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Training Log Archive: Sid

In the 7 days ending Nov 3, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:05:51 7.5(16:47) 12.07(10:26) 25020 /29c68%
  Cycling1 1:55:00 36.04(3:11) 58.0(1:59)
  Swimming1 1:30:00 1.99(45:16) 3.2(28:08)
  Running1 45:00 3.73(12:04) 6.0(7:30)
  Total4 6:15:51 49.26(7:38) 79.27(4:44) 25020 /29c68%
averages - sleep:7.5

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Saturday Nov 3, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:27:28 [4] **** 5.0 mi (17:30 / mi) +250m 15:08 / mi
spiked:9/12c slept:8.0 shoes: Adidas ADZ16

US Champs 1st day at Prince Williams Forest. Weather cool but sunny. Start was on a hilltop just passed a small bridge.
Started out great spiking CP 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. Saw HC at 1. A bit green going along the hillside to 2. CP3 was a long crosscountry. Crossed two stream beds and hit a road. Followed road to trail just before the bridge. Took trail north. HC came up behind. Left trail just past second dip, passed 5, staying low to hit CP3 in a ditch. Reversed to hit CP 4. CP5 was just a bit to the east. Blow CP 6 badly. Should have gone to CP 3 and over but decided to go directly at it and just missed it. Bad correction cause me 20 minutes!! Saw 3 known features but made bad mistakes in taking bearings to 6. When on a bearing through very green section to hill top. Followed contours to 7. Came through the green to white and 7 was just to the right. Kitty cornered t road, bridge and CP 8 and water stop. Up road to trail and clearing and trail to 9. The control feature seemed a bit off and DR mentioned so after. Trails through cottages and CP 10. Across creek to right of way. Almost went the wrong way but corrected the map and compass. Made small mistake looking for 11 in the stream ditch rather than the slight ditch over the stream. Back on the right of way and the finish. Stayed focussed a bit better at the end than yesterday. Mistake meant 20 minutes and was critical.
Mentally a bit better but perhaps still a bit distracted!! Nice forest and course though!


Went to the reception at the National Marine Musem. Interesting place tracing the history of the marines. Opened in 2006 and is architecturally designed to symbolize the famous planting of the US map at Iwo Jima. Suspended aircraft in the main foyer added to the favour. Awards for the sprint and WRE were handed out after a 40th birthday celebration for the Quantico O-Club. Notable winners, Eugene in the M40 sprint, Mike Smith in the WRE, and Katarina Smith second female in the WRE.

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.

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