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Training Log Archive: Lori

In the 7 days ending Feb 15:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 1:42:05 10.3(9:55) 16.58(6:09)
  Orienteering1 1:14:58 6.21(12:04) 10.0(7:30) 20017c
  Stretching4 30:30
  Strength2 10:00
  Total4 3:37:33 16.51 26.58 20017c

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Saturday Feb 15 #

Orienteering 1:14:58 [3] *** 10.0 km (7:30 / km) +200m 6:49 / km
17c shoes: Brooks Running 22

Carquinez 10km Scramble with Sam and Presto! We got to the event a bit later than we'd hoped (although still before the mass start), and there sadly weren't enough maps left. There was a bit of switching things around before we got maps, but one of them had been used by someone that started in the earlier mass start, so the answers were already on the back, so Sam and I just ran together.

We hadn't had any time to plan anything before we started, so when the mass start happened, we frantically looked through the options and just chose a direction to go, heading for the controls in the wetlands area first. Sadly, dogs were not allowed on the trails in the wetlands, so after some poking around looking to see if maybe Presto was allowed on this trail? No. This trail? No. Sam and I split up with me getting the controls in the wetlands and Sam taking Presto around the edge and meeting me after those 3 controls were taken care of. I had a brief moment of worry when I didn't see Sam right away where I expected, but it just turned out the no dogs area was bigger than we'd thought, and I found Sam without too much trouble.

The next several controls were straightforward, if with more climb than I'd expected. We had a bit of trouble on a control where the trails were mapped as going through on the map, but in reality someone had built a fence across the trail, so we ended up having to go around. Then we had a bit of trouble where the trail wasn't exactly as mapped, and the control description was "high point" but the location of the control on the map was in a saddle... We spent too long arguing about where the control was actually supposed to be and, thus, what the answer to the question "How many boulders?" should be. We eventually settled on a answer and headed on.

The rest of the course was fairly uneventful. Apparently there is a Shell Museum (the oil company, not actual shells) in Martinez. Who knew? It is super tiny with a hilariously large parking lot. I'm pretty sure that if the parking lot was full, all the people would not be physically capable of fitting into the museum. Rex gets us to go to the most interesting places :-). Super fun!

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching after lunch.

Thursday Feb 13 #

Running 30:00 [3] 3.1 mi (9:41 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 22

Running with Sam after lab! Everyone was feeling pretty good even though it was a bit later than we'd hoped to be out. Presto was particularly distressed about the lack of dinner before we left :-).

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Wednesday Feb 12 #

Running 33:47 [3] 3.5 mi (9:39 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 22

Running with Presto after lab! Just had time to get out for a quick run this evening because I didn't have to be at orchestra rehearsal until the second half. There was a beautiful sunset over the Golden Gate and it was good to be outside. Presto had a super early vet appointment this morning, which seemed to wipe him out for some unknown reason, since it didn't seem like an especially stressful vet appointment. Maybe they took more blood than I realized for his senior tests?? He was a bit slow on the uphill, but picked it up once we started down.

Strength 5:00 [3]

Normal abs.

Stretching 10:00 [3]

Normal stretching.

Sunday Feb 9 #

Running 38:18 [3] 3.7 mi (10:21 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 22

Running with Presto! I spend the day working on a presentation and decided to get out for a quick run before dark around 4:30pm. I spent the run chatting to my mom on the phone (because multitasking non-work things is the only way to get them in at the moment...), which was a nice way to pass the time. I was hoping to go into Tilden a bit, but when I got to there, there was a huge tree across the trail. It was super windy today and a bunch of branches and things had been down on the way up the hill. I could *probably* have gotten around the tree without contacting any poison oak, but if any trees were down further into the park, that would definitely not be the case. Also, it was still pretty windy and I was worried that trees might not be done coming down, so I just turned around and headed back down the hill.

Stretching 30 [3]

Whoops! Forgot to stretch tonight. This was just a super quick piriformis stretch once I was already in bed because it's possible to do lying down :-).

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