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Training Log Archive: MJChilds

In the 7 days ending Sep 9, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 2:30:10 3.79 6.1
  Walking3 1:30:00
  Trail running1 37:54
  Total7 4:38:04 3.79 6.1
  [1-5]6 4:08:04

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Monday Sep 9, 2013 #

Walking 30:00 [0]

Walked for several hours around the Mosaicultures exhibit at the Montreal Botanic Garden. Not training at all, so how could I be so fatigued at the end of the day! I could hardly walk! Even so, it was worth all the effort for this awesome experience. Stayed at a great little hotel, Auberge du la Fontaine, overlooking the park by that name. Great little spot, lovely large room, terrific staff, and delicious nutritious breakfast. I highly recommend it. Hope to stay there on my next visit to Montreal.

Sunday Sep 8, 2013 #

Orienteering race 59:04 [4] 3.8 km (15:33 / km)

Brown Course. After straining my metatarsal extensors (strange to roll one's ankle and hurt the top of one's foot), along with some tendons on the outside of my R leg yesterday during the second sprint, I awoke with a little pain and was hesitant to go out today. By the time I went out, there was almost no pain, so I went and had no problems. Had a good race.

I encountered Steve Tarry mid way through and paralleled him for several legs which was fun. He's really, really accurate. While I navigated independently, his presence gave me the confidence to go faster. It was fun running with him in the woods. We parted ways when the Green Course split off from the brown.

Good race for me. Some minor bobbles, but I kept really good contact with the map and moved right along. Was reminded that I can't follow a bearing worth sh-t if the terrain puts any obstacles in my path.

Saturday Sep 7, 2013 #

12 PM

Orienteering race 37:54 [3] 2.3 km (16:29 / km)

Pawtuckaway Tan Course (brown difficulty, white length) chooses because I knew I'd be running 2 legs of the afternoon relay later. Good choice, it turns out. Managed to make some silly mistakes anyway.
2 PM

Orienteering race 24:03 [4]

Sprint Relay leg #4. I managed to do even better on the second leg (for me). The consensus was that it was easier. I was really pooped by the end.
3 PM

Orienteering race 29:09 [4]

Sprint Relay w/ Carl. It was fun to be on a team with him as a couple. So romantic. :) Being on a team is a good lesson in how one's determination to do well (and not let the team down) should or could be used in every race to do one's best. I tried really hard to be accurate and managed to pull it off pretty well. I'm just slow.

Wednesday Sep 4, 2013 #

Walking 25:00 [1]

Walked flat part of Gov Chitt w/ KH and JG. JG is having trouble now with the least bit of exertion. It makes me sad and worried about her, but glad we can still share our outings in a beautiful place getting exercise and fresh air. Good for the soul.

Tuesday Sep 3, 2013 #

Trail running race 37:54 [4]

Catamount Trail Running Series, Blue Course. A storm came through at 4:00 and cooled things down to 68 degrees, but the humidity was probably 90%. I felt pretty good and was running harder than usual. Perhaps I've finally readjusted to the high humidity. After two previous days of hard runs, I was surprised to have the strength I did. Got tired about 3/4 of the way through, but managed to hang in there. Happy about finishing strong.

Looking back, I ran this course in over 50 min back in June ( when I was just getting back to running again after my winter injury), and in early July, did it in 42 min+, so my time of around 38 min shows some real improvement. Yeah!

Walking 35:00 [2]

The usual, with Carl. Except that Carl got bitten by a dog today. A Welsh Corgi. Barely broke the skin on his ankle, but it tore his sock which really made him angry. Carl was pretty angry that the owner, who we know and who had the dog on a leash, just told the dog "bad dog" in a kind and gentle way. That upset Carl who believes, after all of his years of working with animals, that you need to scream at the dog and hit it hard to make an impression that such behavior will not be tolerated. It was very tense for me. The dog has had shots, so Carl will be OK.

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