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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 1 days ending Feb 21, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:44:17 7.46(13:59) 12.0(8:41)
  lifting/strength1 16:46
  Total1 2:01:03 7.46 12.0

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Thursday Feb 21, 2008 #

lifting/strength 5:00 [2]
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

Plyometrics led by Tom.

Orienteering 1:05:00 [2] 7.5 km (8:40 / km)
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

Contour only course. But there wasn't much out there except contours. I thought about cutting it short, but I was making good time so I did the whole course. That was a good idea, except the terrain from 8-9 was quite crappy. My legs were bleeding and now have many holes in them. Navigation went well. I missed 1 by stopping too short, and was a bit off on 3 by going out the wrong nose, but both were resolved without too much standing around or confusion. Moving at a good pace, but trying to hold back a bit knowing that I would be running again this afternoon.

lifting/strength (strength intervals) 11:46 [2]
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

Tom's idea of a fun way to begin the afternoon training. Strength intervals, which remind me of college track, which is when I last did these. We had 6 exercises, including burpies, and between each one we had to run an interval to the bend in the road and back. I decided in the beginning that sprinting full out on the intervals was probably not a good idea considering I didn't know how I would be feeling at the end. Strength felt ok, but my stomach was a bit unhappy. Cristina and I stopped for water on the way to training this morning and picked up a bag of gummy worms and peach rings. We pretty much finished off both bags between trainings and we are blaming them for the unhappy stomachs during the afternoon.

Orienteering 39:17 [3] 4.5 km (8:44 / km)
shoes: INOV8 Mudclaw -old

The afternoon orienteering activity. A middle course simulating relay conditions. The idea is one person goes out, I assume to be chased down by others, then other go out in small groups, and then a final person goes out. I went out first, to be chased down. I think mentally I handled it rather well. I took a safe route to #1, and although I was a bit off in the beginning because the trail went further than shown on the map, I found it without problem. I also found #2 without a problem, but was standing on the top of the cliff for a bit doubting myself before I went to the bottom of the cliff where I finally saw the control. I need to remember to go all the way to the feature! Then if it's not there I can begin to doubt. Everything else went well up to #9. I ran down the wrong spur and hit a stream junction with rock that looked just like the one I was looking for. I followed the stream up but the control feature was not there. I realized I made a mistake, thought back, and knew that I had not gone far enough. Checking the map I could easily see the parallel error that I made and quickly corrected. Although I didn't spend much time relocating, I added on extra distance and this is where Eric, who started last, caught and passed me. I saw him going to 10, but then he disappeared and I wasn't even sure he went to it (he did) and then I could see him ahead of me going to 13, but he was much to far away to catch. I was moving faster than this morning because I knew that people were running behind me, but I made sure I didn't get carried away before this weekend. Also, running fast made me feel more nauseous, which was a good motivator to stay at a reasonable pace.

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