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Training Log Archive: TomN

In the 7 days ending Mar 11, 2013:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Orienteering2 1:46:11 6.9(15:24) 11.1(9:34) 300
  Road running1 33:00 3.7(8:55) 5.95(5:32)
  Core strength1 20:00
  Total4 2:39:11 10.6 17.06 300

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Sunday Mar 10, 2013 #

Orienteering race 55:08 [5] 5.7 km (9:40 / km) +150m 8:33 / km
shoes: Icebug olx

PTOC IS-IC Championships M60+ Green, Day 2. Similar terrain as yesterday, mixed fields and forest. Two mistakes, otherwise a fast run. Periodically I have to relearn that I can't take a vague attack -- my lousy sense of direction just isn't up to it. So on the easy #6 control I angled off the trail on what I thought was going to be a simple diagonal, but I was wildly off course and got into a mess of fences and corners before straightening myself out. On #10 I went up the wrong reentrant. This was partly the result of haste, but I think also some brain hypoxia. Looking back, I can see I had already been stupid on #8, but the control was so easy it didn't really matter.

In a 10K road race, I usually spend the second half of the race in a state of reduced consciousness, and can't remember anything about it afterwards. This trick doesn't work at all in orienteering, but unfortunately I don't know how to turn it off.

Saturday Mar 9, 2013 #

Orienteering race 51:03 [4] 5.4 km (9:27 / km) +150m 8:18 / km
shoes: Icebug olx

PTOC IS-IC Champs M60+ Green-Y. The orienteering was interesting, the rain held off, the snow cover mostly gone. I ran pretty well, no big mistakes, but lost a lot of time looking for controls. Lost 2 minutes on the first control, too far down the slope and not far enough from the ditch, found the wrong control and tried to locate it on the map, causing more confusion. Other misses were not of that magnitude, but they added up. There was lots of map detail, and I wasn't too good at simplifying, so I was always a little off the pace, worrying about what I was seeing. Finished 3rd in the smallish M60+ group, 4+ minutes out of first.

Wednesday Mar 6, 2013 #

11 AM

Road running 33:00 [3] 3.7 mi (8:55 / mi)
shoes: Icebug Gryllo

An easy run during the worst of the "Snoquester." It may have looked like snow, but it wasn't. In fact, I ran through three distinct kinds of precipitation: snowy slush, rainy slush, and icy slush. Given the novelty, it was kind of fun, but I think it would get tedious in a hurry if that was what winter running was all about. As to the rest of it, I got to "work" from home (which, of course, involved quite a lot of stuff that wasn't exactly work-related).

Tuesday Mar 5, 2013 #

Core strength 20:00 [1]

Core strength workout, but I skipped the side plank leg raises because they're so odious. Why does it have to feel so crummy when you're doing it but so good later in the day? It's like the opposite of ice cream.

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