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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending Oct 9:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running6 2:50:45 18.26(9:21) 29.38(5:49) 474
  Orienteering2 1:25:50 5.92(14:30) 9.53(9:00) 12410c
  Total6 4:16:35 24.18(10:37) 38.91(6:36) 59810c
  [1-5]6 4:14:52

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Sunday Oct 9 #

10 AM

Running 16:32 2.66 km (6:12 / km) +27m 5:54 / km
ahr:145 max:182

Orienteering 49:06 4.65 km (10:33 / km) +60m 9:54 / km
ahr:155 max:175

Saturday Oct 8 #

9 AM

Running warm up/down 20:00 [2] 3.33 km (6:00 / km)
shoes: Montalbano (O-Roc 280)

10 AM

Orienteering race 36:44 *** 4.88 km (7:32 / km) +64m 7:04 / km
ahr:169 max:190 10c shoes: Montalbano (O-Roc 280)


3rd leg on NSK 2. Super fun.

Time to elaborate. The first two legs of 25manna are run solo and the third leg is the first of the 4-at-a-time legs. That means that four of us headed into the exchange zone together to warm up and wait for Gjermund, our 2nd leg runner. It was fun to have a whole group to warm up with, and then once we got going (as our designated map-carrying-sprinter Marte handed us maps) it was fun to have the others around. Marte and I quickly confirmed that we had the same first control (we were expecting 4 different first controls) and that was an additional boost, knowing that we didn't all have to split up right away.

I stuck with a group that moved decently fast for most of the route to 1, leading a bit, and then things got a little slower for me. There were definitely a few times when I was unsure and stopped for a bit to check things out, but I think it was worth. Overall it went pretty well, you can watch it here:


For the most part there were runners everywhere, sometimes going my way, sometimes going slightly not my way, sometimes heading backwards after hitting a wrong forking, and sometimes standing at a control trying to figure out where they were. The one exception to this was near the end of the course, going to 7, where I was confident I was going to my control and everyone else around me disappeared in other directions. Once I got there I think I checked the code three times just to make sure it was mine. Still no one else! It turns out that control had 4 forkings so I guess I just happened upon a big gap in other A runners.

I got to the finish chute feeling like I'd had a decent go and hoping I wasn't too far behind the others (I'd seen Marte and Anne ahead of me at #5). I heard someone coming up behind me on the way over the bridge and tried to stay ahead but really couldn't. She passed me just before the finish punch and I see that it was Marte, who had just sneaked ahead of me. Phew! That's fine. Anne came in just 30s later, so that's some nice timing by team 2, slightly offset by Maiken's rough day, but we still like her.

Each of us sent out a kid for leg 4 and then cheered on both teams for the rest of the day. Our first team ended with a very good (but we can do better) 12th place, and team 2 in 128th. I bit off of my predictions of 1st and 85th but we'll get there.

I would like to take this time to declare that we must build a US 25manna team and complete soon. 2017? Who's in?

Running warm up/down 5:00 [1] 0.71 km (7:00 / km)
shoes: Montalbano (O-Roc 280)

Super slow and easy cool down jogging next to a walking Sam.

Wednesday Oct 5 #

8 AM

Running (road) 37:56 6.54 km (5:48 / km)
ahr:137 max:153 shoes: Ron Swanson (Adidas Supernova

In to work, two cemeteries line.

This morning when I asked Siri what the temperature outside was he responded, in his cute English accent, "Brrrr! It's 1 degree outside." Brrrr indeed. At least it goes along with crisp, sunny days.

Tuesday Oct 4 #

4 PM

Running tempo (road/dirt) 57:59 10.15 km (5:43 / km) +447m 4:41 / km
ahr:161 max:187 shoes: Ron Swanson (Adidas Supernova

Hmph, no map data again.

3x9' tempo bouts on the way home. It's sort of satisfying to do these uphill but also kind of annoying that pace is pretty uninformative.

Monday Oct 3 #

8 AM

Running (road) 33:18 5.98 km (5:34 / km)
ahr:140 max:158 shoes: Ron Swanson (Adidas Supernova

In to work. Strangely I don't seem to have gps data for this run, and AP initially gave me 184m of climb. That would have been very difficult to do starting at ~195m and ending at ~2m.

It seems like Mother Nature flipped a switch when we hit October and it's now cold at night. The brisk temps this morning (3C) combined with the easy pace, downhill, immediately-after-breakfast nature of the run to require a large number of season firsts: tights, buff, gloves, and wool long-sleeve. I was pretty warm by the time I finished but mostly just comfortable. It's nice.

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