 #

run/walk 35:00 [2]

at PNS, for a change

Wednesday Dec 19, 2007 #

weights 20:00 [2]

Tuesday Dec 18, 2007 #

run/walk 50:00 [3]

at SMP after work. Five 8/2 repeats.

Sunday Dec 16, 2007 #

orienteer 1:20:00 [3] ***

Mike's dad was having a holiday party this afternoon, so we went to Clinton for some O first. I warmed up by finding a few easy controls, then I ran the Pre-Possum course from a few years ago (maybe 2005?) I tried to treat it as a race, and move smoothly and quickly. It was hard when I had to cross fields of deep grass, or the marsh covered with a thin layer of ice. Overall, I felt I moved pretty well for this time of year.

I had lots of fun looking at animal tracks in the snow. And of course, there were several bald eagle sightings.

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