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Training Log Archive: AliC

In the 7 days ending May 26, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering8 4:43:22 15.96 25.68 72531c
  Running7 3:40:38 26.05(8:28) 41.92(5:16) 321
  Cycling2 26:58 3.04(8:52) 4.9(5:30) 115
  Strength2 20:10 0.09 0.14 3
  Total12 9:11:08 45.14 72.65 116431c
  [1-5]12 9:10:38

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Saturday May 26, 2012 #

6 AM

Orienteering 55:00 [1]

Waking up + checking up on controls, all there!
12 PM

Orienteering 11:27 0.73 mi (15:41 / mi) +46m 13:07 / mi
ahr:124 max:156

Putting out some white/yellow controls between races.

Orienteering 30:55 1.14 mi (27:07 / mi) +74m 22:34 / mi
ahr:121 max:160

Picking up the controls in that most lovely woods of the map area. So nice! And one bonus one Peter wanted from nearby.
5 PM

Running 6:21 0.74 mi (8:36 / mi) +3m 8:29 / mi
ahr:140 max:151

Orienteering 16:33 2.37 mi (6:59 / mi) +29m 6:44 / mi
ahr:172 max:181 18c

Yeah!! Got to play for Day 3 of the 5 day, Alex's sprint on the UMass campus. So of course I had a few advantages, like commuting through large portions of the map everyday, and oh, not having done two earlier races in the day, but ended up in 4th, to Greg A., Eddie, and Sergei, not crazy far back, so happy with that!

Pretty smooth all through, but did not feel practiced at reading my control descriptions, my brain hurt trying to adjust the location told to me by my control description onto what it actually meant on the map. So should practice that more for sure!

Enjoyed the trickiness of 3-4, had never been their before and then apparently made definitely the right choice (won the split) to 8, despite the fact I thought I messed it up at the time... hm.


Running 8:13 0.76 mi (10:45 / mi)
ahr:136 max:146

Friday May 25, 2012 #

6 AM

Running 12:31 [1] 0.85 mi (14:40 / mi)
ahr:122 max:143

Orienteering 27:48 1.23 mi (22:36 / mi) +106m 17:50 / mi
ahr:107 max:145

And out with the controls! Woo!

Running 9:47 0.81 mi (12:01 / mi) +31m 10:45 / mi
ahr:130 max:151

11 AM

Running 16:27 1.36 mi (12:08 / mi) +1m 12:07 / mi
ahr:136 max:162

Running 39:08 5.37 mi (7:17 / mi) +29m 7:10 / mi
ahr:154 max:184

Mmm, and needed to get in a real workout, so to the track with Alex for 3 x 1 mi, 5.32, 5.36, 5.37. Some other folks on the track, but we all got along!

Thursday May 24, 2012 #

8 AM


And had to go get more stitches (bike accident)... I had to break much more suddenly than I was expecting on my bike and so flying-Ali over the handlebars, splat on the road... whoops!

Was super embarrassed, because there was really no reason to fall, so I just quickly scampered back onto my bike and sheepishly hurried on my way towards work. But then there was kind of a lot of blood emerging from my chin, and when I went to go clean up in the bathroom at work, I realized that there was kind of a gaping gash that was definitely going to require stitches...

So over to uni health center. The doc knew me from helping me with my bad asthma a bit ago, he's an avid mountain biker, friendly guy. The cut's about an inch long, needed 11 stitches (to help avoid scarring), they're to come out next Tues but way better than the cut on my foot, no need to avoid running at all!

No other major damage, although I did break one of my fav lunch boxes + really squished 2 bananas upon impact, apparently...
5 PM

Running 46:43 [2] 5.64 mi (8:17 / mi) +97m 7:52 / mi

Post-work scamper around Emily Dickinson, hill version + University Drive version. Nice out, chin didn't hurt too bad while running. I meant to do hill intervals at lunch, but kinda just wanted to sit tight through the day, make sure I didn't develop a headache, and let the adrenaline wear off- was well jittery all morning!

Strength 6:08 [1] 0.09 mi (1:08:04 / mi) +3m 1:01:41 / mi

Hammies, 15s, before heading over to Gagarin's for A-meet stuff + pizza! Unfortunately I totally spaced and just started digging into the pesto pizza, whoops! This version of pesto has almonds in it.... so mouth/throat started sweeling up, but all good with 2 benedryl. Apparently one of *those* days...

Wednesday May 23, 2012 #

4 PM

Strength 14:02 [1]

Pre-BBQ abs!

Tuesday May 22, 2012 #


Breakheart Green QuickRoute

I can see my hesitation while on the trail at 4, that I totally ran straight by 12 and that something is strange around 13? I hung that control and am 100% sure it's on the huge boulder on the east side of the rock wall.. curious. Without major adjustments, 7 is also not on the right cliff, perhaps whoops, but perhaps Garmin is just lying too. Although it really is way off to 13....

Not many surprises. What are good things to be looking for in QR analysis again, besides obvious mistakes? Flow?
5 PM

Orienteering 20:28 1.62 mi (12:38 / mi) +37m 11:48 / mi
ahr:121 max:155

Puttering around short course at Cem Hill, checking controls and all. Think it's ready for you all!

