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Training Log Archive: bbrooke

In the 7 days ending Dec 2, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  Orienteering2 2:43:30 7.45(21:57) 11.99(13:38) 1231
  Run / Hike2 1:47:22 8.6(12:29) 13.84(7:45) 310
  Total4 4:30:52 16.05(16:53) 25.83(10:29) 1541
averages - sleep:7.2 weight:110.2lbs

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Saturday Dec 2, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Red) 1:51:47 [3] 4.04 mi (27:40 / mi) +609ft 24:13 / mi
slept:4.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

Really awful sleep last night -- my Airbnb this time kinda sucks (it faces a busy four-lane road that's VERY noisy throughout the night -- and the bed is right up against a crappy single-pane window facing the road).

Maybe that's why I had a 16-minute leg (#9) and a 23-minute leg (#14) today. Or maybe I was just orienteering really poorly. In both cases, I lost contact with the map and was totally lost. "Failing to plan is planning to fail" -- or however that expression goes. After the #14 debacle, I decided to mostly just walk to save my legs for the next day.

I also lost a few minutes trying to disentangle my shoe from barbed wire on the ground near #3 (I finally just ripped it out), but those few minutes were insignificant compared to the disasters at #9 and #14.

Sharon looked at my splits afterwards and asked me, "Did you take a nap out there?" ;-)

I think I have a (new) bug of some sort -- splitting headache at night and intermittent but severe GI troubles during the day & night.


Friday Dec 1, 2017 #

Orienteering race (Red course) 51:43 [3] 3.41 mi (15:10 / mi) +622ft 12:56 / mi
slept:8.0 shoes: Salomon Speedcross (2017-Navy)

OINK Day 1 -- Red course (I upgraded to Red since these middle-distance courses are short).

I never got as lost as I did at a few of the QOC US Champs controls, but I did hesitate and slow down a lot a few times. Also, my tracks look very inefficient from the start to #1. In retrospect (from my literal armchair), I think it would have been faster for me to go the long way around to #8 (using the short little trail through the finger of woods), rather than fighting my way through the thorny woods. And I guess I could have also used that little trail to go from #2 to #3, and then run along the edge of the clearing. It seems so obvious now...

I took trails as much as possible for 9 - 10 - 11. I saw the other F21+ runner leaving 15 in a strange direction, so thankfully I paused to read the map there and didn't get caught by the fence trap...

Nice, sunny weather, and a surprisingly fun & challenging course for such a small area.



I still have an occasional cough and some throat-sludge...but I think I can turn off the AP "sick" flag as of today. Yay!

Thursday Nov 30, 2017 #


Work / travel day; feeling slightly better.

This trip's Airbnb place is...tolerable.

Wednesday Nov 29, 2017 #

Run / Hike 37:17 [3] 2.07 mi (18:01 / mi) +92ft 17:17 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:110.9lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Roost Run Club -- I just walked since I'm still feeling crappy (slightly better than yesterday).

Monday Nov 27, 2017 #

weight:110.9lbs (sick)

Sick -- ugh.

(Just a bad cold -- but I'm achy, my throat is painful, and I feel exhausted.)


Sunday Nov 26, 2017 #

Run / Hike long 1:00:05 [3] 6.03 mi (9:58 / mi) +218ft 9:38 / mi
slept:8.0 weight:108.7lbs shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Today's training plan assignment was: "1-hour run. Steady effort. Enjoy the day!"

I surfed for plane fares and other nonsense for way too long today, so I finally started my run at 3:45 pm -- not exactly "enjoying the day" since the sun was already starting to go down. :-P

I felt kinda slow but maintained a 10:00 pace over six miles, so I'm happy with that.

Also, I got to see a nice sunset as I was finishing.

Run / Hike warm up/down 10:00 [3] 0.5 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Adrenaline (2017)

Walking before & after my run.

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