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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Apr 27, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 4:49:31 11.28(25:40) 18.15(15:57) 2051
  hiking2 59:10 3.22(18:23) 5.18(11:25) 610
  trail1 58:07 4.06(14:19) 6.53(8:54) 440
  running1 41:07 2.96(13:53) 4.76(8:38) 315
  Total6 7:27:55 21.52(20:49) 34.63(12:56) 3416
averages - weight:117lbs

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Saturday Apr 27, 2013 #

orienteering race 1:07:12 [3] 4.2 km (16:00 / km)

Decided to run F50+ for the middles, F55+ for the sprints.

Was not a happy camper when I turned over the map and saw I needed to go down several contours through green and rock. After spending way to much time trying to figure out how to do it, finally just dropped down into the nice big reentrant where I could see an easy way down without too many rocks and then climbed to my control.

Remembered a nice mossy trail down the spur on the way to 2 and wondered if it would still be like that - it was! Love that trail. But then proceeded to mess up the control by not being careful when I left the trail.

3-8 was a lot of fun; perfect middle controls.

I glanced at 8-9 on the way to 8 and thought drop down and go left around the mountain to the flat spot. But after dropping a couple contours took a closer look and realized there was no real flat spot and the right route to the trail and then road was clearly the better choice. Dithered for a bit and finally sucked it up and climbed back up the contours and went right. Definitely the correct decision but stupid not to have seen it and stayed high.

Decided to take the road to 10 but was totally confused at the junction being sure I wanted to go one way when I needed to go 90 degrees a different way. Trusted my compass (thank goodness) but very shaken that a road junction hadn't made sense.

Not too bad but definitely lost time on 1 and 2.

orienteering race 22:45 [3] 2.0 km (11:23 / km)

Sprint around Camp Buckner. Tentative in the woods just because of the footing. Bad route to 7 and got over one building - pretty stupid in retrospect but at least the positive is that I must have been running hard to be brain dead enough to make the mistake! At least a minute lost there.

Will need to think about wearing glasses for sprints - really had trouble reading the map in the busy area.

Thursday Apr 25, 2013 #

6 AM

hiking 28:29 [3] 1.67 mi (17:03 / mi) +318ft 14:27 / mi

6 PM

trail 58:07 [3] 4.06 mi (14:19 / mi) +440ft 12:59 / mi

TNT with Dasha. Only wanted to do 30 minutes or so but there was a lot of walking in this loop.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013 #

8 AM

hiking 30:41 [3] 1.55 mi (19:48 / mi) +292ft 16:48 / mi

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013 #

6 PM

running 41:07 [3] 2.96 mi (13:53 / mi) +315ft 12:37 / mi

TNT - last real workout before Sandy's 15k (there's a 15-20 minute easy run on Friday to loosen up the day before the race). It was 8 repeats of 1 min hard, 1 min recovery. It's fun to compare this workout to the very first one we did on Feb. 5 which was 8 repeats of 1 min hard, 2 min recovery. We went much slower on the recoveries tonight - but only got half as long - and much faster on the hard effort pieces. Was really pleased to see that.

A perfect workout for loosening up after the Billygoat. Still have some sore muscles from that. Hopefully, this workout will put me in the right frame of mind for the middles at West Point.

A small TNT, just me, Sandy and Karl.

Monday Apr 22, 2013 #


Must be dehydrated...

Sunday Apr 21, 2013 #

orienteering 3:19:34 [3] 11.95 km (16:42 / km) +2051ft 13:14 / km

Billygoat - Took an "unusual" route to #1 so was probably 15 minutes behind everyone by then. Had a good plan for the left route but didn't execute very well The trails and hills just didn't make sense to me and at one point just aimed up the hill since I knew at least that was a solid attack. But that was about 10 extra contours up and back down.

No other big problems but not clean to many controls. I was having a lot of trouble following my compass today which is usually a strong suit - not at all sure what the problem was. It was just bizarre how often I would start down a trail and be 90 degrees off. I'd catch it quickly, but it just kept happening over and over.

Navigating by myself until #13 when Valeriy and I started being in the same place at the same time. I helped him at #13, he helped me at #16, I convinced him 22 was a better skip than 18 and since I had gone this way to #1, had no hesitations to #19. Saw a few people on my way from 6-7-8 but they were all on their way 9-10-11.

A great day in the woods - really fantastic terrain and footing. Very, very steep in places though. Cramped a little right after finishing but the drive home wasn't bad. Definitely worth heading up for the event!

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