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Training Log Archive: khall

In the 7 days ending Oct 27, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering2 2:44:00
  running2 1:29:00
  Total4 4:13:00

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Sunday Oct 26, 2008 #

orienteering race 1:07:00 [2]

Very cautious. The calf was very tight at the start, and I had to keep my stride very short. Couldn't push off with any strength, so uphills were a little lopsided, or tiny baby steps. Downhill was generally okay as long as my feet landed fairly straight. Flat was fine. Jumping over things was variable, so I ended up trying to always push off my left leg, which took a lot of concentration. At times it eased off, then something would jar it and it would get tight again.

As for navigation: generally okay with two stupid mistakes (lack of brain rather than lack of skill). First I ran RIGHT by my control on the .7 m boulder thinking the stone I was passing was too small to be mapped. Eventually turned around and ran back to it, when my pace count was too far over. It was hard to pace count accurately today as my stride was altered by my calf. Still I should have checked the rock - it was right on my line!! Then at number 10, code 111, I said, "Okay 11, now 12" and headed off. Things seemed a bit off, and I got way too far before I realized.

I think I'll claim that both mistakes were due to my concentration being affected by focusing so much on my leg.

Still: the main thing is that I did NOT injure myself further, and therefore have not hurt myself prior to the marathon in 2 weeks.

orienteering (shadowing) 30:00 [1]

Shadowing Ethan - fartlek with periods of rest! He ran all the way up the darned hill though, so I had to too! Leg tight, but getting looser.

Saturday Oct 25, 2008 #

orienteering race 1:07:00 [3]

Doing just fine, loving the map and the woods, until going down to punch 10 ... and my right calf cramped. Stopped to hop around for a moment, then stretched ... tried to jog up to the trail and couldn't. Stopped to stretch again. Hobbled up the trail a little. Stretched again - it felt like it was stretching out, but then as soon as I started moving, walking or hobbling, it tightened up again. Limped my way along the trail, as the route to 11 was all along trails (so not even any navigation to distract me) - managed to jog a little on the flat along the minor trail with the terrific views! That was it though - my dad said he didn't even recognize me running in.
It stayed tight all evening and all the next day. Driving was not fun! Used a heating pad Saturday and Sunday, which helped I think. And stretched.

Overall, I am just trying very hard not to turn a cramp into a tear, as the marathon is in 2 weeks, and that is more important!!

Friday Oct 24, 2008 #

running hills (treadmill) 20:00 [4]
shoes: Asics 2130

2 min hill (about 7:30 pace), 2 min normal (at 8 min pace) x 5.

running warm up/down (treadmill) 36:00 [3]
shoes: Asics 2130

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008 #

running (treadmill) 33:00 [2]
shoes: Asics 2130

Was going to do more, but Bridget came running down to say that Ethan was hurt. Turns out he had whacked a knee on a chair - not serious. But still one of those times when motherhood trumps training.

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