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Training Log Archive: kissy

In the 7 days ending May 4, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 2:26:01 5.9(24:44) 9.5(15:22) 390
  Walking2 30:00
  Running1 15:00
  Total2 3:11:01 5.9 9.5 390

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Sunday May 4, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:25:01 [4] **** 5.7 km (14:55 / km) +235m 12:22 / km

West Point Classic. Green Y. A better day for both running and navigating. My knee hurt on the walk to the start, and I was worried about being able to run. True to form, though, once I started my course, the pain subsided and I was able to run pretty well, still being careful on the downhills. I had a slight bobble on #4...I was too high, overshot it and had to come back. Otherwise, it was a good run, tougher than the 5.7 would have led you to believe, and still not as fast as I would have liked. But, small steps...

Walking 15:00 [1]

I walked to the start because my knee was hurting.

Saturday May 3, 2008 #

Orienteering race 1:01:00 [3] **** 3.8 km (16:03 / km) +155m 13:20 / km

West Point Middle. Green Y. I have to say I wasn't too worried about this weekend until people started expressing how difficult this terrain is, and that I should be careful, and that was very slippery out there with lots of rocks...thanks! Now I was getting nervous. But it ended up okay. I felt fine going around the course; just took it super slow and careful down the rocky hillsides. My navigation was also pretty good, except for a boom at #2. I had run right by it, but thought I further to go, so ended up doing a big fat circle until I relocated on a control on a stone wall. Rats!

The worst part for my knee was after the run. It stiffened up pretty quickly and was quite swollen. A few icings, though, and an Aleve helped. It must not have been too bad because it certainly didn't keep me awake. I was camping on the parade field and ended up falling asleep at 8:30 pm. I woke up a few times in the night because of the thunderous rain, but basically slept through until 6:30. Ten hours of sleep! Unheard of.

Running 15:00 [3]

This was the run to the start...except for the steepest parts of the hill.

Walking 15:00 [1]

Walk back to the finish. A most unkind end to the day.

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