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Training Log Archive: Spike

In the 7 days ending Jan 27:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  orienteering5 3:35:0061c405.0
  MTB Orienteering1 25:007c25.0
  MTB cycling1 25:0025.0
  running1 10:0020.0
  Total6 4:35:0068c475.0

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Saturday Jan 27 #

orienteering 1:15:00 [2] ***

I ran a 8K course at the Riverfront map (a modified KP map). Fun and, like last night, my brain seemed to be working pretty well.

I had one leg where I went through a rough open area I'd never entered. I knew it was slow, but I figured it'd be worth venturing in on a training. It wasn't too terrible as long as you stuck to deer tracks. But the deer paths didn't go where I wanted to go. So I wasn't holding a line. When I came out, I wasn't sure really sure where I was but I thought, "maybe just north of the control?" I headed straight south and hit the control. Fun.

Another warm day.

20th of 31.


Friday Jan 26 #

orienteering 30:00 [2] ***

Dusk to night orienteering at the Arboretum. This was fun, but it seemed like I was out longer than 30 minutes. My mind was working well.


Thursday Jan 25 #

6 PM

MTB cycling 25:00 [1]

MTB to/from the start/finish on West Campus.

MTB Orienteering 25:00 [1] ***

Night sprint urban MTB orienteering on West Campus. Fun. My legs feel the lack of recent time on the bike.

Warm out there today. I removed my gloves and unzipped my jacket because it was so warm.

18th of 31.


Wednesday Jan 24 #


A long-ish work day. I rode along with a Med-Act battalion chief. It was mostly interesting and fun.

Tuesday Jan 23 #

5 PM

running 10:00 [2]

jogging to/from a start/finish on West Campus.

orienteering 20:00 [2] ***

A sprinty course on West Campus. I got home a little early and there was enough light that I figured I could probably finish the course without a headlamp. And I did. But it was dim and I had to stop to read any detail on the map. It was training for running with glasses on a rainy day.


Got home just after the KU-OU game started. It was a tough road loss, but not much of an upset (maybe not an upset at all). It is painful watching Azubuike shoot free throws.


Monday Jan 22 #

orienteering 25:00 [1]

I went to a presentation by Roger Boyd about his recent trip to Chile. It started at 7. I needed to figure out a way to get my O' session in before Boyd's presentation. My first plan was to design a bike-O' course and do that as a way of getting to the presentation. But mid-afternoon the snow started. The roads would be slick for biking.

My revised plan involved a fast-walk course that went through West Campus and on the Tower Park (or is it Water Tower Park?) map. The finish was at Mom and Ron's and I got a lift to the Chile presentation.

It worked out pretty well to navigate through a course through the snow and dark.


16th of 31 (more than half way to the goal).

Sunday Jan 21 #

orienteering 1:05:00 [2] ***

I jogged around a course at Rockcrusher. Overall I'm still not feeling normal. I noticed it most on the hills and a general lack of push when the woods got a bit junky.

In addition to running the course, I did about 30 minutes of fieldchecking. They've cleared a bunch of the cedars in the old Rockcrusher quarry.

15th of 31 (almost half way through the 31 day challenge).


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