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Training Log Archive: Gswede

In the 7 days ending Nov 26, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Orienteering6 5:47:20 25.38(13:41) 40.85(8:30) 1480107c166.9
  Running7 5:17:02 34.49(9:12) 55.5(5:43) 480100.7
  Core O'Clock1 30:006.0
  Total10 11:34:22 59.87 96.35 1960107c273.6

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Sunday Nov 26, 2017 #


Got stopped before the final exercise of the Harriman Thanksgiving camp by a park ranger who stated that he was ready to give me two tickets: one for going through a group campground and another for off-trail hiking. Oh and the first ticket apparently would have added pedophilia to my record as the campground is used by kids in the summer.

Welcome back to the US, although I hope it's just that ranger.
10 AM

Orienteering 38:00 [4] *** 5.3 km (7:10 / km) +150m 6:17 / km

One-person relay at Polebrook. We had a solid group of about 8 people starting. It was surprisingly motivating to have those people out there even if they weren't competing with me.

Unfortunately there were no streamers out, but it seemed like everyone got along fine without them. Another great session in the woods.

Running 15:00 [2] 2.5 km (6:00 / km)

3 PM

Orienteering 45:00 [3] **** 7.0 km (6:26 / km) +250m 5:27 / km

I only got to do part of this excellent course set by Luis Nogueira because of the incident I mentioned in the note. It's a shame. I hope these "rules" don't restrict future training in Harriman.

At least I got to navigate to the area and back from the Tiorati parking lot.

Saturday Nov 25, 2017 #

11 AM

Orienteering 57:48 [4] *** 7.0 km (8:15 / km) +250m 7:00 / km

Old map of beautiful terrain. It's held up pretty well. The trails were updated, but around 5 it didn't seem like they were to me. It made sense to everyone else it would seem. So it's my fault there. Legs are really tired from the turkey trot and yesterday's training. That's how it goes.

Running 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Warmup with Marlies and cooldown alone.
3 PM

Orienteering 1:07:35 [4] **** 5.3 km (12:45 / km) +200m 10:44 / km

Interval course set by Richi back in January. Really tough. The terrain from 8 to 11 is full of downed trees and dark green. I had to skip the intervals after that because I was running low on light. Enjoyed the challenge.

Friday Nov 24, 2017 #

8 AM

Running 45:00 [3] 7.0 km (6:26 / km) +150m 5:48 / km

Last run with Violeta and Luis for a while in the Wiss.
3 PM

Running 20:00 [2] 3.0 km (6:40 / km)

Orienteering 45:32 [4] *** 5.8 km (7:51 / km) +220m 6:36 / km

GPS watch died immediately after this course and I haven't been able to revive it yet. So, I had to do course review the old fashioned way.

A really physical course with a lot of fun challenges. Swung too far left on 13 and too far right on 19

Thursday Nov 23, 2017 #

Running 25:00 [2] 5.0 km (5:00 / km)

Running race 27:02 [5] 8.0 km (3:23 / km) +30m 3:19 / km

Turkey trot 8k

4th place overall. It's been a while since I've done a race like this. Even the trail races I've done have been broken up by uphills and downhills. A little boring tbh, but fun to be out there with friends and get to push my limits. I'm still not much of a road runner; I'll stick to the woods. Although, I am fairly fit as this was only 20 seconds off my college PR.

Now it's time for Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Have a great day, estadounidenses!

Wednesday Nov 22, 2017 #

Running 40:00 [2] 7.0 km (5:43 / km)

Pre-race shakeout

Core O'Clock 30:00 [2]

100 pushups, 20 pedestal, 5 minute calf raise, 10 minute plank, 20 pullups

Tuesday Nov 21, 2017 #

Running 2:05:00 [3] 20.0 km (6:15 / km) +300m 5:49 / km

Long slow run in the Wissahickon. Getting back to these will be good.

Monday Nov 20, 2017 #

10 AM

Orienteering 1:33:25 [3] *** 10.44 km (8:57 / km) +410m 7:29 / km

Getting back to the French Creek West map. The vegetation was decent, but not great. 3 and 4 were in very large, very thick patches of thorns.

This terrain is great because of its ambiguity and vegetation (some of its vegetation at least). It means I need to very meticulous when executing my routes. It's easy to get pushed off course and enter in the other dimension of orienteering where nothing seems to fit. It'll be good to get back to this map.

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