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Training Log Archive: Tundra/Desert

In the 7 days ending Jul 31, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Easy running2 2:14:08 14.53(9:14) 23.38(5:44) 58
  Orienteering2 1:44:42 11.81(8:52) 19.0(5:31) 54023 /28c82%
  Short intervals1 39:14 4.0(9:48) 6.44(6:06)
  Total4 4:38:04 30.34(9:10) 48.82(5:42) 59823 /28c82%

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Sunday Jul 31, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:17:25 [3] ** 15.3 km (5:04 / km) +370m 4:31 / km
ahr:168 max:176 spiked:15/18c shoes: Road Mizuno

BAOC street-O (Urban Goat) in the hills of Oakland and Piedmont, start and finish in Dimond Park. I got into a head-to-head match with Thorsten, and lost. Bummer, man.

The traffic was really tame, and Rex made all necessary arrangements for a safe and fair event, such as setting legs diagonally along, not across, major traffic thoroughfares (except one case, which only cost me 15 s and most runners, nothing).

The climb measurement is from the newly calibrated HRM. I forgot to sign my score sheet, so Rex threatened to put me down with the time when I actually signed it, just under two hours. I hope it was a joke.

Saturday Jul 30, 2005 #


The wonderful but slightly buggy Gmaps Pedometer gives the Baylands loop at 21.24 km. I don't know if I believe the missing 0.6%.


For more fun with the Gmaps pedometer, I measured the asphalt test loop ("áîëüøîé êðóã") in Izmailovskiy Park. The test loop that I grew up running. In those days in the 1980s, we always had a dispute on whether the loop was 7.2 km (which I always believed) or 6.8 km. When I ran there in the early 2000s, there were two sets of markings on the pavement, km marks and more, one set corresponding to the loop being about 6.8 km and the other one, about 7.0 km.

Google's answer? 6.79 km. I believe it.

Friday Jul 29, 2005 #

Easy running 2:03:07 [2] 21.37 km (5:46 / km) +58m 5:41 / km
ahr:144 max:154 shoes: Road Mizuno

Ran at Baylands to calibrate the HRM. The 21.37 km measurement for the course is from aerial photos that I believe in; the scale for those was established by referencing to a USGS quad. The cal factor that I arrived at is 1.084.

The Polar says 55 m of climb... the earlier accepted estimate was 75 m. But, it also says I started at 2 m and finished at −5 m. Haven't have a chance to extract the data from the unit yet! damn Windows.

The spider webs from last week were all knocked down, and the park people had graded some of the levees.

Wednesday Jul 27, 2005 #

Orienteering race 27:17 [4] ** 3.7 km (7:22 / km) +170m 6:00 / km
ahr:168 max:179 spiked:8/10c shoes: Ancient Asics

Got a new Polar S625X! and was anxious to try it out! at a BAOC Sprint at Anthony Chabot. In the evening.

Forgot all good shoes at home, so rummaged through a Goodwill pile at work. Found a pair, old racing flats, that I thought would work. Ended up sliding on downhills... think that was a major reason Tapio beat me today.

The event was on a black and white 1980 map. Rex Winterbottom, the course setter, gave ample notice of what to expect, so after some initial rough adaptation at Control 2 it went well. Had a compass from Mikkel, but did not use it almost at all.

The length measure is from tracing the route I remember having taken in OCAD, assuming a correct map scale. The climb measure is from the altimeter unit. See also here.

Tuesday Jul 26, 2005 #

Easy running warm up/down 11:01 [2] 2.01 km (5:29 / km)
shoes: Road Mizuno

A De Anza warmup. The weather cooled off.

Short intervals intervals (Repent!) 39:14 [5] 6.44 km (6:06 / km)
ahr:144 max:169 shoes: Road Mizuno

Kept up with the mindsweeper on the 16×200 pretty well, especially at the end, which was most definitely not a good idea. Tapio kept up with us, too, which also could not have been good.

38.5 38.5 36.5 36.8
37.4 37.7 37.8 36.8
36.7 36.5 36.9 33.7
38.0 36.1 35.2 37.6.

Felt fine, though.


Found the New Nikes. They were in the apartment courtyard; someone must have taken them for no apparent reason.

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