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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 7 days ending Aug 10, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteer2 3:02:21 8.7(20:58) 14.0(13:02) 298390.1
  run/walk2 1:10:00 3.34 5.38 51140.0
  erg2 45:0065.0
  walk1 30:0030.0
  weights1 30:0060.0
  Nordic track1 25:0025.0
  sprint drills1 10:0010.0
  stretch 6 6
  Total8 6:32:27 12.04 19.38 349720.1
  [1-5]8 6:32:21

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Sunday Aug 10, 2014 #

10 AM

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [1]

11 AM

stretch 1 [0]

orienteer 1:14:48 intensity: (12:41 @1) + (51:21 @2) + (10:46 @3) 6.6 km (11:20 / km) +109m 10:28 / km
ahr:143 max:161

US Champs, Round Mountain, RMOC

A better day. My focus was good and I was reading the map. A small bobble on 3, but overall things were going well.

Until 6. As I approached it, I thought for the first time "I'm doing better today". Ha! I chose to go up the right side of the vegetation boundary. I didn't see that the out of bounds area was bordered by a fence. It's obviously the better route choice, along the fence and up the reentrant. Instead, I went up a parallel reentrant. When I missed, I still thought I was to the left of the control, so I went to the right. I found another marker and looked at it, but the location and number did not click. Only when I downloaded my track (tonight, two days later) did I realize that I had gone back to 3. I'm pretty embarrassed to see this now and realize that I was clueless at the time. The only salvation was that after a moment I did settle down, looked at the map, and figured out I had to go back.

9 to 10: I was surprised that I had drifted so far off the line, but I know now that the north lines were off. I figured out that I was off when I crossed the bare rock, and I ran to a marker I saw in the distance. Not mine, silly! On to the correct control.

From then on, the course was flat, easy and retraced our steps from yesterday. So I felt compelled to jog the whole way. Was very tired at the end,but glad that I had improved over yesterday.

Drove 2 hours to DEN, took 2 hours to return rental car, check luggage, go through security and grab a sandwich. Flight was delayed an hour. One hour flight, 30 minute wait for luggage, 1 hour drive home. Total travel time: 9 hours. Google maps estimates that we could have driven the same distance in 10 hours :)

Thanks to RMOC for great event. The woods were very pleasant (could have skipped the altitude though :) the event center was great, and all the logistics went well.


Saturday Aug 9, 2014 #

11 AM

stretch 1 [0]

orienteer 1:47:33 intensity: (24:08 @1) + (32:11 @2) + (51:00 @3) + (14 @4) 7.4 km (14:32 / km) +189m 12:53 / km
ahr:147 max:171

US Champs, Badger Gulch, RMOC

Wow, this was bad. My head was not in the game at all. I kept trying to focus, but it was hard. I think my biggest problem was not having a good idea of what I would see in the circle, especially on 2 and 7. On 2, I now know that the north lines were a bit off, but I was also having problems reading the vegetation, and telling the difference between boulders and knolls. I walked right past the pit the first time without seeing it, duh!

On 7, when I got into the circle, I went to another large boulder and no marker. And then I looked around and nothing made sense, so I wandered a bit and then went down to the trails to relocate. Back up and missed again. Just couldn't seem to understand that the boulder I wanted was right next to the base of the hill.

9 was another mess. I was just tired and stopped paying attention. Thank goodness the rest of the course was flat and easy. I was really tired after this race. It was the longest effort I had done in months.

It was a fun evening, with dinner at the event center and good conversations all around. Also nice to see Peter recognized for his Oringen win.


Friday Aug 8, 2014 #

8 AM

stretch 1 [0]

erg 20:00 [2]

A little bit of exercise before starting our travel day. See y'all soon!

Thursday Aug 7, 2014 #

12 PM

walk (C25K) 30:00 [1]

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014 #

stretch 1 [0]

weights 30:00 [2]

He took it easy on me tonight, in preparation for this weekend. Can hardly believe that this will be my 25th consecutive US (classic) champs! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Tuesday Aug 5, 2014 #

5 PM

stretch 1 [0]

run/walk 50:00 intensity: (30:00 @2) + (20:00 @3) 5.38 km (9:17 / km) +51m 8:52 / km
ahr:120 max:155

Mike and I went for a slow outing on the Clinton trails. I figured running in the heat would feel equivalent to running at altitude this weekend. This was a good reminder of what it will feel like,

OK, I need help with my HR monitor again. I put on some gel (buh-bump) and strapped it on my chest. I never touched it after that. Once again, it recorded low until I started sweating. For awhile, it was working fine. Then, after the turn around, it started that long slow decline. Picked up to normal once again near the end. My pace was going up and down during this time But even when I was jogging at a steady pace, the HR was wonky. And I repeat: I never touched my strap during the whole run. It was 95 degrees, so I sweating a lot. Any ideas?

Monday Aug 4, 2014 #

erg 25:00 [1]

Nordic track 25:00 [1]

sprint drills 10:00 [1]

stretch 1 [0]

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