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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Nov 13, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling3 3:56:00 30.0 48.28
  Orienteering2 3:34:42 19.95(10:46) 32.1(6:41) 870
  In-line Skating1 58:00
  Total6 8:28:42 49.95 80.38 870

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Sunday Nov 13, 2005 #

Orienteering race 2:32:53 [4] 22.2 km (6:53 / km) +645m 6:01 / km
shoes: White Jalas, no studs

US Long Championships Blue - another good race though not quite as clean and I felt the effort of Saturday in my legs from the start. Messed up the second control in particular though the time loss felt like less than a minute. Ate four gels and drank at every opportunity so it didn't feel like I died too badly as the race went on. Though my quads were giving warning signs for the last few kilometers that they might seize up if the race went on much longer. Quite annoying being on the wrong side of a five second margin between third and fourth but I won't beat myself up over it. Though I think I will replace the laces on the shoes I wore - the new Jalas Blacks I wore on Saturday had long enough laces that I was able to double up the knot several times. Since they weren't dry for Sunday, I changed to the studless white Jalas shoes I use for sprints with significant amounts of pavement and the laces weren't long enough to tie more than doubly. I had to retie one shoe or the other a few times during the race.


I enjoyed the terrain and map at Fair Hill - finding controls was generally easy but planning ahead to have easy transitions between the fields and woods on long legs was quite challenging. I hope the vegetation, etc. will be slow to change so DVOA will be able to keep the map tolerably up to date.

Saturday Nov 12, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:01:49 [4] 9.9 km (6:15 / km) +225m 5:36 / km
shoes: Jalas Black FLX 2003 - 1

Fair Hill Day 1 Blue - a good more or less clean race (given the relatively easy navigation, I should hope so). I suspect at least a couple of the other runners were saving themselves for the long championships on Sunday.

Friday Nov 11, 2005 #

Cycling 1:16:00 [3]

Commute in very early then in and out of DC to actually fill in the application form and pay the fee for the background check at my soon to be abode.

Thursday Nov 10, 2005 #

Cycling 1:34:00 [3] 17.0 mi (5:32 / mi)

Commute in against big headwind and home much more easily. Then out to look at a room and back again. Assuming I can pass the landlord's background checks, I'll be living less than half a mile from Rock Creek Park and all its trails come January 1.

Wednesday Nov 9, 2005 #

Cycling 1:06:00 [3] 13.0 mi (5:05 / mi)

Commuting by bicycle once more.

Tuesday Nov 8, 2005 #

In-line Skating 40:00 [2]

Have determined that it was my pump at fault after all. Needed to get another so skated in rather than wimp out with Metro once more. Got slightly overconfident and ended up laying my left hip into the pavement avoiding hitting the side of a car full tilt. A tiny bit of road rash and probably a bruise - I don't think it will be at all serious vis-a-vis this weekend.

In-line Skating 18:00 [2]

From work to Nadim and Peggy's for mapping committee meeting on slightly wet pavement. Just barely got to bike shop en route in time for them to take pity on me and let me buy a pump.

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