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Training Log Archive: jtorranc

In the 7 days ending May 3, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Cycling4 3:25:00
  Orienteering3 2:53:04 11.74(14:44) 18.9(9:09) 855
  Deep Water Running1 2:00:00
  Form exercises1 19:36
  Swimming1 18:00
  Running1 6:48
  Total7 9:02:28 11.74 18.9 855

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Sunday May 3, 2009 #

Orienteering race 1:51:23 [4] 11.0 km (10:08 / km) +590m 7:59 / km

US Trials long - poor result. Initially, I thought I must have been inexplicably slower than I'd expect but, looking at the splits, the mistake I knew I made on 7 was much larger than I thought and I also lost significant time on both 3 and 4, despite executing without noticeable problems. Looking at the map, I think I can see what would have been better routes in both cases but I'm still a bit shocked at how much better they apparently were. Must draw my route and look at others routes to confirm. A pity to make three big mistakes in a WRE but less depressing in terms of implications for the remainder of the season than if I had been clean and deathly slow despite ample opportunity to recover since the previous day's race.

Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Orienteering race 46:30 [4] 5.0 km (9:18 / km) +265m 7:21 / km

US Trials middle - acceptably good race technically (Winsplits only sees one error to 4 though I feel 14 should have been one also), pretty bad physically, with no ability to run fast up even gradual uphills. Lacking other explanations, I'll chalk that up to the stress of doing the model event in the rain the previous evening and then taking not quite enough clothing into my sleeping bag with me overnight.

Friday May 1, 2009 #

Orienteering race 15:11 [5] 2.9 km (5:14 / km)

US Trials sprint - good race except for boneheadedly getting sucked over to the highly visible other course go control 50 meters beyond my go control and having to run back to mine.

Thursday Apr 30, 2009 #

Cycling 30:00 [3]

Cycling to work.

Wednesday Apr 29, 2009 #

Cycling 1:21:00 [3]

Cycling to work by way of Cardiovascular Consultants again. Directly home in the evening. Rained all day so didn't even attempt to do form exercises.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 #

Running 6:48 [1]


Form exercises 19:36 [4]

Silly walks and 7x100m strides.

Cycling 1:02:00 [3]

Cycling to work and home by way of the aquatic center.

Deep Water Running 2:00:00 [2]

Hungarian lesson 16 and more of The Rest is Noise covering music in Roosevelt's America and Hitler's Germany.

Monday Apr 27, 2009 #


I've got a weekend (two, in fact) of racing to log but first, I went in to Cardiovascular Consultants this morning for my bubble test and it seems I do have a patent foramen ovale ( a small hole in the wall separating the two atrial chambers of the heart - normal before birth; seals up completely after birth in on the order of 75-80% of the population). I've got another appointment with Dr Larca scheduled for Wednesday to discuss this but, pending that, it still doesn't seem to be anything worth getting very excited about. It sounds as though he's likely to ask me to start taking a daily baby aspirin and give up any aspirations to take up deep sea diving, both of which I can probably live with.

Cycling 32:00 [3]

Cycling home by way of the aquatic center.

Swimming 18:00 [3]

Short recovery workout. Mixture of breast stroke, front crawl and flutterkicking.

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