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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Mar 21, 2010:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 6:55:22 13.38(31:02) 21.54(19:17) 525
  Volleyball1 1:00:00
  Soccer1 48:00
  Total5 8:43:22 13.38 21.54 525

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Sunday Mar 21, 2010 #

1 AM

Orienteering (Blue Little bennet) 1:22:21 [4] 9.3 km (8:51 / km) +285m 7:41 / km
shoes: O: Falcons 2008

I was good until the third control. Then I was just plain tired. I tried to keep moving but it was just to much. Orienteering I did fine. It was largely the same course but very different looking in the day time. I could see thing in the woods and on the map that I couldn't. I got slower and slower. I was very careful not to trip because I would cramp if I fell. I was able to hold off the cramps.

After I finished I was soooo tired. Apparently I didn't recover well as later that night at home I was sitting down and got a leg cramp. I hopped up to keep it from getting worse and cramped the other leg.
To make a painful story short, I spent 20 minutes writhing on the floor as multiple muscles in my legs cramped up. Darcy was good enough to message wherever I told her but the muscles cramps were to bad. For a long time I couldn't bend my legs. I was seriously worried about pulling a muscle during the cramps.
Finally things subsided and I was cautiously back to normal. I was worried what my legs were feel like the next day.

Saturday Mar 20, 2010 #

Orienteering (night o) 1:33:01 [3] 7.24 km (12:51 / km) +240m 11:01 / km
shoes: Nike 2008

I was all syched for a night O. Traditionally, I suck at them. I am a very visual person so don't do well at Night O. I brought a ton of lights. I had my main night light on my head. My map light on my wrist which is less powerful head lamp. the huge chest light which looks good but really is useless. I also had another head lamp. After experimenting I decided to wear it as a waist light. The waist light actually worked well.
Well I was doing ok. Not running that fast but doing ok. Then mechanical failures started. First my gaters started falling down. I had to stop and retape them back up. Then my shoes came untired and I had to retie them. The next thing was the straps on my head lamp got sweaty and stretched out. The light wouldn't stay on my head. I had stop and figure out how to deal with it. I ended up taking my waist light and using it as my head lamp and carrying the head lamp in my right hand. The new head lamp was LED which I have a harder time seeing 3-D in than the yellow bulb light. Since I was carrying my other light it was also tough to use my map light. In addition to some orienteering mistakes I was falling apart. The real kicker was when I triped over a ruined fence and fell real hard. That kept me from even trying to run fast.
12 PM

Orienteering (vetting/mapping) 4:00:00 [2] 5.0 km (48:00 / km)

Vetted the last of the stumble controls. Lot more ground to cover than I realized. It took me longer than thought it would. I should have brought my night O stuff with but had to drive home and get it.

Thursday Mar 18, 2010 #

5 AM

Volleyball (indoor) 1:00:00 [2]
shoes: VB: Newbalance 620

Final match of our poor season. I had a cold but was still planning to play. I was called at home to make sure I was going to be there. We expected 5 people to show up.
I was feeling better so wasn't to bad to play. Unfortunately the one guy was late again so we forfeited the first game. Then lost the next two.
9 AM

Soccer (Indoor) 48:00 [1]
shoes: Soccer indoor Nike 2006

Because of my cold, I played goalie. It wasn't a good night to play goalie as we played a good team. When I saw who we were playing I knew I was in trouble. They other team works well as a team and it was only a matter of time until they started scoring. It didn't take much time. they brought more players down then would run on my team. Bascially it was 3 on 2 or 4 on two for much of the game. They started scoring and didn't stop. We lost 7-0. I actually did stop a few shots from scoring.

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