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Training Log Archive: BorisGr

In the 7 days ending Apr 1, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 3:52:58 13.16 21.17 371
  Running5 3:33:52 21.26 34.21 261
  Total9 7:26:50 34.41 55.38 632

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Friday Apr 1, 2011 #

4 PM

Orienteering 36:37 [5] 4.17 km (8:47 / km) +87m 7:57 / km
shoes: VJ Supra

Wednesday Mar 30, 2011 #

5 PM

Running 1:09:38 [2] 7.95 mi (8:45 / mi) +162m 8:14 / mi
shoes: Asics 2011

With Marie, Mattias, and Becky at Maltby Lakes. Nice run, but damned shin started hurting again towards the end. Bah. Becky made me get granny compression socks. We'll see if these work in time for the weekend.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2011 #

8 AM

Running 35:18 [2] 3.54 mi (9:59 / mi) +99m 9:11 / mi
shoes: Asics 2011

Easy morning run at East Rock. There were hawks and deer.
6 PM

Running 57:45 intensity: (15:00 @1) + (30:00 @2) + (12:45 @5) 10.04 km (5:45 / km)
shoes: Rob's shoes

Yet another attempt to start doing intervals.
Did 3x1200m on the Wilbur Cross track and felt old and slow. The only positive was that the last interval didn't feel any harder than the first one.


Monday Mar 28, 2011 #

Running 31:11 [2] 5.67 km (5:30 / km)
shoes: Asics 2011

Recovery run in the late afternoon sunshine around East Rock and Prospect Hill.

Sunday Mar 27, 2011 #

Orienteering 40:00 [1]

Hanging controls for the beginner courses at Ansonia in the morning.
11 AM

Orienteering 1:04:19 [3] 9.95 km (6:28 / km) +228m 5:48 / km
ahr:164 max:177 shoes: VJ Supra

New Haven Training Weekend

The mass-start handicap race. I spent a long time thinking about people's relative speeds and looking up results to calibrate course lengths so that most people would take about an hour. From the results, it looks like 30 of the 45 people who ran were within 10 minutes of that, so I have to be pleased. Since Becky wasn't feeling up to running the mass start after having already spent countless hours in the forest, she graciously agreed to take care of registration/finish for a while, so I decided to jump in and run. I took Neil's course, which was 9km - a kilometer shorter than the longest versions (Ross, Sergei, and Jordan).
I felt pretty strong, though not fast, from the start and orienteered pretty well for the first part of the course. Made one mistake together with Balter on the northern end of the map, not paying enough attention to the compass while running downhill. Then, around #13 I started feeling low on energy and by 16, I completely bonked. Just had nothing. Out of 16 I ran off towards 1, then realized it and staggered towards 17. The last few controls were a real struggle, walking mixed with jogging and stumbling, and Glen Tryson smoked me from the last control to the finish. I guess the activity of the last few days caught up with me.


Anyway, I think both the handicap race with individual courses, and the whole weekend was a success, as people seemed happy and excited about the upcoming season. I think we accomplished the goal of kick-starting the spring orienteering season.

Becky was a star in doing pretty much every task imaginable, and managing to keep cool when I began my usual stress-out. Jon Marsden was awesome for helping out at the drop of a hat, despite being a guest, and everyone else stepped in and did small and big things without having to be asked. (Let me see if I can mention everyone who helped: Mike&Marie, Madelene, all the cadets, SGB, Giovanni, Ross, Sam, Ian Webb, Ian Smith, Mattias, Kaspar, Kat, Mary Jo, Ken Sr, George&Lyn, Rick&Susie, and surely others whom I am forgetting.) Thanks to all the wonderful people in orienteering for making weekends like this so much fun!


Saturday Mar 26, 2011 #

Orienteering 45:00 [1]

New Haven Training Weekend

Hanging controls at Osbornedale. I think I annoyed Becky and JonM this morning (and the night before, at the print shop) with my stressing out, but once I was out in the woods with a map I felt relaxed and excited to be orienteering again.

Orienteering 15:00 [2]

Things were going smoothly, so I snuck out to do the compass course. By now, I know Osbornedale well enough that it's tough to get much out of it with a regular orienteering course, but the compass exercise was great. I was sloppy on the first couple, underestimating the distance and being off on the bearing, but started focusing better after that and hit the rest of them pretty well. Nice to be forced to think about particular techniques while orienteering. Exercises like this are great.

Running 20:00 [2]

Running from our place to Becky's and back, plus a few minutes showing a couple of Yale friends how orienteering works. They seemed excited and got the hang of it pretty quickly. The Yale map is a great way to introduce people to the sport!
5 PM

Orienteering 32:02 [4] 7.05 km (4:33 / km) +56m 4:22 / km
ahr:153 max:153 shoes: Rob's shoes

New Haven Training Weekend

The Yale campus sprint. This was the debut of Becky's brand-new sprint map of the Yale campus, and it was awesome. I had already run most of the course on Thursday, so I just wanted to see if I could improve my time and make fewer mistakes. Certainly, having actual controls out there made me focus better and be more careful in the control circle, as well as made me pay more attention to the control descriptions. I don't think I made any obvious mistakes except for not spotting the tape right away a couple of times. Improved my time from Thursday by over 3 minutes despite being pretty tired already. Great course, great map, great fun!

Dinner and socializing at M&M's afterwards was wonderful too, especially after Ross' attempt to burn down our house was foiled. Great to see so many people, everyone smiling and friendly. A few newcomers too, who hopefully were made to feel welcome. Just a great day.

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