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Training Log Archive: M.Serguiev

In the 7 days ending Apr 24, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:58:03
  Running3 1:45:02 4.41 7.1 255
  Core1 30:00
  Hip Strengthening1 15:00
  Total6 6:28:05 4.41 7.1 255

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Sunday Apr 24, 2016 #

Orienteering race 1:56:00 [2]

So, here's where things started to suck.

After the sprint, I knew I wouldn't make the team because of 1) Doing the wrong course for the middle (aka, no points) and 2) Not being able to submit a 3k time (Nearest track was closed until May for reconstruction, and the next closest one I couldn't get a coach to meet me at) and having my petition disregarded.

So going into the race I could not find the motivation to actually race, I treated it more of a training...

I couldn't even talk to any of my teammates because I would completely choke up.

Racing in Europe these past three years with the team has created some of my best memories. Even in my first year overseas when I was only racing the tour, having that international experience under my belt gave me enough courage and motivation to really train to make the JWOC team in 2014. It also gave me the confidence I needed to handle the stress that came with racing internationally.

Going to mandatory training camps and races these years has made it so that orienteering was my top priority (even if my soccer team and teachers disagreed). It taught me what it meant to be disciplined about sport and how to take care of my body in an appropriate way. I'm happy to have become serious at 17-18 because I felt mature enough to go through these routines. Waking up at 6am, getting a proper breakfast, making sure I had all of my gear, washing my clothes, making sure I rested when needed, beating the boys to the morning trainings ;), and etc...

It also taught me how to deal with the worst possible outcomes of traveling and training and make me laugh at them (Cancelled flights, lost luggage, using prewrap as o-socks, twisted ankles, running with no compass...).

So running the long distance hurt me mentally because I knew I wouldn't be with my second family, and I wouldn't have a solid training with a team for my last possible summer... I kept thinking "all of my missed college classes/assignments and I have nothing to show for it", "Why did I work over time? I could have gone for a run instead!", and worst of all, "If only my father didn't get sick, then I could have had more time for trainings instead of driving to the hospital and staying there over night" which hurt even more because it's so silly of me to make that excuse, He's my dad.... but I still felt it nonetheless.... It felt like I did dedicate so much of this year to the sport and that I shot short handed...So the long course was Really, a long course because of all of my sad/stupid thinking.

So for now... I honestly have no idea what my plans are. I feel numb to the whole situation... My dad is getting remarkably better and I'm out of skiing shape and into the base stages of running shape... Time to run Trail-O? haha


Thank you Erin for all of your work with the Junior program and getting it to the place that it is now!

Also, Congratulations to all of the USA Juniors going to JWOC! I know you all will kick butt in Switzerland this summer!! =)

Saturday Apr 23, 2016 #

Orienteering race 48:41 [3]

Did the wrong course, found out halfway and slowed my pace down because I knew I wouldn't get points for this race, so I didn't want to push it...

Orienteering race 23:22 [3]

Going into this race I knew I wasn't going to be the fastest girl (sprints aren't my strongest discipline, especially so early in the season!) But regardless, I'm extremely happy with my time! =)
The first control I had a hick up because of the scale, but other than that, I felt super powerful smashing through the rest of the course =D

Friday Apr 22, 2016 #

Orienteering 50:00 [3]

My dad went through my maps and found the Harriman training maps from October.

Him: I know where this area is, you can train on the way to the Breton's.
Me: Dad... it's only a piece of a map and there are no roads/lake names
Him: I know where it is.
Me:.... Well Okay then!

six hours later and we stopped at a random area on the road and I was able to do a light training

Thursday Apr 21, 2016 #


Felt like major poopy after yesterday's training.

Partly because the track won't be fixed until May (I.e. no 3k time to submit), another part being general exhaustion from school/school work, and the final part because I couldn't get warm no a matter how many layers I put on.

I got so fed up with the flow of the day that I missed my last two lectures to go for an hour drive on the back roads to clear my head from stupid stress...(with a quick stop to Dunkin Donuts, naturally)

Three more days until team trials!

Three more weeks of class and then I'm done with my sophomore/junior year though, so that's something to look forward to!

Running 37:24 [2] 4.1 km (9:07 / km) +90m 8:13 / km

3 out of my 4 classes got cancelled today so I was able to have the entire afternoon off =)

Very chilled shake out run around town!

(Or should I say hot.... 23*C...)

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 8:00 [3]


Running intervals 10:00 [3]

36 second 200m
50 second 200m

Still part of the warm up

Running 14:38 [4] 3.0 km (4:53 / km) +165m 3:50 / km

So the official track field isn't open yet so one of the center's athletes and I paced around the Craftsbury Outdoor center to see how I would fair

Running warm up/down 20:00 [3]


Tuesday Apr 19, 2016 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [3]

Core 30:00 [3]

Hip Strengthening 15:00 [3]

You know how you have those friends that say that they want to train with you to get in shape, but never seem to follow through with their wish?

Well today my childhood best friend did come with me to the gym!

We're making a plan for her to:

1) Stop smoking cigarettes
2) Drink more water
3) Do a 15-30 minute jog in the morning
4) Do 30 minutes of core at night

I was actually stoked to have someone to work out with! It gets pretty darn lonely here in the 802...

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