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Training Log Archive: bl

In the 7 days ending Apr 27, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 3:15:47 13.0(15:04) 20.92(9:22) 680
  Road/trail1 1:14:18 5.72(12:59) 9.2(8:04) 166
  Walking1 45:00 0.7(1:04:16) 1.13(39:56)
  Weightexercise workout1 45:00
  Wood hauling/stacking1 40:00
  Track1 17:17 2.36(7:19) 3.8(4:33)
  Total7 6:57:22 21.78 35.05 846

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Saturday Apr 27, 2013 #

9 AM

Orienteering race 39:16 [3] 2.86 mi (13:45 / mi) +93m 12:29 / mi

WP middle at Popolopen. Cool - perfect weather. Good except for #7 which I misread as RF between 2 spurs and not a RF at top of very large reentrant - so what I was looking for was hard to find. Cost perhaps 90". Took road around to #2 - not sure if that was better - always seems like a bit of cheating, disengaging the mind for that long a road run (road went on & on). Give it a B+.
1 PM

Orienteering race 14:58 [4] 1.35 mi (11:05 / mi) +50m 9:56 / mi

Sprint at Popolopen - no mistakes at least but sluggish for much of it. Maybe A- for lack of errors. Nice course as was the middle.

Thursday Apr 25, 2013 #

Track 17:17 intensity: (4:10 @2) + (2:40 @3) + (10:27 @4) 3.8 km (4:33 / km)
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

SPS track, noon. Perfect temp, some NW breeze. Good energy but time to take it easy. A small taste of speed work thinking of two upcoming sprints. Running fast/hard is unfamiliar at this time. Best was a 99s which could have been turned into a 90 but that's asking for trouble.

Wood hauling/stacking 40:00 [1]

Last of wood schlepping for time being. Several such piles, this the biggest and last 2 logs called for getting smart in moving about 90'. Needs to be moved across stream, split, then moved another 200' est. Better than going to the gym...? Of practical value anyway.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2013 #

2 PM

Road/trail 1:14:18 intensity: (20:00 @1) + (44:18 @2) + (10:00 @3) 5.72 mi (12:59 / mi) +166m 11:55 / mi
shoes: Nike Lunarglide 3

5th District Road start, along Lakeview & water pipeline, Carter Hill, W. Parrish, Ross View. 74F, toward the end went shirtless. Legs still flat on top of poor night's sleep. A struggle. Sore Rt MTP to add to the fun. Some parts of paths quite soft. Private property posted at Rossview so resorted to woods w/o path which deteriorated to walking. Fell asleep in car in driveway when I got home. Gorgeous spring day anyway!

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013 #

Weightexercise workout 45:00 [1]

Chilly, dreary day - 41F felt like 31F. Went to the Y for stretching etc. Had 2 miles jogging in mind but outside was uninviting so bike & elliptical. Arms sore from Sunday's splat.

In the press-on-regardless category:

Tony Mangan makes it to Alice Springs: on the road.

"In Patagonia, it was the wind. In the Outback, it's the flies."

Jean Socrates, day 183, NW of North Cape, NZ.

Monday Apr 22, 2013 #

Walking 45:00 [1] 0.7 mi (1:04:16 / mi)

Walking & wood schlepping. Several doses of ibuprofen over course of day gradually eased various sorenesses. Amusing ? to contemplate extracting a body from the driver's seat after two and a third hours of orienteering followed by two plus hours of driving.

35th BG. Did not collect splits on the 305 & split sheet was confusing so it was a bit of work to get some of the legs to agree, map vs memory vs depicted gps route.

Sunday Apr 21, 2013 #

10 AM

Orienteering race 2:21:33 [3] 8.79 mi (16:06 / mi) +537m 13:32 / mi

35th BG by PG, great weather w/ temp around 50F. Excellent course with some long legs on about 2.4 sq k of map. Hard to pick a skip! Little sweat, no cramps, decent energy, no bad foot/sore feet/blood blister issues. I'd give my performance a B --- there was a moderate amount of following first part or later in tandem with Phil. Mistakes: maybe 45" on first, 45" on 11, 10" on 14, 15" on 18, 1' on 20, maybe 30" to final point (went round, coming from opposite direction) for about 3.5' total plus 1' est. for fall & recuperation.

30" to look at map - not many went our older crew it seemed tho now that I think, some cadets disappearing fast. Was confused with trails near #1, ran by it, stopped, still confused, PB straightened me out. Think ours was a reasonable RC. Saw Alar a bit more than half way to #2. After that, a group of myself, Phil, Alar, Jim A, Glen, one or two others. Mika there as well. Phil on & off, Alar took me to 10, Phil right behind. Phi & I at 11, 12, 13 plus Anna Skelton? Peggy D came waltzing by 3/4ths of the way to 14. Then Peggy, Angelica Riley, Breton twins, Phil, me but we skipped 16 - so alone again. We were together 18 & 19 - I tripped hard on a root (fortunately on soft path surface) just before 19, so slowed down for a bit. Left finish area for 20 before Phil but misread map and stupidly ran way around to buildings for AP to 20 - so Phil, having gone direct, was ahead. But I got ahead to 21, did not sense he was near & thot maybe the last of him, but no, he reappeared at 22 just before me! Both of us straight & careful to #23. Phil was concerned about overdoing complaining hamstrings, so I was able to finish just ahead.

Thanks PG & Gail & others. A great weekend with quite a bit of variation for Beth & I with an abundance of bucolic scenery in VT, MA & NH going & returning.

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