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Training Log Archive: Wyatt

In the 7 days ending Aug 2, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering4 5:29:44 27.96(11:48) 44.99(7:20) 1386
  Running3 1:45:24 11.74(8:58) 18.9(5:35) 170
  Total7 7:15:08 39.7(10:58) 63.89(6:49) 1556

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Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 #

Orienteering race 16:22 intensity: (8:11 @3) + (8:11 @4) 3.2 km (5:07 / km) +100m 4:25 / km
shoes: O-Inov8 Mudclaw 330

The daily Sprint. Choice A. Not quite full race pace, but not jogging either. L-achilles still annoying, but as it's not worsening, I imagine it'll get better at some point here.

Apparently got beat by the Child's - easy to know that thanks to fast Splits posting (thanks ROC!). Even digging to find 40 seconds of possibly avoidable technical mistakes still puts me slower than Ethan ran & navigated.

I wonder - where were the Child's at the US Team Trials? And could one of them be an early beneficiary of the slightly easier "specialist" exception, now becoming part of the rules tor Team Trials 2012. (Slightly = slightly: must win one of the SML Champs or Trials Event days, to be considered for a possible Exception to the normal scoring list. But conceivably useful for someone who's fastest in the US at Sprint's, even if they aren't in top 4-5 on typical Middle/Long Champs yet...)

Orienteering intervals 3:04 [4] 0.5 km (6:08 / km) +4m 5:54 / km
shoes: O-Inov8 Mudclaw 330

2x the super string-O' sprint. almost 30 controls, effectively epunch skills testing. Run before my normal Sprint was faster - surprisingly, as I thought I'd be warmed up better after. Though b4 I was smoother at epunching which was a huge portion of the time on this course.

Orienteering 16:00 intensity: (8:00 @1) + (8:00 @2) 2.5 km (6:24 / km) +80m 5:31 / km
shoes: O-Inov8 Mudclaw 330

Memory O' - was supposed to be w/partner every other leg, but late arrival coordination turned it into a single person affair. Aimed to memorize 7 controls. Carried map w/me and had to look at it once, when my simplified memory of one control didn't include a steep enough climb up a side hill and I ended up 1 spur off.

Continuation of an excellent set of 'training camp' afternoons by ROC after AM convention stuff.

Monday Aug 1, 2011 #

Orienteering 38:13 intensity: (22:07 @1) + (16:06 @2) 4.44 km (8:36 / km) +130m 7:30 / km
shoes: O-Inov8 Mudclaw 330

1st day of a well put together training week by ROC. Oh, and there's a convention too in the AM (Youth Camp of which is why I'm even here...)

Orienteering 45:00 intensity: (40:00 @1) + (5:00 @2) 6.5 km (6:55 / km) +120m 6:20 / km
shoes: O-Inov8 Mudclaw 330

Dusk to Dark Night Score O, Shadowing AJ & Thomas Laria, with a little advice, especially as we neared the end, and arriving late became a serious risk.

Sunday Jul 31, 2011 #

Orienteering race 1:23:00 intensity: (52 @1) + (29:51 @2) + (48:29 @3) + (3:48 @4) 11.06 km (7:30 / km) +324m 6:33 / km
shoes: O-Icebug Sisu 10.5

After a long race yesterday, and no food after that, until 2 packets of oatmeal on a still unsettled stomach at breakfast, I knew I'd have trouble with speed. That, and the L-achilles was still pretty sore.

So plan was for a really clean smooth jog through the forest, to see if that might be enough to hang on for 3rd, if I could somehow go 13.4k in this tough forest.

The L-achilles did slowly warm up to less painful, but even with never running aggressively - barely more than a bug-swarm fleeing jog - I ran out of gas steeply around 75-85 minutes in. With 4+km of forest to go, and heavy nausea from plenty of water but too little salt (I think now), I decided a walk-jog back around on the roads was more prudent, so other competitors and medical crews would have easier access to me, should I drop completely. That never quite happened, and with 2 Excedrin before + 2 After, plus food after (naused seemed better after a GU in the car and some dry cereal snacking), I recovered okay. Should've taken more salt, as the pickling brine I drank about 4pm that afternoon was utterly delicious, and the beginning of a recover that moved from barely tolerating food, to a good appetite later.

From what I recall (though amazingly the Splits still aren't posted anywhere I could find, 2.4 days later), my total time when I bailed wasn't ridculously bad, thanks to reasonably clean navigation.

Good news is the L-achilles appears to be recovering, and while less important for a single race (as the major effect is after), hopefully France will be cooler.

Orienteering 19:27 intensity: (18:00 @1) + (1:27 @2) 2.13 km (9:08 / km) +46m 8:14 / km
shoes: O-Icebug Sisu 10.5

The survive-the-nausea walk/jog back along major roads, only L1+ portion.

On a side note, the bugs were awful today on the first half. Turning around to look I could see a swarm for 30+ flies following me, despite the DEET. When I finally got near other competitors however, they swarm dispersed. I wonder if I really did slowly assemble a huge following, that only dispersed in the presence of other warm bodied insects?

And finally, these shoes suck for me, as to heel blisters. Even taping over the heel both days this weekend didn't prevent some non-trivial wreckage - and I wasn't even moving full speed! When laced really tight (incl. extra loops to keep the large toe boxes tight when wet, they are great for racing grip, but the heels...

Saturday Jul 30, 2011 #

Orienteering race 1:48:38 intensity: (27 @1) + (18:15 @2) + (1:15:48 @3) + (14:08 @4) 14.66 km (7:25 / km) +582m 6:11 / km
shoes: O-Icebug Sisu 10.5

A lot sloppier than an average DVOA event, and a L-achilles pull on some under-fern deadfall at the 1km point made for a far sub-par performance physically, and not super satisfying technically.

Still, the competition was quite thin, and my navigation avoided major blunders, which resulted in a 3rd on the day.

Bugs sucked (and much worse so on Sunday) despite a reasonably heavy spray coat of DEET.

Later, the heat of the day, and/or my over-water under-salt re-hydration, (and failure to take pre-race Excedrin on this warm, humid, long race) contributed to a Migraine that had me nauseated strongly for about 12 hours, w/residual effects for 36 hours...

New York summer orienteering is rather risky in the heat/bug regard...

Friday Jul 29, 2011 #

Running 24:45 [2] 4.25 km (5:49 / km) +84m 5:18 / km
shoes: R-NB 461 Black


Thursday Jul 28, 2011 #

Running 28:40 [2] 5.1 km (5:37 / km) +86m 5:11 / km
shoes: R-NB 461 Black

Running 1:21 [1] 0.17 km (7:56 / km)

Socks on grass

Wednesday Jul 27, 2011 #

Running intervals 50:38 intensity: (21:02 @1) + (16:43 @2) + (10:48 @3) + (2:05 @4) 9.38 km (5:24 / km)
shoes: R-NB 461 Black

Intervals. Took it easy given US Champs coming up
600's, 200 rest:
2:42, 2:36, 2:23, 2:26, 2:25, 2:22, 2:23?, 2:24
200's 200 rest
43, 40

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