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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 7 days ending May 23:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Mapping1 3:30:00
  Running2 1:41:50 8.79(11:35) 14.14(7:12) 389357.5
  Playing ball3 40:0040.0
  Strength/Core2 25:0025.0
  Total8 6:16:50 8.79 14.14 389422.5
  [1-5]7 2:46:40

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Sunday May 23 #

7 AM

Running (trail) 1:10:56 intensity: (10 @0) + (10 @1) + (2:38 @2) + (32:20 @3) + (35:38 @4) 8.99 km (7:54 / km) +377m 6:31 / km
ahr:161 max:177 shoes: Altra Timp 3

Delightfully cool morning for May (it got down to the mid-50s last night) so I did not suffer by delaying my departure for Sabino Canyon. Went up Phoneline just past the naked rock and then back via Phoneline Link and Creek Trails. Pretty sure that's the first time I've done a route like that. I liked the running at creek level, even though the creek is dry right now (sad face), but it does mean squishing the well-earned descent into a quick set of switchbacks instead of enjoying the longer trip along Phoneline.

Been really tired lately, struggling in the mornings, which is pretty unusual for me. Probably fell asleep not much later than 9:30 last night but still felt like I needed a lot more sleep when my alarm went off at 6. Not really fun. I think maybe another case where I don't realize I'm stressing out but it's having an effect.

Got tickets for the whole family to go to Masters Nationals in MN in October. Who else is going?

Saturday May 22 #

9 AM

Playing ball (coaching) 5:00 [1]

Tee ball game. I had been planning to do GPHXO's 6-hour adventure race up near Payson today but there's too much happening and I haven't been able to train enough to make that a smart move.

Only four kids again today. They each got to bat twice each inning so that the opposing team got 8 hits to field. We just spread the four kids around the infield though I think in the future with only four I'd have one play back near second to cover all the "outfield" balls, two close-up middle infielders, and keep the first baseperson. They paid better attention today, I guess, but some of the kids regressed a little on their hitting.

I only have to do this one more time!

Friday May 21 #

8 AM

Mapping 3:30:00 [0]

Took the day off to work on a new sprint map at Ft Lowell Park. I lucked out with a rare cloudy morning that made an 8am-12am session workable rather than having to do 5am-9am or something. I mean, earlier would have been better but this was survivable. Also had a few moments of sprinkles that forced me under shelter since I was working on paper. Rain! In May! But very, very little of it at desert level, unfortunately.

I think this will be a fun little area for sprints since there's some variety for a city park. In fact, I'm getting a bit of amusement out of the natural desert vegetation area because I can't decide what color to use.

Thursday May 20 #

6 PM

Running (road) 30:54 intensity: (9 @1) + (2:12 @2) + (6:13 @3) + (22:20 @4) 5.15 km (6:00 / km) +11m 5:56 / km
ahr:164 max:177 shoes: New Balance 880v10

Party WOG without the run to/from because I was running late. The ratio of social time to running time is greatly increased if I drive and then just hang out afterwards instead of breaking off to run home.

The workout was a tempo run, easiest level 9min out and then back. I am not going to run that hard but this was one I could at least run along with. I ran with Joan, whose leg was bothering her, and I think we both appreciated the company. Also I learned that her husband shoes horses (she didn’t use the word farrier but I don’t know why it wouldn’t apply). It makes sense that there are people in the world who do that for a living but I’m just so far removed from the world of horses that I would never have named it as a profession. Anyway, it sounds like a full contact job and would not be for me.

Getting a bit of sustained enthusiasm for orienteering from a bunch of WOGgers. Next Thursday is the end of season pot luck and I’m going to set some short sprint courses with epunch. Maybe I can get more fall events on the schedule before then so that the website doesn’t seem so empty if anyone checks it out afterwards!

Wednesday May 19 #

Playing ball (coaching) 5:00 [1]

Tee ball game. We played one of the teams from the part of town that must be really serious about baseball, at their home field. It's actually pretty cool, it seems like it's not just parents who are there watching (or one parent, as is often the case for us) but grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and probably second cousins thrice removed. They have someone DJing from a phone or something, with a pretty loud speaker. Before each kid gets up to swing they play a clip of an announcer saying, "Now batting, number 8, Lukas!" and then each kid had their own walk up song! They definitely make it fun for the players.

We only had five today, and most of the time only four were playing because one didn't feel well. That meant for a pretty fast game but it also meant more action for each kid in the field. They seemed to have a good time but it's a bit of a mystery to me why they are still confused about the one play we want them to make: throw the ball to first. Maybe by the end of the season they'll have it figured out.

Tuesday May 18 #

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

Monday May 17 #

5 PM

Playing ball (coaching) 30:00 [1]

Last tee-ball practice. Or at least that’s what I decided this would be a while back because the games schedule gets funky over the next two weeks without a game on Memorial Day weekend. Beats me why they can’t just have fewer games instead of cramming in more weekday games. These kids are six.

This was the first time I came to practice without a lesson plan. For one thing, I have a feel for what we can do now and what they enjoy. For another, I was too pressed for time.

Lukas started practice by having the kids each take a ball and tossing it up and catching it. They all did what he said so maybe his dream of being a coach is closer than I think. He always want to be coach, even this morning in the backyard kicking the ball around.

Then we did a follow-the-leader game around the bases, followed by throwing practice against the fence, then fielding grounders with a parent at first base to catch them, and then a mini-scrimmage batting practice session, three balls per kid. Finished with tag because that’s really the reason they come.
9 PM

Strength/Core (PT) 10:00 [1]

Not much enthusiasm for this right now. Three months ago I went through a very stressful period at work related to a downside of startup life. This week it is a stressful period at work related to a potential upside of startup life. I think of myself as someone who enjoys all the changes and excitement but in reality I don’t think I handle the stress as well as I think I do. Maybe there’s a reason I am the oldest person at my company.

Anyway, I find it hard to do something slow that feels unproductive when my mind is on high alert like this.

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