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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Oct 4, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering2 1:42:24 6.17(16:35) 9.94(10:18) 22030c260.1
  Running4 1:03:30 6.45(9:51) 10.38(6:07) 102148.9
  Total4 2:45:54 12.62(13:08) 20.32(8:10) 32230c409.0
  [1-5]4 2:45:29

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Sunday Oct 4, 2015 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 9:39 intensity: (15 @0) + (1:16 @1) + (1:03 @2) + (5:32 @3) + (1:14 @4) + (19 @5) 1.52 km (6:22 / km) +52m 5:26 / km
ahr:161 max:185 shoes: Nina (O-Roc 280)

When I pulled into the parking lot today my first thought was that my best next course of action would be to immediately pull back out of the parking lot and drive back to Altamont. I just really couldn't imagine going out and running 90+ minutes. I was too exhausted and had too much wedding planning on my mind. Luckily I decided that it was okay to run a shorter course, because orienteering is fun and I should do fun things, and finishing a shorter course would be more fun than no course or DNFing a long course.

Orienteering 45:49 intensity: (34 @1) + (9:11 @2) + (18:43 @3) + (14:56 @4) + (2:25 @5) *** 4.94 km (9:17 / km) +45m 8:53 / km
ahr:170 max:186 18c shoes: Nina (O-Roc 280)

Brown at O in the Pines

After I recovered from seriously overrunning the (should-have-been) trivial first control I had a good time. Discipline improved throughout the course and I enjoyed the contrast from yesterday, flatter terrain with lots more low-vis areas. Far less rocky but some areas were pretty junky on the ground. The combination of the two sides of the road makes for a good test of many different orienteering skills.

Saturday Oct 3, 2015 #

11 AM

Running warm up/down 10:00 [2] 1.67 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Nina (O-Roc 280)

Orienteering 56:35 [2] *** 5.0 km (11:19 / km) +175m 9:38 / km
12c shoes: Nina (O-Roc 280)

Red at O in the Pines.

Had a little trouble getting into the map for the first few controls. My nose was bleeding and I kept thinking, "why do I ever think this is a good idea?" (orienteering so soon after trans-Atlantic travel) but I snapped out of it and got the hang of the map. I think I could have done without all the indistinct trails cluttering it up but I was mostly making sense of it. I wasn't super disciplined in my orienteering and the result of that was taking wide hooks into each control. At least I was finding them.

Then, on the approach to 9, I got lost. I can't figure out what I was seeing, even after I found the control I couldn't tell where I'd been. Probably a nice 5 minutes lost there. Finished stronger.

I liked the terrain. From the sounds of it I am in the minority. The visibility was good, and though the ground was rocky at least there wasn't anything growing on top of it and obscuring the view, making it quite manageable. Nice day in the woods, though I did not perform much better than survival.

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 #

8 AM

Running (road) 10:30 [1] 1.6 km (6:34 / km)
shoes: Anser (Road-X 238)

First day of funemployment. Ran to the Rimi to return some bottles and buy grapes in various stages of aging. Beautiful crisp fall morning. IFL fall.

Traveling to 'murka today with the little dude. Wish us a peaceful and poop-contained journey!

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 #

6 PM

Running intervals (dirt) 33:21 intensity: (10 @0) + (10 @1) + (15:14 @2) + (10:28 @3) + (6:43 @4) + (36 @5) 5.6 km (5:57 / km) +50m 5:42 / km
ahr:166 max:182 shoes: Kendrick (Saucony Jazz)

Throat doesn't hurt any more!

Ran 5 min warmup, then 10x(1'H+1'E) and then easy the rest of the way back home. Quick and dirty.

Tomorrow's my last day of work at met . no and then it's off to the US for some vacation.

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