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Training Log Archive: HGaston

In the 7 days ending Sep 19, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering1 55:15 3.57(15:28) 5.75(9:37) 250
  Run2 48:04 5.61(8:34) 9.03(5:19)
  Map run1 45:32 2.98(15:17) 4.8(9:30)
  Soccer1 20:00
  Total4 2:48:51 12.16 19.57 250

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Saturday Sep 19, 2009 #

Orienteering 19:18 [4] 2.2 km (8:46 / km) +60m 7:43 / km
shoes: orienteering shoes

Yikes! Very inconsistent. Fast legs alternating with errors. The worst was the first control because I somehow didn't see it, came out, re-attacked to about the same area, and found it the second time!

Afterwards John attempted to teach us all to whistle, but we weren't very good students :).

Soccer 20:00 [3]

Water-bottle soccer with Carl, Calvin, the DVOA group, and David. In socks, between the sprint and middle :).

A beautiful day, sunny and clear, and a big open meadow.

Orienteering 35:57 [3] 3.55 km (10:08 / km) +190m 7:59 / km
shoes: orienteering shoes

Middle distance

Thursday Sep 17, 2009 #


Rest day due to Thursday Schedule of Doom [Chem lab].

Lab was the full 4 hours today (yikes!), but the room has a window this time so it doesn't feel quite as depressing.

ESL was much better today :-). They learned questions. It's hard to explain why we say, "What do you do?" The first 'do' doesn't have an apparent purpose...

...escaping tomorrow!!

Wednesday Sep 16, 2009 #

Run 20:21 [3] 2.61 mi (7:48 / mi)
shoes: Nike Trail

Quick run in the evening. The sidewalks were leafy and slick and dark and it was a flyaway rainy sort of night.

Running felt strong, which was awesome. I've been feeling a little sluggish on runs lately.

Made it a short run because I have to figure out chem lab stuff etc. Also have to come up with some kind of lesson plan for ESL. First class was today, and it was challenging! They know a lot less English than I was expecting.

I went to a moon talk today, and the terrain looked really excellent :-).

Mapwork: I went through routes/strategies with Emily on an Umstead map from last year.

The Garmin took ~4 mins to locate satellites, so I added .45 miles; it's approximate.

Tuesday Sep 15, 2009 #

Run 27:43 [3] 3.0 mi (9:14 / mi)
shoes: Nike Trail

I startled a deer after turning a sharp corner in the woods. It was only about ten meters away! Saw another one on the way back, just beyond the stream crossing.

Also did mapwork with Shannon after the run. We went through routes and simplifying the map on an Australian course from a few years ago. She did really well with picking out the major contour features and reading what was under all the rock.

Long day, but biology exam and bio lab are finished!

Monday Sep 14, 2009 #


Rest day today.

Will probably do some armchair-o at the CLP meeting tonight.

Sunday Sep 13, 2009 #


11:00 am: 3x 1200 at 4:45.

Map run 45:32 [2] 2.98 mi (15:17 / mi)
shoes: Nike Trail

Shannon came on a map run today! She's one of our CLP members. We jogged through Battle Park and CAR'd last year's Intercollegiates Day 1 course.

Somehow I have two copies of the same course, so I must've stolen someone's on accident, but it was really useful for the map run.

It's her first time out on a map run, so we went over a lot of the symbols also and the basics of choosing routes, attackpoints, and looking for catching features. We alternated legs and slowed down sometimes to go over something small or detailed.

The time also includes some walking at the end when we were finished; I forgot to stop the watch.

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