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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending Jun 7, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling6 6:30:00
  Deep Water Running2 2:03:00
  Swimming3 2:03:00
  Orienteering1 44:53 4.23(10:37) 6.8(6:36)
  Core exercises2 20:00
  Total7 11:40:53 4.23 6.8

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Sunday Jun 7, 2009 #

Orienteering race 44:53 [4] 6.8 km (6:36 / km)

QOC Beer chase - first, just over a minute ahead of Eddie, who was just over a minute ahead of Peter Bjorgul. People were pretty bunched together through 5 controls on the first loop, though I might have got away on the leg from 3 to 4 if I hadn't messed up 4 and let the pack catch back up. From 5, Eddie and I exited together to start the long leg but he then took a line somewhat more to the right and apparently drifted even more to the right than he'd intended. He said he could see me punching control 6 as he was climbing up towards it. Peter was also in view as I exited that control. After that, I saw no one other than Eddie approaching the third last control of the last loop, since my route choice to the next control made that a big dogleg. Warm but nowhere near as oppressively so as the last time we held the Chase at McKeldin.

Saturday Jun 6, 2009 #


Invasive plant removal at Greenbelt (part of their National Trails Day event - Spent the time uprooting "bindweed" aka "mile-a-minute weed" (proper name unknown to me). Passed through Calvert Road Park on the way to the Metro and saw the same plant running rampant over fifty meters or so of forest border.

Cycling 1:30:00 [3]

Cycling so far today between home, Metro stations and Greenbelt Park. Then to Silver Spring by way of a Safeway and both TPSS locations. Saw Soylent Green at the AFI then home.

Friday Jun 5, 2009 #

Cycling 1:20:00 [3]

Rainy bike ride to work. Had planned on going to the pool for a long DWR session but my body vetoed that by sleeping through both the alarms I had set.

Granted conditions were not identical to my midday ride to work on Wednesday but the perceived effort level was only slightly less. I'm continually surprised at how much difference waiting a few hours after waking makes in how fast I do this ride. Is this purely a function of not having had time to digest my breakfast (if any - sometimes I don't eat, at least not much, until I get to work) or is there something else at work that would have implications for preparing for early morning races?

Cycling to the Freer Gallery to see Battleship Potemkin and home afterwards was pretty dry.

Core exercises 10:00 [4]

Thursday Jun 4, 2009 #

Cycling 1:08:00 [3]

Cycling to work by way of the aquatic center. Home by way of PCRM and the Cleveland Park Library.

Deep Water Running 15:00 [5]

4 x not quite 4 min intervals

Swimming 8:00 [1]

Swimming rests between intervals.

Wednesday Jun 3, 2009 #

Cycling 26:00 [4]

Time somewhat approximate since my stopwatch managed to stop itself briefly but I'm not sure how briefly. I heard a beep but then looked down to see it saying I was only just over two and a half minutes out of my front door, which seemed implausibly low if it had only just stopped itself.

Cycling 32:00 [3]

Home by way of the aquatic center.

Swimming 12:00 [2]

An intended long workout cut short by DCPRs policy of closing indoor swimming pools during thunderstorms and for 30 minutes after the last observed lightning.

Core exercises 10:00 [4]

Tuesday Jun 2, 2009 #

Cycling 1:02:00 [3]

Cycling to work. Home by way of the aquatic center.

Deep Water Running 1:48:00 [2]

More of the avant garde, including John Cage, Aaron Copland almost getting dragged in front of HUAC, etc.

Monday Jun 1, 2009 #

Cycling 32:00 [3]

Cycling home by way of the aquatic center.

Swimming 1:43:00 [2]

Flutterkicking to the end of German music during WWII and into the birth of the postwar avant-garde... just occurred to me to check, "vanguard" is derived from this but apparently it came from Old French a long time ago rather than from more recent use of the French form in cultural contexts.

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