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Training Log Archive: MJChilds

In the 7 days ending Mar 27, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hiking2 3:00:00
  Running1 35:00
  Orienteering1 25:18 1.18(21:26) 1.9(13:19)
  Total4 4:00:18 1.18 1.9

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Friday Mar 27, 2015 #

Orienteering race (Sprint, Campus) 25:18 [4] 1.9 km (13:19 / km)

Worst sprint race ever. Great course, tricky course setting (which I liked), but I tried to run, was too tired from being out of shape, and went brain dead in the middle and could not properly read the map. Ran right by #6, went to #7 thinking it was #6, began to run to #8 and could not make sense of the buildings when I realized my mistake. Retook 6 and 7, then started right to #8 but changed my mind and went left, went two building too far to the west (sort of reading the map but not really), ran north to the road, (a road?), really screwed up now, then relocated and took a super stupid route the rest of the way to #8.

Nine and #10 were easy, but I ran the line to #11, instead of using the CAR technique and was nearly in view of the control when I realized that it was a trap and I could not get to the control without going 150 m out of the way. Drat! I redeemed myself on #12 when I first took a chance on being able to get through at the right end of the wall (between it and the dark green strip--there were stairs in between) and then saw the potential trap at #12 so I looked at the clue and saw, voila!, it was on the upper level. So I headed over there on the catwalk and right around the building at the correct level. Score one for me. The rest were just a slog, being slow and in the worst shape ever.

Glad my foot held out. Will tape it again tomorrow. It also didn't help that this was the first time to be on an O map this season. Most important--I had fun!

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 #

Running 35:00 [3]

"Ran" on Rec Path to Old Stage Rd. and back. Continuous running for 18 min, more than I've done, then a mix of walk and jog home. Slight twinge in right arch, slight discomfort in left shin.

Much soreness later in the evening in right foot. Worried about plantar fascitis.

Sunday Mar 22, 2015 #

Hiking 1:00:00 [2]

Hiked peninsula trail at Lake Placid in Adirondacks. Mostly level. Jogged a little to keep warm with temp of 3 degrees F and wind chill of -13 which was brutal near the lake. Slight discomfort in right foot, but doable.

Saturday Mar 21, 2015 #

Hiking 2:00:00 [3]

Hiked up to Ausable Lake (Lower) on the woods road w TB and her sister, Blythe, then took trail up to Indian Head lookout. About 4 miles on road, 1 mile on very steep trail using mini spikes. Great views at the top. Beautiful trail. Brought plastic sleds and sledded about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way down which was a blast! Good workout on my inner thighs using my feet to brake.

Slight soreness in right arch on trail section. Some cramping in the evening.

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