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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Jan 19, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 2:05:00
  Running3 2:02:46 13.3(9:14) 21.4(5:44) 50
  Orienteering1 1:53:54 7.17(15:53) 11.55(9:52) 420
  Strength/Core1 8:00
  Total5 6:09:40 20.47 32.95 470

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Saturday Jan 19, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:25:54 [3] 7.2 km (11:56 / km) +295m 9:54 / km
shoes: Integrators (orange)

Pretty good run today. Some small goofs + ~2 min parallel error and a sort of silly route choice. First F-21+. (?!) Booyah.


Orienteering race 28:00 [2] 2.7 mi (10:22 / mi) +125m 9:04 / mi
shoes: Integrators (orange)

Not very spritely sprint performance on my part. Major error on 4 (> 2min) and too tired to push it. Smoked by Angelica and Holly (at least).


Thursday Jan 17, 2008 #

Cycling (road) 20:00 [2]

In to work. I'm resisting the tempatation to say that it was a bit chilly for high noon.

Two items of note so far today:

1) I wore contacts all morning!
2) Two separate suspicious packages arrived today from MA. Both contained at least one compass and neither had any additional information. Spooky!

Cycling (road) 25:00 [2]

Ride home. I was pretty tired towards the end of the flight, but as usual I had a lot of energy after afterwards. And then about halfway home I started to feel weak and woozy and really just wanted to lie down on the side of the road and sleep.

A-B this weekend. I've been so busy that I just dong feel like I'm in the right frame of mind for it. Might be that I also have memories of the cold last year... I don't think I'm going to have the last laugh in my tent.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2008 #

Running (road/dirt) 37:15 [2] 4.1 mi (9:05 / mi)
shoes: Gus (Asics 2120)

Morning run on the bike path. I was being so productive this morning that I almost stopped myself from running in order to keep up my momentum and not lose time. But that's just crazy talk! Besides, it was 50 and sunny. Gorgeous! I suppose that's an advantage of working in the evening... at least during the winter.

Cycling (road) 20:00 [2]

In to work.

Cycling (road) 18:00 [2]

Ride home, after a night flight, but at a perfectly reasonable hour (ie, way before midnight). I could totally get used to that.

Tuesday Jan 15, 2008 #

Cycling (road) 22:00 [2]

Ride in. When I woke up the weather thing said 43 degrees. When I was leaving it said 39. WTF? It's supposed to get warmer as the sun comes out.

Whale Rider (1)

Cycling (road) 20:00 [2]

Ride home. Today was a funny day at work.

Strength/Core 8:00 [1]

WOG warmup

Running (dirt) 48:11 5.7 mi (8:27 / mi)
shoes: Gus (Asics 2120)

Had a few minutes to breath before getting to WOG. I was really hungry because I spent the day waiting to fly and never made it out for food. So I stuffed some cheese and dried mango in my mouth and went over to Reid with Seabass. The mango was probably fine, but I don't think large chunks of Harvarti are meant to be eaten before running. I tested the limits - but thankfully did not exceed them - on that one.

Warmup was a lap inside and a stadium lap, then strides. Then we did a tempo-ish run, where each lap (800m) was supposed to be 5 seconds faster than the previous. I ran with Diane, and even though we both knew that I was right about needing to slow down on the first lap, we didn't really do it and ran too fast, which means we got to our sort of goal pace after only 3 laps:

4:05, 4:01, 3:51, 3:50, 3:49, 3:50

Then ran a couple more laps inside for a cool down.

I think this was just fine for the first real workout after a rest. Not very fast (even though the second half felt very hard) but a good starting point for January. Oh yeah, and Seabass just ran on her own around the golf course. Haven't been able to convince her to come back to WOG yet...

Sunday Jan 13, 2008 #

Running (trail) 37:20 3.5 mi (10:40 / mi) +50m 10:13 / mi
shoes: Asics Trail Attack III

Got back to Tucson, TFG. We even got back a few hours early because we had to shut down an engine in NE Arizona and came straight back here rather than drop people off in Vegas ("on the way" my ass). Early enough, in fact, for me to get out to Saguaro East for a run before dark. For a gloriously beautiful, invigorating run.

Only encounter with a dangerous critter was when I spooked a desert mule deer.

There is one very positive aspect to this weekend's trip: it further confirms how much I love being in Tucson, which helps me put up with all the things that I don't much like. It's not that Valdosta seems like a bad place, it's just that it doesn't seem like the kind of place that could make me happy despite work.

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