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Training Log Archive: anniemac

In the 7 days ending Oct 20, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 4:58:02 10.04(29:41) 16.16(18:27) 267
  Core and Stretching3 45:00
  Jog1 31:43 3.03(10:28) 4.88(6:30) 27
  Gym-Strength Training1 30:00
  Gym-Cardio1 30:00 2.46(12:12) 3.96(7:35)
  Walk1 15:00
  Total6 7:29:45 15.53 25.0 294
averages - weight:114lbs

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Saturday Oct 20, 2012 #

Orienteering race 1:55:19 [4] 6.4 km (18:01 / km)
shoes: Salomon XT Wings 3

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU POPS. (sorry it wasn't better...)

Long - Egypt Mills - Orange

it's amazing how when you go slow, you see so much more. today i just concentrated on contact with the map, and i knew where i was pretty much all the time. my big mistake was a poor route choice from 4 to 5, after my run in with the hunter. (apparently, 700 orienteers should all be wearing orange so he can go kill things in the woods.)

i was low on energy, and my legs and butt were hurting, but navigation was fairly good. i just went slow and tried not to make mistakes. i think i'm getting better at reading subtle features, like contours. but -- i want to be so much better at this. only place to go is up.

the really good news is that my dad is getting out of the hospital sometime this weekend! :)

Core and Stretching 15:00 [3]


Friday Oct 19, 2012 #

11 AM

Orienteering race 1:30:46 [4] 3.25 mi (27:56 / mi) +150m 24:26 / mi
shoes: Salomon XT Wings 3

Middle - Adams Creek - Brain was left in the Arena!

Hard to really process everything that's been going on in the last few days, but as far as orienteering first A meet...let's just say I finished and I was not last. Made some big fat mistakes on 3 controls - like doing a 180 (oh, my first one!) and in general, not going slow enough to be technically correct. It was a little disorganized. Also i read some contours backwards. oh my! I would say this was the hardest course I have ever done given my lack of sleep and mental fuzziness. BUT I had a great time, and the day was really really fun. There is always tomorrow. :)

More thoughts later -

Thursday Oct 18, 2012 #

1 PM

Orienteering 1:31:57 [3] 2.81 mi (32:40 / mi) +117m 28:56 / mi
shoes: Salomon XA Comp 5 GTX

Model Event training. This was very helpful for just getting me back in the mindset for orienteering but I have to say, my brain has left the building. I lost my cell phone and had an international team of orienteers helping me find it (I insisted they go back to their training, that I would find it eventually, but they insisted back...) Eventually we found it and I called it quits on the Pickerel Pond map. Went to 9/15 controls. Beautiful woods!!!

Core and Stretching 15:00 [1]

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012 #


left hip is really sore...from the elliptical machine?? that's just stupid.
6 PM

Jog 31:43 [4] 3.03 mi (10:28 / mi) +27m 10:11 / mi
shoes: nike lunarglide +3 minty

i haven't orienteered in weeks now. i feel so unprepared for competing at NAOC, my head is in a thousand other places. i guess i will just show up and have fun.

Core and Stretching 15:00 [3]

Monday Oct 15, 2012 #

Gym-Cardio 30:00 [3] 2.46 mi (12:12 / mi)
shoes: nike lunarglide +3

Distraction training-elliptical- Then to hospital

Gym-Strength Training 30:00 [3]

Sunday Oct 14, 2012 #

Walk 15:00 [2]

Walking my Dad around the halls of the hospital, where he has been since Thursday night. He told me to log this- apparently he gets up at 6am to do his "rounds" and does them 5-6 times a day despite having tubes coming out of his body! His positive attitude is so inspiring.

Tomorrow afternoon he is having surgery to fix a problem he's been having for a while that got a lot worse. Please think good strong healing thoughts for him (in between thinking thoughts about NAOC.)


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