Running race 18:04 5.0 km (3:37 / km) +49m 3:27 / km
ahr:178 max:187

Alrighty, well you can't PR every time, I suppose... 2 seconds off 2 weeks ago, but won the race, so that's some consolation. And, biggest challenger was friend Jake Whitcomb from way back- he and I skied together in the Western Mass little kids league from age, mmm ~8? So great to see him, although actually, in the race, I led from the beginning and didn't know it was him breathing down my neck from the first hill to the halfway mark... but he at least provided some good inspiration to really take it away on that long stretch down by the river!

Running 9:17 1.02 mi (9:06 / mi) +17m 8:39 / mi
ahr:145 max:165

Warm down with Jake, catching up. Apparently he's doing a masters or PhD (forgot to ask!) at MIT in systems engineering? He's real focused on renewable energy stuff, will be doing either some policy or engineering work this summer in DC, cool to chat. Also, he was pretty enthusiastic about going out orienteering in/around Boston-land next year. Someone remind me to get him linked up to CSU in the fall!

On way back, ran into Phil who was checking on some Cem Hill things too, good to chat just immediately.

Running 5:53 0.56 mi (10:35 / mi) +13m 9:52 / mi
ahr:119 max:135

Orienteering 19:14 1.39 mi (13:50 / mi) +45m 12:34 / mi
ahr:126 max:155

Checking heights of boulders/rootstocks. Phil and I split the controls that needed the checking. And on way back, saw Margi and Phin heading out for a walk, super-social Cem Hill evening =)

Monday May 21, 2012 #

5 PM

Running 42:28 5.07 mi (8:23 / mi) +81m 7:59 / mi
ahr:139 max:161

Little post-work jaunt around Emily Dickinson (hilly version), not roasting hot, but very sticky. And ran into astro-friend Christina on one of the trails. Suppose those are the trails right behind her house, perhaps expected!

After, headed out to see the French-Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar, about a Algerian refugee who ends up being a school teacher for a class whose previous teacher just committed suicide (in the classroom no less!). Lots of issues going on. I could kinda sorta pick up the french, but with the subtitles sitting right there at the bottom of the screen, hm, unavoidable to look at!

The local group that meets up to talk in French weekly suggested the outing, and chatted with a few of them afterwards. My French isn't amazingly worse than theirs, so maybe I will be less scared and join the group more often!

Sunday May 20, 2012 #

8 AM

Orienteering 22:45 1.22 mi (18:39 / mi) +65m 16:00 / mi
ahr:132 max:159

Setting out controls in blueberry land, also a few other places. Do have to own up to accidentally breaking a control stand by pushing it in by the SI unit. Even if uncomfy the top of the metal rod is the right option...

Running 3:31 0.48 mi (7:16 / mi)
ahr:139 max:156

Orienteering 12:10 0.71 mi (17:08 / mi) +57m 13:43 / mi
ahr:122 max:155

Setting out some nice friendly nearby controls, goes quickly!

Running 2:15 0.28 mi (8:01 / mi)
ahr:123 max:139

Orienteering 7:10 0.71 mi (10:05 / mi) +23m 9:10 / mi
ahr:141 max:167

Setting one last lonely control out the east!

Cycling 12:13 1.36 mi (8:59 / mi) +46m 8:08 / mi
ahr:128 max:158

Water delivery to some far away controls... and ran into Dartmouth friends Courtney and Tom, who I haven't seen in ages, including since they had 2 kids who were also present. Their names: Kepler and Peak. Kinda awesome =). I mean, if you like astronomy and mountain climbing... Totally people I should have tried getting more into orienteering though, but now they're moving to colorado- boulder area, anyone want to adopt them?
11 AM

Orienteering race 44:09 3.43 mi (12:52 / mi) +186m 11:01 / mi
ahr:169 max:181 13c

And the Green course, because I wimped out on Red and just kinda felt like a nice more medium-distanced challenge, which it was. Although, occasionally, especially early on, less of a challenge, as I'd set the controls...

Comparing with Brendan afterwards, some not-great route choices. Out to the road was better to 4, by ~30s and so was road route to 7, which is kind of not indicated fully that it should be on the map. Some unmapped greenbriar nastiness (my way) and a nice trail leading nearly to the control (Brendan's way). I also existed 11 quite poorly, and did not make perfect sense (perhaps because of an extra trail) of the immediate approach to 12, ran past it, I think... QR should tell exactly, but that's for tomorrow...


2 PM

Cycling 14:45 1.68 mi (8:46 / mi) +69m 7:47 / mi
ahr:126 max:158

Orienteering 15:43 1.41 mi (11:09 / mi) +57m 9:54 / mi
ahr:136 max:160

Collecting controls on in. Way more hands on pick-up, went quickly, yeah team!

And that's a wrap for team-fundraising meet, thanks to NEOC for letting us do it, and Alex for being awesome doing almost all the work for it, planning courses + organizing. Meg was also great, added control-setting out hands at 8am = so crucial!! Hope everyone enjoyed, thanks for coming!

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