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Training Log Archive: Cristina

In the 1 days ending Sep 15, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  Running1 1:05:13 7.5(8:42) 12.07(5:24)160.9
  Strength/Core1 7:0011.0
  Total1 1:12:13 7.5 12.07171.9

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Tuesday Sep 15, 2009 #

Strength/Core 2:00 [3]

Pushups (41) and crunches (50), 1 min each, for our initial fitness evaluation.

Running warm up/down (road) 10:00 [1] 1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: Luke (inov8 Terroc 308)

Trotting around before the run. Not much of a warmup. Sticky. Right now the temp is apparently 72.8 and the dewpoint 72. Actually doesn't feel that bad, I think Djibouti cured me of my humidity issues. Not that I like it, just that I seem to be able to handle it.

Running race (road) 10:13 [4] 1.5 mi (6:49 / mi)
shoes: Luke (inov8 Terroc 308)

1.5 mile run test on the paperclip. The paperclip is a continuous lane that twists around a bunch of volleyball courts. One lap is 1.5 miles and, while you're running it, you can't believe that they've squeezed the whole thing in that little space. I ran on it a couple of times at OTS so I knew pacing would be a little tricky - you have little idea where the next 1/4 mile marker is.

Figured I'd try to start at about 7min/mi pace and see how that felt. This run is just pass/fail and doesn't actually count for our scoring... unless we get hurt for the final run, in which case they use it, so you're advised to go hard.

Didn't see a 3/4 mile mark, so splits include a half mile in the middle:

1:43, 1:48, 3:24, 1:38, 1:40

Easier than I expected it would be to break 10:30 today. I don't think the clunky shoes made much difference, though I really hope my bags arrive soon.

Strength/Core 5:00 [1]

Stretching after the run.

Running (road/dirt) 45:00 intensity: (25:00 @2) + (20:00 @3) 5.0 mi (9:00 / mi)
shoes: DJ (Asics 2130)

Evening exploratory run around base. My bags finally arrived some time before lunch. Everything seems to be in them, though they are a bit roughed up. My FR strap is broken.

I thought that I kind of knew where I was going from my first trip to Maxwell over 5 years ago (Officer Training School), but I guess I have sort of blocked out most of that experience. I definitely recognized turns and places once I was there, but I didn't really know where I was going to go next. It didn't help that it was almost dark when I started and it was a bit spooky running by the Alabama river in the dark knowing that all those nasty Alabama critters were just waiting for the right opportunity. I definitely kept to the middle of the road by the river. I ran through swarm after swarm of seemingly invisible flying things, which can't be good for my weight loss plan.

About 83/75 out when I started, which sounds absolutely horrendous but really wasn't bad at all. Weird.

A rough approximation of my route:

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