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Training Log Archive: dlevine

In the 7 days ending Oct 11, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:29:32 5.7 9.17 2008 /16c50%
  Core Training2 1:18:00
  Walking/Hiking2 26:00 1.75(14:51) 2.82(9:14)
  Cardio2 14:47 3.53 5.68
  Total7 4:28:19 10.98 17.67 2008 /16c50%

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Saturday Oct 11, 2014 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:09:01 [3] *** 3.7 km (18:39 / km) +65m 17:09 / km

NAOC Middle Distance (Course 7b)

Got off to a horrible start by taking the wrong trail from the start triangle. Figured out after about 250-300m and doubled back more than I should have before attacking properly and successfully. This set off a series of errors in the next three legs with me accumulating nine minutes of errors in the first four legs. After a clean #5, I botched #6 very badly (eight minute error) by crossing the stream bed then turning right instead of left and then flailing.

The rest of the race was fine, with small bobbles at 12 (left, but caught myself) and 13 (fine, but had to cross yucky stuff) and a questionable route choice to 15 and 16 (around both times instead of straight).

Not a great run, but I came in 29th out of 59 so achieved my goal of top half!

Thursday Oct 9, 2014 #

7 AM

Cardio (Bike (video)) 3:58 [4] 1.5 mi (2:39 / mi)

Redwood Dash course. Really tried to hammer hoping to actually win the Y record (after three losses totalling seven seconds - plus one by a wider margin - in my last four courses). Top 5% overall; top 10% age class. And, finally took an all-time Y record by seven seconds! P: 299; C: 57

Cardio warm up/down (Bike (video)) 2:30 [1]

Walking/Hiking warm up/down 18:00 intensity: (15:00 @1) + (3:00 @2) 1.25 mi (14:24 / mi)

Meant to do much less, but Annie was walk/running and she made me keep going - even running a bit.

Wednesday Oct 8, 2014 #

6 AM

Core Training (Total Training) 38:00 intensity: (18:00 @2) + (20:00 @4)

Tuesday Oct 7, 2014 #

7 AM

Cardio (Bike (video)) 5:49 [3] 2.03 mi (2:52 / mi)

Campus Loop course. Rode hard, but legs still feeling ever so slightly tired. Top 7% overall; top 15% age group. Missed the top all-time at our Y by four seconds - third time in last four rides that I was less than five seconds off the mark, but it's only posted online so I keep missing. P: 261; C: 55

Cardio warm up/down (Bike (video)) 2:30 [1]

Walking/Hiking warm up/down 8:00 [1] 0.5 mi (16:00 / mi)

Monday Oct 6, 2014 #

6 AM

Core Training 40:00 intensity: (18:00 @2) + (22:00 @4)

Sunday Oct 5, 2014 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 50:31 [3] 3.4 mi (14:51 / mi) +135m 13:14 / mi

US Nationals Middle Course

Made the same error to #1 as yesterday - should have made a beeline for the trail that passed near the control. Misread the description for #2 (read second symbol down which was #1 as the start had a symbol) and was searching for a depression, not a spur. Found it with a small pack, but was confused and let them run away so I ended up credited with a small error at #3 as well. Overshot #4 and had to double back a bit. With no confidence (and recalling big errors in this area many years ago), I was tentative and slow all the way to #5. By now I "knew" that I had errors on four of my five legs (true, although I was counting #1 and not #3, unlike the analysis), I decided just to "go for it" with whatever energy I had and let the chips fall where they might. Picked up the speed to #6, was mostly clean to #7 except for the "over the knees mud" I stepped in and had no other issues except the hill to #10 which was purely physical. I got up it by telling myself it was the last hill (but for one contour at #13). Leaving #11, I was surprised by the uphill - though less so when I saw that the control description was "top of hill"; bobbled #13 a bit and tried to run in. Goal of top half finish was "missed by this much" as I came in 12th of 23. Not a great run, but many others had worse ones.
1 PM

Orienteering 30:00 [1]

Control pickup right in the area where I had so much trouble. Not sure whether I should thank Lindsay or not. Even had to get my own #4 although I did better this time.

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