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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Sep 4, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running5 2:57:21 15.66 25.21 72338.9
  Orienteering2 2:43:30 10.67(15:19) 17.17(9:31) 62718c454.9
  Hiking1 2:10:53 5.78(22:39) 9.3(14:04) 476214.0
  Total8 7:51:44 32.11 51.68 117518c1007.8
  [1-5]8 7:50:45

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Saturday Sep 4, 2010 #

8 AM

Orienteering race 1:19:24 intensity: (11 @0) + (26 @1) + (4:48 @2) + (55:02 @3) + (18:57 @4) *** 8.43 km (9:25 / km) +346m 7:49 / km
ahr:180 max:187 18c shoes: Assumpta (inov8 X-Talon 212)

Red course at Plutonic Pleasures. Since it is so easy to look ahead in this terrain I focused on practicing going map->terrain as far out as I could - it would be easy to do the opposite here, and I think I think that's what I did on the one real goof I had, heading up one reentrant too soon on a leg.

Physically it wasn't so bad today - just had to move a little more slowly everywhere. Biggest difference is on the steep stuff, the stuff I'd have to walk at any altitude. Here I have to stop and catch my breath a lot, which at least allows for lots of calm map reading.

Good fun. Troy got me by ~2 minutes, Leif was <58. Sat around in the sun for a long time afterward. Not a good idea.
9 AM

Running warm up/down (dirt) 10:00 [1]
shoes: Assumpta (inov8 X-Talon 212)

A very easy warmup along the road. I felt like I could actually run (slowly) when the road was going up, even though it was only doing that ever so slightly. That was encouraging.

Friday Sep 3, 2010 #

8 AM

Orienteering 1:24:06 intensity: (3:26 @1) + (42:16 @2) + (37:36 @3) + (48 @4) 8.74 km (9:37 / km) +281m 8:17 / km
ahr:171 max:184 shoes: Humberto & Georgette (O-Roc 28

Red training course at Telephone Song. Lots of sun, not a lot of air.

Thursday Sep 2, 2010 #

Note

Made it to Laramie smoothly thanks in part to awesome limo service by Brooke and Troy.

Also, all Cambridgians are required to check out Relay Rides.

Wednesday Sep 1, 2010 #

6 AM

Running (road) 43:33 [2] 7.0 km (6:13 / km)
shoes: Needs a name (2140)

In to work, via the 'football pitch' to play soccer, only nobody was there. I guess I'll have to find some other use for my cleats today, since I need to have an excuse for having carried them in. I was actually surprised how much stuff I could squeeze into the 12L pack, though I wouldn't be upset if I carried less home.

Took Columbus to 29th to Swan, which means I avoided much of Swan. Still not a great run, too much pavement to be fun. Temps mid-70s, dp 65, running was a bit of a struggle but at least it was possible. Quad soreness almost gone.
5 PM

Running 41:20 [2] 4.22 mi (9:48 / mi)
shoes: Needs a name (2140)

Back home, much more energetic than in the morning, at least until I hit Golf Links. On the way to work I was annoyed at the wait for the light at Golf Links, but on the way home I savored it. Pack felt even better with less water and no cleats. Temp about 97, dp 52.

Tuesday Aug 31, 2010 #

6 PM

Running (road/dirt) 49:30 intensity: (9 @0) + (5:53 @1) + (41:05 @2) + (2:23 @3) 4.49 mi (11:01 / mi) +16m 10:54 / mi
ahr:161 max:183 shoes: Needs a name (2140)

Ran over to WOG with Melissa to deliver Chia-Chi's water bottle back to her. Arrived just as everyone was finishing the main workout (perfect timing!) and Chia-Chi joined me for part of the run back. Mostly running Melissapace, with a bit of out and back. 2x15s pickups at the end.

My quads are still sore but recovering. I felt pretty peppy, must be because fall seems right around the corner. Felt like a cool evening, about 88 and breezy. Nothing as nice as this weekend, of course, but not brutally hot.

Monday Aug 30, 2010 #

11 AM

Running 32:58 intensity: (19 @0) + (1:29 @1) + (31:05 @2) + (5 @3) 4.18 km (7:53 / km) +56m 7:23 / km
ahr:161 max:175 shoes: Assumpta (inov8 X-Talon 212)

A short run with Melissa just north of the Rim on our way back to Tucson. I stayed with Melissa except for when the woods were too lovely to resist, but didn't stray far. She became annoyed with the trail enough to stop running near the end. I think that really it was probably an annoyance with the altitude, because the trail itself was quite lovely.

Quads were trashed today. Not sure why - it's almost as if the run down the tower steps woke up the soreness hamsters in my quads and they were making up for lost time today.

Also, it rained last night and our new tent kept everything dry. The new tent is awesome, except that it is a bit difficult to play Boggle inside.

Sunday Aug 29, 2010 #

11 AM

Hiking 2:10:53 intensity: (20 @0) + (47:04 @1) + (1:23:29 @2) 9.3 km (14:04 / km) +476m 11:12 / km
ahr:138 max:170 shoes: Luke (inov8 Terroc 308)

Hiked up Escudilla Mountain, the 3rd highest peak in Arizona. Or at least, we thought we had. We hiked to the end of the trail where the fire tower is. Turns out that the actual top (about 36' higher) is a 1/2 mile to the north of the tower, but no one ever goes there because there's no view. I suppose I would have figured this out had I had a map, and our fail is grossly obvious on the terrain view. Our fail is also slightly ironic, since one of the reasons to do this hike is that the 2nd highest peak (Baldy) is not actually baggable by mere mortals/non-Apaches. The win is that this trail offers A+ views that constantly had us remarking about how awesome Arizona is to include such un-Arizona-like terrain.

The trail was a bit more strenuous than the FS literature would have you believe, but still not too rough. We climbed up the steps of the tower and caught a glimpse of the views. Unfortunately, the trapdoor to the top cabin appeared to be locked and the wind was blowing a bit too fiercely for my comfort level, so we quickly headed back down. As soon as we hit the ground both of my quads screamed at me. Every downward step resulted in the same pain, so we stopped to eat lunch and enjoy the scenery. For the trip down my quads just felt a bit sore, but no problems otherwise.

This trail deserves its National Recreation Trail status and I would highly recommend it to anyone who goes to the White Mountains. And everyone should, because they are awesomeness.

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