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Training Log Archive: cedarcreek

In the 7 days ending Mar 30, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Course set-check-pick2 1:09:31 9.11(7:38) 14.67(4:44) 496
  Orienteering1 41:33 2.83(14:42) 4.55(9:08) 114
  Total2 1:51:04 11.94(9:18) 19.22(5:47) 610

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Saturday Mar 28, 2015 #

9 AM

Course set-check-pick 49:31 [2] 2.67 km (18:34 / km) +95m 15:46 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross CS

Quick little loop swapping out number 43 and turning on maybe 11 controls for Ben's long courses. Stepping over a couple smallish fallen trees, I placed my foot badly and scraped the bony front of my shin and banged something against my shin about 5cm medial of the bony front, about 15cm below my kneecap where the flat front of the shin touches muscle.

It was painful on Saturday and Sunday, although I was able to do a respectable effort on the Brown (-69) course. Monday morning it was kinda okay, but it hurt at my desk unless I elevated it onto the waste basket.

Tuesday it was a bit more painful, so I bought some compression sleeves. They really helped. I took them off on Tuesday night, and when I put them back on Wednesday, they didn't seem as effective. I've got a bit of redness around the wounds.

I took it easy Wednesday afternoon. I notice it feels better when I walk around (blood flow?).

Two people have asked me why I haven't been to the doctor yet (although Dave Reeder, an EMT, and Susan Bantz, and MD, looked at it at the Pig). Well, it doesn't seem that bad yet. I'll have to check my log for whether I saw a doctor when I got my hemotoma several years ago. That was much, much worse than this.

From my experience last time, I remembered to *not* take aspirin or NSAIDs with an injury like this, because it might increase the amount of swelling.

Friday Mar 27, 2015 #

4 PM

Orienteering race 41:33 [4] 4.55 km (9:08 / km) +114m 8:07 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross CS

Did Red 9 at Morehead University in Morehead, Kentucky, set by Mike Minium. I ran my competitive age class, M45, but was non-competitive since I had seen the map and basemap, but not the courses.

Really fun. Mike found lots of weird little places and across-the-grain legs. I was so slow that nothing really got me, but I had notable hesitations and a few bad routes. Did pretty well reading the map at (my) speed---a few times I hesitated to figure out what was wrong and "got it" right away. Other times---not so much.

Course set-check-pick 20:00 [1] 12.0 km (1:40 / km) +401m 1:26 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross CS

Picking up two repeaters for Valerie. Apparently left my GPS on most or all of the way to Carter Caves. Which is why I was surprised on Sunday morning at the middle start when my 305 had low battery, and I decided not to delay longer to run back and get the 110. Really, really wish I had a GPS track for the middle on Sunday.

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