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Training Log Archive: tdgood

In the 7 days ending Mar 29, 2015:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:59:24 14.08(12:44) 22.67(7:55) 780
  bike2 1:20:00
  Treadmill2 31:30 1.5(21:00) 2.41(13:03)
  Total5 4:50:54 15.58 25.08 780

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Sunday Mar 29, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering race (middle: Red) 47:56 [4] 4.5 km (10:39 / km) +250m 8:20 / km
ahr:150 max:169 shoes: O' Icebuds 2014

I declared my self fit to run today so was looking forward to really running the course today. Unfortunately, the course had other ideas. I got beat up on the course. I was a late starter and the leaves were churned up from previous runners such that you couldn't see the footing. I twisted my ankle several times as a result. I was poked in the face and eyes numerous times by the small saplings that were everywhere.
The course was a sprint course that was a middle distance (with tons of climb). So many of the controls were so close together that you couldn't go wrong. Despite that I still made several mistakes (I did a 180 leaving the control which I haven't done in a long time). The annoying part was having to run around the olive green (out of bounds area) on the map that probably is an optic illusion given the close brown contours and the medium green (I.E. it wasn't out of bounds). I wasn't sure so took the trail around thinking it must have been some sort of sensitive area. I ended up loosing to someone by 1 second.
Overall, I was too exhausted by the climb to run hard. The saplings were doing everything they could to slow me down. I never got the rhythm of the course.

Saturday Mar 28, 2015 #

11 AM

Orienteering (red long) 1:44:23 [3] 9.3 mi (11:13 / mi) +450m 9:45 / mi
ahr:140 max:159 (injured) shoes: O' Icebuds 2014

My calf felt better but was still sore. My plan was to try to run easy but constantly. Walk anywhere that would hurt my calf.

Generally, I was happy with how I did. I didn't run hard but still ran out of steam by the end. I was in danger of cramping by the end.

some of the pits/depressions were very hard to see. You could be standing right by them and not see them.

I got off to the right going to 5 and hit the out of bound areas. There was a large field in the out of bound area but it didn't match the out of bound area which was very confusing. Leaving 5 I ran into barbed wire that should have been marked better. I heard someone else run into about 20 seconds after I did.

Friday Mar 27, 2015 #

3 PM

Orienteering (sprint) 27:05 [3] 3.2 km (8:28 / km) +80m 7:31 / km
ahr:146 max:164 (injured) shoes: reebok ZJET 2014

Sprint at Morehead state in KY.
My right calf was still sore. I figured I would walk/hobble and see how things went.
I was able to jog/run with a limp. It was hard to move quickly this way but I was able to move. I did a few minor things but was happy with how I did.

course was too long.

Wednesday Mar 25, 2015 #

5 PM

bike (recumbant) 40:00 [2]

I wore my heart monitor to see how hard I was working. Generally, not very. It was about 95 avg.

Treadmill (1 incline) 19:30 [1] 1.0 mi (19:30 / mi)

Started walking, then tried a simple jog to see how it would feel. Still too tight to jog. I walked the mile so I have some idea how it will feel this weekend.

Tuesday Mar 24, 2015 #

4 PM

bike (recumbant) 40:00 [2]

Road the bike to rest my calf. Calf is still sore but getting better.

Treadmill (1 incline) 12:00 [1] 0.5 mi (23:59 / mi)

walked slowly on the treadmill to see how the calf would feel.

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