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Training Log Archive: ebuckley

In the 7 days ending Mar 27, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 9:51:14 4.16 6.7 325290c
  Tae Kwon Do6 2:50:00
  FatTire1 1:02:00
  Running2 54:00
  Total14 14:37:14 4.16 6.7 325290c
averages - weight:177lbs

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Saturday Mar 27, 2010 #

6 AM

Running (Road) 26:00 [2]
shoes: 2140 White

Easy jog round the hood.
9 AM

Orienteering (Woods) 1:17:00 [1] **
11c shoes: Salomon XA

Beaumont (1:10) Yellow course with Yaya. Legit Yellow course, so it was way too hard for her. We talked through each leg looking at the map and then I'd recite the route back to her as we walked. I offered her a chance to bail at #8, but she surprised me by insisting she wanted to finish. Good time for both of us.

10 AM

Orienteering race (Woods) 55:52 [4] *** 6.7 km (8:20 / km) +325m 6:43 / km
15c shoes: Jalas Black

Red course at Beaumont (1:10). Legs were back which was a good thing as Dave Fisher did nothing to spare us from the terrain. One of my better runs lately, though one must put a clean run on this map in perspective. Technical, it ain't. Still, nice to match up good nav with good legs for a change. Frei wasn't there, so Bill was the only one keeping me honest. He was slower than I would have thought. We'll have to look at splits to see if it was just a few bad routes or if there really was that much speed difference.

Map; with routes.

Friday Mar 26, 2010 #

7 AM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 20:00 [2]

Morning practice with Yaya.
12 PM

Orienteering (Park) 32:00 [2] ***
30c shoes: Salomon XA

Beautiful day, so I slipped out for some midday practice at Laumeier (1:5). Legs were a bit off.

Running (Road) 28:00 [2]
shoes: Salomon XA

Then jogged over to Emmenegger and back.

Orienteering (Woods) 23:22 [3] ***
14c shoes: Salomon XA

To run the Emmenegger Test Loop (1:10) at a very un-test-loop velocity. Was pushing OK by the end, but definitely softer than it should have been.
6 PM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 45:00 [2]

Adult class. Was ranking student in a very small class, so got a little extra time on the floor.

Thursday Mar 25, 2010 #


Feet are a bit torn up from the two long sessions in the woods. No blisters, but a couple hot spots. Since it was raining today, I decided that keeping them dry and letting them heal up was more important than March Mapness. The day wasn't completely devoid of map work, however. I spent about an hour deciding how I was going to carve up Cuivre River. My original plan was to simply map from north to south, but I think instead I'll hit the areas where the vegetation needs a complete remap (about 7 days worth of mapping) and then if I do manage to find a real job in mid-April, I'll have the critical stuff done. Fixing contours and trails can be done any time of year if need be.
7 AM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 35:00 [2]

Morning practice with Yaya and then some separate work on my new form.
6 PM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 30:00 [2]

Family class with Yaya. A bunch of new students so we went kinda slow.

Wednesday Mar 24, 2010 #

1 PM

Orienteering (Woods) 4:24:00 [2] ***
140c shoes: Salomon XA

Planned another 200-control loop to finish off the vegetation appraisal at Cuivre River (1:15). It was a bit warm and after about 4 hours I really felt like I was losing my focus. Since getting the vegeation right is the whole point of this remap, I decided to call it a day rather than press on when my head wasn't in it.


One shouldn't look a gift horse in the teeth, but these weren't really a gift, I won 'em fair and square. I don't think the Salomon's are going to work for me. They're not terrible, but the fit just isn't right. I'll try them on trail and see if they work OK there but they aren't workin' for me off trail. Oddly, they seem to pick up more junk inside as well. I don't know why that would be; the uppers come up just as far as any other shoe I have. Maybe the lacing system doesn't hold the collar as tight. Anyway, if I win CC again (big if this year given that it's the day after the Berryman 12-hour), I think I'll trade the shoes for something else.

Tuesday Mar 23, 2010 #

8 AM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 20:00 [2]

Morning practice with Yaya.
4 PM

FatTire (Trail) 1:02:00 [2]
shoes: Bike:Kona Hardtail

Powerline is still slop, but the warm sun did a great job of drying out the singletrack at CC Lake. Perfect conditions. Still at base pace, but the hardest I've pedalled since since last fall. Fun stuff.

Orienteering (Park) 14:00 [2] ***

A bit bogus, but ran a quick sprint course at CC Lake (1:5) in my MTB shoes to get in my March quota.

Monday Mar 22, 2010 #

7 AM

Tae Kwon Do (Technique) 20:00 [2]

Morning practice with Yaya.
4 PM

Orienteering (Park) 41:00 [2] ***
33c shoes: Salomon XA

Went to Alpine Shop to finally collect my prize from last year's Conquer Castlewood (they didn't have any size-13 Salomon shoes when I last needed trail runners). Then went over to Kirkwood Park (1:3750) to break them in by running an old score-O course. Made the course a bit longer by taking the controls in numeric order rather than optimal route.

Shoes are OK. Unless they are super durable (they might be - the construction seems top shelf), it would be hard to justify the premium over competing models. Can't argue with free, though.

Sunday Mar 21, 2010 #

12 PM

Orienteering (Woods) 1:24:00 [3] ***
35c shoes: Jalas Black

Cold rain, soft ground, and dead legs didn't sound like a recipe for fun in the woods, but this is March, so out to Rocwoods (1:15) for 2 control picking courses at a firm, but slightly below competition pace. Includes short warmup, warmdown, and an easy long leg between courses.

Actually caught a huge break on the conditions. Despite the radar showing a pretty solid band of yellow moving in from the south, the rain let up just as I got started and didn't start again until I was back at the parking lot.

Legs were good for the first course, but the second had more climb and the last 2 days caught up to me. Nav was good; not great. Overall, better (and much more enjoyable) than I expected.

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