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Training Log Archive: Wyatt

In the 7 days ending Aug 7, 2005:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering5 6:02:38 29.71(12:12) 47.82(7:35) 130071 /92c77%
  Running6 51:00 5.2(9:49) 8.37(6:06) 45
  Strength1 5:00
  Total6 6:58:38 34.91 56.19 134571 /92c77%
averages - sleep:9

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Sunday Aug 7, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:44:00 [4] *** 14.4 km (7:13 / km) +150m 6:52 / km
spiked:22/25c slept:9.0 shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

After 4 days of 6 races, the last two being Championships, I was sorely out of gas. Ted Good ran away from me several times in the middle of the course, and ~80 minutes into it I hit a wall. Not too severe, but my pace dropped notably. Catching Tex helped keep the motivation up enough to not walk before the finish.

Running warm up/down 3:00 [2] 0.3 mi (10:00 / mi)
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Weak warmup only

Saturday Aug 6, 2005 #

Orienteering race 1:11:00 [4] *** 8.0 km (8:53 / km) +500m 6:46 / km
spiked:12/15c shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

US Relay Champs.
I was encouraged to run my own race, navigate solidly, and not worry about running hard. That worked okay, with me holding 2nd place, with two route choice issues costing ~3 minutes early. However that wasn't easy, as I was passed by Mark Prior by # 3 (and possibly by # 2...) and (not sure, as we diverged on the way to 4), he may have held the lead all the way to 8, where I continued slow & steady, and he made a ~3 minute mistake.

Running warm up/down (Warmup on/off) 12:00 [2] 1.0 mi (12:00 / mi)

Friday Aug 5, 2005 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [2] 1.5 mi (10:00 / mi) +20m 9:36 / mi
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Light warmup before Day O'. Good warmup (run to start) before Night O'.

Orienteering race 55:00 [4] *** 7.8 km (7:03 / km) +300m 5:55 / km
spiked:9/11c shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

Nice run on New, New Blue Mtn. Not pushing hard enough at first few, but otherwise a good run with mostly good routes on lots of long route choice legs.

Orienteering race*** 8.6 km ( / km) +250m / km
spiked:8/11c shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

US Night O' Champs
Very hard effort on and off to the point that I almost threw up once on the course and once in the chute. Great light (Clem's). Navigated fairly aggressively, paying lots of attention to contours in much of the terrain, mixed with rough-to-line (road/fence/contour-ledge) & relocate fast runs on lots of compass. Pretty confused twice. Once I had enough info an terrain/compass memory to recover quickly. The other time I had a semi-confident relocation, plus a (nice-light) view of long spur off to my left to help me decide which reentrant to try next - a bit lucky on that one.

And it worked! My 2nd M21 Gold - US Night O' Champion 2005 - this time vs. ~20 competitors (compared to 4 last time...) feels even better! Next, goal: start running well against the same folks in the daytime ;)

Thursday Aug 4, 2005 #

Running warm up/down 3:00 [2] 0.3 mi (10:00 / mi) +10m 9:03 / mi
shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Crappy warmup because the start was right next to the car and the bathroom line was long and...

Orienteering race 1:10:00 [4] *** 7.3 km (9:35 / km) +200m 8:26 / km
spiked:5/15c shoes: O' Black/Orange VJ Twisters

Moving okay physically, but had a lot of trouble with the map. Compass/pace apparently worked well today and I didn't even check compass nearly enough.

Wednesday Aug 3, 2005 #

Running warm up/down 8:00 [3] 1.0 mi (8:00 / mi)

My best warmup of the week was before the Prologue, which was one of my best races of the week. Was it the warmup that helped, or was it just the first race of the week? Regardless, I've got to get back to doing better warmups, as they almost never hurt, and sometimes seem to help (plus people that know how to run well generally recommend them... :)

Orienteering race 16:04 [4] *** 2.7 km (5:57 / km)
spiked:10/11c shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

Good run - one 20 sec. mistake near the end, but others apparently didn't nail that one either.

Orienteering race 46:34 [4] *** 7.62 km (6:07 / km) +150m 5:34 / km
spiked:13/15c shoes: O-Black/Green VJ Spikes

Can't quite keep up with the fast-pack, but I didn't drop off the back as fast as I have in the past. I think... If I can get my training up to ~8hr/wk, I expect I will be able to run with the fast pack. 10-12hr/wk, and maybe, just maybe, I can get near 100 points...

Monday Aug 1, 2005 #

Running warm up/down (Grass, paved) 10:00 [2] 1.1 mi (9:06 / mi) +15m 8:43 / mi
(sick) shoes: R-Reebok White/Gray/Red

Easy loop near home. Took last few days off, yet still had sore throat worsen last night. Kids are coughing/sore throated a bit too. So I decided to jog & stretch & do hip/ankle work for strength, since running isn't that correlated with flucuations in my mild cold.

If I get a fever, I'll stop running generally. We'll see how it goes in Colorado this week. Hopefully I'll recover fast!

Strength (Hip & Ankle) 5:00 [1]

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