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Training Log Archive: Samantha

In the 7 days ending Oct 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  trail run5 3:51:26 22.92(10:06) 36.89(6:16) 376
  spinning1 50:05
  Orienteering1 38:53 3.88(10:01) 6.24(6:14) 84
  lifting/strength1 4:18
  Total6 5:24:42 26.8 43.13 460

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Sunday Oct 9 #

10 AM

trail run 1:55:05 [2] 17.0 km (6:46 / km) +148m 6:29 / km

A long run with a group of about 6. It was a great running temperature out and we went on the small trails mostly in NĂ¥sten. Got really tired near the end and wasn't too energetic for about the last 15 minutes.

Saturday Oct 8 #

12 PM

trail run 12:09 [2] 1.8 km (6:46 / km) +24m 6:20 / km

You had a clear view into both showers while walking (or warming up along the trail) to them. Poor planning or just uncaring?

Orienteering 38:53 [3] 6.24 km (6:14 / km) +84m 5:50 / km


A super fun run! I ran leg 25 on team 2. This meant I was running an all women's unforked leg. I went out alone and the forest was actually quite empty from the start to 3. Then I caught another woman, and someone caught us on 4. On 5 I drifted a bit far right and a train of 6 women came running by on my left. This was frustrating to get caught so quickly, but they all started around the same time and I was being cautious in the beginning and then made small hesitations on 3, 4 and 5.

I followed the train to 6, and then we got lost on 7. I wasn't navigating :) But we were right next to a trail so I and others figured it out quickly. At this point I felt like we were caught by another group of women and we seemed to be so many. I ran to the front of the group, and I thought there were like 15 women behind me. Looking at winsplits we were still the same group of 7, but it felt like so many more in the forest!

We again missed 8. We were running a bit too fast for me to navigate, but I hoped that someone else had it. No. But at the end of the leg we started climbing this long hill, which I was pretty sure was wrong, but everyone else was so secure. But then I saw another women who was most certainly running from the control, so I took off and could even see the flag from a long way off.

And then I was done with following people who kept on getting lost, so I took off in the lead and never let it go! This is where it got awesome and I just ran and ran. I led the group from there onwards and caught the woman who didn't miss 8. I made small mistakes on 12 and 13, but still punched 13 just ahead of the group (although lost the gap that I had) and then sprinted into the last control and finish. I haven't felt that strong physically in such a long time and it was such a thrill to run that hard. The pressure of having others running behind me really pushed me to run hard but still navigate. It's a good thing that the course was ending, though, because the wheels were getting close to coming off with the navigation. Fun, fun, fun!!

Friday Oct 7 #

5 PM

trail run 25:20 [2] 4.07 km (6:13 / km) +69m 5:44 / km

Another easy evening run, this time with the company of Lovisa, David and Lisa. Great to jog around and get excited for tomorrow!

Wednesday Oct 5 #

5 PM

spinning 50:05
ahr:134 max:162

Spinning intervals after work. It was 6 x 2 minutes, 5 x 1 minute. It wasn't my favorite class. I think there is an ideal interval tempo, and so when the music is good then it's easy to work hard. But today the tempo kept on changing and so it was hard to find a rhythm.

Tuesday Oct 4 #

6 PM

trail run 13:48 2.3 km (6:00 / km) +16m 5:48 / km
ahr:133 max:164

Jogging to intervals and doing some drills.

trail run 16:02 3.38 km (4:44 / km) +13m 4:39 / km
ahr:168 max:179

First time doing intervals in a long while, so did a shortened version. I did 3 x 3 minutes, while everyone else did 6 x 3 minutes. I had the feeling that I've had recently - like not all my muscles are working. Anyone else get this? It's like some of them are engaged, but not everything. It's hard to explain :) I was breathing quite heavily, though never going lactic or anything. Fun to see everyone and to do intervals with the group again!

trail run 25:19 4.27 km (5:56 / km) +33m 5:42 / km
ahr:135 max:150

Jogged around on the trail as everyone else finished, and then with Regina to the clubhouse in order to get a bit more time in.

Monday Oct 3 #

6 PM

trail run 23:43 [2] 4.06 km (5:51 / km) +73m 5:22 / km

Came home just before sunset and took off into the fields to see the final colors of the sky. A beautiful run, though getting a bit dark on some of the trails, but that just helped me take it easy and enjoy it. I did take the phone and catch a few pokemon.

lifting/strength (Freelectics) 4:18 [1]


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