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Training Log Archive: Sandy

In the 7 days ending Apr 20, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering1 1:52:47
  hiking1 57:21 2.86(20:03) 4.6(12:27) 280
  Total2 2:50:08 2.86 4.6 280

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Saturday Apr 19, 2014 #

orienteering 1:52:47 [3]

A reasonable outing given my lack of training. My goal was to be less than double the winner of the course. I just squeaked through when Clem decided to run Red and not Blue.

Had a decent run through #12 but then got sloppy as I got tired. I know the splits say I have time lost to #2 but that's because there was a long road/trail run for everyone else and a long road/trail slog for me. Didn't trust my compass on #13 (boo, hiss, should know better than that), a suspect route to #14, a really bad route choice to #15, flailed around at #17 and then another bad route choice to #18. Probably lost at least 10 minutes in that last loop. But it's good training to try to get my mind to keep working when I'm tired.

Very good course in a park that I like. The footing is excellent and it's about the only place where I'm not constantly watching my feet to make sure I don't twist an ankle or go down on my knee. The blueberry bushes get tiresome after a while but since I'm not really trying to run too much they don't bother me as much as others.

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014 #


I have been doing my PT exercises for my neck and while it's still very stiff and sore it is getting better.

I have some weird muscle strain in my leg though that is getting worse. It started before Kilimanjaro and so I backed off on several things that seemed to aggravate it and while it never got better, it also didn't get worse. Now that I've tried running again and orienteering it is definitely getting worse. It is connected to my knee I think since that is also getting worse. So I have decided to stop running and work on stretching and yoga and just hike and walk a lot and see if I can get rid of it.

Walked in the neighborhood today but no motivation to log the workout since it wasn't much of one.

Monday Apr 14, 2014 #

5 PM

hiking 57:21 [2] 2.86 mi (20:03 / mi) +280ft 18:21 / mi

Hike in the Wissahickon. Really sore today - lots of stiff muscles and neck pretty bad. Need to toughen up.

Allergies are bad but everything is so pretty.

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