Orienteering2:32:14 7.67 mi (19:51 / mi) +434m16:53 / mi ahr:125 max:161
Billygoat - 2020 DIY edition. We were able to go visit Nate for the weekend before Luke's goes back to school (well, from his bedroom at home, since RPI is not allowing Sophomores on campus this semester - they will replace the Juniors in the Spring), and the fine folks at WCOC had the (Sol-O) Billygoat ready to go for this weekend. We did our own mass start but I could not keep up with Nate. Luke and Christine also did the first loop behind me, then Luke continued until he fell and injured himself. Meanwhile, I skipped C5 and was ahead of Nate until I overshot C11 and he caught me. He went left to C12 so he could stop for water, while I went right. I did not execute well and he got ahead of me and it was over. I thought I had some energy left, but my splits to C15 and C16 show otherwise.
Other misses: lost over a minute on C8 stopping short and left, and probably lost a minute and a half not getting high enough for C16.
Running1:10:31 6.22 mi (11:20 / mi) +22m11:13 / mi ahr:136 max:154 weight:173lbs
Apparently, it may have been frowned upon if I had visited a public park today. The hash today was a reverse prom hash, which is not what I needed, so options A + B were out, and option C was in. I went for quantity, not quality and headed to the Hojack trail at Drumm Rd. Poured on the way there, but the rain mostly took a break while I ran (well, 3 min jog / 1 min walk, 8 times east, then back). When I got back to the car, I was at 5.65 miles, so said, screw it, let's make it a 10K day. The out and back was done very easy.
Lots of wildlife on the Hojack, scared up 3 deer before Klem on the way out and one on the other side of Klem on the way back. And it seems that rabbits, well, let's just say they've been doing the rabbit thing.
Crushed the 10K record on my Garmin, beating: 2:56:23 from 5/3.
Awful round, featuring a 9 on 6 after going OB, and a 47 overall - couldn't do anything right. We held onto the lead overall, but I think next week is the final position night for all the marbles, so I'll have to be better.
Biking29:21 7.91 mi (3:43 / mi) ahr:130 max:150 weight:171lbs
Serious Schroeder XC captain's practices started yesterday, and we provided this week's workouts to the kids. Today called for a mile time trial, and they were doing it near the campground at Webster Park, so I biked up there to check things out. The top boy broke 5 and the top girl was 5:22 with a teammate just a few seconds behind. They knocked off a couple of 5 min tempo efforts afterwards, with a short break.
Despite the state announcing that XC official practices can start on 9/21, we have no idea what the season will look like (other than no state meet, sadly). I like the idea of wave starts for our league meets with perhaps 3 kids from each team in each wave. Although some of our girls meets could run everyone at once, based on last year.
Biking31:24 7.9 mi (3:58 / mi) +48m3:54 / mi ahr:131 max:167
Biked home. Slower since it was uphill from the lake, and my legs were weary. Had to kick it in to get over a 15 mph average.
Running1:00:14 4.69 mi (12:51 / mi) +55m12:24 / mi ahr:138 max:159 weight:171lbs
Legs were heavy from yesterday, but I'm probably not running again until Thursday, so I needed to get some steps in for my team at work. I decided to try for an hour at 4 min jog / 1 min walk. That turned out to be doable, despite the heat, but you can see how slow it was, despite some elevated (for me) heart rate. Obviously the terrain had an impact: from Big Field lot, did the Meadow trail to Pellet, then white, red(c), green (c, but cc at loop), brown(c), blue (cc), orange(cc), red(c), white, big woods and in.