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Training Log Archive: Sid

In the 7 days ending Nov 2, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling1 1:55:00 36.04(3:11) 58.0(1:59)
  Orienteering2 1:38:23 4.99(19:44) 8.02(12:16)25 /41c60%
  Swimming1 1:30:00 1.99(45:16) 3.2(28:08)
  Running1 45:00 3.73(12:04) 6.0(7:30)
  Total4 5:48:23 46.74(7:27) 75.22(4:38)25 /41c60%
averages - sleep:7.5

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Friday Nov 2, 2007 #

Event: US Champs

Orienteering race (US Champs) 38:23 [4] *** 2.5 mi (15:21 / mi)
spiked:11/17c slept:7.5 shoes: Adidas ADZ16

US Champs at Prince William Forest Park Brutal race!! Started bad, off line to control 1. Got going slow to CP 2 and dithered through the woods. CP 3 was straight forward but messed up big time on CP4. Thought it was further, yet it was by the trail, like a white control. Did not realize the error until, I backtracked from CP 5. CP6 was no problem! Started off to CP7 planning to hit the trail to the right but got messed up and ended too far to the right. Hit trail and went the wrong way. Realized error and went west to hit stream. Backtracked to control but lost major time. Cross country to CP 8 was good, kitty cornered to CP9. Reeled off 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Totally ran by 16 on the way the finish and CP 17.

Very ugly race! Perhaps mentally a mess!!


Left Breezewood at 9:40 am and took 70 south to 522 and south through Berkely Springs to Winchester. Took 82 to 66 and est to 234 south. Got off at Manassas fat 12:15 pm for lunch at Salvadorean restaurant. Had 2 tongue tacos and a chicken one. Back on the road at 1 pm arrived at Prince William Forest at 1:40 pm. Did sprint model course but did not help in race.

Thursday Nov 1, 2007 #

Swimming 1:30:00 [3] 3.2 km (28:07 / km)

MTC Swim. Warmup - 600m pull, 400m kickwith fins, board, side, back and fly, 400m swim , 2 x 100m on 2:15, 300m, 3 x 100m, 200m, 4 x100m, 200m pull, 200 m cool down.

Light attendance and no coach. Was slow this morning only doing 1:55 to 2:00 for the 100m. Felt like I was using my arms not core to swim. May be 2 missed sessions were the problem.


On the road to the US Champs with EM, DR, HC and RC. Left T.O. at 10:30 pm. Took the I-90 to Erie, I-95 south, onto 422 to Indiana south on 220 and 76 east to 70 and Breezewood for the night. Arrived at 7:30 pm. Looks like good weather for the races for the weekend.

Sunday Oct 28, 2007 #

Cycling (Wind Trainer) 1:55:00 [4] 58.0 km (1:59 / km)
slept:7.0 shoes: Louis Garneau Baja

MTC cycle with Johnny B. Road bike and trainer felt better than last time as I up the trainer on maximum. John had us doing 1 minute maximum gear, off 3 gears high rpm for 2.5 minutes, 1 minute rest, 2.5 minues maximum gear and 1 minute 3 off high pm. 8 minute team sprint afterwards. Legs started to tired but god exrecise.

Running (Road Work) 45:00 [2] 6.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: Asics Nimbus VI

Nice lazy run after spinning. Ran the square, Glen Erin to Mississauga, down and back. Ran the whole way on the grass verge besides the road to get legs and ankles in shape for O-racing. Noticed I had stepped in dog poo doing this on my return while stretching Took it easy and ankles and joints felt okay. Looks like legs are good enough to get back into road racing. Thinking of going for comfort rather than speed, though I like to race. Nice 10 minute leg stretch after. Ready for seating in airplanes and airports for the next few days. Breakfast at Z after.

Saturday Oct 27, 2007 #

Orienteering (Vampire-O) 1:00:00 [3] ** 4.0 km (15:00 / km)
spiked:14/24c slept:8.0 shoes: Adidas ADZ16

The TOC Vampire-O always one of the seminal fall events, this year held at Darlington Park. Clive as usual did a great job. Cubs and small girls were commenting that I did not scare them so the overall effect worked. I prefer traditional monster garb. I had trouble bushwacking in mask and hair though and lost my control card three times but recovered it looking through a mask the whole time.. Started out great hitting the OOA control and getting a pumpkin. Was clipping off controls no problem when I came to a crossroad. I could see a group ahead when suddenly a vampire jumped out of the bush and got me. Drat, had about 12 controls. So I ran hard and chased down a group but they had no control card. Snuck up on another group but they had garlic. Finally got a group to bite but they only had 5 controls. Got a few more than got hit by a vampire again but the garlic saved me. Snuck up one the finish line but only had 7 controls out 24 but the pumpkin guaranteed a prize.

Great event as always by TOC!! Part stealth, part cunning and speed.

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