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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending Apr 7, 2007:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running2 3:28:38 3.0 4.83
  Orienteering2 3:28:13 5.65 9.1 300
  Cycling1 1:00:00
  Strength Training1 50:00
  Total4 8:46:51 8.65 13.93 300

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Saturday Apr 7, 2007 #

Running race (Trail) 3:00:00 [4]

Giant's Rib Raid. First women's team and in the top half overall. The QuantiGHO Bees made it, although some better than others. Bash was a machine, keeping our pace honest and constant. The navigating wasn't extremely difficult, with two road running sections that were not the most fun. I never did get really cold, even though it was below freezing the entire race, and snowing for most of it. There was a bit of snow on the ground, enough in places to hide the wet spots in the woods. Some interesting times: climbing up the ski slope that was covered in snow and ice, tip-toeing our way through a very wet marshy area, linking arms to cross an ice cold river up to mid-calf, climbing down into a deep, tight crevasse for a control. Speaking of calves, about halfway through, my calves started cramping up off and on, and the whole time I was running they always felt like they were on verge of cramping. So, I ran the rest of the race in a heightened state of anticipation. I'm glad I did it, but I'm not 100% certain I would do it again. Maybe.

Orienteering race 2:03:00 [4] ***

There were several variations of orienteering and maps used, including a line-O, using Google aerial maps, maps with no features but the ones the controls were on, and a 1:2000 section.

Friday Apr 6, 2007 #


Valerie and I made it to Toronto and are safely housed Chez Waddington. It was -5C today, with snow flurries all day and a biting cold wind. We had a nice visit to the McMichael Art Gallery, spiritual home of the Group of Seven, and a pre-race planning lunch with Bash (and 'Bent tried to not listen in). I plan on wearing many layers tomorrow...almost as many as jj wears on his winter runs! I hope I stay warm!

Tuesday Apr 3, 2007 #

Running 28:38 [3] 3.0 mi (9:33 / mi)

This was not a good run. I wasn't feeling very strong and just kind of slogged through. I shouldn't have been tired because I got 8 hours of sleep last night, which is unheard of for me. Maybe it was the warmer weather. Or maybe, it was just one of those days.

Strength Training 50:00 [2]

Monday Apr 2, 2007 #

Cycling 1:00:00 [2]

Some time on the trainer after a weekend of lots of running. My legs actually didn't feel bad at all, which is a nice side effect of being more in shape. I just thought they deserved a bit of a rest.

Sunday Apr 1, 2007 #

Orienteering race 1:25:13 [4] *** 9.1 km (9:22 / km) +300m 8:02 / km

Fair Hill Day 2 Red course. I had a better day today. I felt stronger throughout the whole course and more sure of myselft. My only problems were with #18 (didn't see the fence and went through the opening only to find the control on the other side of the fence and had to go back around ~45s) and #19 (I drifted too far to the right coming across the field, misidentified the stream junctions, and looked too far upstream at first ~1:30). Otherwise, I'm very happy with today's run and with the whole weekend. DVOA put on another stellar meet, as usual. Thanks!


A review of March's monthly training goals reveals that I met (or almost met) everything but the "Other" goal. And that just comes down to a basic lack of time to do anything but my core training. Hopefully, my upcoming trip to Moab will catch me up in the Other category via mountain biking.

March Results

Orienteering 103% to plan
Running 100%
Cycling 99.5%
Strength 104%
Other 0% :-(

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