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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Apr 10, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  trail running4 3:47:30
  orienteering1 2:25:07
  nautilus machines1 10:00
  Total5 6:22:37
averages - weight:140lbs

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Sunday Apr 10, 2005 #

orienteering 2:25:07 [3]
weight:140lbs shoes: Integrators

Billygoat at Mt. Norwottuck. Tough course on a warm (hot? 74 degrees driving home at 4:30) day. Felt tired, as I imagine most everyone else did, but hung in there at the end and finished ahead of a few folks that normally beat me these days. So reasonably satisfying, despite some shaky orienteering at times. Probably lost 4-5 minutes in all, on the routes to 10 and 15.

Skipped #2. Had been planning to skip 9, but didn't turn off the trail on the way to 2 where I meant to, and it just seemed simpler to go right to 3. Plus I got to see the fast guys around 4 and 5.

I'll add routes to my web page in a while, but that means going upstairs to my computer. Using Gail's now, let's me see how Tiger is doing....

Thursday Apr 7, 2005 #

trail running 1:08:13 [3]
weight:139lbs shoes: Air Max Trail

A nice excursion on trails a little further north of where I usually run. Will probably take it easy the next couple of days in anticipation of the Billygoat, though that will be a death march no matter what I do. The slower you get, the longer you're out, the worse it is. The guys that do it in 90 minutes have it easy.

Wednesday Apr 6, 2005 #

trail running 57:57 [3]
weight:140lbs shoes: Air Max Trail

Trails on Greenfield ridge. Included 5 times up a reasonably steep hill (about 1:35 to 1:40 each time), which was what I planned. Sure glad I hadn't planned more as I wouldn't have made it.

Back at the office I looked up the topo map on Topozone to see what the vertical was on the hill I'd done, and that reminded me of a source of irritation -- the newer version of the local topos, metric, 1:25,000, 5 meters -- are much worse than the old ones. I don't know why, but the contours are much more generalized. It's not that the old ones were perfect, but they sure were a lot better. You can use the old ones for some decent orienteering. The new ones are almost useless.

nautilus machines 10:00 [1]

Tuesday Apr 5, 2005 #

trail running 52:47 [3]
weight:141lbs shoes: Air Max Trail

Usual loop on Greenfield ridge. Was thinking about something different/longer since it was such a nice day, but I was a little pressed for time so that didn't happen. And then I was thinking that last weekend showed I needed to go off-trail more, and up and down more hills, and I thought about that some but it didn't happen either. But I did run the section from the river up to the north end of the ridge (about 20 minutes) at a good hard pace (level 4), so that was at least something. Perhaps there will be more resolve tomorrow....

Monday Apr 4, 2005 #

trail running 48:33 [3]
weight:140lbs shoes: Air Max Trail

Usual trails, just a couple small patches of ice left.

More thoughts about last weekend. Lots of little scratches and especially a couple of sore eyes made me feel rather battered, but in fact I'm not really sore in the usual places (back, arms, shoulders) that would be feeling it given the number of falls. Nautilus must be doing some good.

On the other hand, running on nice trails sure doesn't prepare you for running through the underbrush.

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