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Training Log Archive: PG

In the 7 days ending Sep 16, 2006:

activity # timemileskm+ft
  orienteering2 2:40:40 10.5(15:18) 16.9(9:30)
  part trail, part road2 2:19:20
  trail running1 38:17
  Total5 5:38:17 10.5 16.9
averages - rhr:47 weight:133.3lbs

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Saturday Sep 16, 2006 #

orienteering 1:14:42 [3] 8.5 km (8:47 / km)
weight:133lbs shoes: integrators 2006

Farsta at Hickory Run, day before the Sprint Finals. Decent run except for one control, #154 first time around, stopped too early (figured the distance was a little over 200 meters, not the 330 it really was), contours didn't really match up but it was a vaguish area and it wasn't immediately clear where i might be....

Caught up to Ross and Greg at the same control the second time around. Had the same next few as Greg, slowly lost ground to him until he was gone. Will have to get myself in better shape for our match race in 2011.

Real nice course by Randy, lots of variation in terrain and orienteering demands. But the running was a little rougher than expected, very slippery rocks, a little deadfall, my own fall count was in the vicinity of 10.

And that doesn't include getting swept away crossing the stream on the way to the first control. Lost my footing, went over the first set of rapids before managing to work my way over to the far shore. Rather fun, in retrospect! And glad the map case was well sealed as it was definitely under water for a while.


On leaving dinner (a very fine affair), spotted a raided trash can and thought there were racoons on the prowl. Spotted the culprits around the corner -- mama bear and two cubs!

Thursday Sep 14, 2006 #


Rain all day, stopped on the way home to take a walk around most of the Yale course, hadn't been there for 45 years. A memorable design, though a bit weak on maintenance, and apparently victim of of questionable changes over the years. Need to go back a play it sometime.

Wednesday Sep 13, 2006 #

part trail, part road 1:04:20 [3]
shoes: Pegasus 10/05

Central Park again, this time just by myself as my brother had left to go back to Texas. From the SE corner to the NW corner and back, meandering route. Got up pretty close to where my niece lives on 114th street (she's in her first job post-college teaching 7th grade inner city kids, 4 classes of 35 kids each, plus a couple smaller special ed classes, sounds like pure hell, I suppose if it doesn't kill her it will make her a lot stronger, all this part of a two-year stint with Teach For America, more power to her...).

Legs still sore though not as bad. Crick in my upper back, also have sore ribs on my right side. Wonder if I did something during one of many falls at Pawtuckaway. In any case, nothing that a couple ibuprofin won't ease, though I've had none today.

Another rich dinner on tap for tonight, then home tomorrow. Trip is basically a "spy on mom" affair, see what she does when she comes to the city and if there is anything we need to do to forestall problems (she's 88).

Tuesday Sep 12, 2006 #

part trail, part road 1:15:00 [3]
weight:133.5lbs shoes: Pegasus 10/05

In Central Park in NYC, 30 minutes with my brother, the rest alone. Ran longer than was comfortable but not as long as I should have -- see, as I worked my way to the end of a lunch that was definitely more than I needed, I kept upping the amount of time I was going to have to run to make up for it. I know I had reached a need for 90 minutes, maybe more....

Legs quite sore, feeling beat up by the end. Glad I don't have to run in the city very often. Did manage to get done without having stepped in any dog crap!

Monday Sep 11, 2006 #

trail running 38:17 [3]
rhr:48 weight:133.5lbs shoes: Pegasus 10/05

Up Wantastiquet Mt across the river from Brattleboro, climb was 1060'. Up in 22:43, back down in 15:34. Nice late afternoon, thought time might be a little better, but legs still a little tired/sore from the weekend.

Sunday Sep 10, 2006 #

orienteering 1:25:58 [3] 8.4 km (10:14 / km)
rhr:46 shoes: integrators 2006

Blue day 2. Another good run, a lot of nice terrain, some real junk (getting to the beaver dam on the way to 6, most of the way from 12 to 13).

No mistakes of any significance. Nice to still be able to run at Pawtuckaway for close to 90 minutes and still do about 10 min/km.

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