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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending Apr 5, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 1:50:53 5.38(20:37) 8.66(12:48)
  Running1 29:49 3.1(9:37) 4.99(5:59)
  Mt. Biking1 25:00
  Total3 2:45:42 8.48 13.65

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Sunday Apr 5, 2009 #

Mt. Biking 25:00 intensity: (13:00 @2) + (12:00 @3)

Putting out water at a few controls today. I used my mountain bike and really raised my heart rate biking up a steep hill with 4 gallons of water in my back pack.

Saturday Apr 4, 2009 #

Orienteering 1:14:32 [3] *** 4.14 mi (18:00 / mi)
shoes: Salomon

I met Valerie this morning at PWF to hang controls for tomorrow's event. It was a beautiful morning, a little crisp and beautiful sunshine. Valerie took the closer in ones because she had a time constraint, and I took the further out ones. I was going to break them in to three groups, mainly because I forgot my backpack and didn't want to carry all of those controls and boxes in a bag that I had with me that goes over your shoulder. In the end, I divided them in to two groups.

Francis had flagged the control sites last weekend, which was very helpful. I had no trouble finding the feature, but it was reassuring to also see the ribbon there.

Orienteering 36:21 [2] *** 1.24 mi (29:19 / mi)
shoes: Salomon

This was the other set of controls, 5 of them. On this loop, I definitely had trouble on one control. I got in to the area, but there were a lot of reentrants and ditches, and everything was covered in greenbriar and downed trees, so it was difficult to stay on a bearing. Finally, I hit an old homestead where the vegetation should have been mapped as a field or, at the very least, rough open. But, nothing. So I ended up bailing out to a dirt road to relocate. It turned out I had stopped one reentrant system short. Argh!

My other mishap on this loop was the fact that I had to cross Quantico Creek after I had hung the last control. We've had a few days of pretty heavy rain, so the creek was very high and very fast. I found some flat, ledgey rocks to use without getting too wet. I started across and everything was fine until I slid on some slimy moss on the rocks and went down backwards, landing hard on the palm of my left hand. There is a goose egg there now, but I don't think I did any major damage. It just hurts...alot.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009 #

Running 29:49 [3] 3.1 mi (9:37 / mi)
shoes: Adidas

A quick run around the Hood just to loosen things up. I wasn't sore after this weekend, but I could feel slightly more fatigue in my legs today, especially on the hills. I need to really concentrate on getting a pattern of training started and not always give in to work. I just need to make time to make it happen. Easier said than done. unfortunately.


On another note, it looks like my relocation papers have all been approved, so I should be in NJ by early summer. That will be a big, big change. I hope I like it there. :-(

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