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Training Log Archive: furlong47

In the 7 days ending Apr 6:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering1 2:37:23 6.52(24:09) 10.49(15:00)18c
  horseback riding (english)1 1:00:00
  gym - elliptical1 30:00 2.28(13:10) 3.67(8:11)
  gym - stationary bike1 30:00 6.91(4:20) 11.12(2:42)
  DDR1 18:44
  gym - strength/weights1 16:00
  walking1 16:00 1.0(16:00) 1.61(9:57)
  stretching1 12:00
  isometrics1 3:00
  Total8 5:43:07 16.71 26.8918c

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Saturday Apr 6 #

11 PM

stretching 12:00 [1]

I taught a beginners' session at Kings Gap this morning/early afternoon, and as it was a lovely day I probably should have run or hiked at the park while I was there. (We use permanent courses, so there were no controls to hang or pick up.) But coming home to take a nap ultimately won out. I haven't had an available day to sleep in for over a month, probably won't for at least another few weeks, and that wears on my night owl biological clock. (Going to bed early doesn't have the same effect, but napping helps somewhat.) I feel like I've really been dragging lately.

isometrics 3:00 [1]

Friday Apr 5 #

6 PM

gym - elliptical 30:00 [3] 2.28 mi (13:10 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Ghost 11

Muscles feel like crap

Thursday Apr 4 #

7 PM

horseback riding (english) 1:00:00 [1]

Lesson on Crumpet... outside, finally!

Wednesday Apr 3 #

9 PM

walking 16:00 [1] 1.0 mi (16:00 / mi)
shoes: Skechers D-Lites

Tuesday Apr 2 #

6 PM

gym - stationary bike 30:00 [3] 6.91 mi (4:20 / mi)

7 PM

gym - strength/weights 16:00 [3]

Monday Apr 1 #

9 PM

DDR 18:44 [1]
shoes: Bare feet

Sunday Mar 31 #

11 AM

orienteering race 2:37:23 [4] *** 10.49 km (15:00 / km)
18c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Red Redux

DVOA Schock's Rocks Score-O at Governor Dick

Distance from Garmin

My main plan was to stay in the nicer woods, out of the super green and rocky areas. I hiked the entire time and only ran a teeny bit out of the start.

Control order:
31-37-32-41-51-49-56-44-52-61-33-72-42-62-82-85-43-64

I stopped at both bathroom/water stops, oddly enough at almost exactly the 1 hour (between controls 61 & 33) and 2 hour (between controls 82 & 85) marks.

Having more than 20 minutes left, I probably could have gotten at least one more at the end (53) but decided it wasn't worth risking the penalty. I was also pretty tired and ready to be done.

I was amazed to end up 2nd female and 10th overall, considering I didn't feel like I was pushing very hard. Strategy seemed to be a big part of the results.

I was cold in my short sleeves when I arrived at the park, and stupidly had not brought a longer sleeve o top. I debated a bit and then decided to add a regular light hoodie that I had along, and that was probably the right choice. At times (especially climbing) I was warm, but when the wind picked up I was glad to have another layer.

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