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Training Log Archive: blegg

In the 7 days ending Oct 29, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 2:20:00
  Orienteering1 1:21:41 4.04(20:13) 6.5(12:34)
  Biking1 10:00
  Total6 3:51:41 4.04 6.5

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Saturday Oct 29, 2005 #

Running 15:00 [2]
shoes: Orange Sauconys

Today I mostly rested. I would have enjoyed the Vampire-O, but the drive is long. It was a good choice because I was reasonably productive applying to jobs. I did do a few quick jogs just to keep the legs limber. And I had a big pasta dinner with a lot of fluids.

Tomorrow is the big day! Mac forest 15K. This is where I see how much my trail running has improved. Lofgren and Lederer are both signed up, so I've got a target to beat. I'm gonna have to put up the best race I can. This will be a good one!

Thursday Oct 27, 2005 #

Running 35:00 [3]
shoes: Orange Sauconys

Ran with the RC through Avery and downtown. The pace was fast and the weather cold. They all went to the golfcourse, but I was lazy and jogged back early.

Wednesday Oct 26, 2005 #

Running 45:00 [3]
shoes: Orange Sauconys

Run up Mulkey Creek trail with Andy, Tim, and Larry. It was really pretty out, with the leaves on the ground. The run felt really nice too - fast and fun, but not too hard.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2005 #

Running 45:00 [3]
shoes: Orange Sauconys

Headed out to avery park for an easy run. Met some running project guys and jogged around the park with them. On the way back I did 4 accelerators to develop form. Did a little situps and streching at Dixon too.

Monday Oct 24, 2005 #

Biking 10:00 [3]

Was busy today, and my blue toe needs a chance to rest, but I did make an extra trip of Witham Hill on my bike, pushing the pace pretty nicely too.

Sunday Oct 23, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:21:41 [4] 6.5 km (12:34 / km)
shoes: VJ Integrators

O in the Oaks III Day 2
Map at Routegadget

This day was much better for me! I had a really fun time. The course setting was marginally less steep and shorter, but that made all the difference.

Because I knew what was in store I wasn't afraid to push the pace. I ran up everything, and only rarely slowed. Map reading was much much better, I stayed in good contact, and mistakes were much smaller.

I did lose focus briefly when I saw what I think was a bobcat. A couple controls later I saw a coyote. Very cool. Things like that are what make running so awesome.

The Gookin article in ONA has made me consider hydration. After Saturday's race I was definatly dehydrated, and I spent all afternoon feeling thirsty. As a result I drank water, ice tea, orange juice, and a 32 ounce gatorade. Could this explain my edge on Sunday???

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