Running10:41 0.97 mi (11:00 / mi) +38m9:48 / mi ahr:118 max:148
Orienteering1:32:57 7.15 mi (13:00 / mi) +598m10:19 / mi ahr:154 max:174
Hay Creek Classic, DVOA Meet Day 2
Ouch, this did not go so well! 2 big mistakes, a handful of smaller ones and I just wasn't running as fast. Argh! So why the huge difference from yesterday?
1) Tired legs, especially tired little ankle muscles. Noted my legs were tired warming up and the ankle muscles the next day.
2) Lack of patience in route decisions. So I'm not sure I had this yesterday, but today I remember I wanted to be fast and so I wanted to make decisions fast so I would just see something and go.
3) Not using trails enough. When I came back out of the woods, everyone reported how easy and trail-y the course had been. What? I hadn't been on trails all that often, I felt... so maybeI was just using my middle distance technique of go straight too often.
4) Got distracted by another runner to #10, should have stuck with my plan!
Running11:02 1.0 mi (11:02 / mi) +25m10:14 / mi ahr:120 max:152
Orienteering race 1:10:06 6.49 mi (10:48 / mi) +292m9:29 / mi ahr:167 max:178
French Creek North Classic, DVOA meet Day #1
Yay, a good race! Almost everything went really smoothly, everything made sense aside from a parallel feature error I made to #19, but recovered from quickly. Nice to have a good race and be up there not far from the top of the Blue results.
2 - Bearing + pace count, to make sure I didn't stop too soon.
3 - A bit scary, but kept on my bearing + tried to not descend/ascent much. I wanted to place myself exactly in the ditch/zone of green that had to be crossed half way, but couldn't. Still, these rocky zones were obvious.
4 - Thought briefly about heading up to the train and using it, but decided that was just too much climb, time to battle through the stripes of green and rocky! Came out on the trail, tried to sense where I was by gauging distance to the top and where the slope really starting going down. Wasn't totally sure on that, but thought I should be about under the line, so kept on a bearing through pretty flat stuff. Then I stumbled on double boulders and a pit with a control in it, so I knew exactly where I was then headed in.
5 - Vauge zone (looking at splits, these were good controls for me - go compass skills!). Just stayed on my bearing, noted reentrant with boulder on the far side of the nose and headed on in.
6 - More vauge, Bearing, one slight reentrant on the way.
7 - Final vague, but there there was a line of rocks to catch at least. I came nicely straight to the control.
8 - Tumble down the hill with Alex and Sergei G. Not super fast, because it was so rocky. Alex disappeared right at some point, Sergei and I came out on the trail, I realized we were at the ditch junctions, so attacked from there (went through too much green though).
9 - Used he road, sick of rocky green.
10 - Stream, bearing, go.
11 - Route choice! Opted for the most trails possible, because I really wasn't running that well in the forest. So that meant the low trail option, staying on it all the way.
12 - Fine, bearing + contouring.
13 - Descending, hesitated for a second when I didn't see the control after 3rd ditch crossing (it was so visible out there!) but continuing on worked.
14 - Oops, mini-mistake. I came out on a vaguely N-S trail after battling through thorns and wanted it to be the upper trail, but it wasn't (should have considered gradient), so after a brief run the wrong way, corrected and was on my way.
15 - Stream to bigger stream, slight hesitation, but then saw the conrol.
16 - Trail, again wasn't crazy visible, but was catching a West Point guy who led me right to it.
17 - Up up up through the rocky. Oops, too far up, I'm by the big boulders, correction down and to it.
18 - More up up up!
19 - Trail and then cut the corner and was left of the first depression instead of between the two, so then following a bearing was off, but took me to a rootstock with a control, so I knew it was mapped and acted accordingly.
20 - Smidge of a leg.
21 - Barrelling through campground.
Very happy I did the stuff in the vague well and chose a good route choice.
Running2:12 0.19 mi (11:32 / mi) +1m11:21 / mi ahr:115 max:134
Running2:49 0.25 mi (11:05 / mi) +13m9:34 / mi ahr:141 max:157
Aerobics37:32 0.26 mi (2:24:30 / mi) +1m2:22:48 / mi ahr:103 max:137
Hip hop hustle, back to the hustles we started with at the very beginning, I like them! More movement, less stuff I can't do, except the wiggly knees bit, but whatever, fudged it!
And then we played Zumba for 3 songs, which was great, but my am I behind on Maria-style Zumba. Hopefully next term I work that back into my schedule. I'd sub it in for this hip hop hustle nonsense in a minute!
Running24:22 2.5 mi (9:45 / mi) +2m9:43 / mi ahr:135 max:147
It snowed!!! So pretty! But I wanted to do some erging/cycling for my 2nd recovery-ish day, so to the gym. Did a mile warm up on the indoor track and then 1.5 miles at 3.5-5.5 incline on the treadmill.
Rowing10:02 2.3 km (4:22 / km) ahr:134 max:152
Cycling15:08 6.0 mi (2:31 / mi) +2m2:31 / mi ahr:124 max:133
And exercise biking. Some of this is because I figure probably I should train these muscles just a bit if I'm going to do the Chill...
Running13:53 1.5 mi (9:15 / mi) +22m8:51 / mi ahr:137 max:148
And a final mile on the treadmill at incline and 0.5mi track run.