orienteering2:00:44***** 5.3 mi (22:47 / mi) +296m19:25 / mi ahr:104 max:141 13c shoes: VJ Twister spike
Hopefully my last NightO outing with my vintage Petzl Zoom. I replaced all the elastic Saturday afternoon, and Jude sewed up the ends, charged up the batteries (although one cell was weak, should have gotten new AA's).
A bit of a mixup going into one, I turned up 1 trail too soon, but was hitting them well up to 8. Got passed by Andrew and Ali, but snuck passed them at least once.
Into 9 I was right on going off the trail, hit the small hill, but must have just missed, and not seen the marker. The re entrant is pretty vague, and I didn't realize it at the time but the headlamp was waning.
Stopped to retie my shoes, and in the dark managed to tie my compass lanyard into my shoelaces! That was a jerk when I tried to stand up....
Figured I had to head back to the trail. and then saw the marker right there.
Then totally lost my way to 10, only to finally realize after several hesitant relocations, that I had been only 100 meteres form the control, but in the dark, who knew.
Leaving 10 the lights went out completely..........
Pulled out the back up headlamp, which was OK but would not stay upright and so either I held it in my hand or was content to see only 5 feet in front.
Thanks Ian and NEOC for putting this on. I hope this means more of these kinds of events. I saw some new faces.
And the parking lot was so full at 7:30 I had to get someone to move there car a bit so I could squeeze in next to them (thanks Bill Binnette).
Hoep there is another soon so I can try my new headlamp.
paved running warm up/down 22:42 1.9 mi (11:57 / mi) +27m11:26 / mi ahr:131 max:154 shoes: Asics 1150
Home from the track. Perfect timing, the rain is getting heavier.
paved running warm up/down 19:43 1.94 mi (10:10 / mi) +42m9:31 / mi ahr:124 max:135 shoes: Asics 1150
To the NU track, which has been left with the track gates open for months now. Still have to jump the fence, but still such a nice track.
Experimenting with pace and HR. Daniels' would suggest 3:40/800 for T pace, 30 second rests, Bear Brook map........
Total number TBD.
track running tempo 8:28 1.04 mi (8:08 / mi) ahr:143 max:151 shoes: Asics 1150
First 2 800's. Left the watch running, but then decided it was too hard to see my splits, so the next 8 are shown separately.
track running tempo 4:35 0.52 mi (8:49 / mi) ahr:140 max:147 shoes: Asics 1150
Since 1st two were over my estimated 143 bpm for T pace, I decided to run these as close to that HR as I could.
track running tempo 4:32 0.52 mi (8:45 / mi) ahr:141 max:148 shoes: Asics 1150
track running tempo 4:13 0.52 mi (8:06 / mi) ahr:146 max:151 shoes: Asics 1150
Last 2 were way below what Daniels suggested, so going for 3:40, and missing. Mostly because I was calculating the splits that I needed wrong.
track running tempo 4:19 0.51 mi (8:25 / mi) ahr:148 max:155 shoes: Asics 1150
track running tempo 4:22 0.53 mi (8:14 / mi) ahr:149 max:155 shoes: Asics 1150
Feeling like I could keep going on these, although my right hamstring was showing some soreness, and left knee had been grumpy, but that had disappeared.
Decided that 10 would be nice amount, more than equal to upcoming Red courses.
track running tempo 4:08 0.52 mi (7:57 / mi) ahr:150 max:157 shoes: Asics 1150
Finally realized I was calculating my 600 split incorrectly and not leaving enough time for the last 200..........
track running tempo 4:19 0.53 mi (8:09 / mi) ahr:150 max:157 shoes: Asics 1150
Hamstring stopped complaining, so just cruising along trying to hold a steady pace, and making the splits.........
track running tempo 4:14 0.52 mi (8:08 / mi) ahr:151 max:156 shoes: Asics 1150
Way above what I would consider T pace for my HR, but did not feel I was running anerobic.
This would imply a max HR of 170, and I doubt I could ever see that.
trail running1:04:56 6.67 mi (9:44 / mi) +413m8:10 / mi ahr:145 max:158 shoes: HiTech HP1 Multisport
Felt pretty good at the outset. Was making decent time at the splits, so kept pushing. Under 65 is the new "good run". That used to be under 61, but, I was younger then...........
Several packs of inner city kids out hiking on the Skyline, good for them.
Legs pretty tired now.