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Training Log Archive: elavallee

In the 7 days ending May 27, 2012:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering7 5:03:00 9.02 14.51
  Running1 40:00 3.44(11:37) 5.54(7:13)
  Total8 5:43:00 12.46 20.05

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Sunday May 27, 2012 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 28:44 [3] 2.0 km (14:22 / km)

I think Cemetery hill is a lot of fun. I had fun trading back and forth with two girls along the course. They were good and fast too. In the end Anna out sprinted me to the end. Great job Anna!
12 PM

Orienteering race 1:21:10 [3] 3.9 km (20:49 / km)

A mass start, wow. That was fun. I was my most nervous all weekend at the start of this event. I was a little intimidated to be on Mount Tom and then to be starting at the same time as all these other great orienteers. It turned out great though. I had a few mistakes on the course. For the first control I ran up the road to the north west of the start to the intersecting trail. Then I tried to cut up to the next trail too early and discovered too late that I was actually still down below the long line of cliffs west of Goat Peak. So I climbed up the cliffs to get back on the trail. Not the recommended route! I got a little confused with all the cliffs in the region southwest of 2. I stayed a little too high on the way to 4 instead of getting down into the reentrant and following right to 4. After that I managed to slow down a little and improve my navigation. Although on 9 I saw the hill to the southeast of 9 and thought it was just a big knoll and ran hard for it only to realize later upon inspection of my map that I ran right by the actual control.
3 PM

Orienteering (Control Pickup) 10:00 [3]

Just three controls really close.

Saturday May 26, 2012 #

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I couldn't sleep too much last night. I am excited for all the orienteering!
10 AM

Orienteering race 1:09:08 [3] 3.28 km (21:05 / km)

1 PM

Orienteering race 1:18:24 [3] 3.63 km (21:36 / km)

5 PM

Orienteering race 25:34 [3] 1.7 km (15:02 / km)

I really enjoyed my first day of my first A meet. I was surprised at how different the terrain was compared to what I am used to. But I enjoyed the challenge. I think the best part for me was getting to meet some more very cool orienteers and just being around so many for one day. Orienteers are great people to be hanging out with!

Tuesday May 22, 2012 #

5 AM

Running (Warm Up/Down) 20:00 [2] 2.25 km (8:53 / km)
ahr:150

Running (Tempo) 20:00 [4] 3.29 km (6:05 / km)
ahr:156 max:177

This morning was 3 x 6 min. tempo run with 1 min of walking between. The average heart rate is dragged down a little by the warm up/down. It hovered around 170 for the tempo pace. It felt good to run in the light rain. I am afraid that my legs still don't feel all that well. It feels like some kind of soreness almost where my femur connects to my hip in the front. I can't really tell if it is muscle or joint soreness though. I am leaning towards the joint. Not really a show stopper, just an annoying discomfort. It does seem to be enough to dissuade me from putting in another run tomorrow. I think I will take the extra day to rest before this weekend. Aside from that, I really enjoyed this morning's session. It is really good to be able to mix it up. It makes the workout seem so much shorter than it really is.

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