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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Oct 2, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 3:36:55
  walking1 56:00
  strength & stretching2 40:25
  walk/jog1 5:00
  Total5 5:18:20

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Sunday Oct 2, 2011 #

orienteering 3:36:55 [3]

Hudson Highlander, Lowlander version.

Woke up at 5:15 and saw that it was raining outside. Debated about just rolling over and going back to sleep but decided to trust the weather reports that it would be nice up at Harriman and made it out of the house a little before 6. Sure enough, part way there the rain stopped and the sun started to come out.

My quad was still hurting when I tried to jog so I just decided that I would walk and not try to push things. It was a little hard to watch everyone run across the parking lot but I used the time to study the map and think about the controls in the scramble window. I decided to do DCEG and I still think that was a very good choice for me. I figured I would be doing it alone and I didn't want too many chances of making errors and that looked to be a somewhat safe choice in addition to not having much climb. Saw a few people at the road crossing all heading up the trail but I stuck to the plan and started walking up the road. Apparently Janet Tryson saw me and decided to go that way and Sharon Crawforad saw her and decided to go that way and looking at the results it appears that Pavlina and Peggy also decided to go that way. Curious.

I was going along fine then made a small error at G - just lost focus for a bit as I was heading right towards it but took a detour for a couple of minutes - and then finished up fine. The trail walk was discouraging as I couldn't even manage to jog any of it. Got confused at the road intersection since the map was a bit off there and lost several more minutes trying to figure out where the trail was. Eventually bushwhacked for a bit and then found the trail. That was a bit annoying since they easily could have hung a couple of streamers to show where to go.

I didn't enjoy the last loop on the sprint map, but I suppose I do appreciate the idea of throwing in a map with a completely different scale. I managed to make another error here, getting turned around in the laurel and wasting a bit of time.

Very glad I went as the first part was fun orienteering and the woods are terrific and the weather turned out to also be terrific. Hopefully I can get myself in a little better condition to be able to a bit more next year. Almost as a way to emphasize to me that I had made the right decision to go, about half way home it started to rain again.

Saturday Oct 1, 2011 #


another couple of hours of weeding and pruning

strength & stretching 25 [3]

25 pushups plus a little bit of stretching

Friday Sep 30, 2011 #


Did some yard work to loosen up then tried a slow jog. Quad seemed okay but after about 30 seconds I could start to feel it so stopped. Bummer.

I have to decide if just walking the Lowlander is worth the drive up to Harriman.


a couple of hours of weeding and pruning

Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 #


I do hope my leg is better by the Highlander.
7 AM

strength & stretching 40:00 [3]

Core DVD. I was afraid this might hurt my quad what with all the "knee-in, press" repetitions but this didn't bother it.

6 PM

walking 56:00 [3]

TNT - leg still hurts when I try to run so just walked 2 miles down on the drive plus the down and up. Sandy stuck with me. Bob and Clem ran and Dasha joined us for dinner. Homemade chocolate covered strawberries for dessert! Thanks Sandy.

Monday Sep 26, 2011 #

walk/jog 5:00 [3]

Was debating between just hiking and trying to run the trail loop this morning, but a few steps jogging answered that question. I've managed to injure some muscle or something on my left quad. Walked a little to see if it would loosen up and tried to jog again - no dice. Turned around and even walking uphill was a little painful. Settled for 40 minutes of tackling the jungle that my yard has morphed into with all the run.

Trying to stretch it was also painful. Not sure whether to try ice or heat or just leave it alone.

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