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Training Log Archive: Xena

In the 7 days ending May 2, 2009:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering3 2:37:29 4.72 7.6 300
  Running4 1:50:00
  Total4 4:27:29 4.72 7.6 300

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Saturday May 2, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 30:00 [2]

Orienteering race 47:55 [4] ****
shoes: Puma narabota

Middle distance at Boggs Mtn.
Cold + rainy weather did not make this course as enjoyable as it could have been. Was Ok for most of the race slipping a bit here and there, got cold towards the end; hands were solid, couldn't even fold my map. Overall though, I tried hard to keep my mind focused on navigating properly. Made a slight compass error going to #1, ended up left on the trail. Next few controls were slow and hesitant, trying to get used to the map and terrain since I didn't do the model yesterday. No mistakes for the rest of the course, just slow at times but confident :) Oh, minor wobble on last control as I know I always leave in the wrong direction,,

Friday May 1, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 20:00 [1]
shoes: Puma narabota

warm-up with goats, cool-down with Corinne.

Orienteering race 18:05 [4] **
shoes: Puma narabota

Sprint: very fast park-like Oing that I was clearly not prepared for. Don't remember the last time I ran a sprint but all I wanted to do is run clean and at a decent pace (for me). Screwed up #3 as I took off without looking at my compass b/c I got distracted by goats. Will blame this mistake on them, even though I know I need to work on keeping my focus at all times. The rest of the course was Ok, needed to run fast and I couldn't really. Was cautious at the last control as I knew people were missing it badly.

Tuesday Apr 28, 2009 #

Note
(rest day)

and more recovery

Running 45:00 [2]

N. Caldwell hill run, spring is in the air... :)

Monday Apr 27, 2009 #

Note
(rest day)

Recovery

Sunday Apr 26, 2009 #

Running warm up/down 15:00 [1]

Orienteering 1:31:29 [3] **** 7.6 km (12:02 / km) +300m 10:03 / km
shoes: Puma narabota

The weather did not relax one bit, even added more heat and humidity :( Thought I'll take it easy today and just enjoy the course but by the first control I realized there will be no enjoyment but rather a test of my mental toughness. It was very difficult to keep going and I was very tempted to quit once I saw Kat walking back to finish. The course was interesting navigationally, 25 controls, had to pick route choices and avoid the green. My body needed time adjustment to get used to the heat, which it did not recieve and paid dearly. I'm not sure it's a good idea to exert yourself almost to the point of collapsing while knowing your body is just not prepared for such shock.

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