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Training Log Archive: z-man

In the 7 days ending Apr 19, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:00:02 9.82(12:14) 15.8(7:36) 680
  Cross-training2 1:20:00
  Total4 3:20:02 9.82 15.8 680

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Saturday Apr 19, 2008 #

Orienteering 37:02 [5] 5.3 km (6:59 / km) +200m 5:53 / km

US Champs Middle. After taking ibobruphen for the whole week following the Goat I really had no clue how my knees would respond, but they managed to hold up. I found the terrain to be just interesting enough, though I didn't like the course. A couple of steep straight-on uphills which required crawling on all four killed the joy of otherwise interesting orienteering that at a time required extra focus just to keep up with numerous features. To be fair, my lack of fitness certainly played a role, and it was evident by my split to the finish line where I couldn't make myself to run any faster even if I was chased by a swarm of hungry/angry bees. It was also very hot, 80's I think, and I easily hit 193 h/r when I was crawling up one of the uphills. I didn't have a great race, but it wasn't a bad one neither. I had one 30 sec mistake on #8, where the bag was kind of low enough that a number of people missed it, and another 20 sec on the last control, which was apparently hanged in a different spot from where it was printed on the map. Couple other little hesitations but nothing really to write about. I was surprised to see the results as I knew Will's time of 35min when I was heading out and thought that a lot more people would squeze in between. I guess I wasn't the only one having a tough time out there. It's my fist individual US Championship medal since '05, though surprisingly first in the Middle, definitely something to feel good about.

Tuesday Apr 15, 2008 #

Cross-training 50:00 [3]

Did some more strenght stuff than yesterday combined with clean-up of my living quarters. Knees still sore to attemt to run though.

Monday Apr 14, 2008 #

Cross-training 30:00 [3]

Some light weights plus stretching. Took edvil and put some cream on the knees.

Sunday Apr 13, 2008 #

Orienteering 1:23:00 [4] 10.5 km (7:54 / km) +480m 6:26 / km
ahr:171 max:184

The Goat. Greg convinced me to run it so we agreed to work together all the way. I felt pretty good and we had a good start by beating the pack to the fist control as we countured around and puched it with Will,John, Ken, and Ross. We split up after second bag and took off on the trail. Then lost 5 min at the 4th (my mistake) and a huge pack passed us by. We skiped the 5th and cought up to John on the 8th. I didn't really see when Ross and Ken joined us there as well but we stayed together till 14 where I decided to skip the second loop as my knees felt very sore at that point and ended the race. On the positive note, I felt much better on the climb than I did last weekend, on the negative note, knees are pretty much shot right now, will see how I will feel during the week.

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