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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending May 16:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Mapping1 3:00:00
  Running2 1:38:47 9.7(10:11) 15.61(6:20) 244328.0
  Orienteering1 1:16:08 2.58(29:28) 4.16(18:18) 5390.2
  Strength/Core3 45:0045.0
  Playing ball2 35:0095.0
  Total9 7:14:55 12.29 19.77 297558.2
  [1-5]8 4:01:55

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Sunday May 16 #

5 AM

Orienteering 1:16:08 intensity: (12:15 @0) + (44:41 @1) + (12:25 @2) + (6:28 @3) + (19 @4) 4.16 km (18:18 / km) +53m 17:13 / km
ahr:115 max:168 shoes: Brock (Terraultra G 260)

Setting out controls for the Early-O at Greasewood Park. Normally I like to put out most of the controls the day before but I was a bit worried about leaving stuff out (especially our brand new BSF-9 units) at this park overnight. The problem with leaving it all for the morning is that first starts were 6:30am. That doesn't leave me that much daylight, and the family logistics were a bit tough with only one car. Jeff Brucker came to the rescue, picking me up at 4:45 and putting out the northern half of the controls. We were done at about 6:15, calmly ready for the first arrivals.

Saw 1 coyote, 1 bobcat (!), 1 jackrabbit, and innumerable bunnies and quails. The saguaros are blooming. Amazing that they do that even with how ridiculously extra dry it's been.

We had two offerings today, a score-o and a dogbones score-o using the same controls. Neither were particularly difficult but the dogbones offered something a little different for people looking for a bit more challenge. Livelox

White forest desert at sunrise:


White forest desert with a control in the distance. Do you see it?

Saturday May 15 #

8 AM

Running (road) 53:09 intensity: (34 @0) + (1:13 @1) + (3:50 @2) + (13:44 @3) + (32:51 @4) + (57 @5) 8.86 km (6:00 / km) +231m 5:18 / km
ahr:162 max:181 shoes: New Balance 880v10

This was supposed to be a quick check-in with the physical therapist but since I have sort of stagnated he wanted me to run more and try some different exercises out. I ended up doing that five times, with four laps (a bit more than a mile) for each. The conclusion is that I just need to load the tendons more to strengthen them, so I'm going to do another exercise and am supposed to just run more and longer.

Got pretty warm for parking lot loops. Had to send Lukas and Melissa off to tee-ball without me so I missed the game. The break was probably good for me!

Friday May 14 #

6 AM

Mapping 3:00:00 [0]

Greasewood park map updates before work. Unfortunately this was not enough time to get all the trails added/deleted/moved on the southern side of the map, but that's partially because I spent too much time distracted by checking out things I didn't *really* need to be checking out.

Wednesday May 12 #

Note

Exclusive footage of Lukas at bat during the game on Saturday.

It's probably good you can't hear everything I say to him because I imagine I sounded somewhat frustrated that he had conveniently "forgotten" every single thing about how to hit (including: stand on my marks in the dirt, right hand on top, bat on right side, swing through ball). Pretty sure this is a strategy for getting more attention from the coach. I guess it works!
5 PM

Playing ball (coaching) 5:00 [1]

Tee ball game. Three players couldn't make it today so we only had five. This would normally be an advantage because that's fewer cats to herd but in this case the the three who were missing are never a problem so the remaining ratio of difficult:engaged was a 2:3.

Definitely the most frustrating game. These two kids are pretty unfocused and they are now friends and they just like to run around the field chasing each other. Their parents are always yelling at them (with little effect) so in the past I've tried the opposite approach (soft voice and kind words) with only slightly more success. Today nothing worked. I had to repeatedly physically move one of them farther back from the plate because he wanted to stand very close in order to be first to field a ball and it was legit dangerous.

At one point early on I told them that this was tee-ball time and that we'd play tag *after* the game. But by the end of the game I was just tired and frustrated so when one of them asked if we were playing tag I answered that I was tired out from them not listening to me and too tired to play tag. I feel bad that I didn't end the evening on a positive note. It's clear that the kids enjoy practice a lot more than the games, and I think they get a lot more out of the practices than the games. So I get it when they act up at the games, they really aren't as much fun when you just don't have the skills or know the rules.

Also, I would give a lot to be able to fire Sam's teacher look at them.
9 PM

Strength/Core (PT) 15:00 [1]

Tuesday May 11 #

5 PM

Running (road) 45:38 intensity: (11 @0) + (2:46 @1) + (7:17 @2) + (17:11 @3) + (18:13 @4) 6.75 km (6:45 / km) +13m 6:42 / km
ahr:155 max:177 shoes: New Balance 880v10

To WOG, a little running in parallel to everyone else doing 400s, and then over to the tennis center.

I've been feeling a mild abdominal ache more often in the past week. Running didn't feel particularly bad but it wasn't much bette—adductor still starts to get tight after 2 miles or so. I haven't been as diligent about my PT exercises so I'm hoping the fix and path to continued improvement is just to get better at it again.
9 PM

Strength/Core (PT) 15:00 [1]

Monday May 10 #

5 PM

Playing ball (coaching) 30:00 [3]

Tee ball practice. I figured out how to get everything I needed for practice—including Lukas—into and onto the boxbike which is kind of neat.

When there were only three kids at 5:35 there was some speculation from the parents present that perhaps Mexican Mother's Day was the culprit. Two more kids showed up and we may never know what's up with the others.

I slept very poorly last night, probably only getting four hours, so I didn't have a lot of energy today. But we practiced all the basics and they had lots of fun. Some of them are getting pretty good at being able to throw a ball to a destination, at times even on the fly. We ended with their favorite thing, kids vs. me tag, kids are it. Somehow they always win.
10 PM

Strength/Core (PT) 15:00 [1]

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