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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Aug 3:

activity # timemileskm+m
  ARDF3 3:19:55 11.5(17:23) 18.5(10:48)28c
  Stretching4 40:00
  Running1 32:20 3.5(9:14) 5.63(5:44)
  Strength1 4:00
  Total4 4:36:15 15.0 24.1328c

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Saturday Aug 3 #

ARDF (2m) 1:35:11 [3] *** 8.5 km (11:12 / km)
5c shoes: Brooks Running 20

2m US ARDF Champs at Umstead Park! 1st woman, 3rd overall! This actually went moderately decently aside from one transmitter. I heard transmitter 1 off in the corner of the map furthest from the finish, so I planned to go to that one first, but as I came out of the exclusion zone, 4 was so blastingly loud and 1 was so quiet, that I briefly considered going to 4 first. I decided to head up the nearest hill to get a better bearing, and determined that actually 1 was just kind of low down, so I continued on my way to 1. I got close to 1 on-cycle and then managed to find it off-cycle while I was just jogging along the trail. I headed back to get 4, which I also found off-cycle.

By then I knew that 5 and 2 were over on the other side of the map and that 5 was the next one to take. I thought I was further away from the trail than I was at 4, so I took a fairly stupid route choice to 5, but found it without too much trouble off-cycle. I then proceeded to make a total mess of number 2. I was getting reflections on 2 down in some reentrants, and I was sure that some of the transmitters would be down in a reentrant, so I spent like 4 cycles poking my head down into every reentrant before finally managing to convince myself that I needed to just get out of that area and go find the transmitter somewhere else. Sure enough, once I was out of there, I started getting much stronger signals and found it off-cycle over in another section of the map. Then it was just a long run into the beacon and finish. It would have been nice to have a clean 2m run, but it definitely wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back at home minus some of the foam rolling. I managed to jam my leg, hard, into a stick producing a truly impressive bruise right over my IT band.

Friday Aug 2 #

ARDF (80m Sprint) 28:27 [3] *** 3.5 km (8:08 / km)
10c shoes: Brooks Running 20

US ARDF Sprint Champs at Bond Park! 1st overall! Oddly (since I normally do pretty terribly at sprints) this was my best event of the weekend! I was feeling WAYYYY better than yesterday, so I'm guessing the issue was at least partially jet lag. My frequency dial got knocked in the impound, and it took me like 30 seconds to realize that I was only hearing the beacon, rather than any of the controls. I had to stop and reset the frequency dial, by which point I'd basically missed the entire first cycle. Luckily, that was only a minute. I knew that if I had a control over to my left, I should take it first since it was away from the beacon, so I headed over in that direction. The transmitter sounded like it was back behind the community center, so I ran over there and noticed a sheet hanging up by the woods. I didn't really think much of it and started running across it, and suddenly a camp counselor was yelling at me that it was a pop-up archery range. I was already part way across it, so I just sped up a bit... Oops! The transmitter was just on the other side, and luckily, my next control was in the woods, so I didn't have to run back across the archery range. Things went fairly smoothly with a bit of trouble seeing the controls (there are no flags - just poles with epunches on top), especially on the one close to the baseball field, since I didn't want to get too close to the fence and mess up my ability to get direction on the transmitters.

I had a decent enough idea of where I was on the map that I was able to mostly use trails and navigated with no issues to the spectator beacon at the end of my first loop. The finish and the spectator control were in the same place, so there were two best orders to the second loop. I went back up in the area that the first loop had been in first. This loop went a bit smoother than the first loop, probably because I'd settled into the sprint feel of things, and was a bit more familiar with the park and the map.

I definitely lost a few cycles out there circling around the transmitters a few times, and could have been a bit smoother, but in general this was one of my best ARDF sprints!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back home.

Thursday Aug 1 #

ARDF (Foxoring) 1:16:17 [3] *** 6.5 km (11:44 / km)
13c shoes: Brooks Running 20

US Foxoring Champs at Eno River State Park! First woman, third overall! Super fun course today! I can't say I was super excited when my alarm went off at 3:30am internal clock time (6:30am east coast time), but I managed to drag my jet lagged body out of bed.

I had a fairly clean run. The course actually required real orienteering, which was nice. The first 7 controls or so went really well. I was orienteering well, and able to hear the transmitters a little ways out from the circle. I'm not sure if it was the jet lag, the heat and humidity, or if I'm finally catching whatever Sam had, but I just never felt like I could ever really push the running pace. I somehow overran the 8th control by about 100m, and popped out to the trail before hearing the transmitter. Things were fine after that, just slow. I had one sort of hesitation issue when I thought I should be hearing the transmitter and then realized that I'd knocked my frequency dial. The rest of the course felt like a bit of a slog, but it's always wonderful to run through such nice, open woods, so it was super enjoyable!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching back at home. My throat's slightly scratchy and I have a terrible headache, so I'm sort of starting to lean towards the getting-whatever-Sam-had hypothesis, but I'm still holding out hope that it's just jet lag + dehydration.

Monday Jul 29 #

Running 32:20 [3] 3.5 mi (9:14 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 21

Running with Presto after lab! I spent all of yesterday working on figures, and didn't make it out for a run, so I figured I'd better get out today. I don't think I'm getting whatever Sam has, but I sure am tired... Running actually felt fine, though. It just seems to be a sleepy-tired, not a muscle-tired thing. Presto was quite happy to be out.

Strength 4:00 [3]

Normal abs minus one set of tuck-ups because my hip was feeling weird, and I'm heading to the ARDF champs this week, so I don't want to aggravate anything.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

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