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Training Log Archive: smittyo

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering1 1:53:42 1.55 2.5 6022 /29c75%216.5
  Intervals1 25:37128.1
  Total2 2:19:19 1.55 2.5 6022 /29c75%344.6

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Saturday May 3, 2008 #

Orienteering (Trail O) 1:28:00 [1] ***

Trail O Team Trials at West Point.
After a long night on the Red Eye I was pretty darn tired upon arriving at West Point. Since the Trail O Trials was the primary reason I had come, I figured it was better to rest up and be at my best for that, so I skipped the middle course and took a little nap. This was one of my best Trail O finishes in quite a while (only missed one, 3rd place on time alone) and I met my goal of securing a spot on the team. I'm very excited to be taking my first overseas trip and attending my first WOC since the US hosted in 1993.

A very nice trail O course with a lot of good challenges and one controversial control. I'm still finding that the toughest part of trail O is just deciding whether to protest or not :-)

Orienteering race (Sprint) 25:42 [4] *** 2.5 km (10:17 / km) +60m 9:11 / km

What fun after the trail O to get out on the Sprint course. This was a really fun race and since I was fresh I was able to do well. Spent a lot of course either chasing or being chased by Dagmar Merkova. Generally a clean run. Took a slightly less than optimal route to 7 - I had a little difficulty figuring out exactly which path I was on until I got close enough to identify the road and then corrected to head off in the right direction. Also a little bobble on the way from 16 to the finish. I was trying to cut across the terrain toward the finish, but wasn't reading the map right and ended up just detouring back to the trails and losing time.

Sunday Apr 27, 2008 #

Intervals intervals 25:37 [4] **

Since I was at Castaic Lake for GAM, I took a map along and did a little work out in the morning. First a little warm-up jogging and then some sprint type intervals on the map.

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