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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 1 days ending Apr 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:59:00 6.84(17:25) 11.0(10:49)
  trail run2 26:19 2.89(9:06) 4.65(5:39) 42
  road&trail run1 14:36 1.34(10:55) 2.15(6:47) 33
  Total3 2:39:55 11.06(14:27) 17.8(8:59) 75

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Wednesday Apr 21, 2010 #


I *love* sprints. I think being a sprint specialist would be boring. I love running around in the woods. Plus, what maps would I train on?
7 AM

road&trail run 14:36 intensity: (13:13 @2) + (1:21 @3) + (2 @4) 1.34 mi (10:55 / mi) +33m 10:08 / mi
ahr:157 max:182 shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Early morning run. Alex emailed out that she was going to run the interval loop at Hammond Pond at 7:15 this morning so Ross and I went to join her. I ran over and then jogged the loop with Alex.

trail run 16:19 intensity: (1:34 @2) + (14:10 @3) + (35 @4) 1.89 mi (8:38 / mi) +42m 8:04 / mi
ahr:164 max:182 shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Woods intervals. This time is actually the two loops and then the jog home.

Splits: 5:01, 4:55. The second one was faster because I didn't get lost and I knew which tree and branches to avoid. Legs really hurting on the first uphill. Tired still from this weekend I think. Working pretty hard all the way around the loops. This is where I wonder if I should change the zones to reflect the effort i was putting out. Mostly zone 4 I would say.

On the way back home, I met a couple out walking their dogs and they were very interested in orienteering. They seemed like the might be the orienteering type, so maybe they'll come to a meet!
12 PM

Orienteering 1:19:00 [3] 8.0 km (9:53 / km)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Training session #2. Dad and I drove out to Western MA this morning to run on Beech Hill. We brought a stack of old maps and decided to do some of the relay loops from the US Relay Champs in 2000.

Sadly, this area was hit very badly by the last few ice storms. It is a horrible mess to "run" through. I was very low on energy (I didn't eat well after running this morning) and had a really tough time slogging my way through all the down fall. It looked like someone had logged and then forgotten to clean up.

I first ran the orange leg, which is what I ran when our team came in second. I sure hope I was faster then. 37 minutes for 3.3k

Then Dad and I traded maps and I started the brown loop. I just wasn't into it and not having any fun. I couldn't get myself to run, both because there was too much junk and I was too tired to jump over it. I got off my compass line (which is sadly what I was trying to work on!) a few times. I skipped #5 and missed #6 and made no attempt to actually find the feature. 42 minutes

Overall, still good o training as I learned more about myself as an oienteer.

trail run 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Running to and from the start.
3 PM

Orienteering 40:00 [2] 3.0 km (13:20 / km)
shoes: inov8 Mudclaw 270

Training session #3.

At lunch and drank a lot and then felt much, much better. Tackled the woods again and this time I didn't feel quite so tired. I did crawl into bed with a book when I came home, though.

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