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Training Log Archive: jsnyder

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running5 3:56:30 26.1 42.0
  Orienteering1 2:18:00
  Strength2 40:00
  Total6 6:54:30 26.1 42.0

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Sunday May 3, 2009 #

Strength 20:00 [1]

Circuits with the skier kids

Running 20:00 [1]

Random running/ski walking/ some skiing during the xc ski clinic I was helping Alex with.

Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Orienteering 2:18:00 [3]

OK this is really embarassing, but I guess I have to post it. Alex dragged me to an orienteering race, which was fine cause it was a nice day to go down to Letchworth. Problem is I really suck at orienteering.

It took me a little bit to figure out what I was doing, and I ended up really missing the first control. I wandered around for about 20 minutes, even found the 6th control, but managed to eventually get the first one. I think the problem was I didn't know what the symbol meant, and if I had realized it was at the top of that dry stream bed I ran over a couple of times I might have been ok.

So it was a little depressing to mess up the first one, but I was kinda in a whatever mood anyhow. The stream crossing was fun; I totally tightrope walked over this really skinny fallen tree without falling. Nice! I pegged the next couple of controls right on and was feeling good about myself. Somewhere out there I tripped on a tree and bashed up my knee something good. I've got a huge bump on it now... dang.

There was this really steep climb we had to go over, and it started to get wet out there. At some point I went through some marshy areas, and sunk up to my knees. I thought this was bad, but it turned out Alex found some even deeper ones.

I then got every control up to the penultimate one right on. I was even faster than Alex on a couple of them that had a lot of road/trail running. Booyah! And then I ran into my big problem.

I think I was getting pretty tired and hungry out there, and this was messing with my brain. There was this control located on a rootstock in a triangle of trails. I found the triangle, but couldn't find the right rootstock. There must have been 20 fallen trees, and I scoured every damn one of them multiple times. After loosing 20 minutes to this damn control, I went back out to the road and reoriented in case I was in the wrong area. I followed the trail back to the triangle again, and still couldn't find the control. I went back out, took a harder look at my map, and then figured that maybe I was actually on a parallel trail and not really at the triangle. I was so hungry and tired I almost wanted to call it quits, but I managed to finally find the right triangle and the control was easy. Argg... I probably lost like 40 minutes here.

Anyway, I trotted in feeling pretty lame. This is why I'm better at running in a straight line.

Friday May 1, 2009 #

(rest day)

Dead tired. Maybe I was out way too late last night.

Thursday Apr 30, 2009 #

Running 56:00 [2] 7.0 mi (8:00 / mi)

Ran the Lilac race course.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 #

Running 30:00 [1] 3.0 mi (10:00 / mi)

Strength 20:00 [1]

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 #

Running 40:00 [3] 4.6 mi (8:42 / mi)


Running 39:00 [3] 5.5 mi (7:05 / mi)

1mi @ E - 7:49
2mi @ MP - 7:00, 6:53
2mi @ T - 6:46, 6:34

4x 200 uphill strides

Ok the first 5miles were totally continuous and very hard. I don't know why my first T was so slow. I felt like I was going hard. I was supposed to be hitting 6:30 miles for T, and it looked like I was ok around the 800. Anyway, it was a tough workout, but good for thinking about pacing.

Monday Apr 27, 2009 #

Running 51:30 [1] 6.0 mi (8:35 / mi)

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