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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Apr 5, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 1:51:57 3.48 5.6 130
  Form exercises2 41:07
  Cycling1 34:00
  Running2 13:44
  Total6 3:20:48 3.48 5.6 130

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Saturday Apr 5, 2008 #


Likely date of next NCAC orienteering event - try to keep the date free so I can help.... okay, OCIN seems to have dealt a death blow to that idea.

Orienteering race 15:07 [5] 2.9 km (5:13 / km) +60m 4:43 / km

US Sprint Champs, part 1, blue - 5th. Good execution of, in retrospect, mostly good route choices but a few less good ones, most notably the one from 6 to 7, though it wasn't my route choice that was at fault since the problem was I failed to notice the pass through in the building between the two of them.

Orienteering race 15:02 [5] 2.7 km (5:34 / km) +70m 4:56 / km

US Sprint Champs, part 2, blue - 3rd, 10 seconds behind Eric. Quite good execution - the most dubious decisions were taking the direct route on the longest leg (reasonable on the map but the map was not only not the territory but bore much less resemblance to the territory in this instance than should have been the case in an A meet let alone a US Championship and I wasn't looking far enough ahead in the terrain, as feet was, to see the problem before I was committed) and going left of the line through two patches of medium green to the go control (didn't notice the gap through the thick stuff slightly right of the line on the map and thought the green was light until I got close to it - medium and light were clearly distinguishable when adjacent but seemed and continue to seem closer in colour to me than usual).

Friday Apr 4, 2008 #

Orienteering race 39:05 [4]

Flying Pig WRE - 9th, good race except for a slightly more than two minute error crossing the field from 18 towards 19 (my best explanation, based on the recollection of others, is that I mistook what were mapped as white woods in the field for individual trees further west and consequently 'corrected' my direction too far to the left - not that that explains why I took so long to check my compass and realise I was searching the woods on the wrong side of the field) that dropped me 5 positions in the standings.

Thursday Apr 3, 2008 #

Running 7:28 [1]


Form exercises 19:38 [4]

Silly walks and 7x100m strides. No intervals yet this season but hopefully I've done enough recently for my legs to be ready to run fast as far as neuro-muscular factors go.

Wednesday Apr 2, 2008 #



Cycling 34:00 [3]

Riding home by way of Nadim and Peggy's, where I caught a round trip ride to the QOC BOD meeting.

Tuesday Apr 1, 2008 #


On second and this time more thorough reading of the Gmail opening window after a hurried check of my email this morning, have realised that their new feature of sending messages with timestamps, etc. indicating they were sent earlier than they really were is unlikely to be available tomorrow (or for that matter, today), even given the proviso in the description saying each Gmail user will only get to use the feature 10 times annually.

Running 6:16 [1]


Form exercises 21:29 [4]

Not wanting another day of sloth, silly walks and 7x100m strides before going to my rest.

Sunday Mar 30, 2008 #


No Stars WRE in Ontario so I'll do the Thomass Eliminator instead.

Orienteering 42:43 [4]

Thomass Eliminator Sprints - a fun outing on a beautiful day though running on the snow was pretty brutal - not such hard work as deep soft snow would have been but the uncertainty as to whether each footplant would be solid or not was extreme and really threw one off one's stride. Or rather, prevented one from getting a consistent stride going in the first place. Too excited in the first loop and mispunched on one of the third loop controls along with many others - I guess the preliminary results are letting me get away with it since I'm M35 but I should be DQed based on my Canadian ranking being in the top 10. Sloppy navigation too. Did better in subsequent loops except for losing contact on an easy trail running leg to the penultimate control on the third loop.

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