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Training Log Archive: ebuckley

In the 7 days ending Dec 7, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 5:34:41 10.38 16.7 600100c
  Cycling1 2:41:00
  Terrain2 1:09:00
  Running1 30:00
  Total6 9:54:41 10.38 16.7 600100c
averages - weight:166lbs

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Sunday Dec 7, 2008 #

Terrain (Trail) 15:00 [2]


Orienteering race (Woods) 2:11:27 [4] *** 12.0 km (10:57 / km) +600m 8:46 / km

Possum Trot XII at Bluffwoods (1:10).

OMG! I won the Trot! Maps, splits, suitably gloating race report, and Eric's Absurdly Detailed Skip Analysis to follow, but right now I just want to enjoy the moment.

Saturday Dec 6, 2008 #

Terrain (Trail) 33:00 [2]


Orienteering race (Park) 21:14 [4] *** 4.7 km (4:31 / km)

OK "Long Sprint" at JCCC (1:5). Ran a firm pace, but held back just a bit so I wouldn't trash my lungs for tomorrow. Reasonably clean run. A bit hesitant in a few places. 3rd overall, 1st M40.

Terrain (Trail) 21:00 [2]

Warmed down with Anna.

Orienteering (Park) 16:00 [2] ***

Picked up a few controls.

Friday Dec 5, 2008 #

Running (Trainer) 30:00 [2]

With this morning ridiculously frosty for December, I talked the folks at the fitness club at work into letting me run on the treadmill rather than going outside. The dry air indoors was probably just as bad for my lungs, but I didn't cough much during the workout and feel OK now. Hopefully, it was just some irritation and won't be a factor this weekend. Aside from the cough, I have no other symptoms indicating illness.

Thursday Dec 4, 2008 #

Orienteering (Woods) 1:10:00 [2] ***
37c weight:166lbs

Frosty (for these parts anyway), but no rain. Figured I could do some control picking at Babler (1:15) without making the lungs any worse. Good nav in the open stuff, not so much in the light green. Nothing terrible, just sloppiness due to lack of focus. Can't let that happen this weekend.

Wednesday Dec 3, 2008 #

weight:166lbs (rest day)

No surprise that I had a bit of a cough after last weekend's cold races. However, it's a little disconcerting that it hasn't gone away - might be a symptom of something more serious than hard breathing. Whatever the problem, a workout in the cold rain didn't seem like the solution, so I drove to work. Sounded like a good idea, but the CD changer served up the Blues collection that Soupbone put together for the Chicago meet. Suddenly overcome with a need to not be a middle-aged white engineer, I turned it up to 11 (gratuitous Spinal Tap ref) for Mustang Sally and now I have a sore throat as well as a cough.

Tuesday Dec 2, 2008 #

Cycling (Road) 1:11:00 [2]

In to work on the Redline. As it's still outfitted with full knobbies and a 51" gear, it took a bit longer than usual. I'll hit Big Shark on the way home and remedy both of those conditions. I'm thinking 700x40 CX tires and a 64" gear. The bigger problem is what to do with my hands. Even with lobster gloves, they were pretty frozen by the time I got in. Granted, if it was any colder than today (24F), I'd take the bus, but I'd like to be able to ride comfortably in the mid 20's.

Cycling (Road) 1:30:00 [2]

Back home, still in the 51. Did pick up a set of 700x35's at Big Shark. They're a bit on the light side, but I'm hoping they'll be tough enough.

Monday Dec 1, 2008 #

Orienteering (Woods) 1:36:00 [2] **

Second work from home day approved so now I don't have to go in on Mondays or Thursdays. None too soon as the weather went to hell this morning. By midday it was still frosty, but otherwise nice, so I got in the vetting for the Castlewood 8-hour. Typical AR control locations: trails, streams, big reentrants. The competent teams should have no trouble.

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